The salon had the blessing ceremony on the 3rd of August. It was a wonderful occasion enjoyed by everyone. The ceremony took about two hours and was conducted by a Hindu priest from a local village. Many offerings and decorations were brought in and the priest did many prayers and blessings with holy water from a local temple and various plant seeds and other flora. There was also a dead baby chicken in one of the offerings. The chicken was the sacrifice which is part of the traditional ceremony. The priest told me that the ceremony and prayers will cleanse the business and bring prosperity and good luck. I am so happy to have experienced this event.
Hi, my name is Sharryn and I am the Australian owner of Tuiti Fruiti Beauti. My husband Wayne and I have been holidaying in Bali since we first went for our honeymoon back in 1982. It was a very different Bali then! It’s been wonderful watching Bali change and develop as a tourist destination over the years. As a regular visitor to Bali I always visit a salon or spa when I’m there. While I was in Bali last year I got an idea to start up my own salon. But I needed to do something different to make a success of it.
By the time I found a suitable shop with a good location and did the renovation my business idea took nearly 12 months to come to fruition The building that I have leased was formerly a “Burger Joint”. It took about four months to transform the two storey building into a salon with help of a local interior design team. The salon finally opened in early May 2016.
We are slowly building up the business and hope to get busier in the near future. I have had great support from friends and family who visit the salon when they are in Bali and spread the word to help up us get more well known. I have included some photos of the renovation process so you can see that it was a pretty big project. The salon is managed by a lovely local girl named is Princess. I plan to visit from Australia as often as I can throughout the year.
I wanted to create something bright and colourful that would stand out and attract customers. I chose four bright colours that dominate the décor and decided to use treatment products that had fruiti aromas. After a lot of research I found these products, but most important of all, the products are made locally in Bali - a high importance to my business strategy.
I employed local Indonesian staff and also support my suppliers and their staff by only using products made in Bali.