Thursday, 21 July 2011

The nicest room in Frome

We're here, were loving our new salon in Frome and have met so many lovely customers.

Please come in and see us, even if you just pop in for one of our delicious cups of Monmouth coffee
Upstairs colour area and manicure and threading table

Comfy chair's, a selection of magazines and singer stools to relax while you wait

Monday, 18 July 2011

Open for business

Our doors opened today... thanks to everyone for all the support and positive comments, we've had a great day - looking forward to looking after your hair! Come in and see us soon.. keep following for some photo's of what we've been up to x

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Nearly functional

Exposed wall's, free-standing bar made from old floorboards, chalky white paint, slatted wood, mismatch, old and new were nearly ready to line the walls with Aveda products, all natural and full of plant extracts
Welcome to MG cafe... We use monmouth coffee from Borough market, London and local Ivy house dairy jersey milk to create the perfect coffee
work in progress, our beauty room will be functional in 3 weeks time, in the mean time we can do threading, tinting, brow tinting, manicures and pedicure's
Floorbaords trimmed to make this free standing bar, which has a lovely little fireplace sitting discreetly behind, which adds character to the space.Everything that possibly could be recycled has been from old locks to old doors and plant pots
It's all in the detail, these walls have been stripped of all the old wallpaper and sugar soaped to leave a clean look, we painted the stair case with egg shell white to contrast with walls.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Finishing touches

The final countdown!!

Reception area being built from old boards from a reclaimed tramshed from 1920's...

Shitatsu massaging basins being plumbed in
Fireplace on first floor and our school blackboard
Just completed a 40 hour shift and still smiling!!

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Rough luxe

As we become closer to the grand opening we prepare the shop front with Tom up the top of the cherry picker for pretty much the best part of 12 hours..The transformation begins!

Sasha (Beauty therpiast,Frome) doing the final coat of the sash windows in the staff room
Abi (senior colourist,bath) the floor sanding expert in the treatment room
The original awning returned to it's former glory, revamped with a new canvas and new galvanised arms,Terry has done a fantastic job..
The work top for the kitchen area took 5 people to lift in
Reiss teaching everyone his skills in cutting in - we have helping out here Pixie (Trainee in Bath) Sash,as before Mark (new trainee in Bath,but a gold star for his amazing efforts and hard work in Frome, Lisa (Junior stylist in Frome), Roseanna (receptionist for Frome and last but not least you can see him up the ladder Alex (Pixie's boyfriend,who actually works in printing) has been a dab hand at painting and reaching the ceilings etc
Mark and Reiss on with the chalky white stone wash