A new home and a new way of working....
They say necessity is the mother of invention and we have found that to be very much the case here at Belle & Blackley.
Lockdown forced us to re-evaluate our work/life balance and coming out of lockdown, returning to work, forced us to think outside the box to create a totally new working environment that was safe, satisfying and sustainable.
So we came up with Phase 1 - a reduced menu of services, staff working in 'style teams', reduced staff contact, reduced client footfall - all of which could have made our working environment clinical and lacking a bit of soul....
But in fact what started to reveal itself was a much more enjoyable working experience for our clients and for our team.
We enjoyed a much more relaxed pace, more time with our clients, more time with ourselves, less interruptions, less phone calls, quieter music, more breaks, better preparation with our online consultation forms, less faffing at the till due to the prepayment system, less missed appointments - a massive loss to any business.
But we definitely missed the buzz of the blow dryer, the flow of creativity that comes with more intricate colour work, the thrill of seeing the transformative effect of the finished look - so we knew we had to come up with a way to add more services but maintain all the positive effects of this new way of working.
Phase 2 began to take shape..... and now it's here.
A full service menu, stylists working safely in their dedicated areas and dedicated 'Style Teams' and colour packages designed to simplify the booking experience and maximise time with your stylist.
We want to keep on doing what we do best - making you all look and feel fantastic - so all of our safety procedures and Covid-19 codes of practise will continue to be the norm.
Details of the services available in Phase 2 can be found on the individual menus above.