Business Profile: Luna Hair & Beauty

Name: Gemma Armstrong & Tracey Kerlin
Company: Luna Hair & Beauty
Contact Details: 48 Main Street, Newtownstewart, BT79 8AA
Tel: 028 816 62616

Can you describe your business?

We are a busy, lively hair & beauty salon in the heart of newtownstewart. Our salon has a beautiful interior that generates plenty of light enabling us to create fabulous hair & beauty treatments. Our team work amazingly together ensuring the highest standard of professionalism and quality, from the minute our clients come through our door to the aftercare they receive leaving.

At Luna hair @ beauty we offer a vast range of treatments including all advanced colour & cutting techniques, upstyling, gents cutting & styling. Upstairs in the beauty rooms we offer waxing, gel polish, lash lift, makeup etc…

We also have ‘Ka toning’ visit us monthly for food intolerance testing. And the most recent addition to our team is Siobhan Quinn from ‘Sole Revival’ who will be working weekly offering a range of treatments including reiki, reflexology, aromatherapy massage and more.

Why did you start your own business?

We both worked in this salon employed by Sharon Loughlin who taught us every thing she  knew and when she decided to move to castlederg we jumped at the chance to run the salon that she was leaving behind. We both loved our work so much, we couldn’t think of anything better.

What are the best things about running your own business?

Gemma:- As a mum to three young children, I’d say flexibility is definitely a big plus… but also job satisfaction as I know I’m always doing this because it’s what I love and sending people home with exactly what they want is priceless.

Tracey:- I love the fact that you get to meet amazing people every day and working hours to suit myself is a massive advantage ..

What are the main challenges facing the business?

Our main challenges are keeping our training as up to date as possible as trends change so rapidly it is vital that we stay on top of our game at all times.

Hairdressing can also sometimes be physically demanding spending long hours on our feet although we wouldn’t change it for the world !

What advice would you give to someone starting a business?

If you are passionate about what you do … go for it !! Never doubt yourself and be patient , hard work pays off..

Can you describe your experience of running a business in three words or less?

Busy Fun Rewarding