Wodonga business owner Erin Aylmore can’t contain her excitement about opening SKIN Wodonga in High St next month.
The registered nurse, who works as cosmetic nurse, is finishing renovating 145 High St – the old Beazley’s Meats shop.
However, the makeover of the interior, is akin to the journey Erin hopes to take her clients on.
“I’ve always had a passion for skin,” she said.
“Opening a store seemed like the next logical step. It’s been a work in progress for a while but it will all come together.
“It’s going to be a really lovely space for clients to relax and enjoy their skin treatments.”
SKIN Wodonga will be offering a range of beauty treatments including cosmetic injectables, skin treatments such as peels and facials.
Erin, who has always lived in Albury, said she was attracted to Wodonga after the redevelopment of High St.
“My husband has joined the Victorian police force at Wodonga and when I came over and saw the street, I said to myself, ‘This is where you want to be’,” she said.
“It’s come along and we can’t wait to be part of it.”
Having only built houses in the past, Erin said she found the process of dealing with Wodonga Council’s Better Approvals process a dream.
Better Approvals is a streamlined business permit application process.
Wodonga Council understands it can be difficult for small business owners to navigate the complex requirements of local council.
The Better Approvals Process gives business owners access to a business concierge who guides them through the entire process.
“It was brilliant,” she said.
“We worked with Nathaniel who guided us through the process. I would just ring him or email and he would help find out who we needed to talk with next. It was really easy.”
Erin hopes to open her business next month.