In loving memory of our Dear Maddy
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One of the hardest pills to swallow when our Maddy grew her angel wings was realising her book had closed, yet there was still so much story to read…you know that one you can’t put down and really don’t want to end? That one.
Maddy joined our team at the age of 14. Whilst still at school she was desperate to get involved in salon life so would often come for a few hours in the evenings to help out. Weather that be washing hair, making tea, no job was ever to much for Mads.
It’s really hard to believe that our first working day with Mads she was so quiet tucked in the corner of the staff room, we walked straight past her! She had the cheekiest little grin and we just remember her saying a very meek and mild “hi” … well how that quickly changed!
Mads arrived with her beautiful face looking like butter wouldn’t melt, we turned her from a sweet, shy, girl, to a lipstick & locks rascal!!
As the days went on, we peeled away each layer of shyness and she became the funniest, sassiest, most sociable butterfly you ever did see.
From going out out on her fake ID, to thieving the house plants from Station Road after a bottomless brunch. What a character she’d become.
I think we would all agree the minute she’d turned into a brunette another layer of sass was added to the mix, she really was set to conquer the world & take no nonsense From anyone.
Everyone must think we are crazy for saying one of Maddy’s favourite places to be was work, but truly it was. Once college decided she could no longer work 12 hour days she was gutted & said to Megan “Please let me still work them, I won’t tell anyone'. However, following this she began split shifts with Anais, if she was on a 9-3 you best believe most of the time she’d still stay till 9pm. Or if she started at 3pm she’d get there at 9am because she had “college work to do”, when really she just wanted to be with us and my goodness how lucky we are to have spent all those extra seconds with her.
Whatever the weather Maddy would turn up for work, whether she was poorly, hung over, or lost her shoes, this girl would be there. On one occasion she went to a friends party and arrived to work the next morning missing a shoe, so in true L&L style, Abi made her pay the price and she spent half the day in oversized golf shoes, followed by some sheep printed granny slippers - knowing how glamourous Maddy always was you can imagine that was her worst nightmare, but in true Maddy style she owned it for the day.
It really is amazing that at the age of 17 Maddy had created such a name for herself at the salon, and had a full repeat clientele, of whom also became her friends. These people also got to see Maddy burst out of her shell. Maddy went From being nervous and extremely timid, worrying about pulling someone’s hair too hard, to whacking our member Jenny on the head with a hairbrush for not sitting still enough during her blow dry, that girl certainly found her confidence!
No words will ever be enough to describe just how much Maddy truly meant to us. We make a promise to forever keep her dreams alive and fulfill every plan she had made. (Even if that does mean getting our stylist Beth on a paddle board).
Heartbreakingly, somehow we are going to have to have to come to terms with the fact that we can no longer make memories with Mads or see her beautiful, irreplaceable smile. We will have to learn to take comfort from the amazing memories we made they will sit so close to our hearts forever.
We will attend an annual fundraiser in Maddy’s honour, to raise money for ‘CRY’ charity - organised by Kelly & those who loved her dearest . By raising money for this charity it will help towards funding heart screening days to detect any abnormal heart problems within children & adults. If we can help prevent this from happening to anyone else, that is a small positive we can take from all of this.
‘Those special memories of you will always bring a smile, if only we could have you back for just a little while. Then we could sit and talk again, like we all used to do, you always meant so very much, and always will do too. The fact that you’re no longer here will always cause us pain, but you’re forever in our hearts, until we meet again’.
An Angel who truly walked the earth & imprinted so many hearts.
Maddy Beau Campbell 19th April 2004 - 14th September 2021.