The promise of “something old, something new” is very much the case at a Spalding hair salon which is under new management.
But Brazilian Maiza Hattrell is not about to make too many changes, too fast, at Dad’ll Have a Grumble, opposite Spalding Library, in Victoria Street.
It was a bit scary when I took over from Michelle Lawson, but Sarah, Sammie and Sharon were really nice, really friendly and really caring towards me.Maiza Hattrell, Dad’ll Have a Grumble, Spalding
Maiza joins existing hairdressers Sarah Grogan, Sammie Gargett and Sharon Burton who had all previously worked alongside Michelle Lawson, owner of the salon for 29 years before handing over the keys to her successor.
“I was self-employed and based at Boston College when I saw an advert for a new hair stylist to join Dad’ll Have a Grumble,” Maiza said.
“I had a look and decided to start on October 5, with three other hairdressers, Sarah, Sammie and Sharon.”
Maiza came to England 11 years ago and has spent the last six years giving her customers the fashionable look of their dreams.
“I did my training in Brazil and came here with my husband who I met in Spain.
“It was a bit scary when I took over from Michelle and it was a big surprise to Sarah, Sammie and Sharon.
“But they were really nice, really friendly and really caring to me.
“Sarah, Sammie and Sharon are all happy with how it’s going as they have their own customers and I’m really happy too, knowing that I’ve got my own customers who have followed me from Boston College.”
Maiza is inviting women, men and children to the salon which is open six days a week, Monday to Saturday, including late night Fridays until seven.
One person Maiza is adding to the team, though, is nail and beauty specialist Fernanda Lemos, also originally from Brazil, who is joining the salon from Saturday.
Maiza said: “I’m really excited to have Fernanda with us because it means we can incorporate another element to the salon which had never had a beautician before.”