Hair stylists show they can cut it on dance floor

D*Fine's Burlesque fund-raiser
D*Fine's Burlesque fund-raiser
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D*FINE Hair Studio stylists and friends transformed themselves into glamorous Burlesque dancers last Friday night as part of their annual fund-raising for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

The Howegate stylists had embarked on a week of lessons sassy cabaret-style at Sam Deans’ Studio in preparation for a showcase to raise money for the charity, in partnership with GHD.

Salon proprietor Denise Parker, whose shop has raised more than £17,000 for the cause over the past four years, told the Hawick News: “Myself, Mario and Kev had our first lesson with Sam last Monday and then we practised every night last week to do a Moulin Rouge routine for those who were coming along, and Sam also held a Burlesque dance for everyone beforehand.”

She added: “It was a huge success, really good fun. Doing our own routine felt weird but it went down really well.”

The salon staff are also planning a fund-raising quiz.

Our photo shows dance studio owner Sam Deans, Mario Taddei (Crystal Chandelier), Kev Sykes (Peaches Cortez), and Denise Parker (all front row) who performed Mouline Rouge, along with the rest of the Burlesque troupe on Friday night.