Butterflies Essentials Salon opened in Kedington by an internationally published businesswoman
A new salon has been opened in Kedington by a hair stylist and make-up artist who has had her work published internationally.
Butterflies Essentials Salon now stands in the same building on The Parade that was previously occupied by Salon 56.
Some 12 years after she began her career in the trade as a 19-year-old hair stylist at Salon 56, Danielle Baker has now returned to buy the premises from the previous owner, who sold up and retired.
The chance to have a base where she could combine hair and beauty treatments, and still continue with her other area of expertise, wedding services, was too good to turn down, as Danielle explained.
“Salon 56’s owner decided to sell up at the start of the year and I thought it was the perfect opportunity.”
Danielle has provided wedding services for eight years, and while she worked occasionally as a stylist at Salon 56 had in recent years primarily been a self-employed hair and make-up artist.
She has had wedding photoshoots published across the globe, including in Vogue Italia.
Although the salon has been open since just after Easter she had been waiting for the right opportunity to hold an open day, which she did last Saturday.
Danielle, who has three staff but plans to increase that to five, explained: “It’s only now I’ve managed to get a lash technician to do eyelash extensions and the nail bar went up about a week-and-a-half ago, that’s why I wanted to do the open day.
“I’m now at the point where I’m happy and I’m willing to show it off..”
Underpinning all of the hair and beauty treatments that she does, said Danielle, is an ethos of natural enhancement.
She said: “It’s still you but a more polished you. It’s still essentially you but the best you that you can be.
“I would much rather emphasise your natural beauty.”