(PRWEB UK) 17 December 2013
I&K International Limited, the company behind Hairtrade and hairtrade.com, is ending the year on a high with the opening of a brand new store in the North East.
The Gateshead based hair and beauty retailer has recently invested £80,000 in a brand new Hairtrade store in the Metrocentre, Gateshead, which will be third store opened since the company began in 2005.
The new store, situated in the Upper Green Mall of the Metrocentre offers a huge range of hair extensions and is an exclusive retailer of I&K Hair Extensions – 100% human hair extensions which consists of a variety of types to suit everyone including pre-bonded, clip in and weft hair extensions in a variety of colours.
Hairtrade also features a brand new in-store salon where a hair extension specialist is on hand to offer advice on hair extensions and can be booked for hair extension fittings as well as top hair care products from Paul Mitchell, Redken, Moroccanoil and ghd to name a few.
As a result of the recent expansion, Hairtrade has created five new jobs within the company including three apprenticeships as part of Gateshead Council’s learningSkills scheme.
Ivan Kou, Managing Director at I&K International and Hairtrade commented, “It’s very exciting times at Hairtrade. We have seen a huge growth in the market and as a result have maintained our position as one of the leading online hair and beauty retailers within the UK, so it seemed the ideal time to expand our stores in the North East.”
He continued, “We have invested a lot in this new store so that we could bring our products to a wider market and to a place where it is accessible for our customers. We were keen to get involved in the regions employment scheme so it was ideal timing to take on three new apprenticeships and invest in their future with I&K International.”
I&K International were awarded The Journal’s Fastest Growing Company in 2011 and has continued its expansion since, with the new store bringing the total to three stand-alone Hairtrade stores for the company, with one at Breahead Shopping Centre in Glasgow, and another at the Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead as well as one of the UK's top sites for hair and beauty. - http://www.hairtrade.com