The hair salon owner Derek’s hairstyling business gets new lease in Wilmslow
Wilmsloven, North Carolina (AP) The owner of a North Carolina hair salon with no formal name says he wants to be known as the “hottest hairderer in Wilm.
It’s what I do.”
A tattoo of the name of his business, Derek’s Hairdressers, is on the wall at the barbershop on North Wilm Boulevard in Wilmerslow.
The owners say they have been inundated with calls and messages from people wanting to know how to help them, and want to be able to give them tips on how to best care for their customers.
“We are really happy that the public has gotten to know us,” said Derek’s owner, Kevin McClellan, who has lived in Wilmer’s since 1992.
“We’ve been inundate.
We have more than 20,000 customers in the last year.
So it’s been very, very gratifying.”
McClllan said he has not yet decided what he will do with his business.
He and his wife, Jessica, moved to Wilmslough in 2014.
“They were very hospitable and very understanding,” he said.
“They had a lot of money, and they wanted us to be in business.”
The McClellans are proud of their business, but they also said they were struggling financially.
They have had to borrow money and use the family car to make payments on their mortgages, and have had no money in the bank.
“There’s been a lot in the news about the recession,” he explained.
“I just thought, I’m going to keep it afloat, and we’ll do what we can.”
They have a Facebook page and a Twitter account, but McClello said they do not yet have the money to expand.
“I’m going into the next few months with a lot more work,” he added.
The business opened in 2018.
Its main location is a small building on the north side of town, with two separate parking lots.
It is a well-kept business, with a large barber chair on one side of the space and a full bar on the other.
“The barbers have been great,” said Jessica McClelin, who is the business’ owner.
“And we have been very hospitably welcoming to customers.
It makes me feel like we’re really loved by everybody.”
The owner said he had been working as a hair stylist for about two years, before the recession hit in 2014, and thought he was ready to open a hairdeling shop.
“It’s really hard to find a salon that is in the same area as us,” he told The Associated Press.
“It’s hard to open the same place and be in the neighborhood, and that’s where we are.”
McColegran said he decided to go to North Wilmslllough because he wanted to have his own place to rent, and because the business is small and he could get the business started without much money.
McCollans salon is located in a strip mall in Wilmeslough, but the shop is well known to people in the area.
The store has a Facebook group of more than 300 customers, and there are several other businesses in the town that use the same name, including a hair salon, a barbershops and nail salons.
“You go into the shop and you can’t tell the difference,” said one of the barber owners, who declined to give his name.
“People go into it to shop, and it’s a little out of character.”
Some customers were more receptive to the name.
“Thank you for coming out,” said an 18-year-old woman who came in to talk about her experience.
“You are the only one that can handle me.
I’m in my late teens.
I want you to do it for me.”
McCOLELLAN said he hopes the business will help others in the community.
“This is a place where people can come and have fun,” he wrote on the Facebook page.
“This is what I want to do for the people of Wilms.
I love what I’m doing.
It just shows what I have been able to do.”___© 2018 The Associated News.
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