A Birmingham hair salon which specialises in wigs for people suffering from hair loss has taken the title in the West Midlands Small Business Awards.
Kingstanding-based Pink Hair beat off competition from 14 other nominees to take the prize at a ceremony held at Aston Villa Football Club.
The salon in Hawthorn Road was launched three years ago by directors Linda Allan, Anne Canning and Peter Howarth in response to requests from clients keen to find a specialist in hair replacement.
“We wanted somewhere with individual rooms where we would have the time and space to offer individual service to people who were experiencing hair loss,” said Linda. “When we set up we said that, as long as we could cover our costs, that would be all right.”
In the event the salon has exceeded expectations with clients visiting from across the country – and beyond.
“There isn’t anything like us, we are unique,” said Linda. “And we have had people come from the Isle of Wight, the Channel Islands, even Spain.”
The service aims to ensure the hair choices are right for the client.
“We have people who are experiencing hair loss because of chemotherapy, alopecia, trichotillomania where they are pulling their hair out, burns, hormonal changes, childbirth, lupus,” Linda said. “It can be from a whole hair replacement to a piece the size of a ten pence piece.”
While the salon treats men and women, the majority of their clients are female – and the name Pink was chosen after consultation with clients.
Since its launch, Pink has branched out to offer suitable beauty treatments and is hoping to introduce a bra and breast prostheses fitting service in the near future.