John Newman Hairdressing Celebrates 95 Years of Hairdressing

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:


Image attached:

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:

jmm PR


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




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