NEARLY 100 people were on hand to give a new Basing View business a great start.

Those attending the launch party enjoyed some great jazz music and food at Karla’s Beauty Room which offers a range of beauty treatments for men and women, from waxing to hot stone body massage, at The Parade on the Basingstoke business park.

Run by beauty therapist Karla Jones, the business can be found inside Dimensions Hair & Beauty, which is a business owned by Charlie Conway that is set to celebrate its second anniversary next month. Karla said the launch party bodes well for the future of the new venture. She said: “It was a fantastic evening – everyone got a really good vibe about the salon.”

Having worked in the industry for 17 years, working in salons in and around Basingstoke, as well as teaching at BCoT, Karla has built up quite a following, giving her the confidence to set up her own business.

Excited with the new challenge, Karla said: “I have clients who have known me for years and I think they are proud of me for doing this. I have always said I would like to have a little room for myself and my clients and now I have the opportunity.

“This is a great location, with its free parking, and it is in such a lovely salon. Charlie has given me such a lovely room which I have made my own, and I think our businesses will complement each other.”