CLIENTS at Antony and Patricia’s Hair Salon in Rawtenstall have been experiencing déjà vu as new senior stylist Charlotte Jeffs is a familiar face.
Charlotte, 35, served her apprenticeship at A&P after she left Alder Grange High School, Rawtenstall, aged 16.
She said: “It has been interesting to see the reaction of clients who used to be here when I was an apprentice because I haven’t changed.
“Coming back to work here has been like coming back home. It feels like I have never been away and everyone has been friendly and welcoming.”
Charlotte will be bringing with her a client who travels from Dublin to have his haircut by her. He was her client when she was an apprentice and he lived in Waterfoot and, even though he moved to Dublin 15 years ago, he still returns to Rossendale for his haircut.
She lives in Buckshaw Village, Chorley, with her boyfriend of 12 years Brett.
When she left A&P she went to work at a city centre salon in Manchester but only lasted a day before she was back in Rawtenstall.
“When I walked into the staff room one of the male stylists was wearing a pair of red stiletto shoes and I knew then I was in the wrong place,” she said.
She worked at A&P for seven-and-a-half years and then worked in another Rossendale hairdressers, but is now back full-time at the Rawtenstall salon.
“I enjoy all aspects of hairdressing because it is creative and no two days are the same,” she said.
“I am now studying for my Level 3 hairdressing at college.”
Owner of A&P Tony Winder said: “I was delighted when Charlotte contacted me and everyone has welcomed her back to the salon. It is as if she has never been away.”