John Newman Hairdressing & Beauty (JNH&B) celebrated 95 years’ of trading on Bridge Street, the main ‘high street’ of Rothwell, Northamptonshire.
JNH&B celebrated with an open evening for the staff, family, friends and business colleagues, and commemorated the occasion with the cutting of a celebratory cake.
John Newman is the third generation to run the family business. However after a life-changing stroke in 2013, John retired from the business and today his wife Shirley Newman is at the helm and Salon Director. Shirley comments; “We are so very proud to be celebrating such a major and significant milestone. The business has changed substantially since 1922 when the business was opened by Edward Newman as a hairdressers and tobacconists.
“Like all businesses, if you are going to survive you have to constantly innovate and reinvent the business. It has to be non-stop, on-going and move with the times and trends. Our business has changed significantly since it was established in 1922. Today, we have stunning hair and beauty salon practising the latest methods and processes of hair technology, styles and treatments. Our beauty team immerse themselves in an array of techniques and sublime products and services to pamper our loyal and ever-expanding customer base.
“We have the most incredible team, who not only promote, develop and support the evolution of the business, but also spend much of their own personal time raising money for local charities. I am exceedingly proud of our vibrant and very successful business and our strong heritage in Rothwell.”
For more information on salon services and to ‘meet’ the team visit the website at: www.johnnewmanhairdressing.co.uk
The John Newman hairdressing and beauty team.
Back row, left to right:
Klair Lunnon, Lorin Abram, Chloe Turner, Lewis Windsor, Shirley Newman, John Newman, Natalie Ives, Lily Glover, Steph Andrews
Front row, left to right: Jade Bull, Sammy Dixon, Megan McGrath
For further press information or to arrange an interview with Shirley Newman please call:
Tel: 01536 414555
28th September 2017
Notes to editors:
The Newman’s Timeline – 1922 to 2017
1894 Edward Newman was born; he served in the London Irish Regiment in World War 1.
1922 Edward Newman opened up his E. Newman Hairdressers and Tobacconists at
1, High Street, Rothwell
1920’s} Opened at 10.00 pm on a Saturday night to catch customers leaving the pub and
1930’s} wanted a shave ready for church on Sunday
1924 Edward married Hilda Skinner
1928 Derek Newman was born
1944 Derek’s father died and he took over the running of the business
1946 Derek was called up to join the RAF, hairdressing ceased. The business morphed into fancy goods and stationery run by Derek’s mother Hilda
1949 Derek returned and resumed business
1950 Derek married Vera Wiggins and they moved to the current location at 19 Bridge St. Rothwell
1956 Their first son, John, was born
1960’s Derek played and fronted a band and played at air bases and ballrooms
1975 John joined his father’s business, ‘just to help out for six months’ and never left
1980 John and Shirley McDaid married
1990 Derek retired from the business and died in 2011
2006 John’s services to hairdressing were recognised and he was awarded ‘East Midlands Apprenticeships Employer of the Year 2006’ and also voted ‘Regional Winner – Employer of the Year 2006’
2008 Celebrated total refurbishment of the premises opening up all three floors and the basement, doubling the number of client chairs. In addition, they introduced Beauty Services
2017 Celebrated 95 years’ of trading in Rothwell, Northamptonshire