Pop-up up salon and spa concepts trending in 2017
Pop-up salon concepts are growing in popularity as both existing businesses and home-based therapists look for a simple way to open a premises.
Crown Pavilions, manufacturer of garden buildings, revealed it is teaming up with celebrity hairdresser Nicky Clarke on such a concept after he recognised that self-employed hair and beauty professionals could do with a smart space to work from.
“We’ve discussed the idea of having different types of pavilions on offer that could slot into people’s gardens, with different price points,” said Clarke. “It’s early days but we’re hoping to launch the concept this year.” A preliminary meeting was held at the London Boat Show in January.
Separately, small space specialist Garden Hideouts built a pod in beauty therapist Michelle Riach’s garden in Surrey so she could launch her own salon, the Oasis Pod. The room (pictured) is 108sq ft, has underfloor heating and comprises a treatment bed, nail station and pedicure throne.
“After seven years at a salon I decided to go it alone. It has given me a real USP in the area,” said Riach. Last year, consultant Spa Creators launched Spa Shell, a ready-made but customisable spa building for hotels to add on to an existing business.
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