Hairdresser ends 60-year career

Anne Johnson has been a hairdresser for 60 years and has had the salon for 50 years. She has also taught at West Suffolk College. She is retiring next Friday.''Pictured: Sandra Johnson, Victoria Colson, Ann Johnson, Jana Kreckova, Ann Lilley
Anne Johnson has been a hairdresser for 60 years and has had the salon for 50 years. She has also taught at West Suffolk College. She is retiring next Friday.''Pictured: Sandra Johnson, Victoria Colson, Ann Johnson, Jana Kreckova, Ann Lilley

THE end of an era arrives as a Bury St Edmunds hairdresser retires today after 60 years in the business.

Ann Johnson opened her first salon in Bury in 1961, ten years after starting her hairdressing career. She has now decided to close her Hospital Road salon after five decades of dedicated work.

Ann began her career at Noel Thynne’s salon in Hatter Street. She moved to Cambridge to teach hairdressing before returning to Bury to start her own business. She established two salons, the first in Hospital Road and a second in Chequer Sqaure.

Ann has also worked at West Suffolk College, then in Northgate Street, teaching hairdressing alongside running her salons.

She said: “I would like to thank my loyal clients, friends and staff, past and present, for their support and friendship over the years.

“Hairdressing has certainly given me many fond memories to take with me into retirement.”Ann’s staff will continue to work in Bury.