Monthly Archives: March 2011

Southport businesswoman opens third beauty spa

Despite many businesses and shops closing in the wake of the recession, a mother-of-two from Southport in Merseyside is bucking the trend and opening her third beauty spa. Kate Harrison, 28, opened her first salon in Southport when she was … Continue reading

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The top six salon flaws that customers hate…and how to avoid them pt.2

Some salon owners complain that they aren’t getting the business they feel they deserve, but they can’t understand why. The answer could be in a mistake you’ve made in the design, decoration or maintenance of your salon, one that is … Continue reading

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The top six salon flaws that customers hate…and how to avoid them pt.1

You may not realise it, but the smallest flaws and imperfections in your salon can be extremely off-putting to your clients. Of course, it goes without saying that the huge, glaring problems can drive potential customers away too. The following … Continue reading

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First purpose-built spa in England for 20 years

Lifehouse in Essex is a countryside spa with a difference. Set in 130 acres of fields and woodland, 12 acres of gardens, with seven lakes and their associated waterways, the spa is on the site of Thorpe Hall which was … Continue reading

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Interior design trends for 2011

Give your salon a makeover by changing colour and accessories to complement your existing salon furniture and transform the look and feel of the place. See if the trends below spark your imagination. 1. Modesty – efficiency of space and … Continue reading

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Subterranean Victorian Baths crossed with New York Cool

Conrad Blandford has swapped Manhattan sophistication for Sheffield’s vibrant Devonshire Quarter, and in the process has created a hair salon with a difference. His nine years spent in the Big Apple while managing Charles Worthington’s salon in Manhattan obviously left … Continue reading

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Southport beauty spa reopens after fire

A popular beauty spa in the Merseyside town of Southport has reopened its doors to the public following a serious fire which caused thousands of pounds in damage to salon equipment and spa facilities. The Portland Hall Spa went up … Continue reading

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Creating a Zen-inspired salon space

The ultimate aim for many hair salon and beauty spa designers is to create a blissfully relaxing, calming space. Clients should feel that they can escape the stresses of the outside world, surrendering themselves to luxury and pampering. To turn … Continue reading

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Medmenham spa wins prestigious health and wellbeing award

A luxurious spa in Medmenham, Buckinghamshire, has been awarded a prestigious accolade from one of the top health and well-being magazines in the UK. In a round-up of the best health, beauty and well-being spas in the world, Natural Health … Continue reading

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Complement your classic design

Our last article gave advice on how to choose a salon design concept with longevity, with the emphasis on a classic and timeless base complemented with current and fashionable décor. Following the same lines of this approach, here are some … Continue reading

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