The Barber's Lounge is cutting-edge of Norden

Date published: 28 July 2020

The village of Norden has welcomed a new business, The Barber’s Lounge.

Having opened on Saturday 4 July, owner Natasha Mills, 32, who has been barbering for over 13 years, has been busier than ever.

Natasha, who studied hairdressing at Bury College, said the opportunity to open her own business came about during the pandemic lockdown period, which began in March.


Natasha Mills
Natasha Mills


She said: “It wasn’t pre-planned before lockdown to have my own shop, as I was happy renting a chair. With everything that was going on, I thought it would occupy my mind whilst I was not working, and it was a perfect time for opening a new business. There would be opportunities to build on my existing customer base with having the space for all the Covid restrictions and social distancing.

“The first few weeks have been amazing. I’ve been really busy with everyone wanting their hair cut after waiting so long to have it done.”


The Barber's Lounge


Chairman of the NEEVA (Norden Environmental and Economic Village Association), Paul Ellison says it’s great to see a new business thriving in such a short period of time.

He said: “It’s great to see a new business open in our village in such testing times. I’m thrilled Natasha has had such a busy start, and I hope it continues.

“I wish Natasha the best of luck with her venture.”

The Barber’s Lounge is located at 746 Edenfield Road, Norden, Rochdale OL12 7RB.

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