Looking for the best beauty salon in Manchester? If you’re looking for a personalised, friendly service, relaxing, calm atmosphere and professional treatments carried out to a very high-quality but don’t want to wind up bankrupt, The Beauty Beneath is for you! Some of you may remember me Tweeting about my new HD eyebrows for Vegas, now I’m boasting a fresh set of bright red Geleration nails that I cannot stop looking at, they are SO shiny. I was introduced to The Beauty Beneath Beauty Salon in Manchester by my Mum who always knows best and has been a regular client of Beauty Therapist Hayley Hayes for a while now. This week in our Dream Business series I’d like to introduce Hayley and her fabulous Beauty Salon.
1. Tell us a bit about your business? I’ve been my own boss for 5 years now and opened my Manchester Salon The Beauty Beneath 2years ago. The Beauty Beneath is in the heart of Manchester offering the best beauty treatments and product ranges. The treatments include Dermalogica facials, Jessica manicure & pedicures, GELeration nails, full body massages, deep tissue massage, fake bake tans, HD eyebrows, advanced intimate waxing, Hopi ear candles, tinting and DermaQuest resurfacing facials.
I’ve been a therapist for almost 15 years so feel 100% confident in every treatment I proceed. I’m very passionate about every treatment I do, love making clients feel good about themselves, love to de-stress people, love meeting new people and have always been a great listener! I offer a very personalised treatment to each individual.
2.What inspired you to start your business? I was often the most popular therapist in the salons I worked in. I always loved the idea of being my own boss and only using products I believed in. After years of working in salons earning money for big companies I started thinking about making money for myself, beauty therapists wages can be extremely low!
3. Whenever anybody hears about a young entrepreneur the first question is how did you get investment. Could you tell us a little about how you first began your business financially? And could you offer any advice to readers with dreams of beginning their own dream venture?
I was lucky enough that my Granddad helped me out in the beginning, however it didn’t take me long to pay him back! If there is a market for your business and you are passionate and hungry for it to do well, it will. It is the best thing I ever did starting my own business. It’s hard work and you will end up working longer and harder, but it’s all worth it in the end!
4. How do you see your business developing in 5years time? I’d love to expand the premises, be busy everyday of every week and employ therapists to help with the workload!
5. As an independent business woman what struggles do you face? If I need a holiday I don’t get paid! If I get too busy on certain days I have to turn people away 🙁
Be 100% committed to making it work. Definitely take the plunge and do it. Be prepared to not make much money at first. Be willing to work unsociable hours. Keep up to date with the latest treatments. Enjoy work and make it fun, most importantly, treat everyone fabulously!
If you’re in Manchester you simply must pay Hayley a visit!
38 John Dalton Street, M2 6LE Manchester, United Kingdom: 07891 129104
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