IT has been an uncertain time for businesses during the lockdown - not least for Noggi's Hairdressing salon.

The salon, which was based on Bank Street in Bolton for more than a decade, was set to move into its new premises into a unit at the Total Fitness building on Waters Meeting Road in April.

But then the lockdown was implemented and the salon was unable to trade.

The Government has now lifted restrictions which allows hair salons to reopen from tomorrow, Saturday, and Noggi's cannot wait to welcome customers back from Monday.

Despite the financial impact on the firm – which has been supported by the furlough scheme – its unit has been given a makeover with new equipment fitted in the past few months.

Noggi, 51, is the hair stylist with more than 35 years in the trade, while business partner Sophie Patel, 51, takes care of the running of the salon and will be doing beauty treatments when the Government give the green light for these services to resume.

Sophie, who has 25 years of beautician experience, said: "We have got a lot of footfall near the premises we are at now and when it came it up we liked it.

"We were supposed to be open in the new premises on April 1 but then the lockdown happened while we were in the process of having the building work done.

"It has been three months in the making for us to open - it's been a long time coming and we are really pleased it is here now.

"We are booked up until September and have had messages from my beauty clients so we have a waiting list set up.

"We are looking forward to seeing all our lovely clients and new clients."

Sophie, who is hoping for a date to be set soon on when beauty treatments can return, also emphasised that the salon, which celebrated its 11th birthday recently, is committed to making it as safe a place as possible, including the introduction of a strict cleaning regime.