overlooking Saisbury's Maidstone car park

The Car Park Fiasco at Sainsbury’s Maidstone

It has been a stressful month or so this last one.

Sainsbury’s is the perfect place for customers to park being so close to the salon and as long as you spent £10 in there you would be able to park for up to 3 hours. Well, last month it changed to a new camera recognition system that clocked you going in and out. That bit isn’t the troubling bit, the troubling bit is that they put the maximum stay down to TWO hours! This meant people having their hair coloured and cut were having to hurry us up and not get as good a job as we would have liked and with some people who didn’t know about the new rules it meant a £60 fine!


We complained directly to the store manager, it was worth telling him that so many of our customers get their hair done then go shopping and now, entirely because of the time restriction, they were getting their hair done then rushing off to Tesco on the way home.

So today, finally, they have relented. Now all people who park there and spend £10 in store will get THREE HOURS FREE. Something we are very pleased about and I’m sure you all are too.

Only fly in the ointment is that if you don’t do your shopping in Sainsbury’s it is still £5 to park there from between 30 mins to 3 hours and it is still a camera registration recognition system so when you leave you aren’t allowed to go straight back in unless you fancy a £60 fine!

Here is a rough guide of how long you are likely to be in Hair Professional when you visit.

CBD – 45 mins.

Colour + CBD – 2 hours.

1/2 head HL + CBD 2 1/4 hours.

Full head HL + CBD 2 1/2 hours.

These are only a rough guide, you will know your individual stylist and how long they take.

Post by Philip 🙂


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Posted: 02/05/2014


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