Queen by Lyndsey - Coming Out of Covid

Entrepreneur: Lyndsey Kelly

Covid Supports: Restart Grant

Queen by Lyndsey - Coming Out of Covid


Queen by Lyndsey Kelly is an award winning hair salon, owned by Lyndsey Kelly and specialising in bridal hair styling, extensions, braiding and also bridal make up.

Queen by Lyndsey Kelly was named as the Overall Most Stylish Wedding Hair Stylist at the Cointreau Hi-Style Awards 2019.

Lyndsey opened her salon in Bailey’s New Street in July 2017 and in December, 2019 acquired a bigger premises next door in order to accommodate her growing customer base.

With the advent of COVID-19, Lyndsey closed her salon on March 13th, however she used the time to renovate and fit-out her newly acquired premises.  Working on refurb right through the lock down with her family and friends, a real collective effort, Lyndsey opened the doors of her new salon on June 29th.

Stringent measures were put in place to ensure the safety of Queen’s clients and include:

  • Contact tracing forms completed on arrival
  • Hand sanitisation stations throughout the salon and foyer
  • Queen staff wear facemasks and face visors and clients wear facemasks
  • Social distancing signage prominently displayed throughout the salon
  • Reduced appointments to allow for deep cleaning and sterilisation of all equipment after every appointment.
  • Clients wait outside / in their cars and are called for their appointments
  • Increased frequency of cleaning and disinfecting in all public areas

One particular aspect of Lyndsey’s business that has been severely impacted is the wedding market.  Many of Lyndsey’s clients, particularly brides, have had to postpone their wedding plans until 2021.