Ambitious beauty therapist launches her own salon in Redditch, helped by John Truslove

A beauty therapist is fulfilling her dream of running her own salon, thanks to property agents John Truslove.

Michelle Holmes aims to put The Loft on everyone’s lips around Redditch, making it the go-to beauty salon for the local area.

After building up a substantial client base working as a self-employed beauty therapist over the last eight years, 36-year-old Michelle has taken a leap of faith in opening up her own salon at The Steps, in Evesham Walk.

“I’ve rented space previously, but now I have my own place and rent out chairs and space to hairdressers and other beauty therapists,” she explained.  “They bring their own clients, run their own diaries and rent as much time as they need at our facilities.

“It’s in a great spot in Redditch town centre, without being in the Kingfisher shopping centre, and it is close to the bus stops – which a lot of my ladies like. The premises have a great ‘modern vintage’ style – and we make sure everyone gets their tea in a china cup and saucer from a proper pot.

“And people like it. It has gone better than I could have imagined since we opened in January. We have space for one more hairdresser but otherwise our rooms and chairs are fully booked and everyone’s diaries are pretty full too.

“I’ve always wanted to run my own place and just decided it was the right time to make the leap and just go for it. It’s a bit scary but very exciting.

“We have two hairdressing chairs, a nail bar, spray tan room and three further beauty rooms as well as a make-up area, and they are all busy. I want us to be the place everyone associates with beauty in Redditch, which is quite an ambition as there is a lot of competition. But I think we can become the go-to beauty salon in the town.”

Michelle has taken 1,063 sq ft at 1 The Steps, 1-3 Evesham Walk, Redditch, in a deal arranged by Ben Truslove, joint managing director of business property consultants John Truslove.

Mr Truslove said: “It is always deeply satisfying helping a new business find the right premises to start out. The Steps is the ideal combination of affordability and position within Redditch town centre, which is an increasingly popular destination.

“I look forward to seeing Michelle and her colleagues build on their excellent start and create a new name in beauty salons in the area.”

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