Well when I was 14 I did my school work experience in a local salon after my first choice of going to a local radio station cancelled as they couldn't fit me in!!Lol. I wasn't completely impressed but as they say sometimes your life is mapped out for you and its out of your control. It was the only place I could get in at such short notice.
Strangely enough I loved every minute of it and didn't want to return to school. The owner was impressed with my mature attitude and flare for the work and took me on as a saturday receptionist!! I left school and went straight to beauty college for 2 years to qualify NQ2 and NVQ3 beauty therapy, working part time at the same salon throughout. I was able to carry out treatments during the second year and had already done a private nail training course with backscratchers.
As soon as i qualified I went full time and the owner had a baby. Fed up of doing all the work but only getting minmum wage I left and went mobile as a nail tech at 18 yrs old!!
Business was successful but stressful! I bought a house and realised that I needed a more reliable source of income so I gave up the business and went into tele sales (nothing to do with beauty). I was very good at this and have the gift of the gab!. Got married, moved house to different area, moved job - still in sales but 3 years since giving up my business I feel unfulfilled. I was looking to jump back into beauty as feel that I was a bloody good therapist and it is a shame to waste all that effort and training. Applied for sales related beauty jobs but nothing...and then a new hairdressers opened with a room above - I mention it to my hubby and he says what you waiting for???
I dash over to the salon and find that it is up for let..good price..large space..short lease if required..very private...why not?
That was just short of 3 weeks ago...I have bought the entire equipment for the salon new, handed in my notice, the lease is being sorted, all family and friends over the moon at my decision and The Beauty Loft opens the first week of December!!!