A WOMAN is such a big fan of a hairdresser that she travelled all the way from Australia for an appointment at his salon.
Gillian Sear, of Sydney, called Stone Hair Art, Burnley Road, Todmorden, to book an appointment with stylist Loucas Giorgio before flying over to spend Christmas with relatives in Heptonstall.
Gillian’s hair was conditioned and cut to give her a Farrah Fawcett style look.
She was delighted with the result and asked if Loucas could take a photograph of her new look to show family and friends in Australia.
“Loucas is fantastic and so is his salon,” Gillian said.
“He is such a character and it’s so relaxing.
“He gave me a super Hollywood glamour look. It was like a makeover.
“He is very talented. He can do things with my hair that other people can’t.”
Loucas has styled the hair of three generations of Gillian’s family.
Her mum, Pat Senogles, has been visiting Stone Hair Art for six years. A particular highlight was when he styled her hair ahead of her visit to Buckingham Palace to attend a garden party.
Gillian’s daughter Stephanie has also had appointments at his salon.
“I have been going to his salon for a long time,” Gillian said.
“When I’m coming over, the first thing I do is book an appointment. I have one at the beginning of my stay and another before I leave.
“It’s more than just a trip to the hairdressers. It’s like coming back to a relative.”
Loucas said Gillian was very happy with her new look and has already booked an appointment before she returns to Australia in a fortnight.
“The family have been clients of ours for quite a long time,” he said.
“We come from an international background and we get clients coming from all over the place.
“It’s very good for Todmorden as our aim is to build up the area as well as ourselves.”
Loucas said it will be an exciting 2012 for the salon as it has lots of things planned for the coming year.
“We are ready to start doing different things this year,” he said.
“We are looking at doing some art exhibitions because I’m an artist myself.
“We are also looking to do some charity shows to raise money for good causes.”