Sunderland hairdresser donates day’s takings to Cancer Research

First day celebrations for the new Salon 70 hair salon included raising money for Cancer Research UK, owner Colin Jarvis is pictured with, left to right; Rebecca Danby, Trudi Gowland and Olivia Jarvis.
First day celebrations for the new Salon 70 hair salon included raising money for Cancer Research UK, owner Colin Jarvis is pictured with, left to right; Rebecca Danby, Trudi Gowland and Olivia Jarvis.
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FUND-RAISING is a snip for a generous hairdresser after he donated a day’s takings to charity.

Colin Jarvis decided to hand over the cash to Cancer Research after expanding his business in Sunderland city centre.

The 49-year-old, who runs Nutters salon in High Street West, has now also taken over downstairs neighbours Salon 70.

To celebrate, he donated his earnings on the opening day to the cancer charity.

The former family-run salon, which based underneath his business on the top of a three-storey building, had been trimming the hair of Sunderland for 45 years.

Colin, from Houghton, whose daughter Olivia, 23, works alongside him, said: “It is one of the longest-running hairdressers in Sunderland.

“It was family run upstairs and down, so it is probably the first time it has been run by the same family since all them years ago.

“We’re hoping to expand into beauty and eventually a nail bar.”

It is not the first time Colin has turned his hand to fund-raising.

Salon staff have dressed up as ghosts and ghouls for charity and Colin and friends have walked 15 miles from Seaham Harbour to South Shields, after a friend lost his battle with cancer aged 44.

Colin, who has been in business for more than nine years, added: “Sunderland gets a lot of knocks, but I still love Sunderland and working in Sunderland.

“At the moment you only seem to hear the bad things, but for me Sunderland still has a lot to offer.

“I just think it’s nice that businesses are still opening in Sunderland.

“It gets a bad name, but I still think it is a good place to be.”