Trendy salon Headromance is a dream come reality for young award winning stylists Emily and Peter. Their aim is to give customers an experience like no other, and here’s how they’re doing it.
This month’s ‘Inspired Client’ is a young and ambitious hair salon that is already making waves along the south coast. Emily Warne and Peter Gibbs started Headromance in 2011 and have since turned it into a local success with a team of 12 and growing!
We caught up with Emily and Peter to find out more about their success in business so far. Here’s what they had to say:
What ignited the spark in you to start a new business venture?
We always aspired to set up our own salon, it was just a question of when. The salon we worked in before we started Headromance didn’t really have any ambition and we really wanted to work in an environment where we could challenge ourselves and explore new ideas. Setting up Headromance allowed us to create that ideal environment for us.
What has been your most satisfying moment in business so far?
That’s a good question. I think there’s always something going on in our business that is really satisfying to see, but I’d say it’s growing the team and watching each member of our team achieve their own individual success is probably the most satisfying for us. Me and Pete didn’t have that at our previous salon and it’s great to nurture the team and see them benefit from it.
We’ve also won a few regional awards this year which is fantastic for us and we hope to keep them coming!
What’s next for Headromance?
We want to continue to grow organically and open up another salon in the South. I know there’s a lot of successful salons that use a franchising model to help expand quickly but our main concern is with keeping the personalisation with our salon and that’s something we would rather do without franchising. At least for the time being.
If you had to pass on one key tip to our clients for their business, what would it be?
I would say finding the right team at the start is key. We found ours by conducting extensive interviews and really making the most of the probation period to make sure they fitted perfectly with our culture. I know it may sound obvious, but it really does make a difference.
To view the Headromance website, please visit www.headromance.com.