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Hair Professional – Our History

Hair Professional first opened its doors in the summer of 1979. It was the culmination of a lifetime’s work for the then owner, Petros Papaspyrou. He had previously owned many successful salons all over Kent and had a very clear vision for this, his best and last venture. He knew that he wanted to create a boutique salon where the customer always came first: Somewhere a woman could relax, safe in the knowledge that she was in the hands of true professionals.

Old salon largeHair Professional c.1985

Many, many things have changed in the salon since this time but that bold principle is still very much adhered to by the current owners, Anthea Mitchell (daughter of founder Petros) and her husband Philip Powell. The salon has undergone many refits and building works, a tranquil beauty spa has been added on one of the four floors and of course, we offer men’s hairdressing too now! We are very conscious of current trends and pride ourselves on keeping our products and services fresh and relevant in an ever changing market place.

Old salon large 2Hair Professional c.2005

We believe that one of the greatest measures of our success is our incredible staff retention. There are team members here who have been with us for quite literally decades and yet we always take on new apprentices every year, priding ourselves on our reputation as a great training salon. No matter their age or experience, every member of the team is supported and encouraged to continually update their skills and performance. We believe that this is the best way to ensure that we will remain a strong local business for many more years to come.

Salon 4Hair Professional 2014