Talking Heads Hairdressers has popped up on the Weyhill Road in Andover, previously known as ‘Sweet Suzie’. Lisa Beckingham and Pauline Pearce, formally of the Cutting Bar in Andover’s Union Street, decided to branch out and launch their own salon.
Sue Sweet has been shampooing, setting, cutting and styling on the Weyhill Road at Sweet Suzie’s for over 36 years. Medical retirement has forced her to put the salon up for sale and hand it all over to Pauline and Lisa. Sue told us, “I have been working with the girls for the last ten weeks and they have breathed a lot of life and energy into the salon. Things have changed so much in here.
“I wish Pauline and Lisa the best of luck and send a big Thank You to all of my clients for their support over the years. I will miss you all, but will be popping in for a cuppa every now and then.”
Lisa and Pauline have taken over most of Sue’s regular customers, and the girls are also building their own clientèle, as well as bringing many of their regulars from The Cutting Bar and gaining new clients all of the time.
Pauline, who has been a hairdresser for 29 years, told Andover & Villages, “This last year or so, I felt it was time for me to branch out on my own, and after discussions with Lisa, we started to look around for somewhere to set up a salon together, and discovered Sweet Suzie’s was up for sale, which is so central and has free parking. Sue has been so patient with us, allowing us to change things around and completely change how her salon looks. It’s been great fun and now it’s all signed and completed, we are really going to miss working with Sue every day. We have kept Sue’s mug so she has to come back and visit us.”
Lisa has been a hairdresser for 7 years and said, “It is really exciting to be here and the process of renovating the salon has been great fun. Working with Sue has been great. She has been really good with us moving and changing things and we are really grateful.”
The girls are open six days a week and, whilst anyone can drop in for a cut, you are advised to call and make an appointment on: 01264 357933 and like the Talking Heads Facebook Page by clicking on the link HERE