Inside the 'homely' hair salon opened by a new mum who's determined to not stop working

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 4 Jan 2019

A new mum is proving women “should not be forced to leave their jobs” after giving birth by launching a new salon in the heart of Beverley.

Jade Noble, owner of Flourish Hairdressing in Wednesday Market, spent more than a decade working for hair salons across the country, but after the birth of her daughter, decided to become her own boss.

After falling in love with Beverley, Jade decided to open her new salon in the town, and is also on a mission to tackle some of the stigmas faced in the hair and beauty industry. She said: “I don’t think women should be forced to leave their job when they have a baby.

“A lot of people go part-time, and take on mum role, but I wanted to show my daughter women can do whatever they want to do, and can follow their dreams.

Pictures inside Flourish

Inside Flourish Hairdressing and Rebecca Louise Makeup and Beauty, run by duo Jade Noble and Rebecca Dooley. (HullLive)‚Äč

“I absolutely love Beverley. I think it is beautiful. I used to visit and think ‘one day I will move to here,’ and that was the reason I picked it for the location of the salon.”

Jade has also teamed up with fellow businesswoman Rebecca Dooley, who runs Rebecca Louise Makeup and Beauty in the room next door.

Located above the Cockpit Café in Wednesday Market, Flourish Hairdressing opened at the end of 2018.

Jade had a clear vision of what she wanted her salon to be. She said: “It is not like every other salon out there. I wanted it to feel very homely, and wanted clients to feel comfortable.

Inside Flourish Hairdressing in Beverley. (Jerome Ellerby)

“Salons can be quite generic and scripted, and I wanted to move away from that. I want to slow things down and make the service more personal.

“The style of the salon is also very different. We’ve got a stag’s head on the wall, and it feels very homely.”

Jade said launching her first business had not come without its challenges. But she said early feedback from clients had been good, and added being able to offer both hair and beauty services under one roof was a massive plus.

“Finding the time to run the business and source things for it has been tough," she said. "There is so much that goes into running your own business, that you probably wouldn’t think about.

“It is a daunting thing to do, but I would just say, what is the worst that can happen?

“I didn’t want to get further down the line and wish I had done it, and think ‘what if?’”

Flourish Hairdressing is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 5.30pm, and on Saturdays from 9am to 4pm. It is also open Friday evenings from 5.30pm until 8.30pm, by appointment only.

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