Wow, its three years since we opened our doors and welcomed our first customers, of which many are still with us, it has been an adventure and at times a little sadness. We are so proud to have journeyed with some wonderful people on the way. As we celebrate this anniversary, we look back on our past three years.
A romantic start
It all started on an island in the Ionian Sea, where Glynn and I spent our honeymoon, talking of our future together, He as a hairdresser, and I as a beautician, it seemed that the answer was to have a salon of our own and so, we hatched our plan. That was in July and a chance drive past Eccesall road, we saw that no. 611 was available for rent. It looked perfect, great location, good size and ready for adaptation to a salon.
We started inquiries and found the property owners very amenable, so we got things underway. As we had planned all this on our Honeymoon, it seemed right to open on the most romantic of days, Valentine’s Day. It was the 13th of Feb 2014, the builders finished at 5:30pm! Luckily, we had friends and family, we all got stuck in to set up for the clients arriving the next day.
The next morning, we realised we had forgotten a few things, like electricity! A quick phone call round to get a supplier, then we discover we had no float, and there were no magazines and we did not even know how to take card payments! The list was endless, but then so were the laughs.
A pinch of sadness
Since then we have had one incident with our window that got broken, just before Christmas 2014. We had just decorated for the season, and even put a lovely tree sticker on the window, with snow. Came to work one morning to see it in pieces, our hearts sank at the mindless vandalism. That day though was one of the busiest in our history, and we got the whole of Eccesall road talking about it, plus the unseen benefit of free advertising!
One thing that also cheered us up was the acquisition of Bosley and Buster, who as puppies were regulars in the salon. We got them in the January after the window incident. Nowadays, they are still with us; however, they do not stay at the salon.
Here we are still
3 years down the line, I am now Dermalogica expert, 1 of only 2 in Sheffield. We have a lot of regular clients and look forward to the ones we are yet to meet. Glynn still rocking it out; and has many very happy customers. The business is established and we are now looking for new recruits to the team. So if you’d like to join our team, give us a call.