Mum realises dream by launching Stoke-on-Trent's newest beauty salon

Beautician Louise Arrowsmith has realised her ambition by opening her own salon. The mum-of-three, who has been working in the industry for seven years, unveiled L.A. Beauty and Aesthetics in Leek Road, Joiners Square.

The 33-year-old, of Newcastle, told StokeonTrentLive : "I am a qualified beautician and do aesthetics and now piercings. I used to work at a salon in Baldwin's Gate and then had my own chair in a salon in Newcastle town centre. This is my first salon.

"I think it's a really good location. It is handy for Staffordshire University and it gets a lot of passing traffic. And Hanley is just up the bank.

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"A girl is coming in to do the hairdressing and I am looking for a qualified tattooist to join us. They will rent a chair from me.

"I have always wanted to have my own salon. It has always been a dream."

After several years looking after her children, Louise decided to go back to college to gain her qualifications. She said: "It just took off from there. It is something I love doing."

Her work includes injectables such as fat dissolving injections, lip fillers, anti wrinkle injections, dermaplaning and laser removal; lashes and brows; waxing; and body piercing.

She welcomes walk-ins for piercing but customers are advised to book an appointment. Louise added: "My existing customers will be coming here but I am hoping to have many more."

Customer Lauren McNicholas is impressed with Louise's work. The 34-year-old, of Newcastle, said: "I have had lashes, brows and dermaplaning and I have absolutely loved it. I would recommend Louise to anyone. It is good beauty treatment at good prices in a friendly environment. Louise makes you feel relaxed."

Jessica Mountford, aged 35, of Silverdale, added: "Louise did my dermaplaning. She did my lip filler and eyebrows. I would recommend her. She puts her clients at ease."

L.A. Beauty and Aesthetics is open from 9am to 3pm Monday to Thursday; 9am to 6pm Friday and 9am to 5pm on Saturday. To book an appointment call Louise on 07955 622077 or book online through Booksy.

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