Profitable hair and beauty salon in the centre of Inverness with stunning views over Inverness Castle.
• The sale of Hermanas Hair and Beauty Salon offers the opportunity to own and operate a successful business in the centre of Inverness.
• The business offers two main income streams, focusing on beauty treatments and hairdressing services with a large loyal client base.
• The premises comprise, a waiting area, two treatment rooms, two hairdressing salons, tanning room and various service areas, set over three floors (141m2).
• Established self-employment and lifestyle opportunity with a strong reputation demonstrating consistent turnover and solid profitability from both repeat and new clientele.
• Set in an excellent location on busy Castle Street with stunning views over Inverness Castle.
Hermanas has been operating under the ownership of the current vendors for over 22 years, they have built up a successful and profitable entity. The business for sale has two income streams; the beauty salon offering beauty treatments, including massage, tanning, waxing etc, and the hairdressing salons. The building is a traditional property set over three floors overlooking Inverness Castle. The top attic floor consists of two beauty treatment rooms and a tanning room, the first and ground floors house the hairdressing salons, one on the first floor with eight stations and two backwash basins, and the other on the ground floor with three stations and one backwash basin. Throughout, the property is presented in good condition and the quality of fixtures and fittings in the salons are of a high standard. The business is supported by a staff room, laundry room, small kitchen / utility room, waiting room, and three staff and customer toilets as well as plenty of storage.
TRADE The business operates with one full-time staff member, and four part-time employees as well as both the owners. There are also two chairs which are rented out to two self-employed hairdressers. Business comes from a large loyal customer base as well as from tourists and visitors to the area and those who visit the website. The current owners do not advertise or use social media and this is an area new owners could certainly develop. Hermanas is open Monday to Thursday, 9am-9pm, Friday 9am-8pm and 8:30am-4.30pm on Saturdays.
LOCATION Hermanas is situated across from Inverness Castle, in an elevated position close to the River Ness. The property benefits from an excellent outlook with views over the splendid Black Isle, Ben Wyvis, and the surrounding countryside. This superb trading location ensures a high level of passing trade both from tourists and locals alike. Inverness is a popular tourist destination with a high number of hotels, guest houses and self-catering establishments swelling the number of inhabitants to the City during the spring and summer months. The city itself has extensive facilities for visitors and inhabitant’s alike boasting three golf courses, an excellent indoor swimming complex, cinema, bowling and ample opportunity to enjoy evening entertainment at a range of venues which includes Eden Court Theatre.
Nearby Cawdor Castle offers a taste of Scotland’s medieval past while Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre are most popular attractions with both UK and overseas visitors. Whether it is a Whisky Trail, a boat trip on Loch Ness or a visit to one of the many accessible Scottish castles, Inverness is an ideal base to explore the many visitor destinations across the Highlands. The City of Inverness is a vibrant centre of tourism and commerce presenting many opportunities for expanding this establishment.
REASON FOR SALE The present owners purchased the business in 1996 and it has grown significantly over time resulting in the busy salon it is today. Both owners have enjoyed building the business, but now after operating for many years and having dedicated a lot of their time to the salon, they now wish to take things easier, and cut back on their workload and responsibilities, thus allowing new motivated owners to pick up this established business and take it to the next level.
THE PROPERTY Traditional building, under a pitched slate roof, the premises has accommodation arranged over the ground floor, first floor and attic. The property, although operating as one business, is actually on two titles. This enables the potential split of the property should new owners wish to consider alternative use, subject to the necessary consents.
PUBLIC AREAS Entry to Hermanas is at ground level and opens into a reception area and desk, at the bottom of a flight of stairs. To the right is a ground floor salon, comprising three stations and a backwash basin, there is a sitting area and toilet facility. Situated on the first floor is the larger of the two hairdressing salons with eight stations and two backwash basins. There is a good sized waiting room and toilets for customer and staff use, plus a tea and coffee making area, staff room and laundry room. Located on the attic floor are two treatment rooms, both double glazed, comprising a tanning room, therapy bed, therapy chair, nail bars and a workstation.
OWNERS ACCOMMODATION There is no owners accommodation provided within the business, however, should new owners wish to split the property, as it is already on separate titles, it could be reconfigured as a flat and separate hairdressing business subject to consents.
SERVICES The property benefits from gas fired central heating, mains electricity, water and drainage. The property is mostly single glazed, with only the attic floor being double glazed.
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