The Hair Boutique opened on Church Street in Roscommon town on August 20th, 2021 during what was an uncertain time for businesses post-Covid. Since then, however, the hair salon, under the stewardship of Sinéad O’Grady, has gone from strength to strength.
Originally from Fourmilehouse, Sinéad now lives in Rahara with her partner Shane and children Jay and Mia.
“It has been great so far. We’ve been very busy and I want to say thank you to all the customers who have come in from all across Roscommon and further afield,” Sinéad said.
“The Hair Boutique marked its first anniversary on August 20th and so there was 20 per cent off on all the products we use here. We had plenty of people coming in to buy products and it was another good day for the business. We had a little party at the end with treats supplied by Molloy’s Bakery and flowers from Signature Flowers, both of whom were really helpful. It was great to mark the occasion”.
The lifting of lockdown restrictions has seen an increase in business for suppliers of weddings and other special events and The Hair Boutique has been kept busy this year.
“I’ve done a few weddings this year which has been brilliant. The lifting of Covid-19 restrictions was a real boost for wedding suppliers of course. From Thursday on, I’m busy with weddings and people going to weddings,” Sinéad said.
“I also had a great summer with graduations and debs – I’m thankful for that. I’m always available to take on more of those appointments too. I’ve already got a lot of Christmas appointments in the book so I’d advise people to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
“Looking ahead to 2023, there are a number of Communion bookings already which just shows that people are looking forward and planning for special occasions once again”.
The Hair Boutique stocks products from suppliers such as Joico, Alfaparf, Olaplex and colour options from Alter Ego and Revlon and Sinéad says there is more in store this Christmas.
“I also offer Hairtalk extensions here so customers can pop in for a consultation where we match up the hair colour and take it from there,” she said.
“Looking ahead to Christmas gift ideas, we will have Olaplex sets, and Lanaiblo hairdryers in store from the end of October. There’s great value in them and we will also have our very popular gift vouchers”.
Sinéad says that doing business in Roscommon has been made easier thanks to the support of neighbours and the availability of parking in the area.
“I love working on Church Street; it’s great for parking with the car park at the back and the Council car park just up the street. There are also a few businesses open and that is driving footfall here too,” she said.
“I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped me in my first year in business. I work late on Thursdays so my family chips in and help out with the kids. It’s also great to have so many local tradespeople at the end of the phone.
“I also want to thank my loyal customers from Roscommon town and from Fourmilehouse and Rahara. I really appreciate the support over the past year,” Sinéad concluded.
To find out more about the services on offer at The Hair Boutique or to book an appointment, call 087-348992.