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Salon owner Carol Hegarty has rubbished any notion Good Company 2 is too posh for Pinehurst and revealed plans to bring a hot tub and sauna to their beauty haven.

The business opened up at one of the three units in The Circle on September 16th, with Carol now at the head of the organisation, after she took it on whilst the parade was rebuilt.

Carol’s proud of what she has created after putting in a sizeable sum of her own money to turn their unit into the perfect health and beauty destination for Pinehurst locals.

The acclaimed hairdresser has had a long career in the industry, with numerous awards to her name, and had been semi-retired when she was offered the chance to take the business on. Carol said,

I just felt it was right. I knew what I had in mind. I knew what I wanted to do with the place. The council were brilliant and let me come in with the architects.

Some people have said it was a waste of money, which could have gone on housing, but I have invested a lot of my own money. We have just been nominated for salon of the year by the Good Salon Guide, which is one of the highest accolades.

We have expanded to offer beauty treatments now, and have made ourselves into a beauty salon. Some people have said we are too posh for the area, but we don’t believe in that. Most women love to come and have their hair done. We are also trying to appeal to a large male clientele. We are offering beauty treatments for men, including waxing and spray tanning, as well as manicures and pedicures.

I like the idea of breaking the mould. A lot of salons in Swindon, a lot of salons everywhere, just want bums on seats, getting people in and out. Ours is a personal touch. We offer tea and coffee, a glass of wine, a cold beer.

As a part of the designs for Good Company 2’s unit in the parade of shops, which it shares with One Stop and Pinehurst Fisheries, there was space left at the rear for a permanent sauna and hot tub for customers.

The team behind Carol all played their part in creating the interior design of the salon, from the mirrors, the lights to the chairs their customers use – this is a team effort.

The salon is open late on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

This article is from the Swindon Advertiser.

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