Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Past Is Cut and Dried

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Past Is Cut and Dried

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Byline: JOANNE WELFORD

ASK Sylvia Dennison about the changes she's seen since starting her own business 28 years ago and her answer is easy - it is definitely the hairstyles.

Back in 1983, the hairdresser decided to go it alone after working in salons around Teesside - and Chintz on Newport Road was born.

Since then, remembers Sylvia, she's kept a book filled with all the styles and cuts designed and created by the team at the Middlesbrough salon.

And as well as being a trip down memory lane, it has also proved to be a useful tool when it comes to gleaning more information about how certain styles were created.

"Hair styles have probably been the biggest change," says Sylvia.

Sylvia went to Middlesbrough's Kirby College to learn her trade - her mum and dad had been a hairdresser and barber before her so it was always in her blood.

"I started with dolls," laughs Sylvia. "I remember putting different colour rinses on them. …

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