We're proud of our history

Located on Bank Street, Rawtenstall, the salon is a friendly and relaxed place where our purpose is to make you feel good and look great.

 

Est. 1969

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Our Story

Founder Tony Winder opened the original salon on Newchurch Road, conceiving the idea while working as a hairdresser at Butlin’s.

In 1972 the salon outgrew its premises and moved to Bank Street, Rawtenstall. The space was ideal to accommodate both a barbershop and hairdressers until the late 70s when unisex became vogue. As perming and highlights for men became on-trend, gents and ladies were sitting side by side.

Competing as part of the World Cup Hairdressing team (yes there really was one!) training a multitude of hairdressers, collecting barbershop memorabilia and becoming friends with many of the clients, kept Tony busy until he retired from hairdressing in 2010.

Away from the chair, Tony put his energy into the creation of Bosun’s Barbers – a space dedicated to barbering and a place to display one of the largest collections of barbershop memorabilia. He also opened a dedicated space for children’s hairdressing, Noah’s Ark.

Tony still has an active role behind the scenes, but the day-to-day salon’s creative direction and the team are led by Charlotte, who herself trained at Antony & Patricia. Supported by a team of creative and passionate individuals, the salon continues to evolve, developing and motivating today’s young talent, in a family-friendly salon environment.

Meet the Team

A creative and motivated team is as important to us as technical hairdressing skills. Our success relies on talented and dedicated employees, ongoing training and great customer service.

 

As one of the longest-standing hair salons in the Rossendale Valley, we’ve trained over 300 hairdressers and barbers, many of who have gone on to become salon managers or high-profile and talented business owners.

 

Our team of stylists are state registered with the Hair & Barber Council

 

 

Apprenticeships

Trainees work in the salon assisting stylists & barbers with dedicated training sessions to develop their skills. Day-to-day duties include front-of-house, booking appointments, shampooing, conditioning, drying & styling hair, mixing & applying colour.

 

We partner with E.L.M Academy, which provides weekly training days, supported by an in-house training programme to help individuals excel.

 

To be successful, we look for good communication skills, demonstrable interest in barbering or hairdressing, a smart appearance, punctuality and friendly nature.

 

If you’re thinking about a career in hairdressing, email info@antonyandpatricia.co.uk with a copy of your CV and why you want to join the team.