A ONE-STOP beauty shop is going from strength to strength as it continues to expand its team and services.

With 17 years of experience in the beauty industry, Clare Turner first launched 'Studio 225' along Elliott Street in 2017, and has gradually grown the brand to accommodate a wide range of beauty services along Tyldesley's high street.

This impressive list includes hair, makeup, nails, eyelashes, tanning, tattooing, reiki, and wellbeing services, and the business' growing reputation allowed it to expand into a neighbouring 'retreat' unit last year.

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Leigh Journal: The business has developed a wide range of hair and beauty servicesThe business has developed a wide range of hair and beauty services (Image: Studio 225)
Speaking about the business, salon manager Steph Donoghue said: "Clare has always wanted to build a business that has everything under one roof, so that customers know that they are getting a high quality service.

"As we have grown our reputation, this has given people the confidence to try other services because they trust the building and trust the brand.

"Our newer services, for example, such as tattooing and wellbeing, have encouraged customers to try something they wouldn't have had the confidence to try before."

Leigh Journal: Nail technicians are some of the beauticians availableNail technicians are some of the beauticians available (Image: Studio 225)
With Steph joining the team from a spa treatment hotel in 2021, the mum-of-one said she could instantly see the respect that customers had for Clare and the salon.

"We have a really big regular client base here, and I noticed straight away that everyone wanted to come back to the studio after lockdown", Steph added.

"Some services can be booked up for weeks in advance and we have to turn people away sometimes, which we hate doing but it shows we are doing something right."

Leigh Journal: Clare and the team opened the 'Retreat' unit in early 2023Clare and the team opened the 'Retreat' unit in early 2023 (Image: Leigh Journal)
With new beauticians expanding services even further and taking staff numbers up to 12, Clare and Steph have no intention of resting on their laurels at Studio 225.

With years of experience in the industry, the pair are also aiming to create a beauty training academy to teach the next generation of beauticians.

Steph added: "The beauty academy is a big thing for us moving forward.

"Clare has so much knowledge in the industry that she wanted to share this with the next generation, particularly as we have the extra space here now.

"We're looking to train new starters or give refresher courses, and it will help us keep up with new trends as there is always something to learn in this industry."

Leigh Journal: Studio 225 and Retreat on Elliott Street, TyldesleyStudio 225 and Retreat on Elliott Street, Tyldesley (Image: L)