We’re back with the latest instalment of our Salon Design of the Month series where we speak to real salon owners to learn more about how they started their businesses.

At Salons Direct, we love celebrating the nailshairbeauty and barbering industries and the talented individuals behind them. Through this series, we aim to highlight the inspiring journeys of salon owners and their salon design choices. From village businesses to city hotspots, we’ll explore the diverse range of salons and the personalities behind them.

Get ready to be inspired by the stories of real salon owners…

This month, we caught up with Rebeca, owner of Rebeca Davies Salon in Llandybie. 👇  

Salon Design Of The Month: Hair By Rebeca Davies

How did your salon begin?

My salon began by taking the biggest leap of my life! I previously rented a chair at a salon where I’d worked for almost five years. The salon owner was leaving, and I was left with a sink-or-swim decision: I either take on the salon as my own or find someplace else to work from. I decided to swim, and it’s been the best decision I’ve made.


Seeing my name above the door is still so surreal, and I can’t believe I finally have my dream salon!

How did you decide upon the design of your salon?

Like most people, Pinterest is my best friend. I have had a folder saved “future salon” for as long as I can remember. I wanted the salon to reflect me as a person and my tastes, but most importantly, I wanted it to feel like a calm and inviting space with a high-end luxury feel. I wanted a Salon that was like nothing else in the area.

What are some of your favourite products and tools to use in your salon?

I have so many favourite tools and products, but if I had to name my top three, it would be the GHD classic curl tong for obvious reasons- those curls are just perfect every time! Dream Coat by Color Wow, and Schwarzkopf BlondMe bleach, which is just *chefs kiss*.

Salon Design Of The Month: Hair By Rebeca Davies

How do you stand out from your competitors?

I try to stay in my own lane as competition isn’t something I enjoy. I try not to compare myself to others. But I feel like what makes my salon stand out from our competitors mostly is that I try to create a good relationship with my clients.


The salon is in a small village where everyone kind of knows everyone. You get to know people on a personal level, so conversations tend to be more meaningful, especially with a regular client.

What do you think makes a successful salon?💡

Running a salon isn’t for the faint-hearted. You have to be patient, understanding, and determined. You must be consistent and always show up, even on your bad days. You have to think quickly on your feet and not second-guess yourself – be confident in your decisions. Finding your work/life balance is key. A happy mind is a healthy mind, which I think is important when running a business.

How do you keep up to date with the latest industry trends?

It’s surprising how much you can learn from social media. Instagram and TikTok are always presenting us with the hottest trends. I’m always looking for inspiration so that I am well-educated and prepared for anything that my clients may ask for.


Salon Design Of The Month: Hair By Rebeca Davies

What advice can you give to others wanting to open a salon?

My advice would be to make plans. Set your dreams big, but make your short-term goals realistic. Having a strong clientele base can be a good start, although it’s not the end of the world as long as you’re willing to work hard and put in the hours.


Try not to overwhelm yourself. Some days will be quiet, and some days you’ll be rushed off your feet, so just remember to enjoy it. Step outside your comfort zone, and you’ll go from strength to strength.

What can we expect from your salon business in 2024 and beyond?

This year has started with a bang. I feel like this crazy journey has just begun, and I’m excited to see where it takes me. I would like to expand the services offered at the salon and create a luxury escape.
I look forward to building a team that loves this as much as I do. I’d like to continue to share my journey on social media as I take my first steps as a salon owner.

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DimensionsW: 68cm D: 59cm Seat Height: 47-62cm Back Height: 85-100cm

  • Assembly required.
  • Hydraulic assembly.
  • 5-star base increases height by 4cm.

Lotus Phoenix Backwash Unit Biscuit




Our Lotus Phoenix Backwash Unit comes complete with a white ceramic basin, mixer valve and hand spray. It is also available in black.

DimensionsH: 98cm  W:64cm  D:102cm

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