Business Profile: Casabella

Name: Helena Donnelly and Cabrina Coll
Business: Casabella
L: 26 Old Mountfield Rd, Omagh
T: (028) 8224 5282


Business Profile: Casabella

Can you describe your business?

I think our Facebook page (@casabella) still best describes it best – Casabella is a warm, welcoming and friendly salon with an old fashioned charm. We pride ourselves in offering top quality treatments using luxurious top of the range products.

Why did you start your own business?

We decided to open our own salon because we felt very passionate about the beauty industry, we both loved the idea of creating a place of work where people could come to relax and feel better. We trained together in Omagh SWC, and we knew that we could work well together also because we had very similar visions and ideas. After a few years of experience in separate salons we decided to ‘Go for it’.

What are the best things about running your own business?

Being able to do things our way and receiving positive feedback from our clients.

What are the main challenges facing the business?

Keeping up to date with new treatments in the industry and responding to the demand appropriately and effectively. For example, we recently introduced micro-blading, which is a fabulous new treatment to enhance the eyebrows and the response has been fantastic.

What advice would you give to someone starting a business?

Get their head down, be prepared to sacrifice a lot of their time and energy. Pay attention to the needs of the public, especially at that particular time. Build a good team of dedicated loyal staff and be good to them in return. Above all though, enjoy it, it’s a wonderful thing to be able to do.

Can you describe your experience of running a business in three words or less?

Very fulfilling.