Boutique salon Beauty 154 launched The Loft as part of its existing site at 154 Greaves Road.
Owners Christine Whitaker and Susan Probert had expansion plans in the pipeline for a number of years, due to growing demand for their beauty services at the salon.
Christine said: “The space was previously used as a flat for the 13 years that we have been based here. We were really pleased when we heard it was going to become available because we’d always thought it would be the ideal space for us to extend. We both knew we would have to expand the salon somehow soon because our bookings were getting so busy, especially for evenings and weekends.”
The salon currently employs 14 members of staff and offers an ongoing apprenticeship scheme thanks to Christine and Susan’s long-term relationship with local colleges.
Susan added: “We’re really grateful and proud to have a good reputation locally as we regularly invest in high quality training.”
Beauty 154 opened its doors in August 2005 after Christine and Susan, who completed their beauty training together in Blackpool, left their respective roles at Virgin and Ribby Hall.