Exciting New Beginnings: A Q&A with The Lounge at Chapelton
Following seven years of success at its Hume Square location in the heart of Chapelton, beauty and wellness salon, The Lounge, has announced exciting expansion plans to accommodate growing client demand. Set to open the new salon’s doors in September 2023, The Lounge will be moving to a larger space at 29 Quarryline Street.
In this blog post, we caught up with Kelly Daun, co-owner of The Lounge at Chapelton, who discusses the driving force behind opening the salon, her favourite part about being based in Chapelton and everything you need to know about the brand new premises…
What encouraged you to open The Lounge and what services do you offer?
“Prior to opening The Lounge, we identified a gap in the luxury salon market as treatments seemed to be becoming shorter and more express-driven in order to encourage clients to fit in more over less time.
“Instead of following this approach, we wanted to create a space where clients could relax, unwind and immerse themselves in a luxury beauty experience, ensuring that they would leave feeling a little bit lighter and looking fabulous.
“We are proud to offer an extensive range of hair, beauty and wellness services and treatments, all found under one roof. From hair styling and colouring to brow lamination, manicures and advanced ELEMIS facials, we can take care of your beauty and relaxation needs from head to toe, leaving you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.”
Why did you originally choose Chapelton for the existing premises?
“We chose Chapelton as we felt the area fitted in well with the atmosphere we wanted to create inside the salon.
“When we first opened the salon seven years ago, my co-owner Norman and I lived locally with our families in the neighbouring town of Newtonhill and during this time Chapelton consisted of a small local coffee shop and a whole lot of potential.
“Since then, I decided to make the move to Chapelton after falling in love with the town. We are very grateful to have established a brilliant team and growing client base and we can’t wait to continue our journey in Chapelton with our expansion later this year.”
What is your favourite thing about being based in Chapelton?
“Our favourite thing about being based here is without a doubt the people. We have incredible local clients who we love to regularly see in the salon and who have made the experience of running a business so enjoyable. When the decision came on deciding where we wanted to expand the salon we couldn’t imagine or even consider moving anywhere else!”
Can you tell us a little bit about your new premises and why you decided to expand?
“Our new premises at 29 Quarryline Street is located opposite The Boxes and only a short walk from the wonderful local coffee shop, Brae.
“After successfully growing our team and client base, we are excited to open our brand new premises which will allow us to accommodate the increasing demand for high-quality, relaxing beauty treatments and welcome new clients to indulge in a little luxury with us – the part of the job we love!”
What sort of design and decor will you be going for?
“The design of the new salon is incredibly close to our hearts as we have been envisioning the space for a long time, with it undergoing several iterations over the last year. We have been working closely alongside the talented team at Tinto Architecture which has helped to bring our vision to life. We are absolutely thrilled with the way it has come together so far, and can’t wait to eventually unveil the space.
“Our clients know how much we love interior design and have been at the heart of every design concept for the new premises. We have put a lot of time and consideration into how the space will feel and look in the eyes of our clients as they step through the door.
“You can expect to see lots of clean lines, cosy and relaxing vibes and a couple of surprises along the way that you are just going to have to come in and see for yourself once we open.”
What features and services will the new salon have?
“The new salon is going to be filled with impressive features such as beautiful big windows that allow plenty of natural light to beam into the salon.
“In addition, we are going to have a lovely terrace where clients can sit back and relax, with the long-term goal of using this space as an events venue to host special occasions such as bridal parties, pampering days/nights and even potentially host events alongside other beauty and wellness businesses.
“We will continue to offer all the exceptional treatments that our clients have come to know and love, with the exciting prospect of new beauty and wellness services on the horizon…watch this space!”
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