A little more about Flowline

The Journey of Flowline and Nicky Mowberry

I have been passionate about haridressing for years and love the process making my clients look and feel fabulous.

Ratchford Ltd was established in August 1973 and opened as a hair salon called Junes in Ickenham village. The owners of the business were Ronnie and Luigi, a lady named Wendy {mum} worked there as part of the team in the 80: s.

During the mid-1980 the name of the salon was changed to Flowline, as it is still known today, a 17-year-old named Nikki Mowberry whom had attended Vyners school in Ickenham and been a local girl for most of her life started working at Flowline as a junior in April 1988 whist still training at the London college of fashion in oxford circus, she was fortunate to have been able to get on the youth training scheme and had another year to complete, before becoming a junior stylist.

Nikki continued to be an employee until she entered into a business partnership at the salon with Ronnie, and then went onto becoming a company director and owner of the business in in April 1998 at the age of 27.

In 2002 Nikki joined the team and   19 years on is still loyalty working at Flowline in 2011 sue started working at Flowline and 10 years on is still also working at flowline again showing loyalty and as of today the team share and bring between them over a hundred years wealth of knowledge and experience to the hairdressing industry.

In March 2020 when the covid pandemic struck the salon was forced into a lockdown Nikki and her team made plans for the salon and worked behind the scenes remotely, taking into consideration the government covid guidelines, this was an opportunity to re-evaluate new hygiene measures and change some of the interior to provide a safer and cleaner working environment which would benefit the team and the clients on their return to the salon.

Having addressed the interior designs when the team had returned back to work nikki decided in July 2021 to update and freshen the exterior of the salon, keeping with the heritage theme of the property.

Although over the years Ickenham has introduced new shops and has become more developed, it still has that sleepy village atmosphere with its quaint charm and community spirit. The neighbouring businesses whom have been trading for many years have been not only a great support to Flowline during the pandemic but have become Nikkis friends sharing ideas and advice along the way. The local people have shown loyalty and support and have helped to keep not only Flowline trading but to keep the village alive and welcoming to all who may just visit or reside here.

Nicky Mowberry

Nicky Flowline
Flowline Hair Salon