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Jobless Woman Found A Dumped Junkyard Camper But What She Did to It Was Genius!

When searching for new business space, the Junkyard is probably the last place most people would imagine looking, but thinking outside the box is what got Katy McLaughlin her new salon.

Needing a new business space on a tight budget, Katy decided to get creative. When people can’t sell their trailers they often discard them, meaning campers are a common find in junkyards. One day she came across this worn out old Airsteam, and where most people would see trash Katy saw potential.

She decided to turn it into a retro chic beauty salon, and so her new project began.

Here is how the trailer looked when she found it, with the outside shows clear signs of wear and tear.

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And the interior was in an even worse state…

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Still, Katy saw through the mess.

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After doing some research and finding out that her home state of Texas offers a mobile licence, she decided she was going to make this place hers.

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First she started working on the exterior, updating the paint work.

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Then she began to refurbish the interior, pulling it apart and starting from scratch.

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After a while, her new beauty salon began to take shape.

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She added a spacious waiting area using teal and white accents, aiming for the perfect vintage look.

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Rope lighting was installed overhead in a unique design.

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Four months later, and the transformation is unbelieveable!

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I mean, WOW! The trailer is now a true beauty.

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Inside and out.

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Katy named the salon the Hair & There Mobile Salon. Her clients can either choose to visit the salon at a resting location, or Katy can come to client for an additional fee.

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She offers the same furnishings as any standard salon, and the transportability is great for weddings, parties or anyone who is just too busy to drive to a salon!

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When opening a new business a bit of imagination clearly pays off!

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Sophie Lloydhttps://culturepoppress.wordpress.com/
I’m a freelance journalist and general arty person. I love anything creative and I have a degree in Fine Art as well as a Master’s in Arts Journalism. I’m passionate about fashion, feminism and bacon, and have a morbid streak that can only be satisfied with pizza and horror films. Follow me on Twitter for more of my random ramblings.

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