Nail are close to home for Sue Smith! Living above her new salon means she’s never too far from her passion. Recently re-ignited, Sue dove back into the world of nails, retraining and setting out to craft her perfect salon.
“I already owned a shop on the high street in Evesham, with my husband. Last year, the shop next door came up for rent. As I also live above the premises, I thought it would be perfect to open a nail bar and beauty salon! The premises was previously a sandwich shop, so I had to chance to completely change the space and designed exactly what I wanted. I tired to make the best use of the space.
Opening in April, Sue is already planning to expand in the next two year to a salon in Worcester and possibly Cheltenham – hoping to spread her nail passion and approach to customer care. “Our salon focuses on customer care,” Sue expands. “For example, our nail bar has charging ports for our client’s mobile phones and we open at the convenience of our clients, including late nights and weekends. We specialise in artwork and design and tell our clients that they can bring us any design or idea and we will create it on their nails for them. We also offer a loyalty scheme, with free treatments and discounts for our regular customers.
“I am undertaking one to one training with Kirsty Meakin in September and I am sure this will add to my skills so I can deliver a truly bespoke service to my clients. We like to think our salon offers a complete package where clients come for a few hours to be pampered and relax and leave looking beautiful and unique.”
The salon is were old meets new, according to Sue. “The house dates back to Tudor times so there are beautiful oak beams within the rooms and a wonderful stone fireplace which we wanted to make a feature of. The house once belonged to a doctor in the 1830s and, as a nod to him, we have a doctors filing cabinet in the fireplace. We call the ‘cabinet of dreams’ as it houses all our glitters and crystals! The decor itself is simple – plain white to compliments the beams, with some shabby chic items and neutral tones. All the doors are ledged and braced, and along with the skirting boards and floor, are made of solid oak.”
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