Yattendon beauty salon gets fresh new look

Calmingales Beauty salon in Yattendon is now based at a new and refurbished premises.

The business, which started six years ago as the Adam & Eve Hair Salon, has seen its clientele grow to the point that it needed an expansion into new premises (formerly The Wine Man).

The salon continues to specialise in CACI non-surgical face lifts for both men and women, microdermabrasion and skin calm treatment using red and blue LED light therapy for those with more problematic skin.

Millie Hibbs, Gemma Waller, Lisa Griffiths and Hayley Fidler
Millie Hibbs, Gemma Waller, Lisa Griffiths and Hayley Fidler

“Our aim remains the same as it has always been; to create a spa like experience in a private, calm and relaxing setting,” said owner, Gemma Waller, who trained at The London School of Beauty.

“The feedback so far has been very positive and with our four treatment rooms, we are excited about the future.

Calmingales new salon facilities in Yattendon
Calmingales new salon facilities in Yattendon
Calmingales new salon facilities in Yattendon
Calmingales new salon facilities in Yattendon

The salon welcomed customers for its opening ceremony on November 17, 2022, serving drinks and mince pies over the course of the evening.

“Our opening event went really well,” she added.

“We also provide our popular range of relaxing and skin enhancing decleor facials, along with an array of massage treatments to ease those tense areas or just to help you relax and unwind.

“Of course, we continue to offer all our usual beauty maintenance treatments including regular and gel manicures and pedicures, waxing, tinting and much more.

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Calmingales new salon facilities in Yattendon
Calmingales new salon facilities in Yattendon
Calmingales new salon facilities in Yattendon

“Calmingales can also create individual, bespoke treatment packages for you or a small group.

“We look forward to welcoming you soon at our new location at Unit 12 in Home Farm Industrial Estate,

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The 7 most Instagrammable UK beauty salons

7 of the most Instagrammable beauty salons in the UK

It’s no secret that a strong social media presence is key to a successful beauty business in the 21st century, but it’s not just your business’s account that matters.

Creating a space clients want to share on their own social media channels is one of the best ways to create brand awareness and promote your business for free as your clients create stories and content from their salon visits.

Here are some of the most Instagrammable beauty salons in the UK for you to get major salon inspiration from…

Blend Make-up and Beauty
Where? 88 St James Way, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 5HF
Instagram: @blendmakeuplondon

Blend Make-up and Beauty

First launched in 2015 and running from a converted garage, the make-up, beauty and hair salon quickly grew. Now, Blend has expanded into all areas of hair and beauty, as well as launching its own make-up and beauty academy.

The Blow Lounge
Where? 18 Adelaide Row, Seaham, County Durham, SR7 7EF
Instagram: @theblowloungehq

The Blow Lounge

With three beauty rooms, a nail bar and pedicure area, spray tan booth, two beauty stations and three hair stations, and even a mini children’s salon, “The Pamper Hut”, The Blow Lounge is a one-stop shop for all things beauty in the North East.

The Clinic at Holland Park
Where? 142, Holland Park Avenue, London, W11 4UE
Instagram: @theclinichollandpark

The Clinic at Holland Park

Launched by AllBright co-founder Debbie Wosskow OBE and her husband, consultant oculoplastic surgeon Richard Scawn, in November 2021, The Clinic at Holland Park soon became one of London’s most Instagrammed beauty destinations, thanks to the input of interior design company Happy Place.

Glitterbels Salon
Where? Lower Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 2RH
Instagram: @glitterbels.training.academy


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Bespoke Hair and Beauty in Barrow to shut after years of trade

Bespoke Hair and Beauty in Barrow will be shutting up shop in Crellin Street, it has been announced.

The salon will be permanently closed as Bespoke Hair and Beauty from March 1.

Owner Becca Davies has run the business for the last six years and said she would be ‘forever grateful’ for the public support.

In a post shared online, she said: “It is with a smile on my face that I make this announcement after lots of consideration I have decided to close Bespoke Hair Salon.

“Last year I began the biggest role in my life being a mother and quickly realised this is where my heart lies and where I need to be.

“Working two days a week within my own business is not giving the salon the best of me and I’m not one for doing things by halves.

“I’ve had some wonderful years owning the salon since 2017 and will be forever grateful for the support Bespoke has received by the public.”

Owners hinted there may be plans for the salon in the near future which are yet to be announced.

Becca said: “The salon has a bright future ahead of it yet to be announced in the near future which I could not be happier for.

“I will be continuing my hairdressing journey with the wonderful team at Coco Hair and Beauty, Barrow located on Dalton Road from March 1.

“Jennie Hargreaves will be working from Zest Hair and Beauty located on Bowness Road, Barrow from March 1

“Once again thank you to all the clients that have supported Bespoke’s journey the past six years – I will be forever grateful.”

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Robyn Lee Watson from South Lakes Salon talks about ASD

Robyn Lee Watson opened her first salon in 2019 and has trained with some of the industry’s biggest brands – but now she is sharing her unique success story to reassure aspiring hairdressers that nothing can hold you back.

Robyn runs a salon specialising in hair cutting, colouring and bridal styling as well as beauty and relaxation called The South Lakes Salon at 127 Station Road, Cark.

Robyn, aged 33, is opening up about her recent ASD diagnosis and how she managed her business the years before while navigating the symptoms that are often stigmatised.

Robyn was finally diagnosed with ASD after feeling different her whole life.

Despite many mental health interventions it took a well-trained psychologist to link all her symptoms together, which led to an assessment over 12 months to confirm Autism Spectrum Disorder.

After her diagnosis, Robyn has changed the way she runs her business to help manage the symptoms of ASD and maintain a sense of well-being by being more structured.

“It’s 100% all in the planning,” she said.

“I opened my first salon at 21 because I always wanted my own place, somewhere to nurture and make a success.

 “I started hairdressing straight from school and worked in a few well-known salons which enabled me to travel across the globe to Australia to work. Eventually I came home to open my own business in 2016 and started forming a professional relationship with Salon Promotions.

“There definitely is a stigma in the industry when it comes to ASD in that people think the two just don’t go hand in hand. I know the stigma goes so much further than our industry but I would love to educate people within the salon sector not only on ASD but on improving mental health as well. We

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Worcester hairdressers Tone shortlisted for UK Hair and Beauty awards

Gizem Sydney, who owns Tone on Pump Street said she is over the moon when she heard she had become a finalist in the extensionist of the year category. 

Miss Sydney, age 29, said: “My whole life I wanted to go to university, and then all of a sudden I woke up and I changed my mind.

“I decided I didn’t want to be in education anymore. 

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“I decided to go into the beauty industry because it makes everybody, not just women, feel confident about themselves. 

“We are more than just hair stylists. Our clients offload their problems onto us and it is like being a therapist.

“It would be phenomenal to win, especially after we’ve just opened in October. 

“It would be amazing to win best in the area, let alone best in the UK.”

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Miss Sydney, who is originally from Droitwich, said she has been in the hair and beauty industry for 14 years.

She has been doing hair extensions for the past ten years – which is where she said her true passion lies.  

“I’m not one of those hair stylists who does wild hairstyles, I do everyday glam,” she added.

“Everyone is so image-conscious and everyone wants to look good.

“I create hairstyles that look like seamless effort without doing any work.”

Worcester News: Gizem Sydney, owner of Tone on Pump Street, specialises in hair extensions Gizem Sydney, owner of Tone on Pump Street, specialises in hair extensions (Image: Instagram/ This is Tone UK)

The hair stylist previously used to

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Rhyl woman ‘can’t wait’ to open her first beauty salon in Kinmel Bay

Annamarie Allen will embark on her first business venture when “AMA Total Beauty” begins trading on Monday (February 20).

Her salon will be based on St Asaph Avenue, at the site previously occupied by “Gossip Girl Beauty Salon”, which closed last week.


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A celebratory “open day” will also be held tomorrow afternoon (February 18), from 2-6pm.

Annamarie, who has worked in the industry for nearly one year, said: “It’s just an investment for my family; for my daughter.

“It’s the first salon I’ve owned – I can’t wait! If it works, there’s a big wide world out there!

“It’s a whole new salon – Gossip Girl was gutted inside, so it’s got a whole new look. The new signage is going in today!

“I’ve known Alisha (Seddon, Gossip Girl owner) for a long time, so I know the sort of things they did.

“We’re doing an open day on Saturday, where people can come in and have a look at the salon, have a glass of Prosecco, and celebrate the launch with us.”

Gossip Girl confirmed its closure last month which, in a post on its Facebook page, it said was due to financial constraints.

It had been operating for more than two years prior to shutting its doors earlier this month.

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Meet The Salon Owner: Self Love Salon in St Helens

The business opened on Baldwin Street in St Helens five years ago with Claire Jones in charge and it’s gone from strength to strength, offering different therapies and treatments to their clients.

Here 4o-year-old Claire tells us why she wanted to open her own business, what the inspiration was behind Self Love Salon and what plans she has for the future.

If you would like to appear in our Meet The Salon Feature, email [email protected]

All the colours of the rainbow

All the colours of the rainbow

What’s the name of the salon/business?

Self Love Salon

What’s the address?

23a Baldwin Street, St Helens

Are you the owner/manager?

I’m the owner of the salon.

How many employees do you have?

I have one employee and three others who are self-employed.

When did you open the salon?

I opened five years ago in May.

Self Love Salon opened on Baldwin Street in St Helens five years ago

Self Love Salon opened on Baldwin Street in St Helens five years ago

Are you local to the area? Did you grow up here?


Tell me a bit about your salon/business

We are a holistic hair salon and we believe in promoting inner beauty just as much as outer beauty. The salon was born from my own struggles with mental health and learning to love and appreciate myself more by using holistic elements such as aromatherapy, reiki and crystals. These elements are incorporated into the salon as a way of introducing clients to different therapies. We pride ourselves in being a sustainable salon.


The traditional barbershop treating men like gentlemen

Goregous, glossy waves

Goregous, glossy waves

What do you do? What services do you provide?

We provide all hair services such as cutting and colouring as well as bridal appointments. We also offer beauty treatments as well as massages, reflexology and reiki. We can provide specialist skin treatments such as dermaplaning.

Why did

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Lady Du expresses excitement about her beauty salon

Rhyl woman celebrates opening new beauty salon in Kinmel Bay

Annamarie Allen began her first business venture when “AMA Total Beauty” started trading yesterday (February 20).

Her salon is based on St Asaph Avenue, at the site previously occupied by “Gossip Girl Beauty Salon”, which closed earlier this month.

An open day on Saturday (February 18) also proved a great success for Annamarie, who has worked in the industry for nearly one year.


Rhyl woman ‘can’t wait’ to open her first beauty salon in Kinmel Bay

She said: “It went absolutely incredibly; so much better than we thought it would.

“We had people pop in randomly, who had seen the newspaper article, and they booked treatments, which was great.

“Yesterday was phenomenal; again, lots of people just walked in for treatments. It was so good; the atmosphere in Saturday was electric; like something I’ve never seen before.

“Everybody was saying how beautiful the salon looked, and how well we’d done to get it ready in such a short space of time. We did it all in eight days.

“Just seeing the place full was my highlight. To take a step back and think: ‘That’s my salon; I’ve pulled it off’. It really was quite overwhelming; I didn’t want to lock up!

“It was so nice that people just came along and supported us; I can’t thank them enough for doing that.”

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AMA Total Beauty is open from Monday through to Saturday, from 9am until late each day.

For more information on the services provided at Annamarie’s salon, visit AMA Total Beauty’s Facebook page.

Gossip Girl confirmed its closure last month which, in a post on its Facebook page, it said was due to financial constraints.

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Refugee’s success after settling into role at Chloe’s Beauty, Carlisle

Nataalia Stych, a refugee from Ukraine now living in Carlisle, started working at Chloe’s Beauty in November 2022.

The salon is owned by Chloe Warton, who discovered Nataalia’s talents through a customer.

She said: “I had a client who was also from Ukraine, and she came in with me for a treatment, she had these amazing nails. I said, ‘your nails are nice who did them?’.

“She said it was one of the Ukrainian girls who did them, but she was just doing them from where she was living, but that she was looking for a job.

“I asked her to give me her number to arrange a meeting, and she came in and did my nails.

“She’s amazing, a completely different standard.

“When she left Ukraine she worked in Poland, but she didn’t have a formal qualification, so I had to train her up officially.”

Despite having obvious talent, she required an official qualification to begin working under Chloe’s insurance.

Three months later, and Nataalia has her qualification in manicures, pedicures, and nail work.

Most of the theory work is done online, and the practical work was done at the salon itself, under Chloe’s tutelage.

It wasn’t completely smooth sailing throughout the process with the language barrier, as Chloe explained: “There were some difficulties, but every time we didn’t understand each other we used Google Translate.”

Nataalia has now settled in well to the salon, and Chloe said she’s got a fair few regular customers who ask for her specifically.

“It’s hard because some of out clients want to chat but she doesn’t speak much English, but people recognise that, and it’s down to personal preference.”

Nataalia has been taking English lessons in the city since her arrival, and can now speak basic conversational English, but is

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