Angels of the North: BBC Three goes behind the scenes at successful hair salon
Staff Reporter | On 09, Nov 2019Reading time: 2 mins
BBC Three is going behind the scenes at a booming hair salon in new series Angels Of The North.
The eight-part reality show will give viewers an access-all-areas pass to Longlox, a real life ‘pre-party’ hair extensions super salon in Tyneside, documenting the highs and lows of its stylists.
The salon is owned by Sammyjo Pearson, 31, and managed by ‘Mamager’ Bev, alongside their Longlox Girls, a team of young, funny, talented and ambitious hair experts, all under the age of 23. Many people become hairdressers, but these stylists are learning that it takes a lot more to be a Longlox girl.
Made by Twenty Six 03 Entertainment, Angels Of The North gives a candid insight into all the action from the salon, as well as following the stylists after hours from bonding nights out to milestone purchases made from hard-earned wages. The Longlox family work hard, play hard and then work hard some more. The beating heart of the series is Sammyjo, who juggles her creative vision of making her salon the most Instagrammable in the north east, alongside managing her team’s fractious and hilarious relationships – not to mention her own turbulent love life. There’s never a dull day in the salon.
Sammyjo says: “It’s a dream come true to have my own super salon… and an even bigger dream to be on BBC Three with my ‘Mamager’ and my Longlox family. Can’t wait to see it!”
Antonia Hurford-Jones and Duncan Gray, Twenty Six 03 Entertainment Executive Producers, say: “Sammyjo, Bev and their young team are brilliant at what they do. They’re even more brilliant at making you love and laugh with them as they meet work and life head-on by The Tyne.”
Fiona Campbell, BBC Three Controller, says: “It’s hugely important that BBC Three showcases young lives from across the whole of the UK so we’re really glad that we are able to ‘highlight’ the story of this successful hair salon. Angels of the North promises to be a really aspirational, relatable series that features big characters with ambition and talent.”
Angels Of The North was commissioned by Kate Phillips, Controller Entertainment Commissioning and Fiona Campbell, Controller BBC Three. The Executive Producers for Twenty Six 03 Entertainment are Antonia Hurford-Jones and Duncan Gray, and series producer is Steve Earley.