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Indie Of The Month: Carbon Blush Makes Beauty Pay

Published on: 10 Jun, 2019
Updated on: 10 Jun, 2019

By Hugh Coakley

Carbon Blush, the beauty clinic in Guildford’s upper High Street, opened in December 2018. After only six months successful trading, the “significant investment has already paid off and we are in profit,” said Carbon Blush director, Anna Williams

Mother and daughter team, Daniella Williams, to the left and Anna Williams, outside Carbon Blush at 254 High Street, Guildford.

Owned and run by a mother and daughter team, Anna and Daniella Williams, it has gone well so far. They have about 20 clients a day on average but it can be up to 30.

Daniella said: “We have had a lot of new clients. It has been better than we expected.”

“Daniella is amazing.” said her mother, Anna. “She has a real business head and is very techy as well.”

Daniella said: “We absolutely love it here in Guildford and especially being in the High Street and establishing relationships with other businesses.

“We do a beauty package with John Carne, the hairdresser who is also in the High Street. And we do a wedding and beauty package with the Mandolay Hotel as well.”

The reception and the treatment rooms are all very comfortable, floral and pastel. “We aim to provide a warm and tranquil environment. We have made our clinic very, very feminine. But we want to go even more pink,” Daniella said.

The Carbon Blush floral arch is a talking point in the High Street.

Daniella was enthusiastic about the spectacular floral arch surround at the entrance “It was all done by Phoebe Mulrooney.” she said. “It is a talking point in the street. People come to have their photo taken under the arch.”

Mother and daughter get on well. When I first met them, they were nervous about their new venture. But with success under their belts, they are so much more relaxed and confident.

Mother and daughter, Anna and Daniella Williams, are both directors of the comapny and get on well together.

Daniella enjoys walking her two dogs on the downs and eating out. She said: “I love Zucchini and the fantastic independent restaurant, Amor Amora.

“But I also do a lot more shopping now that I’m in the High Street!”

We are seeing a lot of new shops opening in Guildford which aim to pamper both men and women. Carbon Blush has shown that beauty pays.

The Carbon Blush building at 254 High Street, Guildford is a Grade II listed building noted as a “16th or early 17th century cottage with an early 20th century shop front, restored in about 1985.”

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