AN IDLE hairdressers has won the T&A Finest Hair Salon award.

“I could not think it,” explained operator Rachel Crowther. “If you think how a lot of salons there are in Bradford and we are variety 1. It truly is a fantastic accomplishment.

“We didn’t know we ended up nominated when we located out we built the prime 20.”

Rachel credited her loyal clients, which she has built up in excess of 28 yrs, for encouraging them earn.

“I have more than 1,000 customers and folks arrive from all above to get their hair finished.

“We have folks occur from as far absent as York and Newcastle and we even have just one of our purchasers, who now life in France occur to see us when she was on a go to back again residence. She will not allow any one else contact her hair.”

Faithful client Natalie White, who has travelled from East Bowling for the past four several years, explained: “I like how welcoming they are. There is normally good dialogue.”

Rachel has used 28 years of her lifestyle in hairdressing.

“I began functioning as a Saturday girl at a salon in Shipley at the age of 14. It’s in my blood and my mum owned a hairdressing faculty.”

Rachel figured out the trade from her mum and now she has two girls, Jess and Hannah, who perform for her at Funky and Refreshing Hair.

Jess Murgatroyd, who is a stylist, said: “It is just exciting. We function difficult, so it’s awesome to have a very little appreciation.”

Funky and Clean Hair has been in Idle for the previous 11 many years, 7 of which have been in their latest developing on The Inexperienced.

“In lockdown, we had it all completed out,” reported Rachel. “We have been equipped to have a comprehensive revamp due to the fact of lockdown.

“It took us six months to do it. Usually we will not have that sort of time because we’re way too hectic.”

When Covid procedures had been comfortable in July 2020, Rachel spelled out: “We experienced hundreds of people who required to get their hair performed. We were being doing work 18 hrs a working day from 6am to midnight. Issues had been just starting to settle down then went into a further lockdown in November.”

In addition to Funky and New Hair, the shortlisted finalists have been The Lounge, Silsden Hairspray, Bingley Seymours Cutting Area, Lower Moor Avenue Boutique Hair & Attractiveness, Eldwick Coden Hair & Splendor Professionals,Crossroads, Airhead, Bingley and Halo Hairdressing, Baildon.

Also shortlisted were Mario’s, Chantelle Louise Hair Salon, Hairitage Hair Salon, Hair by Jo, Beau Hair & Beauty Professionals, Blues Hair Workshop, all from Bradford Imaginative Hair Studio, Saltaire Trinity Hair Studio, Shipley Toni RB Hair Layout and Faye Louise Hair Salon of Eccleshill Liberty Lounge, Keighley and Property of Smith Salon, Scholes.