Angels & Rascals – Our Journey
I had an idea in my head 10 years ago. I thought about little kids and the stress some of them go through just to get a haircut. Wondering if there was anything I could do to make it easier for them, not forgetting their stressed and embarrassed parents. It was then I started to think about a kids only salon, but the only trouble was I didn’t have any investment, or access to any money. So for years I just sat on the idea.
Funding The Project
In 2013 I lost my auntie Louise, the sister of my dad. But to my astonishment, six months later I discovered she had left my sister and I a little nest egg in her will between us. Aunt Louise was my saviour, I now had the money to put my dream into motion. This whole concept was way beyond anything I had ever done before and I was very apprehensive at the idea, but excited at the same time.
Having ran a successful gents salon for over 26 years, I know a thing or two about cutting hair. But the whole idea of a children’s salon was alien to me! Looking back on this journey, from the designers to the builders, they have all played their part and I am so pleased with the final outcome. I have found four bright young people to work in my salon and from the outset it is clear I have chosen them wisely, as they all do me extremely proud!
– Ian Rey, founder of Angels & Rascals Childrens Hair Salon