Collier Row hairdresser described as 'unsung hero' of community

PUBLISHED: 12:35 03 June 2015 | UPDATED: 12:35 03 June 2015

Terry Bytheway at Terry's Hair Line which he has been running for 33 years

Picture by Ellie Hoskins

Terry Bytheway at Terry's Hair Line which he has been running for 33 years Picture by Ellie Hoskins


His clients are his "angels", he fixes their household items and often drives them home after their appointments - could this be the most loved hairdresser in Havering?

Terry Bytheway, owner of Terry’s Hair Line, in Collier Row Lane, Collier Row, is known for going beyond the call of duty to keep his clients happy and it has not gone unnoticed.

He said: “I am surprised to hear and read all of these nice things about they think but over the moon that people still enjoy coming to my salon and are happy with the service that we provide.”

Terry, of Rush Green, started his hairdressing career at the age of 18 as an apprentice at a salon in Hamstead before he became manager at another hairdressers in Leytonstone.

It then wasn’t long before Terry went on to open Terry’s Hair Line with his mum, now 88-years-old, and has been giving his “angels” their ideal hair-do’s for the past 35 years.

He said: “It has been great moving up the ladder from just an apprentice to actually owning my own salon as it feels like I’ve really achieved something.

“There has never been another career that I was more passionate about than hairdressing – I knew quite early on that this was the life for me and haven’t looked back since.

Terry – the “unsung hero” of the hairdressing community – will be celebrating the salon’s anniversary of the business later this year.

He said: “I just enjoy meeting the people and having a good chat with my customers who are usually a little bit older.

“It’s nice to chat to the older generation because they have interesting things to talk about unlike a lot of younger people today.

“My shop is for them – the only thing left to say is thank you all.”

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