Doncaster nail tech says home-based salons are likely to become more popular

A Doncaster nail artist who built a salon in her back garden says that others are likely to do the same because they offer a safer alternative to larger beauty businesses.

By Laura Andrew
Friday, 17th July 2020, 6:00 am

The government announced that nail salons are now allowed to be back in business but with a myriad of new social distancing measures in place.

The 24-year-old said: “There are lots of benefits from working in a garden-based salon.

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Emily Soar has a salon in her back garden which she says could become a new trend in the industry.

“I think a lot of my clients will be very nervous to come back and get their nails done so hopefully using this small area will bring them comfort.

“In a traditional salon there will be lots of people but here there is just me.”

Emily is leaving half an hour in between each appointment so that she can deep clean her salon.

She says having a home working space means she saves on renting a chair in a salon and she thinks more nail artists will be following her lead due to the pandemic.

Nail artwork done by Emily Soar.

“Clients may begin to value cleanliness and safety over the atmosphere of a larger establishment.”

Emily created her garden salon by installing a shed and renovating it with beauty equipment last November.

She says the last four months have been hard but she is excited to reopen for business on Monday, July 20.

Price list for nail treatments.

“The new normal is certainly going to be hard to get used to but I think after a while it will be fine,” Emily said.

“I was lucky that I had a full-time job outside of beauty throughout the lockdown but many others in the industry did not.

“It has been a whirlwind for a lot of us.”

In the future, she hopes that the government will announce that other beauty treatments can become operational again as she also offers brows and eyelash lifts.

Emily is open for new clients and can be contacted through her Instagram here.

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