Hairdresser Steven Metcalfe has opened his first salon in York – and named the business after his late grandfather.
Steven, 35, has taken a five-year lease on the property in Gillygate, trading as ‘Thomas Frederick’ – the first names of his grandfather who was known as Fred.
Langleys Solicitors in York acted on behalf of Steven on the lease deal.
Steven, who hails from Pocklington, has spent the last 13 years renting a chair in another salon in York. He said: “I’ve wanted my own salon for a long time and it seemed appropriate to name it after my granddad – my grandparents were very supportive and always wanted me to have my own shop.
“I’ve built up a good client base over the years – I was fully booked on the first day of opening. Gillygate is a great location and the property is the perfect size. I’ve got four chairs and hope in the near future to rent a couple of them to other hairdressers.”
Steven trained with high street hairdressing brand Toni & Guy in the south of England before returning to York 14 years ago.
James Bradley, solicitor in the commercial property team at Langleys, said: “We congratulate Steven on achieving his ambition and are pleased to have supported him in securing his own hair salon in a thriving part of York’s business community.”