The story of Sarah Jane’s

Image-2Welcome to Sarah Jane’s Makeup, Hair & Beauty Studio! We are a salon situated in Gateshead offering makeovers, hair & beauty treatments. Myself (Sarah) has set up this blog to update current/potential clients on the salon regarding new treatments, special offers and makeup advice/reviews!

The team Is made up of 4 self employed professionals, here is the story of Sarah Jane’s so far….

I am the Salon owner and makeup artist and have owned Sarah Jane’s for nearly 2 years opening my first salon back in 2015. We recently relocated to 262 Old Durham Road in November 2016,to a larger salon which is now the home of Sarah Jane’s!

I qualified as a beauty therapist back in 2010 and have always kept my hand in the beauty industry however went on to be a dental nurse for a few years. I hated this job as it felt like a dead end career with nowhere to progress or better myself. The only positives I gained from my time here (apart from a dental nurse qualification) was making friends with 2/3 girls who I still keep in contact to this day, along with a clear view on, if I were to ever own my own business one day, I would do everything I could to avoid bad atmosphere and favouritism!

After my time at the dentist I enrolled onto a college course studying HND in Business Management which I graduated in , in 2015. During my time studying I completed a course in semi permanent lashes and decided to offer them as a treatment. I also signed up and complete my Pro Artistry Certificate in Makeup Artistry at The North East Makeup Academy (I later went on to complete a Special Effects course with the same company) From here I rented a room inside local gym, offering the above treatments until I opened my own salon 6-7 months later at Faraday Grove, Gateshead!

After a year here we had outgrown the salon and location, so I began looking for potential locations. After enquiring about various locations I found 2 salons on Old Durham Road were vacant. After viewing both I decided to opt for the salon we are in currently. The salon located further up the street had been left with black doors/frames (basically everything which should be white was black!) Plus the landlord was having a panic over letting anyone else take over the property as previous owners had left him with a huge clear up! So I knew this was going to be an unnecessary obstacle.

After various views on the property we are in today with various family members/friends (Who were not totally with me on my decision as the place was a mess!) I decided to take the keys and start on organising work to be done. 5 weeks later Sarah Jane’s was ready for opening!

In additional to myself I provide additional space out to stylists/nail tech

Claire is our nail tech,wax expert & spray tanner, with over 16 years experience she joined the team at our old location and offers all type of nail services from natural gels to acrylics to creative nails.

Krystal our hair stylist also joined our team at the old location. She has years of experience in hairdressing training and working at Toni & Guy when she left school and then went on to work mobile once having her 2 children. She currently works part-time Thursday-Saturday.

Our newest additional to the team is stylist Louise she has recently joined us at our new location. She previously worked in a salon as well as doing mobile appointments but now is based full time in Sarah Jane’s Tuesdays-Saturday.

So that is the background on how Sarah Jane’s was created, keep visiting our page for updates and info!

Sarah X

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