THE Anushka Brows and Beauty team have unveiled their stunning new beauty lounge on Warrnambool's Timor Street.
With beautiful high ceilings and exposed beams, the space is filled with natural light and decorated with blush, earthy tones and bohemian touches, as well as curved edges and clean wood finishes.
The new space is a dream come true for owner Rhiarna Sharma who like many small business owners has had a tough year with the pandemic.
"During COVID we were locked down for 17 weeks so I had a lot of time to plan," she said.
"I thought, I'm not going to let COVID ruin my hopes and dreams, so mid-way through the year we found this shop space and it was perfect.
"I wanted to create an amazing space that reflected me and all the things customers want all in one store.
"I went to Bali last year and I loved the vibe, I've gone for blush pinks, dried florals and rattan - a really boutique feel.
"I can't believe how beautiful my little touch of paradise has turned out."
The new shop and post-COVID business boom has allowed Rhiarna to hire more staff, bringing the team up to seven.
"We now have seven rooms meaning the girls each have a room now which we didn't have before," she said.
"It's nice for each of them to have a space that's theirs.
"Our last space was so small, but I'd only just started out on my own.
"Now we're crazy busy, we're open seven days a week and have a really solid clientele base."
The new space is the result of months of hard work while simultaneously operating their Fairy Street shop.
"Thank god I ordered everything before lockdown, everything is so hard to get at the moment," she said.
"There's no way we would have been able to open now if we didn't have most of our stuff back-ordered.
"So much is made overseas and it's having a real flow-on effect for many businesses."
The team have been run off their feet prior to Christmas and are looking forward to opening their new Blow Bar after the festive season.
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