The finalists in our Salon of the Year competition have been pulling out all the stops when it comes to the last push for votes.
Joanne Myles, 41, owner of Myles Hairdressing, in Dalry Road, even has her basset hound puppy, Molly, involved to give clients the therapy they need to submit their votes.
Ms Myles, a hairdresser for more than 20 years, said: “We are thrilled to have got this far and thrilled that our clients have taken the time to vote for us.
“Our customer feedback has been outstanding and makes us tremendously proud that we have so many clients who feel we are worth this feedback – it means we are doing our job right.”
Ms Myles said the salon focuses on keeping loyal customers by offering a 20 per cent discount for first-time clients and a further 20 per cent discount if they return within five weeks.
There is also a dedicated beautician who can do everything from make-up to nails, which Ms Myles says is “unbelievable value for money”.
“Our team are highly motivated and experienced and our focus is to make every client look and feel fantastic,” she added.
The mum-of-two set up the salon, which has four stylists and three assistants, 17 years ago and said the competition has given her so much confidence that she is now looking to expand the business.
“The competition has given me a lot of encouragement and the fact that our clients are voting for us really gives me that extra confidence that we are doing the right thing,” she said.
“I absolutely love my job – I’m very hands on and my clients mean the world to me.
“It’s great to have a job that does not feel like you are working and you actually enjoy engaging and building friendships with your clients – I’m so lucky to be in this position.”
Ms Myles said the whole team has been promoting the competition through their Facebook and Twitter pages.
“We are just so excited and hopefully letting everyone know to keep on voting.”