‘Bigger and better than ever’: Beauty entrepreneur set to open Teesside’s first ‘super salon’

A salon owner has announced plans to open Teesside’s first ‘super salon’.

All Dolled Up, which is based on Normanby Road, aims to “take living rooms to a whole new level” with their new space. It will include a nail bar, hairdressers, make-up salons and a seamstress.

Normanby’s Amy Louise Tombling is set to create “a whole new experience” for beauty lovers – and it will even include a bar. The super salon is expected to be completed by the end of August.

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The 31-year-old started the business nearly a decade ago and it has proven hugely popular with his 10,400 Facebook followers. However, after the lockdown, Amy decided it was time to “step up a gear”.

She said: “I want it to be more than a living room – I want it to be an experience. I had a lot of time to reflect in confinement on what I had achieved, what I could have accomplish.”

Amy will transform an industrial unit in the Skippers Lane industrial estate in Middlesbrough into a glamorous beauty spot. She even ordered ten-foot palm trees for decoration.

Amy Louise Tombling prepares for Teesside’s first ‘super show’

The salon owner had been styling her friends since she was young and only realized she had a special skill when loved ones continued to compliment her work. She started advertising hair bookings on social media and juggled her previous job as a receptionist at a doctor’s office.

Amy said: “I thought anyone could do it, I didn’t realize people couldn’t do it! I went to my cousin’s wedding and did my sister’s hair and all day my mom was asking who did it.

“Within two weeks of the ad, I was sold out every Saturday. I used to do pin-ups at 6 a.m. before work, get home at dinnertime, and do another pin-up, then go back to work.

Amy in front of the industrial building she is about to transform
The larger space will create a whole new beauty experience for All Dolled Up customers

Amy is currently preparing to add a mezzanine and stairs to the industrial unit but hopes for a grand opening before the end of the summer. She said, “As long as I can paint it pink, I’m leaving!”

A nail art image made by All Dolled Up
Amy’s salon offers nail packages from £18

All Dolled Up’s Facebook ad was popular with the show’s dedicated customers. The message reads: “We are keeping a secret.

“All Dolled Up HQ has a new location. We’re going bigger and better than ever.

“The vision I have for Teesside’s first super show is a dream come true and we will be joined by the best of the best in the industry. Opening summer 2022.”

The company already offers a wide range of beauty treatments including hairdressing, fake tan, manicure and waxing, therefore with a larger space.


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