Business Profile: The Hair Lounge

Name: Catherine O’Neill
Business: The Hair Lounge
Instagram: @thehairlounge16
Snapchat: thehairlounge16
Location: Church St, Dromore
T: (028) 8289 8903

Business Profile: The Hair Lounge

Can you describe your business?

The Hair Lounge is a modern hair and make-up salon in the town of Dromore, where our friendly and enthusiastic team will transform you with all the latest styles and trends. People from all over the North travel to sample The Hair Lounge experience.

Why did you start your own business?

I have always been passionate about hair, make-up and beauty and have gained valuable experience over the years in different salons. When suitable premises became available I felt I had the experience, confidence and the belief (in myself) to make The Hair Lounge a reality.

What is the best thing about running your own business?

The best thing about running your own business is the overall job satisfaction that I get from knowing that my client/customer walks out of my salon feeling and looking a million dollars. Or the sense of achievement I get from being able to take my team on up-todate styling courses.

What is the main challenges facing the business?

The main challenge is trying to grow the business and I am constantly looking for ways to do this, whether it be the introduction of new products, new services or enhanced premises so as to make The Hair Lounge experience more pleasurable for my clients/customers and staff. I’m the kind of person who can’t switch off, so I challenge myself everyday. AND yes people do give out to me for being too sore on myself, but sometimes I can’t help trying to better things for other people.

What advice would you give to someone starting up their own business?

Have a good business plan to set your main goals out. Be prepared for long hours as there is no 9-5.

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

Busy, challenging, rewarding.