This time last year, Liza Kane teamed up with a friend, Amanda, and realised her dream to open her own barbershop in Dawlish, Devon. One year on, L.A Barbers is still going strong and they are celebrating their first year in the shop. Congratulations!
Liza was a young single mother who decided that she’d had enough of boring office jobs that she didn’t care about, so she took the plunge and retrained as a hairdresser.
I decided to get qualified in something I was passionate about, would fit around my daughter’s schooling, and would ultimately pay the bills!
She took an evening hairdressing class and started working as a mobile hairdresser in the local area. This helped her to build up a strong client base, as well as providing her with experience and opportunities for market research. She discovered that there was a shortage of specialist men’s and children’s hairdressers in the area, so went back to college to gain further qualifications in children’s hair cutting and barbering. Once she had the necessary skills, she decided it was time to open her own premises.
In January 2012, I teamed up with Amanda, who also has young children, and we opened L.A Barbers in Dawlish, launching a traditional barbers with a modern twist. We are a team of female barbers specialising in male and kids cuts. We take the drama out of first hair cuts and trims by using our racing car hair cutting chair, keeping the little ones happy!
Liza continues to work on a mobile basis as well as in the shop.