I opened The Haven on the Loch Salon and Wellness Centre in September 2002 after moving to Scotland following a stressful stint of living and working in the corporate world of Telecommunications. Having spent 18 years in London, Sydney and Hong Kong I was a prime candidate for total burn out.
More by co-incidence that planning, I stumbled upon a salon in Balloch while visiting friends in Loch Lomond. Little did I know at the time, that the salon owner wanted to move abroad and was hoping to sell her business. Within months my life changed completely. I accepted a redundancy offer from my then-employer and managed to talk my husband into applying for a transfer with his work. As a born and bred Glaswegian it didn’t take much persuading to get him back to Scotland really. We sold our home in London, found somewhere to live in Glasgow, completed the purchase on the salon, revamped the interior completely, grew and trained the new team.
The plan then (which continues to this day) was to provide a peaceful space where people living locally or those visiting the area could enjoy and benefit from a comprehensive range of quality treatments, designed specifically with their individual needs in mind.
We have grown in so many different ways since those early days. In 2018 we moved from our Balloch location into much larger premises in the iconic Loch Lomond Galleries building. This has allowed us to expand the services we offer, increase the number of treatment rooms available and develop the team in many different directions.
We are still only minutes from the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond but are now spread over 2 floors with luxuriously spacious treatment rooms designed with customer comfort in mind. We use only the highest quality products in all of our treatments and continually train and develop the team in all aspects of customer service.
Of course, it hasn’t all been without its challenges. 2020 bought the COVID pandemic to our shores and resulted in the closure of The Haven for almost a full year. This has been a massive hurdle for everyone to overcome. But it has also provided space for us to re-evaluate, re-vamp and re-focus our skills, our services, our product ranges and ourselves. We have come back stronger than ever focusing once more on what matters most-YOU!
We look forward to taking care of you again soon and welcoming you back to your HAVEN ON THE LOCH
Our Award winning Beauty Salon and Well Being Massage Therapy Centre was created in 2002 by Debra Bell after she returned from living and working in Australia and the Far East for many years. The plan then (which continues to this day) was to create a space where people could benefit from a wide range of therapies, specifically designed with their individual needs in mind.
Our team of award winning highly skilled professional therapists has grown considerably since those early days but the ethos remains the same. The clients needs always come first.
Close to the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, only 30 mins from Glasgow and spread over 2 floors (with 200 parking spaces outside) our luxuriously spacious treatment rooms are designed with customer comfort and relaxation in mind. Our Treatments have all been devised to help you switch off from everyday pressures, forget worries, solve specific concerns and generally relax.
So whether you are in need of a customised body treatment, a results-driven skin care facial or simply want to switch off and forget the stresses of everyday life, you’ll find exactly what you are looking for here at The Haven on the Loch.
We wish you all you wish for yourself – relax and enjoy.