Perth's First and Only Salon with a Creche

Mammas HQ is Australia's first salon with a creche started by Sara Banks with a story of triumph over tragedy! After loosing her job in the cruise industry due to Covid which created domestic abuse in her home, Sara and her son was left penniless in a Perth refuge with nothing but 2 suitcases and a box of toys. However, within 12 months she overcame her desperate situation and has ended up a mumpreneur single mum.

With the first of its kind in Australia, Mamma HQ puts children and mums first. Sara Said, "One thing I’ve learnt in the last 12 months is just how important self-care is and that self-care takes many forms that we may not even realise. We all need to make time for ourselves, time to see friends, have your nails done, your hair, have a glass of wine and a chat. When you become a Mum your time is even more precious than it was before and Mammas HQ will fill the gap to enable mums to relax and get some me time."

Sara says: “I’ve always been good – without knowing it – at taking the time to pamper myself with a face mask or going to my local salon to get my nails, hair and other beauty treatments done. This is definitely something I found more difficult to do when I had my son two years ago and after a very un relaxing trip to my local hairdresser with him at 3 months old I realised there was a gap in the market for a beauty and hair salon with childcare under one roof. "

”I also knew that if I ever opened a business it would have to have giving-back as part of its ethos. That’s why Mamma’s HQ is a social enterprise: it not only gives priority employment to Mums (two are currently pregnant); enables Mums to bring their children to work and use the crèche; enables mums to get beauty treatments and leave their kids in the crèche too; gives a 10% discount to single Mums, and clients have an option to donate to a fund to provide women who have escaped domestic violence with training in hair and beauty skills to work at Mamma’s HQ that they can also do in their free time to supplement their income and become self-sufficient. Even with all of these social policies Mamma’s HQ will still provide a luxurious and relaxing service to clients, including a glass of bubbles on arrival.”

The "The Orchard Room", the Salon's creche, is named in tribute to Eileen Orchard who was her Aussie Mamma, however, she lost her battle with cancer in December 2020. She came into her life when Sara moved next door to her in Bayswater in 2016.

"Eileen supported me in so many ways from making a curry for me each Wednesday after I returned to work from maternity leave, to being my on-hand support through redundancy during maternity leave and so many other things I am eternally grateful for."

“I promised Eileen I’d name a room after her at Mamma’s HQ. The Mamma’s HQ crèche will be welcoming, vibrant, creative and colourful just like Eileen was.”

Mamma HQ opened its doors on Saturday the 26th June with great results, however, Covid seemed to be against Sara again, after lockdown was announced three days later. Sara has announced the doors are now open for all services and waiting to welcome Perth's mums!

Sara is offering exclusive specials to all members of Perth Mums Group! To get these great offers you will need to book the category beginning PMG.

For more information visit MAMMA HQ

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