Stopsley hairdressers Martin and Crissie Hunt offered lucky customers cake, prosecco, Buck’s Fizz and 1980s music to help them celebrate three decades in the business.
Crissie said: “It was really buzzing, we couldn’t have wished for a better day.”
Martin took over the salon on the corner of Hitchin Road and Lynwood Avenue when he was just 24.
He recalled: “I was renting a chair in Harpenden and looking for my own premises. I didn’t even know Stopsley existed but really liked the village location and it’s been our home ever since.”
“I’ve always wanted something that was family friendly rather than a high fashion, walk-in-off-the-street salon – that’s what I was used to when I was learning my craft.”
Training is a big part of the salon’s success and it has a long tradition of offering apprenticeships.
Martin is proud of his staff, most of who have been with him since leaving school. He said: “Their creative talent and enthusiasm are matched by their team spirit and friendly attitude.”