New beauty business opens in Knowle West

Sonu with daughters Harseerat (four) and 18-month-old Baani outside her new beauty salon in Leinster Avenue.

A new beauty business has recently opened at Jarman’s shops on Leinster Avenue run by a local resident.

Sai Beauty Salon moved into the shop which was previously The Flower Stall in June.

It is run by mum of two Sonu Sharma who trained and studied in India – and has been working for Superdrug in the centre as a self-employed beauty therapist since 2013.

The business offers a range of services from threading, waxing and eyebrow and lash tints to facials, manicures and massage.

Sonu says: “I decided to open the salon here because it is local and there’s not many salons here until Broadwalk or Bedminster.

“My daughter’s school is also in Knowle Park so it’s near to the school. It’s the first time I’ve had my own business and it’s very flexible with the children…”

It is a real family enterprise as her sister-in-law Jaspal Sharma also works there and specialises in Indian head and full body massage.

Sonu says: “The most popular things people come in for are nails and eyebrows. People often just come in for a chat – there are very nice people round here – and many customers come here and bring their children.

“Our offers are changing at different times of the year and we do vouchers. In the future I hope to also offer ear piercing…”

Sai Beauty Salon is based at 64a Leinster Avenue and open Monday to Saturday from 9am-6pm. Call 0747 961 1820 or email saibeauty@mail.com