We showed how we’re are a ‘cut above’ recently (10 June to be exact) by opening Britain’s highest hairdressing salon on the top of Ben Nevis. Everyone battled through the mist, rain, snow and midges to the 1,344m peak where we offered to cut climbers’ hair in return for donations to the salon’s favourite charity, Maggie’s Centres. Setting up shop during a break in the downpour, Ronnie brought a dash of high-fashion to the Highlands. Our efforts raised almost £4,000 for Maggie’s, almost four times the original target figure of £1,000. So a massive thanks to everyone who sponsored us
The whole team has been training enthusiastically (!) for the hike since January, dedicating every other Sunday to meeting up and conquering another peak. Our hard work paid off, with the journey to the summit and back taking just six-and-a-half hours, including a high-level haircut for lovely assistant Zoe.
‘Copious amounts of hot chocolate, flapjacks and jelly sweets got us up the climb, which was long and relentless and harder than anything we’ve ever done,’ said Ronnie. We walked up in mist and rain for the whole time. But we did get to fly our flag by showing you can cut hair in even the most adverse conditions.’
This latest challenge brings the amount raised by the Byron team over the past decade to more than £20,000.
‘We were looking to do something really special for Maggie’s this year,’ said Ronnie. ‘It was an immense challenge, most of us are not hill walkers, but we thought it would be a great way to raise some more cash for Maggie’s, and so it was.’