A North-East hairdresser, Rebecca Carr Hair Salon, expects to triple its revenue in 2018 as a result of continued business success.
The Kintore salon generated a turnover of £220k in its first year of trading, a figure which has more than doubled to £560k before its second birthday in February next year.
Earlier this year the salon announced expansion, adding a further three cutting stations to service its growing client base of more than 3000 customers. It also increased its team number by a third and recruited a resident make-up artist.
The quality of the salon has also been recognised by the lifestyle and business community with the salon becoming a finalist at six award ceremonies and winning awards at the Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards for Best Salon Design, an Aberdeen Business Award for Best Hair Salon 2017 and a Trend Life with Style Award for Excellence in Hairdressing.
Owner and head-stylist at the salon, Rebecca Carr, said: “We’ve had an absolutely fantastic year and continue to be both surprised and delighted by the support we receive. The expansion has allowed us to bolster our team of talented stylists and make sure we can continue to offer our clients good availability.
“It’s hugely important to me to work with the local community and local businesses and to give to charity regularly. I also love to give back to our clients. This year, we have asked our customers to nominate someone special who may have an inspirational story or has overcome difficulties in 2017. The winner will be granted a Christmas wish and will come into the salon for a full make-over in the New Year. It’s by offering these added extras we hope to say thank-you to and treat our valuable customers.
“We also now dedicate a full day to staff training each week to keep skills sharp and offer exciting opportunities to the team, for example, working in new and prestigious environments such as London Fashion Week.
“At the beginning of 2017, I was one of only two Scottish stylists to be selected for the ‘session team’ at the event and in the autumn returned as a ‘Grade A’ stylist with another Rebecca Carr Hair Salon team member. It’s a rigorous process to be selected and I’m delighted we are meeting the standards required for these kinds of opportunities. My aim is to nurture my staff to become the best they can be, so they can grow and help me manage my business one day.
“We go the extra mile to make sure we stand out from our competitors. Fresh ideas and services make sure we keep things interesting. We offer a pop-up Glam Bar for weddings and occasions as well as unique events. We run a Hair Academy whereby we teach our clients how to recreate popular hairstyles at home. We now have a full-time make-up artist and offer several hair and beauty packages including tutorial sessions for up to four friends.
“It’s by always innovating while staying true to our values I hope to continue to grow and expand the business into a multi-salon brand across the North East.”