A hair salon in Bassingbourn recently held an open-house afternoon to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

Hair By Natalie, which is owned by Natalie Smith, invited clients past and present to the salon in Brook Road to mark the milestone with drinks, nibbles and reminiscing.

Clients were greeted with goodie bags filled with treats, and a raffle was held for Bassingbourn Friends of the Old School - to raise funds for developing the hall.

Fay, a long-standing client of Hair By Natalie praised the salon and explained the bond she has formed with Natalie.

She said: "Huge congratulations on making your business successful over all those years!

"We have both shared more than just having our hair cut in the 12 years we came to you, including our wedding, and special moments in our lives - both happy and sad.

"You're a great hairdresser and so much more!"

Salon owner Natalie has more than 32 years of experience, and is the salon's founder, manager and senior stylist.

She trained as a 'Wella Colour Master' in London, and regularly attends high-end hairdressing training courses.

Natalie is also a qualified hairdressing assessor, and has taught NVQ Level 2 and 3 Hairdressing and NVQ 2 Level Barbering at Hertford Regional College.

Outside of the salon, her interests include keeping fit, running and socialising with friends, as well as spending time with her two children and two dogs.

During lockdown, the salon underwent a refurbishment to enlarge the premises - allowing them to cater to more customers - before reopening as restrictions lifted.


Information about Hair By Natalie and their services is available at www.hairbynatalie.com.

Natalie said: "We’ve had a remarkable 30-year journey and I feel that our commitment to excellence, skills dedication to helping our clients feel special, is a testament to this.

"The event was wonderful, it was lovely to see so many faces and we are very grateful to all the local businesses who donated raffle prizes.

"Our team now looks forward to many more years of creating beautiful styles, fostering connections, and being an integral part of our client’s lives."