A new hair salon has opened in Aberdeen this week.
Harris & Fox will opened its doors on Wednesday following a four-month renovation.
Owned by director Ryan Harris, the salon will provide a relaxing haven for clients to utilise as they enjoy treatments.
Catering to both men and women, the business, which is located at 81 Rosemount Viaduct, will cover all aspects of hairdressing from extensions, hair-ups, colour and stylish cuts.
Looking to employ a team of six to accommodate the nine chairs within the salon, Ryan hopes to grow the team quickly.
He said: “We’ve got eight chairs at the moment in the salon with room to grow, but downstairs there’s a really cool living room space which has sofas and a bookshelf and is a really comfortable, homely area.
“This relaxing space will be used by clients when they get their colour done. Once they’ve got the treatment on, they’ll then go down to the living room space to relax as the colour develops – it means they can go and chill out away from the busy salon and really just enjoy the whole experience.”
Ryan, who originally trained as a builder when he left school at 15 for five years, has now been working in the hair industry for more than 10 years and boasts a number of accolades. Then a couple of years ago, Ryan decided to travel the world. Returning from his travels, running his own salon was natural progression for the Aberdeen businessman.
“I’ve been working in the hair industry for over 10 years now and when I was younger was really creative,” said Ryan.
“I was in the final of the Scottish Hairdresser of the Year in 2013 and I was a member of the F.A.M.E team 2012 which is a team that represents the UK for the Fellowship of Hairdressing. I took some time off and went travelling and when I came back I knew that I wanted to open my salon.
“I saved up for a few years while I was renting a chair and now have the opportunity to have my own space which is brilliant.
“I’m feeling very excited about it all. I’ve been working on it for over four and a half months now and I’m just ready to get going to be honest.”
Inspired by his hairdressing friend who took him on as an apprentice, Ryan said he never looked back after falling in love with the industry.
He said: “I had a friend who was really good at hair and he said he was looking for an apprentice. From there he just trained me up and I loved it since I started.”
Named after his fox dog called Hendrix, Harris & Fox is fitted out with bespoke finishings.
Ryan said: “My fox dog Hendrix will of course be paying a visit to the salon and all of the products are PETA-approved and are cruelty free, and the hair colouring we’re using is cruelty free.
“All of the mirrors and the reception desk are handmade and there’s a polished concrete wall which adds real texture to the room. It will have a slightly industrial feel to it and we’ve restored the flooring back to the original too.
“It’s looking really smart and I just can’t wait to get people in to see what we’ve done with the place.”
The salon will be open from Tuesday to Saturday.