Home sweet home for Lancaster hair salon as it recovers from Storm Desmond floods

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Tina Berry with Michael Gould, Emily King and Adam Emslie, in Heaton Hair, Chapel Street, Lancaster, which has reopened after the December floods
Photo Neil Cross Tina Berry with Michael Gould, Emily King and Adam Emslie, in Heaton Hair, Chapel Street, Lancaster, which has reopened after the December floods
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A Lancaster hair salon is back on its feet following a complete refurbishment after the Storm Desmond floods destroyed the premises.

Heaton Hair was among several businesses in Chapel Street forced to close when the floods hit on December 5.

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Tina Berry, owner of  Heaton Hair, Chapel Street, Lancaster, which has reopened after the December floods

Photo Neil Cross Tina Berry, owner of Heaton Hair, Chapel Street, Lancaster, which has reopened after the December floods

But almost five months on, owner Tina Berry was able to open the doors again to her salon.

“The floor had to be taken up and the whole salon had to be redone,” Tina said. “We had been working on the day of the flooding and we then had our staff Christmas do at Quite Simply French. We couldn’t get back to the salon that night to see what was happening, and when I went in on the Sunday I just couldn’t believe what I had come back to.

“There was three feet of water and everything was floating around inside the shop.”

Tina was helped out by Jo & Cass while her salon was refitted. She has since taken on new staff and officially reopened on April 23.

“I have had to build the business back up from the beginning again, but we are back trading and that’s all you can ask for really,” Tina said. “Now it’s about spreading word of mouth and getting Chapel Street back in people’s minds.

“We have had a stream of clients come to tell us how glad they are that we are back.”