Well, where do we start! In a nutshell, DANNIE & CARRIE is a hair & makeup salon in West London. It is owned by Danielle who has worked in the industry for nearly 20 years now. There are 3 other stylists who work in the salon – Tracy, Dom and Sara alongside our makeup artist – Carrie. We also have the lovely Harriet who is our part-time receptionist, and Georgia our assistant.
What Does DANNIE & CARRIE offer?
We offer hair and makeup services..so blowdries, cuts, highlights, balayage, root tints, toners, bleach applications and Kerastraight blowdries. We also offer Male Grooming services such as – gents cuts, beard trims, beard shaping, wet shaves. With our makeup services we offer a full face application, eyes only, lessons and bridal.
A bit about the Director…
Dan grew up in Fulham, she is 34 years young, a wife and mother to a little girl. Dan loves an Indian takeaway (especially Rajput on Goldhwak road, so if you have never been before you must go http://www.rajputrestaurant.com ), she is partial to a nice glass of red, but she is also a gym bunny – Dan is currently training for a marathon on top of working full time and being a full-time mummy. Over the years Danielle has worked mainly in West London but spent 3 years working in Dublin.
Why open DANNIE & CARRIE?
Sooo… if any of Dan’s regulars are reading this they already know the story. Dan worked her bum off for years for other people which she loved at the time but soon realised she wanted to be her own boss. When she first started working for herself she had a business partner.
They had a very successful salon but it came very apparent that both business partners saw a different future for themselves. Dan then fell pregnant with her hubby and decided it was time to move on. She found an amazing new premises (all thanks to Sonia the beauty therapist who also works in the building, Sonia Beauty Instagram) however it needed a lot of work. Thankfully she has an amazingly talented brother who took on the job and refurbished the whole salon. Before the refurb though Dan moved into the new premises and carried out clients a few days up to her due date.
Any mummy hairdresser reading this? I’m sure you can relate that being on your feet all day whilst having a fully grown baby in your belly is hard work. The new premises had a spruce up whilst Dan gave birth. Now this is the good part – Dans baby Sofea was born on the 10th November 2016 and her other baby (the salon) opened on the 22nd November 2016. Impressive right?
That is basically the ins and outs of DANNIE & CARRIE and Dan the director.
Keep an eye out for our next blog. Its going to be a funny one, all about the teams experiences on Valentines day.
D & C Team x