After much consideration, Envy has decided to close its hairdressing salon in Plympton St Maurice and transfer the business to its Broadway branch.

Contributing factors were not being able to attract another staff member to join the small team, impacting on Envy’s ‘no lone worker policy’. It had become increasingly more difficult to staff the salon in times of sickness and holiday periods.

Tracie Gunningham said: “I’ve seen a big change in the hairdressing industry in the last 5 years. It is becoming more and more difficult to attract ‘GREAT’ stylists.

Despite successfully recruiting new team members at our Broadway and Royal William Yard branch, Plympton has been harder to attract staff. It made sense therefore, to transfer Tom (our excellent Manager and hairdresser) to our busier team at the BWY. Tom will now assist Sarah Chapman and Allison Samuels in the management of the Broadway branch.

Tracie and Tom would like to whole heartedly thank the local residents for their support and loyalty over the last two years. 

We would welcome our loyal residents to make the journey to Plymstock and will be offering a loyalty discount for anyone who would like to transfer.

As sad as it is to close the salon, it’s not all bad news as the premises will become Envy’s head office.

The premises will lend itself to a meeting room for the Envy managers, as well as having design and PR on site as the office space will be shared with two other businesses. The office will be named ENVY HOUSE.

Ian Gunningham (Tracie’s husband) will run his brand communication company from the site and Lucy George - Foster will run her PR Marketing and Event from there too. Both Ian and Lucy are well known figures in the Plymouth Business area. ENVY House will become a lively hub of creativity in the Heart of Plympton St Maurice.