Owning a salon has always been the life dream of Magda Deaconescu.

Now at the age of 38 and with two kids in tow, she will finally get to achieve that goal when Just Cuts opens later this month in the Southside Shopping Centre.

“Ask any mum, work-life balance is really important but now my girls are a bit older, I’ve realised the time had come to chase one of my dreams," she said.

"Just Cuts is the southern hemisphere’s largest hairdressing brand, so when I found out they wanted to expand across the UK, I sent a message to them.

"I instantly fell in love with their family-friendly philosophy and had a gut feeling that joining forces with them was the right move for me.”

Although well know Down Under in Australia and New Zealand, this will be only the second Just Cuts to open in the UK.

The founder of the company, Denis McFadden, is thrilled to be bringing the brand to Wandsworth.

“I consider London to be the world centre for hair fashion, so coming over here is a proud moment for the whole Just Cuts team.

"In the past, we’ve had many British backpackers travel to Australia and New Zealand seeking work in our salons.

"When the time comes for them to depart, they ask: ‘When will Just Cuts be coming to the UK?'

"Wandsworth is the continuation of our UK story and we’re grateful to be part of making Magda’s dreams come true.”