Lisa Price, hairdresser and salon manager at Janet Maitland Hair Excellence in Hetton, is celebrating her 30th work anniversary with the company, having joined the salon group as a Saturday girl aged 17.
She began her career after a chance meeting with Janet Maitland at a local function, who offered her a placement while she completed her hairdressing qualifications.
Lisa then joined the salon full time after college and at age 20, got the opportunity to manage the new Hetton salon. She helped to grow this salon business from the ground up and also undertook further qualifications to become an educator and assessor, supporting the next generation of stylists.
“It has been a privilege to work at Janet Maitland for 30 years,” says Lisa. “It is such a wonderful, supportive company with a fantastic team. I have never once thought about leaving. Anything I have wanted to do over the last three decades, from learning new skills, qualifications, creative work or events, has got the backing of the directors. I feel completely fulfilled in my role. I truly love our brilliant team and very happy to be part of the Janet Maitland family.”
Janet Maitland Hair Excellence – 45 Years in Business
Lisa’s anniversary comes in the same year as Janet Maitland Hair Excellence celebrates 45 years in business – a huge milestone for any salon. The last 45 years has brought many incredible high points and achievements for the business, along with some incredibly sad losses too. It was in January 2021 that founder Janet Maitland sadly passed away.
Janet was an exceptional woman who adored her clients, her team and most importantly her husband, Peter. Janet opened her first salon in 1979 and grew it to three three-salon group that is known and loved across Durham today.
Janet found her calling when she was invited to be a part of the Schwarzkopf Professional Shaping Futures initiative, for which she became an ambassador and headed it up for several years. Shaping Futures teaches hairdressing skills to disadvantaged children across the globe with the goal of helping them to launch into a career in hairdressing by the end of the programme. Janet trained young hairdressers in India, Jordan and The Philippines.