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You can cuddle puppies while getting pampered at this Norwich salon

PUBLISHED: 07:44 16 May 2018 | UPDATED: 09:44 16 May 2018

Lauren Barratt and her Poochon puppies, Henry and Bertie. Photo: Stone Hairdressing

Lauren Barratt and her Poochon puppies, Henry and Bertie. Photo: Stone Hairdressing

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A Norfolk hairdresser is bringing joy to the people of Norwich through hair styling and puppies.

Henry and Bertie in their own area at Stone Hairdressing in Norwich. Photo: Lauren BarrattHenry and Bertie in their own area at Stone Hairdressing in Norwich. Photo: Lauren Barratt

After discovering a cat cafe, where people could cuddle cats while sipping cappuccinos, Lauren Barratt from Brooke was inspired to start her own animal-related business.

Instead of a cat-themed venture, the 38-year-old decided to bring her dogs to work and launched a puppy salon on Wensum Street in Norwich.

Stone Hairdressing opened in 2016 and is a hit with customers who can’t get enough of Mrs Barratt’s adorable Poochon puppies, Henry and Bertie.

“I love my job and I love my dogs but if I didn’t bring them to work, I wouldn’t be able to have them,” said Mrs Barratt.

“They’re Poochons, which is a cross between a Bichon Frise and a Miniature Poodle. They’re great because they barely shed and are hypoallergenic.

“In the salon they have their own area, it’s very cosy, filled with toys, but also hidden enough that they can snooze.”

She added: “It’s a total joy to have them at work, and not just for me - they sit in the window and passers by smile, tap the glass and come in to met them. They’re so gentle and playful, it’s great for them too.”

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