You loved this idea for cancer sufferers in Hartlepool

Sue Leonard of Tres Chic.
Picture by Jane Coltman
Sue Leonard of Tres Chic. Picture by Jane Coltman

A Hartlepool woman has won massive praise for her new business idea of a wig salon to help cancer sufferers.

More than 13,000 Hartlepool Mail followers read the online story of Sue Leonard, 62, who is planning to open Tres Chic at the Hartlepool Enterprise Centre, in Brougham Terrace.

It is a fantastic idea for women suffering alopecia etc and those going through chemo. This would be an amazing boost to their confidence especially if was special occasion

Anouska Lily Dobie

They took to Facebook to hail it as “a brilliant idea”.

Anouska Lily Dobie described it as “a fantastic idea for women suffering alopecia etc and those going through chemo. This would be an amazing boost to their confidence especially if it was a special occasion.”

She especially welcomed Sue’s idea because of her plans for a full consultation, matching and fitting service, and said: “That makes lot of difference to how it looks.”

She described the idea as “bang on trend for anyone who has thin or no hair to wear wigs”.

Mail Facebook followers called for local groups to spread the word about the service.

Nicola Willingham described Tres Chic’s wig salon as a “brilliant idea, much needed in Hartlepool”, while Millicent Harrower wished Sue well and said: “Great idea, very much needed.”

Amy Pickering commented: “Well done Susan”, while Yvonne Innes added: “Awesome lady.”

Sue worked in the NHS for nearly 30 years, in the Hartlepool and North Tees areas. She was a rheumatology specialist nurse for 13 years and a nurse prescriber.

Now she is putting her skills to a new use with Tres Chic, which has two main sections to the business.

One will be a wig salon and the other an aesthetics salon, with treatments such as lip enhancements and cheek augmentation.