We had all been watching with interest to see what new business would move into the ex-Post Office on Barrow High Street since it closed last year. Refurbishments started at the end of November. Then on December 4th I passed two young women really putting some wellie into the cleaning of the enormous windows. Here was true motivation. Being nosey, I had a chat and sure enough, they were due to open ‘Amour Studios’ the very next day.
Lisa Brant, the proprietor of this beauty salon has created a lovely space. It is an incredible transformation, being smart, modern, spacious, comfortable and relaxing. It looks very promising of things to come.
Amour Studios is a beauty salon that offers a really wide range of treatments, some of which are unique in the village. Men and women can have their hair styled, tinted or straightforwardly cut, often without an appointment. Beauty treatments include hair threading, waxing, facials and massages. Nail treatments include manicures, pedicures, shellac and acrylic. You can have your teeth whitened with non-harmful kits which can be used at home. And finally, you can make safe use of their Ergoline tanning beds. Lisa is the hairdresser, although she is also a qualified book-keeper. As she says, “It really helps to be able to keep your own books but I have always been passionate about hairdressing”. Her assistant, Neeta, is the beauty therapist.
Lisa used to live in Leicester but has now moved to Barrow with her friendly little dog, Scarlett. The dog is a King Charles Cavalier spaniel and Scarlett comes into her own when a client brings a child who needs entertaining. Amour Studios is open for very long hours as well as all day on Saturdays and Mondays. Lisa is delighted with the way the business is picking up as more and more people get to know what treatments are available. There is even the potential to open on Sundays.
Barrow Voice offers best wishes to this new business.