Awards show that sa­lon is a cut above

The Oban Times - - FEATURE - MICHELLE MCA­NALLY editor@oban­times.co.uk

AVALON Hair and Beauty con­tin­ues to rack up pres­ti­gious awards, adding the Scot­tish In­de­pen­dent Re­tail Awards Hair & Beauty Sa­lon of the Year, Cen­tral Re­gion, to its list of ac­co­lades.

This award highlights Avalon’s role within its com­mu­nity, as well as its en­tre­pre­neur­ial spirit and busi­ness acu­men.

Avalon also won Hair Sa­lon of the Year North West Re­gion, at the Scot­tish Hair and Beauty Awards in Novem­ber 2014, and again in 2015, as voted for by its own clients.

‘It’s such a nice feel­ing to know that the award is ac­tu­ally from the clients,’ said Jackie Den Hei­jer, who, along with her hus­band, Ian, and mother, Carol Young, own Avalon.

‘It shows that peo­ple are get­ting great ser­vices and they are more than happy with our prices. They know they can come in, re­lax and have a laugh while en­joy­ing a treat­ment. From the mo­ment they walk in the door to the mo­ment they leave, they are treated like roy­alty. In­stead of fo­cus­ing on get­ting bums on seats, we con­cen­trate on build­ing a fam­ily with our clients. We lis­ten to them and give them ex­actly what they want.’

The team con­sists of Jackie and Carol, along with ad­di­tional stylist Vanda Brown, beauty ther­a­pist Natalie Pacitti, as­sis­tant Paula Cameron and trainees Ian Den Hei­jer and Elaine Boyce, all pro­vid­ing the most in­no­va­tive ther­a­pies avail­able, com­ple­mented with the finest pro­fes­sional sa­lon brands for treat­ments and home­care, such as Wella, Mii and the or­ganic Bronze Leaf Spray Tan. It is also in the process of tak­ing on the Beauty Lab Lon­don range and the world renowned De­cleor range for skin care.

Lo­cated in Oban at 7 Al­bany Street, Avalon of­fers the per­fect re­treat for pam­per­ing, of­fer­ing lux­ury and con­ve­nience that can take care of any beauty regime from top to toe. From wax­ing to nails, from spray tans to ex­clu­sive re­sults- driven skin­care lines, ex­pertly trained and ex­pe­ri­enced ther­a­pists pro­vide an ex­ten­sive range of beauty treat­ments. And Avalon’s ad­vanced hair­care ther­a­pies are work­ing mir­a­cles on clients’ locks. Ian and Elaine are now of­fer­ing an Olaplex treat­ment and blow dry for £ 30.

‘Peo­ple de­cide that they want the light­est blonde hair and on a num­ber of oc­ca­sions this is not pos­si­ble. But Olaplex is chang­ing things, al­low­ing us to push blon­des fur­ther than we ever have dared to be­fore, and the re­sults have been amaz­ing.

‘But it’s not just for blon­des. Olaplex can help re­pair the most frag­ile of hair and is a fan­tas­tic all round treat­ment,’ Jackie shared.

For clients who want to in­duce hair growth, or have thin­ning hair for any num­ber of rea­sons, Nioxin ther­apy can help stop hair loss and bring back hair. ‘The suc­cess sto­ries we’ve had have been phe­nom­e­nal with ab­so­lutely fan­tas­tic re­sults.’

For a big night on the town, Avalon of­fers In­staglam-hair and make-up from only £25. The sa­lon also of­fers wed­ding pack­ages, in­clud­ing a com­pli­men­tary pick-up and drop- off ser­vice in Oban.

The sa­lon is open seven days a week, in­clud­ing late on Thurs­days and Fri­days. New ser­vices, last-minute ap­point­ments and specials can be found on the Face­book page, or ring 01631 563964.

The Avalon team has been racking up awards, in­clud­ing the 2016 Scot­tish In­de­pen­dent Re­tail Awards Hair & Beauty Sa­lon of the Year, Cen­tral Re­gion.

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