Salon wins Best Designed Shopfront in annual competition

by Padraig Conlon

A dedication to great style at a local hair and beauty salon doesn’t just apply to its patrons.

All their hard work even extends to ensuring the appearance of their premises turns heads.

The Temple Hair and Beauty on Templeogue Rd are celebrating after they recently received €1,000 from South Dublin County Council under the Council’s Shopfront Grant Scheme.

They won the award of Best Designed Shopfront in addition to a grant received to part fund the installation of an improved shopfront design.

“We were thrilled to learn that we were chosen as the winner of the best shop-front design 2019,” Geraldine Corrigan, owner of the Temple Hair and Beauty told Dublin Gazette.

“As a result of our shopfront refurbishment we have found that more people are now noticing our business and as we are on a bus corridor our new awnings have also given us greater visibility to potential clients travelling past each day both by car and bus.

“We would encourage all business owners to get involved in this initiative as an improved streetscape encourages more footfall through all our doors.

“The new shopfront upgrade at The Temple Hair and Beauty, Templeogue really is striking and it encompasses everything the Shopfront Grant Scheme is setting out to achieve” said Mayor of South Dublin County, Cllr Vicki Casserly.

“The Shopfront Grant Scheme provides an opportunity for local businesses and retailers to preserve and enhance our villages.

“The wonderful facade sets off what is already a lovely street scape in this picturesque village. Winning the Best Designed Shopfront award on top of receiving the grant towards the improvement works shows that it makes sense for local businesses to apply for the Shopfront Grant Scheme.

“How a shopfront looks matters to both the business owner and the local community.”

The annual Shopfront Grant Scheme provides grants for something as simple as painting to replacing an entire shopfront.

Grants are available for a maximum of 50% of overall costs, a prize of €1,000 is awarded for the Best Designed Shopfront under the scheme.

Under the 2019 Shopfront Grant Scheme, the works at The Temple Hair and Beauty included restoration of the timber shopfront, repainting, new signage and installation of a new awning.

Details of the scheme including Terms and Conditions and online form for 2020 are available at https://www.sdcc.ie/en/services/business/enterprise/business-support/shop-front-grant/

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