macleanWomen in the Lower Clarence can now access all their hair and beauty services in the one place thanks to beauty expert Nichole Martyn.

Nichole, who has returned to Maclean after many years absence, has recently opened Delphis Holistic Artistry on the banks of the magnificent Clarence River.

“We’ve been open a couple of months now and I am so happy with how the business is going” she said.

“Women are loving our natural products and the fact that they can receive all their hair and beauty services under the one roof”.

Nichole was helped along by BEC Business Advisor Allan Sams. She had accessed the BEC’s free business advice in Forster many years earlier with great results, so called the BEC as she was establishing her new enterprise.

“Allan has helped me with marketing, he has helped me set up my bookkeeping and has referred me to the BEC’s accountant,” she said.

“This helps me monitor the success of my business. I am going to sit down with Allan every six months to make sure I stay on track.”

Allan said: “New business start-up is a big part of what we do.

“With Nichole I saw her only two weeks before she opened, which is unusual. She is very experienced, she just needed start-up advice.

“And she had never done GST before so I helped her with that.

“There are a lot of hairdressers around but this business is special. Consumers are looking for holistic services and Nichole has filled a real gap.”

Nichole began her hairdressing apprenticeship in Maclean 28 years ago, when her father was the local policeman.

She later moved to Sydney, then overseas, pursuing her career as a beauty professional.

“Maclean has a beautiful community feel that hasn’t been lost” said Nichole. “I want to nurture this community with my services.”

Delphis Holistic Artistry offers massage therapy, hair and beauty services and a comprehensive gift shop with aromatherapy products, crystals and hand crafted jewellery.

For free comprehensive business advice, no matter how large or small your business, phone Allan Sams from the Northern Rivers BEC on 1300 650 058 or email or visit 

The BEC services are subsidised by the NSW Department of State and Regional Development and the Federal Government.

PICTURE: Nichole Martyn with Allan Sams.