Established March 2003
I haven't always been a Beauty Therapist! I started my career working within a number of customer services industries, but never really felt like I had found my vocation. Growing up, I always wanted to be a Beauty Therapist but this wasn't deemed a 'proper job' in those days. Yes, I am perhaps showing my age!
A great friend encouraged me to follow my dream when I was made redundant, saying that all I ever talked about was wanting to do something in Beauty! Thus, the seed was sown. I trained at Reading College, graduating after two years with a Beauty Specialist Diploma, and decided to train a further year in Swedish Body Massage. Whilst studying, I made sure I practised as much as possible on anyone who'd allow me to, so that by the time I was ready to launch my business, I already had a good following and my skill set was well grounded. Building my brand was tough, especially raising two children as a single parent and working every hour I could. I was in heaven though, doing what I always wanted, so it never felt like hard graft.
Now, years later, my business has happily evolved. I always enjoyed waxing the most and decided to specialise in this area, attending further courses to advance my skills. My core business is now waxing, with manicure, pedicure, eyelash/eyebrow tinting, massage and lash lift and tint treatments to add variety. I make it my mission to use only quality products that give superb results at a reasonable price to meet everyone's purse.
I continue to run Beauty Basics from home, where I feel I can offer my VIP's the most personal attention and look to meet, if not exceed, their expectations. I have been tempted a few times to branch out into a salon environment and build the business with more staff and availability, but why try and change something that works so well? I'm not an empire builder. I simply want to offer a first class service, using quality products and provide my wonderful clients - existing and future - with a place they feel at ease, comfortable and happy.
International Health and Beauty Council (IHBC) Beauty Specialist Diploma
Axiom Wax Academy: Female Intimate Wax and Advanced Waxing Techniques
Axiom Wax Academy: Male Intimate Wax and Advanced Waxing Techniques
International Health and Beauty Council (IHBC) Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage
International Health and Beauty Council (IHBC) Level 3 Certificate in Thermal Auricular Therapy (Hopi Ear Candling)
The Usui Natural Healing System (Reiki) First Degree
The Usui Natural Healing System (Reiki) Second Degree
Southern Beauty Training Academy - Indian Head Massage