Tom returns to Shrewsbury after Oz adventure

A year-long adventure around the cities of Australia could not compete with the attractions of Shrewsbury for hairdresser Tom Davies.

Tom, who is 24, left his job at Toni & Guy in Castle Street at the end of the summer for the trip of a lifetime.

He intended to spend 12 months travelling around Australia, starting in Sydney, but instead pined his home town so much he returned after only eight weeks.

“Australia is an amazing country and I enjoyed my time there but I just missed Shrewsbury and hairdressing and my clients,” explained Tom, who has been a hairdresser for eight years and is now style director at Toni & Guy Shrewsbury, as well as being a salon assessor and teacher.

“There is something about this town which is so warm and friendly that I wanted to come back after only a few weeks.

“I’m glad I made the decision as everyone has welcomed me with open my arms. My boss Gavin Pulham has even promoted me to style director!” he said.

Gavin added: “I was sorry to see Tom leave as he is a such a talented hairdresser so when he told me he was missing Shrewsbury and the salon of course I said he could return – it’s great to have him back with the team here.”