☆Where did the idea come from?
My Name is Evita McCloskey and I'm one of 3 owners of West End Salon. My partners are Inese Dowling & Inga Katinga. The salon is located at 84 West Street Dogheda. At this premise we have been 2 years. Here is our story in "Dogheda Life" by Andy Spearman.
West End Salon is run by three friends who all live locally and who dared to dream.
Inga Katina, Evita Liege and Inese Dowling had never met before coming to live in Drogheda, but they soon found out they had much more in common than their nationality. Each of them had dreamt of opening their own beauty business. None of them thought the dream would come true, but it would not go away. The dream became a plan and pretty soon they found themselves opening the doors of their salon at West End House on West Street. They were in business! That is how the name of the business was born-West End Salon!
For 2 years West End Salon is in beautiful new premises next door. It’s been refurbished to the highest standard and stands as a beacon of hope in a once great street.
West End Salon is so much more than a hairdressing and beauty salon though, and the new premises are allowing them to fulfil their dream of having a one-stop-shop where clients can receive a dizzying array of treatments, everything from a simple cut and blow dry to a full body massage and almost anything in between.
☆How has the business had a positive impact on Drogheda ?
The business is bringing more people in to town. Creating employment?
☆What do you think has been your biggest achievement with the business?
Happy returning customers is our biggest achievement.
Hope we can be role models to people that not afraid to follow their dreams!
☆What’s next for Westend Salon and the business in Drogheda?
We like to take on more staff & expand the business, using existing business model open more hair & beauty salons.
Tell us one thing people might not know about the business. ?
West End Salon is a Hair & Beauty Spa that provides wide range of treatments to save a lot of time for the clients. If you are getting hair done you can get your nails painted , eyebrows tinted and wax or maybe even a relaxing facial done whilst the colour is developing!!!
☆What is the best piece of business advice you’ve ever been given?
Never take No for an answer!
Hard work & determination will pay off.