That owners of Salon Parlour, Susie Chisnall and Becs Taulango are committed to incorporating sustainable ideals to their hair, beauty and nails emporium is immediately apparent as you walk through the door of the striking space, located on the corner of Cranford and Westminster Streets.
Polished concrete floors enhance the effect of the uplifting stud height, natural light is complemented by soothing dark walls, plus the stylish and streamlined cabinetry in plywood can be rearranged or packed down to enable the cleared space to host events. The vibe is welcoming and the atmosphere easy and calm.
“We aim for our clients to be comfortable and totally relax – coming here is almost as much about restoring mental health as a gorgeous hair style and a rejuvenating facial,” Becs says. The fact that their warm and inclusive approach is appreciated is reflected in the broad range of clients returning again and again.
Salon Parlour works as a shared space, where self-employed hair stylists and beauty therapists collaborate and support one-another. “As well as hair styling we offer spray tanning, massage, nail treatments, waxing, hot shaves and facials, and there is always room for more practitioners to join us,” Susie says. With more than thirty years’ experience between them, Susie and Becs are delighted to help stylists and therapists wishing to join the space settle in and establish their business.
Find them at
www.salonparlour.co.nz and for appointments, enquiries about events hosting, or joining the team,
phone 03 355 1108.
Walk into Salon Parlour on the corner of Westminster and Cranford Streets and it’s buzzing. It looks like any other high end salon; the hairdressers are busy and motivated and it is a vibrant and beautiful space.
However, there is a key difference; these stylists are working in their own businesses, mentored and assisted by Salon Parlour co-owners Susie Chisnall and Becs Taulango. The stylists rent a chair and are responsible for their own clients and for developing their own business, with the benefit of lots of support from Susie and Becs.
With 30 years of experience in the hair and beauty industry between them, this talented duo knows how best to help the contracting stylists. “It takes a fair bit of confidence to go out on your own,” Becs says. “And there is more to it than just being a good stylist. We help them with advice about business management and marketing, and eventually they are well-prepared to take that next step.”
Susie believes the support from the salon and the shared vision make for a co-operative and pleasant team environment where stylists benefit, not only from Becs’ and Susie’s support, but also from each other’s different experiences, and from the group of experts the salon can call on for specific training and advice should it be needed.
They have great brand support from their haircare partner MATRIX and are the first (and only) R.A.W Concept Salon in NZ.
Currently there are opportunities for two hairdressing professionals to join the team.
Contact 03 355 1108, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.salonparlour.co.nz.
A Salon Parlour facial is so much more than a relaxing, de-stressing, uplifting experience for the senses – it’s an investment. Deeply hydrating, it renews dull skin to take on a firmer, glowing, more youthful exuberance.
Salon Parlour uses Image, from America, developed for all skin types, even the most sensitive. Paraben and cruelty free, it uses natural botanicals. The range can be purchased however, facial treatments have the benefit of results-based salon-only strength of the hydrating Vital C, with its zesty orange scent, Ormedic Organic, or Prevention Plus ranges.
A Signature Face Lift facial takes 45 minutes in the calming spa room with soothing music, at the expert hands of a professionally trained beauty consultant. She will cleanse, double cleanse, then work in layers of a mild enzyme peel with a tingling, cooling sensation and gentle exfoliation.
The face is now ready to absorb a deep hydrating mask. Next is a tension-releasing face, neck and shoulder massage, followed by a warm-towel facial steam, and a final treat of anti-aging serum and protective moisturiser – $90, plus $20 for take-home pack of products (worth $40).
Make the day special by combining a hair appointment or an eyebrow tint, wax treatment, pedicure or full body massage. Relax in the courtyard with a cup of Storm and India herbal teas, like red velvet or sienna spice, then be prepared to float out the door, feeling youthful, refreshed and pampered.
Open seven days on the Cranford & Westminster Street corner, with late nights until 8pm by appointment.
www.salonparlour.co.nz, Facebook, or phone 03-335 1108.