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Kettering Beauty Salon Bags Prices For Live Lockdown Tutorials

A Kettering beauty salon that hosted live community Facebook tutorials throughout the coronavirus pandemic has won national accolades.

Beauty salon Kolaine, founded by Kolaine Waterfield in 2015 on the Glendon Lodge farm, won awards at this year’s British Hair and Beauty Awards.

She won Silver in East Midlands Business of the Year, Community Business of the Year and Bronze in Skin Specialist of the Year.

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Kolaine, 32, achieved the feat despite the threat of the Covid-19 pandemic threatening his business.

She said: “I wasn’t willing to let the pandemic shut down my business and although we couldn’t physically perform treatments, there were so many ways to support our community.

“Over the past 12 months, I have transformed what has been a terrible time for salon owners into something positive and have adapted my business as needed.

“I have completely renovated my lounge and made it as Covid-compliant as possible so that our customers feel safe when they return.”

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Kolaine shoots a video tour of the show

Among the changes made to his business:

– Consultations including Covid questions sent 48 hours before treatment hours
– Hand washing station when entering the beauty salon
– Screens between Mani and Pedi stations
– Private treatment rooms
– Spacious waiting area
– Fewer staff and customers to ensure social distancing rules are maintained
– Longer opening hours

Kolaine has set up an online store to help the business while hosting live Facebook shows to help residents unable to leave their homes during the pandemic.

She said: “It has made the experience for our customers much better and people can now purchase their favorite Kolaine Beauty Lounge products online with one click.

“Facebook Live included weekly live makeup and skincare tutorials.

“Last November, I put together an online Christmas and Black Friday shopping event that included the ultimate gift guide with exclusive offers, coupons and collaborations with local businesses.

“Our resort cafe, ‘The Fox and Peony’ set up a package where people could purchase a voucher to have a facial / massage and afternoon tea once we got there. reopened. “

Over the past 18 months, Kolaine has also introduced the following new treatments:
– Microneedling
– Mesotherapy
– Chemical peels
– Microsclerotherapy

Anyone interested in attending their Christmas shopping event on November 12 should contact Kolaine at [email protected] or visit their website here.

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