Business owner opens the doors to 2nd branch after 16 years
Hairdresser Suzanne Hunt is expanding her business after 16 years of trading at her current salon Cliptominia on Walsgrave Road, in Coventry city centre.
The official opening of the salon on September 7th saw Suzanne’s newest team of staff unveiling the stylish décor and welcoming guests with champagne and canapés.
Hairdresser Suzanne has been working in the industry for 26 years, starting out working on cruise ships, after time away at sea she decided to set up Cliptomania, settle in Coventry, and start her family. After having 3 children, she focussed on building the successful client base of Cliptomia. Suzanne has also qualified as a hairdressing tutor, teaching at a local college, amongst her many other hairdressing and customer service certificates.
Cliptomania has been home to Suzanne’s current team of 9 staff, after growing over the years to reach full capacity, and with demand continuing to rise she felt it was time to expand the business.
Living on the housing estate opposite Suzanne had seen the increasing traffic to the site and made initial enquiries about setting up shop at the new Warwickshire Shopping Park.
Suzanne said “I'm expanding as I feel retail parks are the way forward. I still love Cliptomania but feel now is the time for a new challenge. Cliptomania has reached its potential and feel the right place is Warwickshire shopping park.”
“My house backs on to M&S and I have lived here for 9 years, it's the best thing that could have happened with the land. I've seen the park get busier and busier over the last 2 years.”
Suzanne will be joined at the salon by new manager Sarah Evans, after working as her assistant for 8 years, Sarah will now head up the team at shopping park. 4 other staff members are also making the move to the site, benefiting from new jobs at their local shopping park.
The new venture Elevation brings a team of talented staff to the park, with a wealth of experience, specialising in creative colouring and bridal hairdressing. To meet the demands of their busy customer base, Elevation have also extended the opening hours of the salon.
Sarah said “The salon will be open 7 days a week, which I think will appeal to the working people who don't get time to fit in a hair appointment during the week.”
“We will also be offering great lengths hair extensions, 100% human hair, there are only 2 salons in Coventry that are able to offer this service”
Peter Kingston-Roberts, the site manager at the Warwickshire Shopping Park was in attendance to officially open the new salon; Peter commented “I am delighted to welcome another new retailer to the site this month.”
“The team at Elevation have done a fantastic job of renovating the previously empty unit, and it looks great amongst our existing hair and beauty offering, The Barber rooms and Lavella. I wish Suzanne and her team every success in joining us at the Shopping Park.”