It’s Friday (hurray x 1000!!) and moving forward each week here at MoM (we’re getting the acronyms out), we’d like to introduce you to a local business and owner to get behind the scenes and understand how these businesses were started plus any advice they can give those of you looking to start your own business.
This week, we start with the lovely Lucy, Founder and Owner of award winning beauty salon Belle Beauty located in Link Top, Worcester Road. Set up back in 2009 after working for years in various salons in the area, here’s what we learned about Lucy’s journey to becoming Guinot Crown Salon of the year for 2016 and 2017…
Tell us a bit about your background and how you came to set up Belle Beauty.
Since leaving school I have been in the world of beauty therapy working as a level 3 therapist. In 2009 the opportunity arose to go self-employed , Belle Beauty was born and kept growing from there!
We notice your team have won awards over the last few years. Congratulations! We’re impressed. What does it take to win an award?
Hard work, dedication and we all love what we do. We update our skills constantly and strive for the best results which has paid off.
Here at MoM we’re promoting and encouraging Mums to #GetOutMore. What do those with children in your team do to ensure they get out each day (aside from heading to work!)?
They spend so much time outdoors with their children as we have so much on our doorsteps. Most have fur babies too (dogs to you and me!), so this combined is perfect in Malvern as there is so much to explore for free! Where possible all Belle Beauty mummies say it is important to get out weekly/monthly, where possible, just for some time for yourself to unwind and regroup.
We’d agree with that! So what piece of advice would you give those who are thinking of setting up their own business?
Be prepared to work hard, if you can do that you will be successful.
Lastly, tell us your favourite place to go for a cheeky night out with the girls? 🙂
Well, our last girly night went as follows 🙂 Gallery 35 for great cocktails; Food at Ask (always a discount voucher available); More yummy cocktails in Malvern lounge…
Lucy and her team at Belle Beauty are welcoming a new addition to the team this month and running some offers throughout July so be sure to check those out on their Facebook page (@BelleBeautyMalvern94).
Look out for our next Independents Day business blog where we talk to a local wedding crèche and babysitter business. See, we told you we’d sort your babysitting! 😉
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