Local Business Heroes - Salon Thirty

A new concept salon in picturesque Priory Street offers London-levels of training and cutting edge sensibilities without the eye-watering price tag - and if you’re a Colchester Life cardholder in need of a new style there’s an attractive discount on offer!

Colchester Life has high hopes for the St Botolph’s regeneration area, what with the opening of the new creative business centre at 37 Queen Street and the forthcoming Curzon development, so it’s good to know young business owners also see the potential – Salon Thirty is a new hair and beauty salon offering, among other innovations,  a buffet of super quick 30-minute blow dry styles for the vast majority of us who, far from being ladies who lunch, are actually ladies who must make full use of their lunch hour!

On Small Business Saturday, December 3rd, Lauren Marchant will officially launch the Blow Bar. From 9am to 4pm, get a blow dry on a ‘pay what you think the service is worth’ basis and get a glass of prosecco thrown in!


Lauren is Thirty’s owner, whose youthful looks belies her years of experience as a stylist and account manager in London. As well as the express options, Salon Thirty, she says, will offer clients a bespoke service, tailored to their needs in salon and at home. Lauren also wants to show people that YouTube videos can’t take the place of professional tutorials, tips and hands-on help with your style. Savvy businesswoman she may be, but a stylist first and foremost she most definitely is, and the first customer reviews have been extremely complimentary.

Colchester Life is pleased to report that Lauren feels reactions to Salon Thirty have been warmly welcoming, and levels of passing trade are encouraging. While the salon’s location has presented some challenges, particularly with parking and waste disposal, these have now been overcome and Lauren’s enthusiasm for the area, and her second floor views of the beguiling ruins of St Botolph’s Priory, is evident.

And, as further temptation to pop in for a trim, Lauren is offering a 10% discount off any full-priced service for Colchester Life cardholders! Now, really, who couldn’t use a little glamming up before Christmas? Salon Thirty, we wish you well!

All Salon Thirty's details are on our business place directory page. Ring Lauren on 01206 510381 for appointments!