Beauty in the heart of town
Salon moves into Gayndah’s main street
LEAH Zahl has moved her beauty salon into Gayndah’s main street, after growing her home-based business from two days a week to full-time in four years.
The move into Capper St provided an extra treatment room, and came with a surprise.
“The first two weeks were crazy busy as there are people who are finding out (about the salon), who hadn’t known,” she said.
The experienced beauty therapist had a salon at Hervey Bay until moving to Gayndah in late 2010, but wasn’t sure the town could sustain her dream of a full-time salon.
Shortly after opening Leah’s Essential Beauty at home in December 2010, Ms Zahl made the brave move to take on Renee Kirk as a school-based trainee from 2011.
“I enjoy pampering clients and having them walk out feeling good about themselves... and here, you get to know your clients,” she said.
“I was worried about taking on Renee, but she picked up her own clients and helped to grow the size of the business – which gave more opportunity to book clients in three weeks ahead and last minutes.”
AT WORK: Renee Kirk (left) and Leah Zahl.