As you will know, I was extremely impressed with my haircut and biolsculpture gel manicure at the Belle Toujours salon in Cardiff, so I couldn't resist taking the opportunity to quiz Salon Director, Simon Daniel, to find out a bit more about the salon.
Describe 'Belle Toujours' in three words.
Beautiful, warm & luxurious
Please tell us more about yourself.
I’ve been hairdressing around 15 years, I’m passionate about the industry and love making clients feel good!
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How would you describe your personal style?
Clean, classic, with a twist.
Why did you decide to open 'Belle Toujours'?
There was a gap in the market for a salon within Cardiff that offered all areas of hair and beauty, that maintained high standards at affordable price.
What has been the highlight since opening the salon?
All of the support from local media, existing clients and Pontcanna residents.
Is there a typical 'Belle Toujours' customer?
We have a varied clientele, all of which expect and receive high standards from warm and friendly staff.
What are the most popular treatments at 'Belle Toujours'?
Elemis treatments in their entirety, nails are massive and the hair speaks for itself.
Looking back at starting the business, is there anything that you would have done differently?
Employed more barbers, as its crazy busy in the male grooming salon.
What advice would you give to people who are looking to open their own business?
Think, plan and do your research
What is in the pipeline for 'Belle Toujours' in 2013?
Wait and see!
What motivates you?
Seeing people happy and educated
Enjoy life to the full as everyone deserves too. Look good!