I absolutely love nails and the concept that you can express your emotions through your nails, whether that be wearing Jet Black or a Bright Pink to show how your feeling or whether it is just adding a bit of sparkle to stand out.
When I first started out in the beauty industry my first passion was Nails and everything to do with nails. I used to work as a Travel agent when I was just starting out from school. I loved to be able to grow my nails long and then paint designs on them. All my travel clients would make a huge point of asking me if they were my own and that the designs were so amazing. Now I have changed my design skills since then and from hand painting lines and dots I now do 3d Flowers and beautiful handpainted flowers. What I love about nails is that you are able to express your artistic side when you are the nail technician and also for your client to be able to express their mood and feeling.
Bridal nails have grown in the last few years to have beautiful lace designs on their ring finger or designs that show off they are getting married with beautifully simple designs with an added bit of dramatic or detail. My motto is life is too short for boring nails and I always feel my best when my nails are done and looking lovely. From having nude nails to 4d flowers and designs nails are able to take you to places that you never thought. They can cheer you up, make you feel more confident or just make you proud to show off.
I always wondered why Americans were always in the salon getting a manicure or pedicure and it wasn't always about having them done for a special occasion it was to make them feel happy. It was a chance for them to be able to have some "Me time" and relax. It is not always about having your nails done for special events its about feeling good about yourself and having that time to just think about yourself for a bit, plus the added bonus is that everyone you meet after that appointment will comment on your nails and ask you questions about them, and that is where the buzz comes from. Our nails are something that people see all the time from paying for things at the supermarket or reading a book on the train, everyone looks at your nails and will always make a comment on them. It's like women with shoes, whether its male or female we will always see the details and the extra effort that someone has done. I love being able to create stand out nails that people will admire and look it. Its funny that people will always comment when I have them really long and that they are too long, it doesn't matter what's on them its just the length so when they are shorter and have a design or glitter, or whatever they will always comment on the design because they can see that these are more wearable and possible for them to also have stunning nails and not have extra long nails.
No matter whether you are a long, short, dramatic or simple you will always get your nails noticed. so next time you are thinking of giving yourself some ME time or just to be able to spend time out of your normal routine, think about having your nails done or your toes to make you relax and express yourself through those stunning fingers.
I hope that this gives your some inspiration for your next nail visit and if you haven't already then BOOK NOW.
Ok so this cabin is now exactly new but it has had a bit of a face lift and loads more space.
I am so excited to be able to share with you my new beauty cabin in Ringwood.
I wanted to be able to have a garden salon that would make you feel like you were in a comfortable and relaxing environment and not even realise you were in someone's garden. This project has take me over a year to imagine and create and I am so extremely overwhelmed with the end result. When you start to think about how you would like to have a home salon you think of all the ways tat you can compare yourself to local salons and make sure that your clients are impressed. When I first got to think about it I had a largeish log cabin in the garden but it didn't seem to be doing the job that I needed it to. I was having to move things around for different treatments and I was performing Pedicures from a Office desk chair. I didnt feel that it was professional enough to give me clients the most relaxed environment. So my first plan was to get rid of the cabin I had and just get a larger one. Between looking at the space I had available in the garden and also the end result that I wanted I would be spending so much money for about 2ft each way more!!! It just didn't make any sense, and then my mum had the best idea. Why not buy another cabin and just attach it to the other one. This was a great idea and one that I was really looking forward to. The thing with this was that no one out there would join the two together!! It didn't seem a big enought job for anyone to take it on. Then my sister-in-law suggested her brother, he is very handy and can seem to do anything with anything. He joined the cabins together and I was able to design it the way I wanted it to be.
I am so pleased with the end result and all my clients can amazed and suprised when they arrive, I get comments like "Its like a real salon" LOL I take this as a complement. Clients or trainees that have never been to be before are amazed that this salon is in my garden and how lovely it is, which gives me great pride.
I am now able to host amazing trainings and workshops to help other people take their passion for the nail and beauty industry into their business or for them to start their own business just like I did. I believe that being able to show your passion to others is one of the best ways to teach as it gets your trainees so excited for their own adventures.
So if you are looking for a location that is NOT a Highstreet Salon and you are looking for something relaxing and comfortable then you should come a visit and see whether this is the salon for you.
I hope to see you soon and you can come and enjoy the passion that I have for nails and Lashes.
I get asked all the time “How do you know someone is a great lash technician/artist” and that I am going to get the lashes that I want? Well there are a few main/important areas that you need to look for when looking for a great lash technician.
If you are new to the world of lashing or have had a bad experience in the past and you are looking for the perfect lash artist for you, you may be wondering where to start. Just like buying a car or finding the right hairdresser you need to make sure that you do your background and research. It is important that you are able to trust the person with your eyelashes and is professional, skilled and talented.
Here are the main and important areas that you need to look out for when finding a lash artist for you….Read More
Lashes are a massive part of the beauty industry at the moment and it’s hard to be able to stand out amongst the other beauty salons out there offering the same. Maybe you don’t even offer lashes as you have not trained in it yet! Well now is the time to train in lashes and use quality brands to give your clients the best experience possible.
So how do you become that GO TO LASH Queen that everyone wants to go to?
So I decided that I wanted the beauty business to be as natural as it could and that I was able to give good quality skincare products to my clients and know what I was giving them the best possible, rather than just products that smelt nice! This all came from personal experience and what I had found out about various chemicals and agents that allow your products to last long, in terms of from manufacturer to shelf to you.
I always thought that you couldn’t be selfish and you should always put others first, however I am starting to realise that putting yourself first in certain times is not a bad thing, in-fact it could be just what you need. Don’t worry this is not a post to tell you all to get treatments from me to look after yourself (although that’s not a bad idea!!) its actually about my commitment to myself.
So I have decided to start writing a blog so that you can see what goes on behind the scenes of the salon but also so that you can get to know me a lot better. I think going into a beauty salon can be very intimidating and you almost feel like you have to look your best before you can even enter. I guess it’s like going to the hairdressers and washing your hair before you go!!! What is that all about???