Salon 3, the Island’s leading training hairdresser, is celebrating a move to new premises in the heart of Douglas, on Victoria Street. Salon Nails and Beauty, its dedicated beauty division, has also taken up residency there.
Laurence Skelly MHK, representing the Department of Economic Development officially opened the company’s new premises at a reception to celebrate, which was attended by more than 60 guests.
The move marks a serious investment in, and expansion of, the business by its owners, Janet Lancaster and Yvonne Karran. Since it launched ten years ago, Salon 3 has steadily built up both its client base and reputation to cement its position as the Isle of Man’s premier hairdresser and stylist training academy.
The new salon sees the business relocate from its former home in the Peter Luis Building on Duke Street, and has undergone a major refurbishment programme. Designed by Manx company ‘Interior Rehab’, the salon combines wood flooring with clean lines, lots of glass and monochrome, similar to the look and feel of a high-end London salon.
Situated over two floors, the basement has been converted in to a series of specialist beauty rooms, home to ‘Salon Nails and Beauty’ run by experienced beautician, Sarah Lancaster. As well as offering all traditional beauty treatments including Shellac nails and fake tanning, it also provides specialist facials, massages, microdermabrasion and bridal make-up. Further specialist beauty treatments will be launched later this year.
Salon 3 will also be offering services for men for the first time, including hair cutting and some beauty treatments. Stylist, Adam Gilman, will be offering a special launch promotion on Mondays to celebrate this new line of business for the company.
The company will not be increasing its prices following the move.
The amount of money and time the company’s Directors invest in training and developing their staff is highlighted by the significant success Salon 3 has achieved in recent years. As well as having won a number of prestigious awards including the Schwarzkopf ‘Essential Looks Creative Competition’ prize and been an Isle of Man ‘Award for Excellence’ finalist two years running, two of its stylists have been listed in the Top 40 of the Schwarzkopf ‘Young Artistic Team’ British Isles 2013.
The company has recently begun running a series of courses designed to train fellow industry colleagues on the Island and assist with their development, which is often hindered by the prohibitive cost of having to travel to the UK to study. Having recently run a successful dressing hair and Bridal course, further cutting and colouring courses are planned for the near future.
Commenting on the launch of the new Salon 3, Directors Janet Lancaster and Yvonne Karran, said: “Expanding Salon 3 and moving our business right in to the heart of Douglas town centre has been a long-term goal of ours. To finally have achieved this thanks to careful planning and the development of our staff over a long period of time to build our brand is a fantastic feeling! We could not have reached such a milestone without the support of our loyal clients, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them for that. Salon 3 has lot of exciting new opportunities to capitalise upon, including offering male grooming services and a full range of beauty treatments. We look forward to welcoming our existing clients, as well as meeting new ones.”