BBC Three is going behind the scenes of a “‘pre-party’ hair extensions super salon” in Tyneside for a new 8 part series.
Angels of the North will feature Longlox and the highs and lows of its young team of stylists.
“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,” said Fiona Campbell, BBC Three Controller.
It’s being made by Twenty Six 03 Entertainment and will premiere on BBC iPlayer.
The salon is owned by 31-year-old Sammyjo Pearson, and managed by ‘Mamager’ Bev, alongside the “Longlox Girls”, a team of hair experts, all under the age of 23.
“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,” added Antonia Hurford-Jones and Duncan Gray, Twenty Six 03 Entertainment Executive Producers.
The series will look at life at the salon and the after-hours nights out. At the centre is Sammyjo, who’s hoping to make the salon the most Instagrammable in the north east.
“Viewers of BBC Three will recognise their own experiences of working as part of a team and having hopes and dreams of one day being the boss in the characters they meet at Longlox,” said Rachel Ashdown, BBC Commissioning Editor.