A SALON owner in Earlestown has been thinking about her business for 15 years.
Wendy Hyland started her own salon during the 2009 recession after spotting the perfect property for her hair salon.
The salon owner is grateful to St Helens Chamber for helping her start her dream business.
She said: “I saw this salon and walked in and knew I could do something with it.
“I went to St Helens Chamber because they were helping you at the time and there was this lovely lady Janice who I explained the business plan to.
“A lot of companies went bankrupt due to the recession, so there were only a few of that group that she took on. She was really helpful, and I still have her now.
“I can’t thank them enough for all the support they’ve given me.”
The business owner previously worked in a hair salon in Earlestown, before becoming mobile with local clients.
She then created Scissor Sisters which celebrated its 15th anniversary in April.
Wendy also spoke about her concerns about the cost of living crisis and the impact it will have on her business.
The 52-year-old added: “It scared me. We had to raise our prices so hopefully we can keep it up.
“When I opened my first salon there was a recession, so if I can survive a recession and survive a pandemic, I think we can survive this. We are a strong team.
“If it hadn’t been for my family and friends, I don’t know what I would have done.”
The salon has also partnered with relatives through an independent business Amazing Days, which offers a variety of services for weddings and other occasions.
The business has since diversified by expanding upstairs where independent beauticians offer their services.
Ashley Wadey, the salon’s senior stylist, also showed her appreciation for the company.
She said, “I’ll never work a day in my life as long as I work here.”
Although Wendy showed her gratitude to St Helens Chamber, she was also grateful for her husband and team members Ashley, Jess, Maia and Ellie.