Claudia's Beauty Box

A Business project St Leonards, United Kingdom

Claudia's Beauty Box

A great opportunity to re start my career in the beauty industry making brides look perfect on their special day.

Project aim

A great opportunity to kick start my career in a different direction towards the beauty industry making brides look perfect on their special day.

About the project

Becoming a mum for the first time is an amazing experience and something i will never regret, however my employer felt differently. After 10 years of service they decided that they werent going to be as flexible as they made out and wouldnt accommodate the fact that i had become a mother and needed flexibility to drop and pick up my daughter from nursery. I was forced to hand in my resignation after all the commitment and loyalty i had given and shown to them. I have always worked and had jobs from my early teens so being 'jobless' is a distressing time and feeling to me and my family.

I have spent many months wondering what i should do and whether i would ever find an employer that would be able to support me and not punish me for being a parent, then i decided that i should do what i have always wanted to and involve myself in the wedding and beauty industry. I have always had a keen interest in nails, hair and makeup so now is my time to persue that avenue. I will never have another opportunity to follow my dream as i hope this is the only time i find myself at a crossroad. 

The plan is to train in -

Manicure & Pedicure

Gel Polish & Extensions

Bridal Hair & Makeup


Eyelash Extention - Express Lashes and Semi Perminent 

With the training and qualifications behind me i want to provide a great service to future brides and anyone really that requires pampering every now and then. I also absolutely love the idea of carrying out beauty parties for teens as having nieces this age, hair, makeup and nails are literally all they think about! My idea is to offer brides a perfect wedding package - nails, eyelash extensions a few days before the wedding then hair and makeup either brush application or airbrushing on that special day. I want to be able to give people on a budget the opportunity to have the finer things and want to offer packages for any budgets. Most companies even if you just want curls will still quote the same amount as someone that would like a more intricate hair do or less makeup than other brides so i aim to have taylor made packages and charge for exactly what you want not just standard charging structures.

So to enable me to change my career i need some help. I have no way of funding this new venture of mine - because i have always worked and paid my national insurance i am not entitiled to funding from the government and student loans are too restrictive in payment terms. The money raised will help me start the training process and cover some marketing and equipment costs.

Please help me make my new career come true and support me in helping people feel special.

Thank you for taking the time to read my story.