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Your tributes to popular Attleborough hairdresser Darren Wright who died at his salon

PUBLISHED: 08:49 21 April 2018 | UPDATED: 08:49 21 April 2018

Picture: Denise Bradley

Picture: Denise Bradley

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Customers of a popular hairdresser who died in his salon have spoken of their devastation as the “sad loss of a wonderful man”.

Picture: Denise BradleyPicture: Denise Bradley

Darren Wright had been cutting hair in Attleborough since August 2004, having previously worked at major stage events such as The Clothes Show and Salon International.

His death came after police were called to his Salonfx premises in Edenside Drive, Attleborough at around 9pm on Tuesday, April 17 following concerns that had been raised for someone’s safety.

A Norfolk police spokesman said: “A male was declared deceased at the scene. There are no suspicious circumstances.”

Since then tributes have poured in for a man who was seen by many of his clients not just as a hairdresser, but a friend.

Picture: Denise BradleyPicture: Denise Bradley

Rachel Harvey said: “I am shocked to hear of the sad loss of a wonderful man. He was my hairdresser for the last few years. And sorted my hair out all the time.

“You will be sadly missed. You were a fanatic artist within the hairdressing trade.

“My love and best wishes go to all of Darren’s family and close friends. My thoughts are with you all.”

Barbara Margerison said: “Darren has been cutting my hair ever since he arrived in Attleborough in 2004. Even when I moved to Norwich I continued going to his salon.

“He was an amazing man who listened to me, advised me and saw me through good and bad times. I didn’t see him as a hairdresser but a fantastic friend.”

Jean Berrigan said: “On learning that you had left this earth I was bereft.

“A quiet and gentle man, skilful with his art - you were so appreciated.

“You were simply the best hairdresser. The depth of sorrow I have as a customer must be magnified a million times for your family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. You are irreplaceable.”

Mandy Richards said: “I have known Darren for about six years and he was such a great guy and so friendly.

“The regular banter that we had together was brilliant. An all-round nice and funny person. He will be sadly missed.”

Pamela Mansfield said: “I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Darren’s untimely death.

“Myself and my children have been having our hair done at Darren’s salon for five years and he not only gave me my self confidence back but encouraged me to seek advice on getting my young daughter into hair modelling.

“He was a kind, funny, wonderful man and he will be missed greatly.”

Pam Smith said: “Can’t believe this terrible news. Moved to Attleborough three years ago from the south coast and been a client ever since.

“A lovely genuine guy and a great stylist. What a sad loss.”

In a video on his website, Mr Wright spoke of a desire to bring a “fresh, city approach to the hairdressing industry in Attleborough” when he arrived 14 years ago and his aim to provide a “good, honest service”.

He added: “When I first began cutting hair, I realised that by cutting someone’s hair you really were changing the way they looked.

“You found that if you did that job right, how happy you made that individual feel.”

Did you know Darren Wright? Would you like to pay tribute to him? If so, email andrew.papworth@archant.co.uk

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