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  1. Chinju

    Have anyone used Alibaba for beauty furniture supplies

    Hi I have decided not to take the risk and will make do with what we get in UK. Many thanks for your replies xx
  2. Chinju

    Have anyone used Alibaba for beauty furniture supplies

    Hi bobsweden - thanks for your reply. What I understand from the suppliers is that the shipping cost which is pretty high includes customs clearance too. I am ordering for my shop and not for distribution. I agree with you about the time it takes to reach Uk. Unfortunately, Uk doesn’t seem to...
  3. Chinju

    Have anyone used Alibaba for beauty furniture supplies

    Hello Members, I am talking to various sources in China via Alibaba to supply manicure tables, pedi sink bowls etc. They are keen to supply to UK and works out lot cheaper too. I am not sure if anyone can recommend to me if they are good quality wise and also shipping time etc ? Many thanks
  4. Chinju

    Business landline?

    Hello I have just seen this message as I am looking for internet and phone provider. £22 is inclusive of VAT?
  5. Chinju

    Pedicure bowls

    Hi I found these pedicure sink bowls in Alibaba and they supply the taps etc. The total cost for 3 comes to £800 approx with the shipping costs.
  6. Chinju

    Music license?

    Thank you for your help Xx
  7. Chinju

    Fire risk assessment

    Hahahahhhahahah!!! Sorry I have to laugh about the hunky firemen. Actually I don’t mind occasional visits from them. Anyway jokes aside, thank you for the information and I appreciate your help xxx
  8. Chinju

    Fire risk assessment

    I heard that if you have less than 5 staff then I can carry out the fire risk Assessment myself. Where do I get the proforma for the assessment? Thank you
  9. Chinju

    Licensing a salon - share your experience!

    Hello I know this is an old thread but I have come unstuck in a similar situation. I heard that if you have less than 5 staff then I can carry out the fire risk Assessment myself. Where do I get the proforma for the assessment? Thank you
  10. Chinju

    Music license?

    Hello All, Please may I ask salon owners regarding playing music in the salon. I have just been told I need a licence to play music. How do I go about obtaining the certificate please ? Thank you Chinju
  11. Chinju

    Card reader, fire risk and health and safety

    Hi I wanted to ask business owners which card reader is the best for a start up business ? I am planning to use TIMEly for appointments or You Are on Time - any comments in these two products ? Fire Risk Assessment- is this necessary if I have only 3 employees ? Any websites to get hold of a...
  12. Chinju

    Phorest schedule system

    Please look into Timly - I am in the process of opening a business. So far Timly looks good to me and they are UK based - however it’s fairly expensive for a start up business
  13. Chinju

    Pedicure basins

    Hello all - please may I ask where can I find a really nice pedicure basins with a tap? I have seen few in amazon but it’s just a bowl. Many thanks
  14. Chinju

    Landlords

    Thank you for the reply. He seemed ok at first and everything he was saying seemed too good to be true. The shop is in a state of disrepair but the scale is very good. Which I don’t mind. I asked him to remove the bulky items from the shop - at first he said NO but later on he said we can do...
  15. Chinju

    Landlords

    Hi All, Just wanted to ask if any salon owners have had bad experience with the landlord. I haven’t been lucky so far, at first they seems really good and accommodating. As we progress further into signing the lease, they become really difficult. It will be good to know if it’s this is part...
  16. Chinju

    Commercial survey help

    Thank you Duchess for your reply. It’s very helpful and informative. I am going to take your advise and get the survey done this week. I don’t know if the landlord is genuinely unaware of letting out a commercial property or he is just playin ignorant. He always had his own business in the...
  17. Chinju

    Commercial survey help

    Hello All, I am in the midst of signing a shop lease. However I have few things that’s kind of worrying me a bit. Landlord lives on the flat above and he is in his 70s. He doesn’t have a solicitor and he wants me to do the lease on my terms. I don’t know if there is a catch there . I haven’t...
  18. Chinju

    Which is the best salon software?

    Hi Thanks for the reply. Since the system operates on commission basis. they may direct your clients to other salons, if your business is not making enough commission for them - this is something I found out while researching to get the best software for a new nail bar. I am now looking at...
  19. Chinju

    Which is the best salon software?

    Please may I ask business owners which is the best salon software in terms of user friendly, pricing and support for a new business? I have looked into Schdule and have decided not to use it. Many thanks
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