I started my business, Victory & Rouge around a year ago. I was a relatively late starter in the Beauty Industry and having spent several working years in various jobs and wondering what I was going to do with my life, I decided at the age of 29, to go to college in the evenings to study Beauty Therapy.
Now, age 31, and with three kids (3,7 and 9) 'under my belt' I feel like I have finally found a career that I love. I manage my appointments around my family commitments, and have transformed a room in my rented house in to a salon. My style is unconventional beauty... I wanted to move away from the stark white clinical interiors of the 'normal' beauty salon, and instead I like to incorporate quirky and kitsch touches and make people feel more like they are in a cosy homely environment. If people need to bring their children with them, that's ok too. I aim to work around the busy schedule of the busy Mum, because I understand how it is, so I am always as flexible as I can be. I love Retro and Vintage Beauty and Style and my aim over the next year or so is to build up my skill set, so I can offer makeup and vintage styling, as well as carrying out further training in Waxing and HD Brows.
My husband and I have had our fair share of bad luck in the last two years, losing three parents between us, with my Dad being the latest, just last month. We both work so hard to try and raise our family and it would be lovely to think that some good luck could come our way and we can be hopeful about our future, putting aside our tragic losses.
I would like the money to put towards developing my website and printing price lists and advertising materials. Next, I would like to book my Make-Up Artist training with local company, Mode Academy and Waxing Training and equipment from top brand LYCON. Anything remaining will go towards paying for HD Brows training, which is a treatment very popular but widely offered in my local area, so I see a gap in the market and an opportunity to get involved.
I would love you to help me fulfil my dream business, and make my Dad proud x