t proved to be a cruel, cruel summer this year for Sinead Connolly when it came to keeping the doors of her longstanding hairdressers open.
In May, she had to battle it out with her landlord in the High Court, 16 years into a 25-year lease on Unit 2 in the Charlesland Shopping Centre.
“That was incredibly tough,” says Sinead today, “and it was very much touch and go in regard to Sín É. This business that I had built up over the years, there was a danger that the lockdowns, and this battle with the landlord, would just crush it.
“But through it all, I was determined to not let that happen…”
Which would explain why Sinead is standing out a bigger and brighter Sín É today, situated just around the corner from her old address.
“What’s been truly amazing is the local support through thosedifficult months,” continues a clearly touched Ms Connolly. “I’m blessed with a wonderful family and incredible friends, beautiful staff and such loyal regulars, but there were people all over Charlesland and Greystones in general who sent me messages of support. It really gave me a push to find a solution to this mess…”
And that solution has seen Sín É moving into a shiny new and spacious premises, bringing on board Choppers Barbers and the bespoke hairdresser training school Gruaig Education.
“We’ve been here for 16 years now,” finishes Sinead, “and the only wholly-independent business in the centre during that time. We’ve survived a lot over the years, and that’s really all down to the amazing community support and our fantastic customers.
“So, I really just have to thank each and every one of them, from the bottom of my heart. It’s great to be back…”
And to celebrate, Sinead has a heap of welcome home specials on the go right now, including €20 off full head highlights with cutting, 30 days unlimited blow drys for €150 (normally €170), €10 off colour with cutting and complimentary conditioning treatment with all services.
Open from 9am to 6pm Monday and Friday, 9am to 7pm Tuesday and Wednesday, 9am to 8pm on Thursdays and 9am to 5.30pm on Saturday, you can find out more about Sín É Hair & Beauty on Facebook here and Instagram here, book here, or simply get in touch on 012010673.
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