Shared Moments: ‘Trainee Hairdresser’ written by Cherril Cliff

Dear all,

I loved this piece by Maureen Kershaw (day 42). I could relate to so much of it. I was a trainee hairdresser in the later part of the 1960s and remember so well, the ‘loops’ hairstyle – all the rage then. I worked at ‘The Salon of Beauty’ just off City Square.

I was one of the original mods and so had my geometric haircut at Tassy’s – no ‘Salon of Beauty’ haircut for me! I also went with my friend, Dot, to The Mecca, County Arcade, to listen to DJ, Tamla Pete. We loved soul music, all part of the mod culture.

PS: We also had to wash our hair with Fairy household soap, as children. It didn’t half drag your scalp!

Best wishes, Cherril

Thank you so much for sharing this with us Cherril……until next time.