TRIBUTES have poured in for an “inspirational” hairdresser who has passed away following a brave fight against cancer.

Diane Sadeghi, who owned Hair Moda in Weymouth, sadly died on August 9 aged 59 following a nine-year battle with breast cancer.

Her husband Hooman, 56, said losing Diane, who was a well-known hairdresser in the town, will leave a huge void.

“She has always wanted to deliver the best in everything and that’s why she was so successful and loved,” he said.

“She was a true icon of this town and it is difficult for icons to be replaced. There will be something missing in Weymouth now.”

Diane’s son Theo, 17, said she loved to make other people happy.

He said: “Mum built a connection with people as a hairdresser, that’s why she left a mark on so many people.

“I look back and smile at memories that will last a lifetime when I think of her, she makes us all smile at just the thought of her.

“Never failing to find the light in the dark, everything that was dull had a surprise to it

“She couldn’t give a chore without having a reward for it, she was the biggest giver of all.

“She loved putting smiles on our faces by treating us non stop, for nothing, but I think seeing anyone else’s smiles after a gift is what made her smile.

“She loved making others happy.”

Diane, who lived in Weymouth, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010.

Throughout her battle against the disease, Theo held fundraising events for the Fortuneswell Unit at Dorset County Hospital and Weldmar Hospicecare, who helped care for Diane.

Theo said: “We wanted to do a thank you for what they did for my mum but also for all the other people they help.

“They kept my mum going for so long and kept that smile on her face.”

The team at Hair Moda put together a touching tribute to Diane, who owned the salon for more than 30 years.

It said: “Diane was the most inspirational lady we all knew, no amount of words will ever be enough to describe how much of a big personality she was and the amount of passion she had for HairModa.

“She put her heart and soul into it and even though she left a massive void.

“We will strive to keep the salon going with the same passion and professionalism she would’ve loved.

“Diane will be deeply missed by all that knew and loved her.”

Diane’s close friend Alison Thomas praised her bravery to keep battling on despite her ill health.

“Diane’s illness was ongoing for many years but she never lost her sense of humour even on the darkest days,” she said.

“She never lost her style and pazzaz, with or without her hair and makeup was applied even when she felt rubbish.

“She was one of the bravest people I have ever come across.

“Her loyalty was never ending and always there for you no matter how she was feeling.

“Diane will never be replaced but live on in many hearts forever.”