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New Lipstick and Locks salon to offer something a bit different – with its own cocktail bar

Locks, lashes, brows and nails in need of some attention when lockdown restrictions ease can be preened at a new salon set to open in Bury St Edmunds this spring.

Abi Cutter picked up the keys to her new Lipstick and Locks this week and immediately started work transforming the interior of the Abbeygate Street shop to become a salon – with a difference.

Not only will clients be able to be coiffed and beautified in an A-list environment, but they will be able to enjoy a tipple or two from a fully-stocked cocktail bar while having their treatments.

Abi Cutter after receiving the keys to her new salon, in Bury St Edmunds (44527793)
Abi Cutter after receiving the keys to her new salon, in Bury St Edmunds (44527793)

It is a business model which has been a great success at the first Lipstick and Locks, which opened in Sudbury in 2019, and Abi hopes it will have the winning formula in Bury, too.

“The cocktail bar gives it something a bit different to your average hair and beauty salon, it helps to bring people in and it’s a social hub,” said Abi.

“The reaction to Lipstick and Locks in Sudbury has been fantastic. It has been so well received there and it is now time to bring it to a bigger town.”

Abi hopes the salon’s location – in the former Six shop – on one of the town’s major thoroughfares will also prove popular.

“It is in a prime position as people tend to wander down Abbeygate Street. We hope once everything is open again they will come in, have their hair and make-up done, enjoy a cocktail and then go out for a meal or to the bars in the town,” said Abi.

“It is really good to have this project during lockdown. I’m hoping to open as soon as we’re allowed to on April 12.”

Lipstick and Locks will offer hairdressing, colouring, extensions, brows, lashes, nails, waxing and more.

It also offers memberships of varying tiers, which include differing services and cocktails for a monthly payment – with the ultimate membership including unlimited hair styling, make-up and cocktails.

“We hope Lipstick and Locks will bring more business to the area as well. People will use us and have their make up done and then go out and spend money in other businesses.

“I think people will be desperate to go out again after this lockdown. Hopefully, people will want to treat themselves, and Lipstick and Locks will be the place to do that,” added Abi.

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