Wales's Aries and Rejuva salons join forces
Two of North Wales's leading beauty salons have joined forces, creating one larger salon. Three-time Professional Beauty Award winner Aries Aromatherapy and Beauty Clinic of Tre Mostyn, near Holywell, will relocate to the Rejuva Clinic and Beauty Salon in Rhuddlan to create a new business called Aries at Rejuva. Aries founder Josephine Hayward chose to sell the business to enable her to fully retire next year. Until then she will work part-time at Aries at Rejuva to oversee the handover. The new consolidated business will offer jobs to all existing Aries therapists, bringing the total staff number to 15. The salon has just begun a refurbishment programme to add additional treatment rooms and a new dining area. Rejuva's client base stretches from Anglesey to Chester, while Aries clients come from an area covering north east Wales through to Lancashire. Rejuva founder Suzanne Hollingsworth said: 'Rejuva's business is growing rapidly in the area of non-surgical clinical aesthetic treatments. The fact that Aries has a niche in holistic treatments and indulgence days will enable us to expand the treatments we already offer in this area. It's a win-win for clients of both businesses.' Hayward added: 'We had had several offers to take over Aries and relocate it to other premises, but until now, none of the prospective buyers met the exacting standards of client care we maintain, nor had salon premises matching the convivial ambience at Aries.' Hayward launched Aries in 1993 from her home in Tre Mostyn. As the business expanded she eventually built a large extension with treatment rooms and reception area. Aries is a three-times winner of the Beauty Salon of the Year - Three Rooms or Fewer - category in the Professional Beauty Awards. Aries at Rejuva will continue to work with Italian skincare brand Comfort Zone. Hollingsworth founded Rejuva 21 years ago, aged just 19, with a grant from the Prince's Youth Business Trust and supported by the then Enterprise Allowance scheme for new businesses. Originally named Skin Deep, it rebranded to Rejuva in 2010. The salon's greatest area of expansion recently has been in the area of non-surgical clinical aesthetic treatments, which has seen a big growth in demand from clients. Its team includes two cosmetic doctors and two nurses who visit the salon regularly to carry out aesthetic treatments. Hollingsworth said: 'I'm really excited about Aries joining us. It's a coming together of two top-end salons already well-known for their standards of treatments and customer service. We already share a lot of clients.' Picture: Josephine Hayward (seated left) with Suzanne Hollingsworth (seated centre), salon manager Jackie Burnham (seated right) and salon staff