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OUR PROMISES TO YOU

PROFESSIONAL HAIRDRESSING

We care about your hair and experience, which is why we only use professional and high quality products and tools to give you the most sophisticated look you desire.

FRIENDLY AND WELCOMING

From the moment you walk in to the moment you leave, we offer you relaxing and friendly service.

SATISFACTION GUARANTEED

We offer satisfaction guarantee with all our services and products. If you are unhappy, we're not happy.

COMMITMENT TO SUCCESS

We want to be a successful salon, which is why we are working hard for our Clients.

LUXURY SERVICE

Sit down and enjoy your experience with deep conditioning treatment and head massage and complimentary refreshments.

VEGAN FRIENDLY

All our products are Vegan friendly and Perfume Free. We believe in protecting nature and environment.

 

OUR STORY

My name is Marta Power. I'm a daughter, wife and a mum.

 

I'm also owner of Hair By Marta, small hair salon in Market Drayton.

I'm here to tell you my story.

 

 

 

 

It all started with birth of my son Lee. When I held him for the first time in my arms, I knew I wanted him to be proud of me. I knew, I needed to be more successful than I was before. I'm very ambitious, But up to now I couldn't find myself, I couldn't  fit in, I hated my job. I was an employee in one of the leading supermarkets. Every day I was either working at tills or stocking shelves. I felt like I couldn't progress anywhere with this job. I was hungry for a nice career and I wanted Lee to look up to  me too.

I don't know how, when or where but hairdressing popped into my head. I was never a girly girl, when I was a teenager I was a proper tomboy and the baggier the clothes the better I felt. With Lee going on to 6 months old I have decided to go back to college.  A very girly thing for a tomboy! My husband was, at the time, working with The British Army and we were based in Inverness. I knew we will be moving and I knew I needed a skill to take with me wherever we go. I thought I could also save on childcare costs,  because I could work from home. I signed up for taster course in hairdressing. I was a bit unsure of it at first and most of the girls were younger than me. I started going to college and even though everything seemed very strange, I was really enjoying learning  new skill. I went on to the next level and within 6 months gained my level 2 qualification. Why so fast? I wanted it but also my husband's work required us to move to Tern Hill in Shropshire.

I was extremely proud of myself that I have gained a qualification. I wanted to find a salon I could work in and gain more knowledge. I printed my CV and went on a job hunt. I went to most of the local hair salons in Market Drayton and all I met was rejection.  I was disappointed, because I wanted it so badly! I still needed to work, but I couldn't get any job I went for. I decided to do some work as a mobile hairdresser and I was working from my home, from little box room. I was surprised to see how many people  wanted to Book in with me. It started slowly but I was growing.

One day, on a Saturday late evening, a Lady knocked at my door. She asked me to do her hair. I said I can't because it's 9pm and it's Saturday. I understood then, that it's too much. It felt like my career and home life don't go together anymore.

I have decided to rent a room in town and give my services from there. After 3 weeks, I have realised that it doesn't work for me and having a room isn't good enough for me. I found a little shop  nearly in the heart of Market Drayton and I opened a salon  with a budget of only £1000. It was very basic but I thought, hey time wasn't built in a day! I kept reinvesting everything I had to do it up better and better.

In April 2018, an ill opportunity came to take over a bigger shop. I went for it, without even thinking too much and I think it was the best decision I made! I upgraded from 3 stations to 5 stations. I have 2 more employees and one more coming soon. It's  a beautiful little place with so much creativity! To me it's not only hair salon - it's my second home. I love it with every piece of my bone.

All this wouldn't happen without support from family and my husband Sean. Finally, I feel that my son would be proud of me. Finally, I feel that I have achieved something. Finally, I'm me.

All my journey wasn't just all good. I had problems like everyone. So if any of you think it was as easy as pulling out a packet of crisps from the cupboard - please don't be fooled! During my journey, I lost 2 pregnancies, family members, been apart from  my family (they live in Ireland and Poland), haven't seen my boy as often as I wanted and most recently got diagnosed with Hashimoto disease. My journey wasn't easy and I had to work for it. Sleepless nights and stress. Would I do it again? Of course I would!  I love what I do and my best reward is to see my Clients smiling!

On my journey I have also met a lot of other professionals, who with either advise, moral support or education helped me. One of them people, who I will be forever grateful for is Paul Callaghan. This amazing stylist gave me my confidence and thought me  a lot about colouring. Another stylist who, I met on my way is Rebecca Taylor. Absolutely positive soul and The Queen of Colour and I'm honoured that I was able to model for.

And I also met Guy Tang!

And I must also mention Ruby Devine and Cryistal Chaos for allowing me to come to your class. Without you my balayage would be still in nappies! Also, Richard and Amanda McCabe, who are just amazing in what they do and I'm looking forward to learning more  from you! I have worked with amazing stylists and make up artists at photo shoots and they all made me who I am and made me see the world different. I have worked with few different hair company's from who I learnt my lessons. I've been to London to work at  Top Model Worldwide. I have been nominated to The English Hair And Beauty Awards for Customer Service Of The Year 2018. I have won Bronze Medal as Colour Technician Of The Year 2018 in The British Hair and Beauty Awards.

I'm now looking forward to the future, running a very busy salon with my stylists. My perfect Team will be soon complete and I can't wait to start A new chapter. In September I will be starting Wella Master Colour Expert and Racoon International hair extensions.  That will lead to more opportunities and more hair fun! Most of all I am looking forward to guest you all in my salon and make you feel beautiful and pampered with relaxing head massages, services and colour formulas designed specially for YOU.

I also have 3 Girls working for me - Emma, Leanne and Lucy - without these girls my dream and vision couldn't be any more real than it is now.

I'm very grateful to everyone who I met on my journey. Thank you for being here for me!

Sending you all my love,

Marta xx

FRIENDLY AND WELCOMING

From the moment you walk in to the moment you leave, we offer you relaxing and friendly service.

COMMITMENT TO SUCCESS

We want to be a successful salon, which is why we are working hard for our Clients.