View Full Version : Beauty ... garden?
08-08-12, 01:12 AM
Im just throwing something into the mix but the property im lookig at has a lovely big garden at the rear and i was wondering if you could up with any ideas of how we as beauticians/hairdressers could utilise this space
Thanks in advance
08-08-12, 01:20 AM
Hot Tub.... obviously ensure you clean properly but would be a nice touch
Sun Loungers/Sun Deck... champers on the sun deck sounds very nice
Gazebos.Marques... on Sunday a friend and I sat in a pub garden and had our lunch under a gazebo whilst it was pouring with rain, it was lovely just to be outside & it was warm enough
You could make this a little haven especially if you're south facing and could offer a sun trap to your customers, this could have an additional charge, similar to a spa... so you don't just have people rocking up wanting to sit in your garden and your hot tub.. maybe £10 and it includes a free glass of fizz and a cream tea or £30 and it includes a massage and a few hours in the 'secret garden'
08-08-12, 01:23 AM
Woooow fab idea i love the secret approach so customers would feel special & relaxed all at the same time!! Xx
08-08-12, 01:34 AM
It may cost you a bit of money to start off but would be unique.
There is a lady by me who has a beautiful garden, she became unemployed so bought a large hot tub and had her kitchen approved by Environmental Health, she loves cooking so now does 'Secret Evenings' where people can have an evening in the hot tub with fluffy robes and slippers etc, a homemade 3 course meal, champagne and chocolates and she charges around £50 a head... she's fully booked 3 months in advance and it is a fantastic evening, she limits her bookings to 10 people per evening/group bookings only and is open Tuesday to Saturday.
08-08-12, 01:45 AM
Wow again! £500 a night thats amazing! .. Good ideas it would be a unique-ness to my beauty boutique x
08-08-12, 01:54 AM
You could also look at putting a little sauna/steam room in, these are no bigger than a garden shed and run off normal electric power :eek:
All amazing ideas above :)
Lovely gazebos with alfresco chairs and tables to offer gourmet and herbal teas after or in between services?
08-08-12, 07:57 AM
what lovely, imaginative geeks you all are! Hot tubs sound brilliant (although would have to get myself a handsome young pool cleaner like you see in Hollywood if I had one).
We have large grounds, but just allow customers to bring their children to run wild whilst they have some peace and quiet away from the little darlings in the holidays.
Was thinking of having some peacocks to strut their stuff, but will stick with chickens, ducks, dogs, cats and ponies for petting. We also have swings and its often hard to round the children up when its home time for mum.
Secret gardens sounds much better - roll on back to school!
08-08-12, 02:42 PM
Im loving all the replies i think the secret garden idea will work fabulously im thinking a sauna at the bottom with maybe a hot tub too and a decked area with loungers with tables for their champagne lol
Good job i have a joiner boyfriend so i get 'free' labour :) hes gonna have a lot to do!!
Also anyone know where you can hire saunas/hottubs etc
Any other ideas gladly welcomed :)
Could it not be sectioned in 2 so you can have the spa area at the bottom if it's long or running down one side of wide with atleast a 7 ft fence sectioning it apart with a door that uses a pin code, spa guests get that days pin and can use the area for the day, have a roof put over we're the hot tub and sauna would be so it can be used in the rain and wouldn't put customers off, as the other half open, tables spread out for lunch time and chill out music playing, the other half can be a nice waiting area for clients who don't want the spa day but still want treatments.
Pergoda's are lovley and can have sheet plastic applied so the rain dosent get in.
There's a cafe by me that has a beautiful garden eating area, all covered with the plastic, has real grape vines growing and climbing plants covering the Pergoda,on a sunny day you can feel like your in a luxury resort. A water feature would also add a little luxury and compensate for no music in the spa area while also being relaxing xoxo
08-08-12, 03:18 PM
I was thinking pf sectioning it also .. The sauna/hottub at the rear in a cabin or something with secret vip decked area ... Then i suppose i could have a lawn seated area for other guests who are waiting for treatments
Love all you inspirational geeks :)