You may have noticed a “new look” for one of Ruddington’s three barbers’ shops?
After over three years’ trading as Flynns, on 16 High Street, new owner David Moult has rebranded the business “Moulty’s”. He’s also changed the décor from grey and orange to a striking red and white – traditional barbers’ colours!
David is no stranger to our village: “I worked for a couple of years at the old “Ruddy Chop” on Church Street during the nineties… eventually deciding to buy my own business back here in June last year” he says. “I come from a whole family of barbers and stylists so my career path’s no real surprise!”
Now David splits his time between here and Derby – leaving manager Chris to look after things day to day in Ruddington along with stylists Ryan and Joshua. You can even get your hair cut on a Sunday as Moulty’s is open 7 days a week!
On the other side of the road, almost at The Green, “Hare & Rabbit” has just ‘hopped up’ at 33 High Street – in the former Shepshed Building Society premises. It has been launched by stylist Faye Chitty and is her first solo venture:
“I’ve been working at a hair salon in the city for ten years, but decided it was time to set up my own business in Ruddington” explains Faye.
“The unusual name evolved from a shortlist I’d put down and just seemed appropriate – so it somehow stuck!
“I use L’Oréal Professional colours and always keep myself trained on the latest styles and techniques. Just pop in and have a chat about what you’d like. I’m working on my own at first but might recruit some help if I need it.”
Meantime Faye’s already gaining local customers whilst putting the finishing touches to the contemporary décor and furnishings.
And she reminds us that it is a unisex salon – so men are welcome to Hare & Rabbit, too!
By Graham Wright