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Independent hairdressing salon in Sudbury turns 40

PUBLISHED: 12:28 16 August 2016 | UPDATED: 12:28 16 August 2016

Cllr Parvez Ahmed, Brent Mayor, attended the party (Pic: Francis Henry)

Cllr Parvez Ahmed, Brent Mayor, attended the party (Pic: Francis Henry)

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An independent hairdressing salon in Sudbury has celebrated its 40th birthday with a champagne reception attended by long standing clients and friends.

Cllr Muhammed Butt, Brent Council leader, and MP Barry Gardiner, also attended the party (Pic: Francis Henry)Cllr Muhammed Butt, Brent Council leader, and MP Barry Gardiner, also attended the party (Pic: Francis Henry)

When ‘Through the Looking Glass’ first opened its doors in Watford Road, in 1976 the must have hairstyle was Joanna Lumley’s ‘Purdy’ bob which was cut for her role in ‘The Avengers’.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister, the cost of a new Ford Fiesta was just £1,950, petrol was 77p a gallon and a loaf of bread was 19p.

Cllr Parvez Ahmed, Brent Mayor, attended the party (Pic: Francis Henry)Cllr Parvez Ahmed, Brent Mayor, attended the party (Pic: Francis Henry)

Attendees at the celebration included Cllr Parvez Ahmed, Brent Mayor, Cllr Muhammed Butt, leader of the council and Brent North Labour MP Barry Gardiner.

Over the years the salon has support the community through various projects and events including asking customers to donate unwanted toiletry products in support of a women’s refuge charity.

The salon opened in Sudbury in 1976 (Pic: Francis Henry)The salon opened in Sudbury in 1976 (Pic: Francis Henry)

Cllr Mary Daly, Labour councillor for Sudbury, was also at the party.

She said: “Businesses on the high street often know the burning issues and concerns of local people.

“The team are passionate about their charity work and engaging with the community.”

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