Loads of people have asked me what it means and where it comes from. But the truth is I just liked the word Fray.
I wanted something short and snappy, because that’s what most modern and funky businesses do. I strongly considered Chya, but we worried that people might mis-pronounce it.
It just definitely had to be something which didn’t already exist (at least in the UK). I wanted some individuality not just on Market Street in Hoylake, but on Facebook, Instagram and with my website; there were no other Fray Hairs around.
But when I thought about it, “Fray” was more apt than I’d realised. For three reasons…
- A “Fray” is a battle, and with so many other hairdressers and beauty salons in Hoylake, I need to be up for the fight!
- “Frayed” means rough around the edges, and as you can see from our photos, our look is more raw and stripped back than uber-glam.
- It has the same initial as my surname Farrington.
So there you have it, the story of Fray.