THE MUM of a Troon hairdresser who tragically died last week has hailed the incredible support shown for her amazing daughter.

Karen Adair, 41, suffered a brain haemor rhage on Monday, April 29 when she was out cutting the grass at her Kilmarnock home.

She worked in The Mane Man barbershop in Troon and the news of her passing left colleagues and family devastated.

Karen’s mum Edith Adair told the Ayr Advertiser Series:“She was amazing. An amazing person, best daughter, best friend. The amount of support, love and affection people have shown for this is just amazing.”

Edith last spoke to her daughter less than an hour before she collapsed in her garden.

Karen’s neighbour rushed out after his dog alerted him and immediately performed CPR. Paramedics arrived and managed to get her heart going again, but she could not be saved. She was taken to Crosshouse hospital where she was placed in an induced coma in the intensive care unit.

Edith said: “The doctors have been tremendous I cannot praise the ICU unit enough at Crosshouse Hospital.

We spent three days there, it was hard going, and she was in an induced coma.

“They showed real compassion and they treated Karen with the utmost respect. All the family and all the friends visited and they helped everyone, I have the highest praise for them.”

Karen began her career as a hairdresser before moving on to barbering.

Edith added: “She decided to do the male side of it and get trained up as a barber.

She loved her job. When she went to The Mane Man, she absolutely adored it. She loved working with those girls.”

The Mane Man barbers announced the tragic news on Wednesday May 1 on their social media page leading to tributes flowing in from customers.

Colleague Caroline McNeill said: “We’re a very close knit family a lot of us have worked her together for 15 years.

When Karen came in two years ago it felt like she was the missing jigsaw piece, she was an amazing girl.”

The salon closed from Tuesday to Friday last week and when it re-opened customers flocked to pay their respects.

One customer of Karen’s, Rhys, paid a special tribute to her after she helped him and fr iends raise £2,896 for Ayrshire Cancer Support by shaving their heads.

Rhys added: “Raising the money wouldn’t have been possible without Karen. She cut our hair every week. She was always full of laughs with toddlers, teens and older customers.”

Aside from cutting hair, Karen was a massive Rangers fan.

Edith said: “The girls took her to Ibrox for her 40th last year. She loved celebrating that and just had a big party.”

Last week, Rangers fans came together to organise a special tribute for her, after her son Liam asked them to let off balloons and give her applause on the 41st minute of Rangers upcoming league match against Kilmarnock on May 19.

Edith added: “ I bought myself a ticket, because of the way it’s gone viral over the internet. It’s been great to see it, and see some of the beautiful tributes to Karen.

“She deserves all of it.”