Hi I am Liz the Owner of Lillibuffs. I am a creative and highly motivated individual with a BA degree in Media Studies, as well as a CIBTAC diploma in Beauty Therapy and additional qualifications in non-surgical beauty treatments such as microneedling, dermaplaning and microdermabrasion.
I have always had a passion for the beauty industry but was encouraged from a young age to go to university and gain a degree. It was thought to be the 'sensible' option and since then I have had a number of customer-facing roles within admin, marketing and events. 4 Years later I could no longer ignore that my working life was making me miserable. I concluded that if I didn't try to open my own beauty salon business, then I would always regret it. I resigned from full-time employment and used my savings to invest in my dream. I have qualified as a Beauty Therapist, using my home for the last two years as a base to provide treatments to family and friends, I have created a business and financial plan, designed a logo and a website and I am now at the point of finding the prefect premises to expand my dream.
Having suffered from anxiety and depression myself, I feel lucky that I will be working within an industry that makes people happy and feel more confident. Because of this I will ensure that my salon not only offers my clients a service, but also a positive experience.
I believe that Lillibuffs will be a success, not only because of my experience within customer facing roles and my passion for the beauty industry, but purely because I refuse to give up until it is and I hope that I can persuade at least one person to believe in my venture as much as I do....
How Funding Will Help
I will use the funding I make to put towards furniture in my salon, including a cash register, sofa and a new salon couch. Funding will also allow me to complete one more course before the salon opens at the end of the year. I have always wanted to become a microblading technician and feel that this would allow me to open my salon with a varied treatments list, giving me the best chance to succeed.
Lillibuffs will combine a high-street beauty salon with a high-end aesthetic clinic, offering excellent service, quality products and a wide range of treatments at competitive prices; in a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere. Established in 2018 as a sole trader, our mission will be to supply services and products that enhance our clients' physical appearance and provide mental relaxation.
The core to Lillibuffs’ success will be building client focused relationships centred on giving quality service over the long term. Developing individual treatment plans will be crucial to ensuring each person gets the right treatment for their needs and budget.
Lillibuffs’ goal is to become a ‘one stop shop’, differing from other salons because of the wide range of beauty and non-surgical aesthetic treatments that it offers. I want to continually engage and evolve my client base, bringing old fashioned dedicated personal service to highly mobile time driven people, through maximising my social media presence and making my salon the go to place!
Thank you for taking the time to read my project x