We’re always on top of the local gossip, so, as you can expect, a few months back we were excited to hear that Sun & Beauty Studios in Cherry Hinton were about to be expanding to include a hair salon as part of the award-winning business.
With the new salon now open to customers in a bespoke building at the back of Sun & Beauty Studios, we took a tour with owner Simon, manager Sharren and stylists Zoe and Charlee. On our arrival, the friendly salon receptionist greeted us as we took in the stylish decor in calming monochrome. Taking a look at the list of services, it was plain to see that the hair salon was the icing on the cake of a business that had all aspects of beauty covered. From lay down and stand up sun beds to spray tanning, waxing, manicures, facials, massages and eyelash extensions, and now hair styling, you could literally walk into Sun & Beauty Studios and walk out as a new person. Wiith everything under one roof, and long opening hours (until 9pm during the week), the convenience of the set up, paired with the friendly and professional nature of the staff, has had customers returning time after time.
Taking a trip through the salon, peeking into the incredibly relaxing and luxurious beauty treatment rooms and sun bed suites, we then went outside into the garden and through the doors of the hairdressers. The new salon was fresh and sleek, with a unique paparazzi scene on the walls that will be a real talking-point for customers. Speaking to Simon, he described how the Studios began when his sun bed hire business had progressed sufficiently to warrant setting up his own shop. As time went on, he introduced more services, with hairdressing the one thing everyone had been calling for.
“It took about a year to build, and we’ve got enough space to have four chairs. However, we’re going to start slowly, with two stylists, Zoe and Charlee, and expand from there,” explained Simon. “We’re already getting very busy, with the appointments especially filling up in the evenings. I think that’s our USP, that we’re open until 9pm, so you can have everything done, including beauty treatments, after work.”
Chatting to Zoe and Charlee, they were obviously already firm friends who drew you in to join their fun as soon as you walked through the door.
“Building a relationship with your client is really important,” said Zoe, “It’s a very friendly salon here, and it’s not intimidating when you walk in. It’s very laid-back, yet a professional situation. The way your stylist does your hair is key, but I think more clients come back if they trust you.”“You’ve got to strike a good relationship up with someone,” agreed Charlee, “We’re going to be offering everything here: colour, cut, perm, gents, up ‘dos and bridal. We’ll also be able to do two types of hair extensions, Racoon and Micro Loop.”
To find out more about Sun & Beauty Studios’ new hair salon head to our website, www.velvetmag.co.uk
Sun & Beauty Studios is offering 20% off selected hair services* to Velvet readers throughout October. Show this voucher to receive your discount. *Does not include any brand of hair extensions.
*Offer only valid between 01-10-2015 to 31-10-2015. *One discount per customer. Can only be redeemed once.Sun & Beauty Studios, 147 High Street, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge, CB1 9LN. 01223 411500. www.sun-studios.co.uk