A STYLIST has been overwhelmed by the warm welcome he has received in Middlewich.

Ryan Thorpe has opened a new hair and beauty boutique in Booth Lane.

“We have received amazing reviews,” said Yorkshire born Ryan, who trained as a celebrity stylist with Vidal Sassoon.

“People are growing really fond of us, 90 per cent of our customers are coming through word of mouth. Everybody knows everybody.

“I moved to Cheshire in 2015 and saw a business for sale. I was always walking past niche looking salons and thinking I could never afford to buy one.”

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Ryan has been overwhelmed by the warm welcome he has received from the Middlewich community

Ryan bought his first salon in Crewe when he was only 23 and was keen to expand.

“I wanted to come to Middlewich because it has a village feel although is a town.”

The 29-year-old named his salon in memory of his brother Adam Johnathon who died when he was a passenger in a fatal car crash in Doncaster in 2008.

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Ryan has named his Middlewich salon Adam Johnathan Hair & Beauty Boutique in memory of his late brother was died in a fatal car crash

A man was later convicted of his manslaughter.

“My brother’s life was taken when he was only 18,” said Ryan. “He was in the army and doing something good.

“He inspired me to go for what I want and pushed me into this direction of a career. He will remain a part of my life forever.”

Ryan donates 10 per cent of profits to cancer research and constantly raises awareness.

“I have a pink room in the salon where ladies can watch a video on how to check themselves for breast cancer,” he said. “Ladies can pick up a card which explains it all."

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Ryan has a pink room in the salon where ladies can watch a video on how to check themselves for breast cancer

Ryan, who employs two stylists, an apprentice and three beauticians. now plans to share his expertise and knowledge.

“My intention is to open a training academy for local people to come and learn.

“I love helping to make a difference. It will be nice to have people from all walks of life and all ages to learn skills.

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Celebrity stylist Ryan Thorpe plans to open a training academy in Middlewich

"I took on a girl last year who had autism and helped her to grow. Now she is the most confident person ever."

Ryan is now keen to help more women to have faith in themselves.

"I work with hair, beauty, make up and clothing," he said. "I'm a creative and artistic person.

"I'm going to run a competition to offer a free Christmas makeover. The winner can come in and I will do their make up, hair, nails and dress them completely free of charge."