‘A real achievement’: Blackburn beauty salon celebrates 30 years in industry


Carole Harrison, who owns Libra Beauty Salon in Kings Road, opened the business as a tanning bed salon in 1992.

Libra then progressed into a beauty and nail salon in 1994, when Carole completed her nails and beauty qualifications.

At that time, there were only two other beauty salons in Blackburn.

In 2024, Libra is also home to Carole’s daughter-in-law, Chantelle Baldwin, who owns Chantelle Louise Beauty Academy.

Carole said: “Celebrating 30 years in business feels a real achievement and now Chantelle has brought Chantelle Louise Beauty Academy to join the establishment, which has been brilliant.

“I run my salon on the first floor, and Chantelle runs her salon and academy on the second floor offering a range of fully accredited nail and beauty courses.

“I feel this works really well alongside Libra and encourages us to keep up with the latest trends in the industry.”

Lancashire Telegraph:

Chantelle Louise Beauty Academy announced its nomination in the ‘Education Excellence’ and ‘Beauty Therapist of the Year’ categories.

Chantelle has been in the nail and beauty business for 15 years, and qualified as an educator two years ago.

She said: “This is a proud moment for me, after 15 years in the industry to receive this recognition is a dream come true for me!

“Offering fully accredited Nail and Beauty courses offering lifetime support beyond my students completion of their training courses is something I am proud to offer.

“My beauty academy offers courses ranging from beginner fast track courses to refresher and skill building courses for people who just want to build their confidence and knowledge.”

Services that Libra Beauty Salon now provide include Bridal make up, California tans and Hollywood waxing.


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