Beauty in the heart of town

Salon moves into Gayn­dah’s main street

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

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.”

PHOTO: SHIRLEY WAY

AT WORK: Re­nee Kirk (left) and Leah Zahl.

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