A RESOURCEFUL woman has transformed a house into a beauty salon which opened on Saturday.

Samantha Collinge has completely refurbished the terraced property in Whalley New Road, Roe Lee into a hairdressers, beauty and sunbed aesthetics shop.

The building had been in a ‘dilapidated’ condition, with mould on the walls, and plaster coming off the walls, all of which have received an upgrade.

Work has seen the building revamped into three treatment rooms, a make-up and nail bar, sunbed, hairdressers and spray tan room.

Mum-of-three Samantha, who also owns the Samantha Rose Salon on the same road, said the new salon was a chance for her to expand.

She said: “The building used to be a shop and house previously and it was empty and not fit for purpose.

“It was disgusting as there was nothing in it and mold on the walls and plaster coming off the walls.

“So I knocked the whole thing out and I’ve built new walls, ceilings, rooms and floors.

“It’s looking fantastic now and it’s great to open up.”


And the 29-year-old said she has taken a ‘gamble’ to undertake the makeover and open the salon, having quit her job of 18 months and juggled looking after three children, Saskia, one, Sienna, two, and Phinley, six.

She added: “I left my full time job of 18 months and took a gamble with a baby that was only a couple of weeks old.

“I firstly deceived to set up in a small space in a hairdressers, and I’ve managed to build a amazing client base which has now enabled me to set this brand new up-and-coming salon for Blackburn.

“It just goes to show that with the right attitude and ambition and dedication, anything is possible.

“I really have worked so hard for all this.”

The grand opening of the salon on 449 Whalley New Road, Blackburn, saw guests offered Prosecco on arrival and refreshments throughout the day, as well as make-up, hair and treatment demos and a goody bag full of surprises.

Raffles and prizes were also on offer.

For more information, visit the Facebook page Samantha Rose salon or http://samantha-rose.co.uk/