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Bradford hairstylist opens new salon with help from the community

The challenges of the pandemic bring out the best in people
Hairstylist Adriana McNeill-Salinas endured one of the longest lockdowns imposed on any profession in Ontario (Supplied photo)

Hairstylist Adriana McNeill-Salinas endured one of the longest lockdowns imposed on any profession in Ontario. For months, she wondered if her business, Adriana’s Hair Salon in Bradford could survive. When the restrictions on salons were finally lifted, Adriana was dealt another blow. 

She said, “Imagine my shock when after enduring four shutdowns, I was told by my landlord with 30 days notice, he would not be renewing my lease.”

Adriana’s Hair Salon was an established business in Bradford. Adriana had been styling hair for 23 years. Her clients love Adriana and she did not want to let them down.

But how was she going to find a new location for her hair salon in a matter of weeks?  Adriana posted her story on social media and was overwhelmed by the outpouring of support. “It was so beautiful to see how many people reached out to me because they knew I only had four weeks to find a new place.”

Kathleen Gilligan, the owner of Timeless Harmony Salon & Spa in Newmarket saw Adriana’s post on Facebook and invited her to view their space. Adriana immediately connected with Kathleen and saw a wonderful opportunity at Timeless Harmony. She said, “I wanted to be able to work and be part of a team. I’m so grateful to Timeless Harmony for the opportunity to work with professional staff. I want to thank Kathleen for opening the door to me, to work together and help each other.”

In addition to hairstyling services, clients at Adriana’s Hair Salon can also enjoy the spa services offered at Timeless Harmony, such as manicures, pedicures, facials and massages performed by a registered massage therapist. 

Adriana’s Hair Salon is moving to 1091 Gorham Street, Unit #7 at the corner of Gorham and Leslie Street in Newmarket. It’s about 20 minutes from Bradford. 

Adriana’s Hair Salon opens at its new home in Newmarket on Monday, August 16th. To show her appreciation for their loyalty, Adriana is offering her Bradford clients a 10% discount on any service. “I want to thank every client that has been with me for the past 23 years and for referring me to new clients.” Adriana who is fluent in Spanish, wants to extend an invitation to Spanish speaking clients.

To book an appointment at Adriana’s Hair Salon call (905) 252-5099. You can also connect with her on her Facebook and Instagram pages.