Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

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


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other North Devon Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by North Devon Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique North Devon Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

The Plough Arts Centre said it has plenty of clothes but educational books would be welcomed for young refugees from Syria.

Read more

13th century St Margaret’s Parish Church at Northam needs £350,000 roof repairs

Read more

Did you know we’ve been putting our clocks back an hour for a whole century? Find out when the clocks go back this year.

Read more

Watch the fireworks in Torrington this Bonfire Night with the Cavaliers hosting a show at Torrington Rugby Club.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:45

Saunton Sands Hotel head chef scooped three awards at South West Chef of the Year 2016, held in Exeter on Monday evening.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:37

Online discount tickets on sale for now Barnstaple Round Table’s rugby club firework display.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:14

The lost snake spent almost half a year slithering around Torrington before its chance meeting with a reptile expert.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:20

‘Free spirit’ Bar Bowring, who ran Bar’s Books in the pannier market in Bideford for more than 40 years, died last week.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:09

Dogs Trust Ilfracombe has launched an urgent appeal for toys to help their homeless hounds.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00

The NHS is consulting on proposals to axe prescriptions of gluten free food in North, East and West Devon for those suffering coeliac disease - what do you think? Vote in our poll.

Read more

Local Weather



max temp: 14°C

min temp: 11°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up


Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications