From humble beginning, Tyme4u has blossomed into a thriving salon with our clients at the heart of it.
We pride ourselves on our customer service and attention to detail. We feel we have a responsibility to help people, to add value to their life in some way or another and to be a difference maker.
We are a unisex beauty salon. We are very discrete and our service very personal. You are not just a number.
If you're looking for somewhere to come for your treatments then come and visit us at our little oasis. We offer a large range of treatments for all genders in a relaxed, friendly and professional environment.
"True beauty is about taking time out to enhance what you have, learning to love and look after yourself, so that your own beauty shines through.”
Hannah Kirby - Owner & Head Therapist
Owner & Head Therapist
At 16 I didn’t have a clue what I wanted to do with my life. I had made it through school and didn’t do too bad with my grades considering I’m dyslexic but I was never really academic and was always more creative.
I have always liked helping people so after lots of chopping and changing, I decided to try Beauty Therapy.
From the moment I started my course I loved it and knew this was the career for me! Because I was so interested in it, for the first time ever, I was actually doing really well and was getting top marks on my assignments and tests and was really flourishing. Most people think Beauty Therapy is easy and just painting nails but it is so much more. On the anatomy side I learn the same as a first year nurse!
Anyway, 3 years later I qualified and went of to work in a number of different salons. I gained a lot of knowledge and experience however, the atmosphere was often not great and I’d often think if this was my salon I’d do things differently. Like many places, the people I worked for didn’t appreciate their staff and treated us badly, we were just a number. The final straw was when I was bullied into leavening when I told the owner that I was pregnant. I completely left Beauty and retrained in bookkeeping. I muddled through this till my daughter was 2 years old but my passion for the craft never left me and I returned to beauty on a self employed basis with the hopes that this would be better than being employed. It wasn’t, it was pretty much free labour for the salon owner as I only got paid for what treatments I did and if I was quiet I’d end up running her salon while she went to the hairdressers.
When I first qualified my mum would say, “one day you should have your own salon” to which I’d reply, “no way, too much pressure and I’d have no idea what I was doing” but after all these good and bad experiences, unbeknown to me, they had thought and moulded me into what I’d need to do it on my own! I wanted to create the atmosphere and friendly environment I had always yarned for in the salons I’d worked in. I wanted to be the boss I’d always wanted, someone to not only manage a treat but teach and support them in their career not drag them down.
So within 2 weeks of leaving my practically unofficial volunteer salon job, with the help and support of my mum and husband, Tyme4u was up and running and we haven’t looked back since. We started off in a converted coal shed, then expanded to a gorgeous cabin where we had two treatment rooms and now we have expanded again to our current premises!
I am so proud of what my husband and I have achieved with the help of our staff too. But of course we couldn’t have done all this with out our amazing clients.
I started my three year beauty therapy course in september 2010 and a few weeks later I received my first ever distinction for an assignment and there was no stopping me from that point on! I loved my college years learning so much from my wonderful tutors and couldn't believe I was achieving so much and actually enjoying the work.
After college I found it hard to get a place at a salon straight away so I got into some bar work and office work and then became comfortable doing jobs that I just thought were "OK enough" but nothing to get excited about.
One day I woke up and decided I wanted to go for it and get a job in a salon but part of me thought no one would really take some one with no experience, but that's when I found Hannah at Tyme4u who took me under her wing and has taught me so much about client care and delivering treatments to the highest standard.
Now I wake up in the morning looking forward to a day with my long list of lovely clients, catching up with them and making them look and feel great, but most importantly making sure they leave our salon with a big smile on their face.