Harington’s Hair Salons come out of Lockdown fighting
Haringtons Hair Group are defying the slow down in the retail sector and have made the decision to come back to the High Street fighting. Despite the global pandemic forcing the business to place more than 150 staff on furlough until last weekend, Haringtons predicts a bright future and is looking to secure talent both from within hairdressing and from the hospitality sector, recruiting more than 70 jobs across its salons in Beaconsfield, Maidenhead, Marlow, Northwood, Reading, Southampton, Wendover, Winchester and Windsor.
Nikki Neale, Head of Brand, Marketing and Acquisition commented – ‘Despite many hairdressing businesses being forced to close due to the effects of the Covid 19 pandemic, Haringtons used the crisis as an opportunity to improve our business at all levels. Most importantly we are a people business, we have taken good care of our talent during lockdown, furloughing our teams and topping their salaries up to 100% as well as providing additional training, but we recognise we don’t have enough people to reach our growth ambitions’. She further comments ‘Our clients want us to be be open longer hours and on Sundays to accommodate their busy lifestyles, as we pride ourselves on bringing our clients the best in customer experience, we need to recruit to accommodate them. Our salon structure means we can welcome people who want more unusual hours if needed not just the 9-5, if people would like to apply they just need to go to our website Haringtons.com.’
Haringtons Group have continued to invest throughout the lockdown, not just in talent, but in the development of their salons, rebrand, tools and technologies all supporting their focus on the future and improved customer experience, seeing the future of the High Street being lead by service businesses such as theirs.