Discover our history
The story starts in Walton-on-Thames with a man named Mr Marshall. He started a barbershop above a men's tailors in the high street. The barbershop was named Marshalls
Mr Marshall sells Marshalls barbershop to a man named John Christie and renames the business Christies.
13th January 1975. This is where the business starts in it's current form
After working in salons in Central London as well as 2 years on the QE2, John (the current managing director) buys Christies barbershop from John Christie for the amount of £2500. This was his first venture into starting a business.
Over the years he expands the business from a barbershop into a unisex hair salon working with brands such Redken, Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent.
He had spent all his money in setting the business up (with him now even saying how he slept on the salon floor for 6 months) that he didn't have the funds to change the name. The success of the business and the following of loyal clients meant there was no viable reason to change the name - hence why we still keep the name.
The salon had 2 stylists, 1 junior and 2 cats called Ginge and JR.
On 19th April 1989 John moves his business to Addlestone (or the end of the world as it used to be called, due to all bus routes terminating there). The salon was a small salon at 155a Station Road and had 4 styling stations.
Christies moves location to next door at 155 Station Road. The salon had 7 stylists and worked with Kerastasse.
Christies moves up to the other end of the town at 58 Station Road.
Due to the new Addlestone development, 58 Station Road get demolished and we move to a larger salon at 92b Station Road.
The salon has 16 styling stations, 2 beauty rooms and a sunbed and has 15 members of staff working across the salon. We now work exclusivly with Aveda.