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salon-img-1Beauty salon in Burgess Hill to double in size

Plans have been drawn up to double the size of a Burgess Hill beauty salon which is hoping to expand into a neighbouring shop.  Head to Toe Therapy, which opened at 32 Church Road seven years ago, has applied for planning permission and if all goes well should reveal its new look in May. The health and beauty studio would then have six treatment rooms with a new member of staff joining the team bringing the total to five full-time therapists, one part-time therapist and three part-time receptionists.

Owner Christina Bennett said she was very excited about the future. She had wanted to expand the business for some time and when the opportunity arose to take over the former estate agents’ premises next door she jumped at the chance. ‘The timing is not great because of the recession but we couldn’t ignore the opportunity. Our busiest time of the year is the summer and for the last three years we have been turning people away because we couldn’t fit them in,’ said Christina.

The new space would enable additional treatments to be offered including Reiki, a system of natural healing, and a Dermalogica skin bar where people can call in for skin care advice. One of the three new rooms would be large enough to allow two people, husband and wife or two friends, to be treated together at the same time.

Christina said she had noticed over recent years that life was becoming more stressful for her customers and their relaxation time at her studio increasingly important. ‘We are a warm and friendly salon and aim to keep treatments short and sweet for customers who have little time but we also enjoy the company of those who like a chat over a cup of tea.’

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