Tamlyn Erlank, a beautician who hails from Kimberley, decided to take a leap of faith and open her own business. She opened her salon, Salon Everything, about six months ago and business has been thriving ever since.
She says the pandemic was one of her biggest motivating factors in deciding to take on the challenge to open her own salon. “Covid really hit our industry hard and employment was a huge issue. When the salon I used to work at closed its doors, I decided to make the most of the situation and rented a small space to open my own salon.”
According to Tamlyn, she had to come to the realisation that one often puts so much work into bettering other people’s businesses with little to no reward for yourself. “I thought to myself that if you work so hard for someone else, how much harder you would work if the business belonged to you.”
Skincare is something Tamlyn is passionate about. “I enjoy making people feel good about themselves and I’m a firm believer in the fact that when you look good on the outside, it makes you feel good on the inside. I get so much satisfaction and reward from being able to make a difference in someone’s life. Being able to make someone smile after a treatment motivates me to continue doing what I love.”
Tamlyn believes what sets them apart from other businesses is the fact that they build relationships with their clients. “Often time’s people spends hours in your salon and you then become a listening ear to the person. As beauticians we are often seen as someone people confide in. There is no way someone can spend some much time with you and you don’t form some kind of bond with them. This is why people usually come back to you.”
At Salon Everything, Tamlyn and two other beauticians offer beauty, nail and hair care services.
Hair: Brazilian treatments, Botox treatments, Highlights, Wash and Blows, and Hair extensions.
Nails: Nail extensions, Gel overlay, Manicures and Pedicures.
Beauty: Chemical peels, Waxing, Massages, Micro dermal needling, Lash extensions, Lash lifts and Brow lamination.
“As a client you become part of the family over here. You’re not just a number at the end of the day. We strive to build personal relationships.”
Get in touch:
Address: 1A President Steyn Street, Westdene