Our feature – Meet The Salon Owner – gives business owners and managers the chance to shine a spotlight on their salon and showcase some of their best work.
Here, 22-year-old Amy Parker tells us about starting her own business inside the premises of another successful salon and how one day she hopes to have a salon of her own.
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What’s the name of the business?
Angel Beauty based inside Perfections Nails and Beauty
What’s the address?
43 Delamere Street, Winsford
Are you the owner/manager of the business?
I’m the owner of the business
How many employees do you have?
I’m working alone at the moment but owning my own salon in the future is a dream of mine.
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When did you start your business?
I started my own business three years ago.
Are you local to the area? Has your business always been in the same location?
Yes I’m local to Winsford – I’ve lived here all my life. I’ve always done beauty in Winsford and wanted to start my business in the same area.
What do you do? What services do you provide?
I offer gel polish services and all aspects of beauty treatments such as eyebrow wax and tinting, LVL lash lifts, brow lamination and dermaplaning.
Why did you decide to open your own salon? Tell me a bit about your salon/business
Having my own business has always been a dream of mine since I was a little girl. At the age of 19, during the first lockdown, I decided to bite the bullet and use all my free time to set up my own business. It wasn’t easy but it was the best decision I ever made. I wanted to grow as a person and be ready for the next step in my career. I already had a growing client base while I was employed at Perfections and Emma, the manager, offered me a desk to rent inside the salon. I love working with everyone inside the salon and as soon as I opened my own business, clients started recommending me to friends and family.
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What’s your hair and beauty background?
I trained as a beauty technician at South Cheshire College in Crewe and went straight to Perfections to learn all about nails and improve my beauty knowledge and skills. I recently attended The Great British Hair and Beauty Awards as I was a finalist and I came second being highly commended as Nail Artist of the Year.
How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected your business?
I opened my business during the first lockdown and having to close so much during each lockdown was a difficult time. But thanks to the support from my loyal clients, I’m still here doing what I love!
What makes your business different to others in the same area/field? What sets your business apart from your competitors?
I work on my own but in a busy salon in Winsford. It’s a warm, welcoming salon and the atmosphere is always friendly. I’m always looking for ways to improve my business, venturing out to learn new treatments and make my business stand out. When I was highly commended in The Great British Hair and Beauty Awards, one of my clients said I was the most hardworking nail queen that she knows – that’s just amazing!
Why do loyal clients return to your business?
I have a strong clientele that I am extremely grateful for and they continue to recommend me and my business to everyone they know. Their support means so much to me and if it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be where I am now.
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