A LUXURY hair and beauty salon in Stalybridge has undergone a major transformation and is now also home to a professional coworking environment.
Industry was established in 2015 as a hair and beauty salon by Tiffany Mcglashan but has evolved into so much more besides.
It now offers a neighbourhood workspace that provides a shared area to create, connect and collaborate.
The space in Longlands Mill has been thoughtfully redesigned to suit the changing lifestyles of the community and benefit the local economy ahead of regeneration for the area.
The new Industry is a blend of work and wellness and is a collaboration between interior designer Helen Budsworth and salon owner Tiffany Mcglashan.
Tiffany said: “The pandemic provided an opportunity to think about the direction I was taking the business in.
“Industry has always been a creative, fashion-forward and progressive salon and I believe the introduction of the coworking space not only supports our ethos but also brings something new and exciting to Stalybridge.”
Helen added: “I’d had this idea for a number of years and was waiting for the right time and the right space. In conversation with Tiff, we realised we had a similar vision and shared values.
“My background in interior design has given me a great understanding of optimising spaces and I used this to redesign the existing footprint, incorporating a professional working environment and retaining the vibrant feel of the salon.”
Tiffany noticed a significant number of people coming to the salon with laptops and realised they were trying to maximise their time while juggling busy work and family lives.
So now, with many more people working more flexibly, Industry offers everyone a third space, somewhere different from the home or office, to be truly productive.
And the team hopes they can play significant part in helping Stalybridge, which was chosen as Greater Manchester’s Town of Culture in 2021, reach its full potential.
By providing a community-centric workspace and working with local producers and small businesses, they aim to inject more money into the local economy.
Tiffany and Helen are joined in the business by creative director for hair Lauren Vickerstaff and creative director for beauty Alyssia Garside, as well as a team of stylists and technicians.
Industry will also be bringing the community together through a range of professional events, workshops and classes.
To find out more about what’s on offer visit industrycollab.co.uk