The Hair Sanctuary, Glemsford – A Quality Garden Studio from SMART

The Hair Sanctuary is a brand new hair salon in Glemsford, set up by hairdresser Ria Porter, and is already a much loved space by her and her clients. 

Ria who has 20 years experience in hairdressing has worked in various salons as well as running her own mobile service.  After the change in working ways over the past few years, Ria decided to set up her own salon and work from home as this really appealed to her. SMART were delighted when Ria chose our stunning Ultra range and asked us to help create her dream Hair Salon to support her new business venture. 

As one of the first mainstream garden rooms suppliers in the UK, SMART Garden Offices are committed in supporting small business set up from home, offering custom garden studios and offices to create the right brand image. 

We value the work that we do with our customer base, especially independent businesses, helping them reduce their overheads by avoiding high street rental costs and providing a dedicated space to work and meet clients in.  Not only does this save money, it also saves time and provides a more controllable work/life balance.

Name – Ria Porter | The Hair Sanctuary

Brief – To install a Garden Studio Hair Salon for a local business owner in Glemsford, Suffolk.

SMART Building – ULTRA 4.3m x 3.2m

We asked Ria about The Hair Sanctuary and how she came to choose SMART as her Garden Studio supplier:

Tell us a little about your business? 

“I love to be creative and hairdressing really lets me express my passion for hair and create some truly amazing styles, and I love to work with the public. My clients are great so every day I love to go to work.”

What made you decide to set up your own business from home? 

“I’ve been Hairdressing for over 20 years and most of that I had been working in salons, but about 8 years ago, I decided I would go at it alone and started working mobile, even though I love my job I really missed being salon based and having everything to hand. It was hard work carrying everything around from house to house.”

How did you find SMART Garden Offices?   

“So, during lockdown I started to think what I could do and I thought of a garden office, as I wanted to have a small salon and didn’t want to be on the high street, working from home really appealed to me.

I had a look on the internet and noticed that SMART Garden Offices were just up the road so I booked in an appointment at their show room and went from there. I was instantly in love with the ULTRA range and ordered mine pretty much straight away.”

How would you rate your experience with SMART Garden Offices?

“The service that SMART Garden Offices provided was fantastic from start to finish. The work, the materials, and the aftercare has been amazing and I couldn’t rate them highly enough.”

What difference has the SMART studio made to you and your customers? 

“I’m completely in love with my space and so are my clients. It’s so good to be back in a salon and knowing it’s just at the end of the garden. It’s fantastic, my clients get a piece of luxury and don’t have to worry about parking. They experience a one-to-one service in a quiet salon, overlooking great views which is peaceful for them.” 

If you would like to get in touch with Ria, you can contact her via Instagram: @thehairsanctuary_g lemsford or search for ‘The Hair Sanctuary’ on Facebook.

Quality SMART Garden Studios for Business Owners

If you too would like to create a dedicated space in your garden for your business, then check out our other six unique ranges which also make perfect garden offices. They can also be used as; gyms, art studios, hobby rooms, stylish studios, or just as somewhere to relax and get away from it all.

If you would like to know more about our quality garden offices, you can get in touch with us by following this link and filling in the online form. We also offer a 50-page catalogue which is packed full of inspiration and ideas, and no-obligation site consultations – both of which are free.

Building Specification

  • 4.3m x 3.2m ULTRA 
  • Hidden roof 
  • Exterior Horizontal Cedar Panels 
  • Black UPVC doors and windows
  • Medium oak laminate flooring
  • Popular 2 Interior
  • Interior LED downlights
  • Exterior LED puddle lighting

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