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Bideford salon celebrates 40 years with charity drive

09:27 06 August 2014

The staff at A Cut Above gearing up to celebrate 40 years in business.

The staff at A Cut Above gearing up to celebrate 40 years in business.


Month-long event will see A Cut Above in Bideford fundraising for four different charities.

THE longest established hair and beauty salon in Bideford is celebrating 40 years in business with a month-long fundraising event.

A Cut Above started life in a cellar in August 1974 in Bideford High Street, with owner Susan Hocking at the helm.

Originally called ‘Judith’s’, Susan had one apprentice but within two years had gained five staff and moved to a larger premises in Bridgeland Street.

Judith’s then became A Cut Above, and after another successful six years it outgrew its home and moved to its current location in Chingswell Street.

The new premises was completely gutted and revamped, and since then the salon has undergone three major refits and employs 18 staff and two beauty therapists.

Following her senior stylist Jade Hill, 25, being diagnosed with breast cancer in June this year, Susan decided to hold a charity fundraiser to celebrate her 40 years in business.

With special offers, a prize raffle with £600 worth of goodies on offers and wine and cupcakes for customers, the month-long drive will raise funds for Dr Buckland’s Children’s Holiday Foundation, and the Chemotherapy Appeal.

The salon is also supporting breast cancer charity Coppafeel, teaming up with Paul Mitchell Luxury Hair Care to offer promotional packs with £1.50 going to charity.

A Cut Above will also be donating £10 from each limited edition GHD styler sold to Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Susan added: “Come and join us, pop in buy some tickets - its all for a good cause.”

For more information on the salon, visit


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