Entrepreneur Katie Godfrey covers all things beauty and business for those in the beauty and lash industry. She covers everything from starting a business, growing a business, interviews with top industry experts and shares her personal life and business knowledge to help encourage other start ups and business owners
Dr Nikki, aka The Female Money Doctor, is an NHS doctor with a difference!
She is a GP with over 10 years of experience as a doctor and women’s health specialist, she sees the impact poor money management skills have on the mental health of her patients and colleagues, and is on a mission to change that.
She believes that we cannot be truly healthy while a money nightmare is going on in the background.
After sorting out her own money nightmares, she trained as a money coach and now helps women from all over the world to improve their mental health and well-being through getting organised with their finances and building wealth for the future they truly deserve.
Katrina Kelly owns cut social and Katrina Kelly Education. In her salon she has the “3 day working week” which I wanted to talk to her more on. She also has her Podcast : still see yellow
Salon of the year
Online store of the year
Competed for Ireland 🇮🇪
“I am a hair stylist, beauty therapist, multi award winning salon owner and industry educator... also a wife and Mumma!
My key to success and staying motivated in a long career is to continually reinvent yourself, have strong business plans and set goals. Strive to have an amazing salon culture, create several income streams and to balance your home and work life!
Do what you can, where you are and with what you have whilst you strive for perfection. Don’t wait for things to be absolutely perfect before you begin - you’ll never start!”
Emily Pitman Lash and Brow Artist
Having entered the beauty industry in 2016, Emily is a fun loving, busy Mum of 3 based in the North West, Nantwich in Cheshire, who manages to juggle family life with a busy client base and training academy.
Offering a variety of high quality bespoke treatments, Emily is trained in all aspects of beauty including lashes. However, Emily is fast becoming well known in the industry for her amazing brows and attention to detail.
Trained in HD Brows, Henna and Lamination, Emily is the go to Queen of Brows, and was recently a judge on the first ever Opal Brow Games 2020.
Emily is passionate about raising the standards with the beauty industry, keeping herself up to date and current so she can pass all her knowledge onto her students and bring her clients the very latest treatments.
Using only the best quality products and tools, Emily is a brand educator for Navy Pro Tools and a Brand ambassador for the award winning Lush Lash Products.
I started my nail salon in 2001 and built it to a salon of 8 nail techs and beauty therapists I sold this business then went onto to open build up and sell 3 other salons which included tanning nails beauty & hair and recently opened a new salon 3 weeks before the March lock down.
I built all these salons using the cost effective government funded apprenticeship programmes. In 2008 I opened my first training academy and train hair beauty and nail apprenticeships & I now have government contracts of funding training of 1/2 million and this does not include my salon or apprentice programmes.
I now coach salon owners to build & grow a loyal & highly skilled team by accessing government funding & grants to up skill any age & any role.
I have been in the industry for over 20 years, and have worked in nearly every role there is. I truly love our industry and the people in it, which is why the Mooeys Masters training and Moo Wax range came about. I wanted to deliver exceptional training, more than just the norm, and offer a great quality product line that is available to all Beauty Therapists. I love our Industry, and the gorgeous people in it - it's a great herd to be part of that's for sure!
I am a mum of two gorgeous girls, a dog called Ted and am Mrs Ginge to Mr Ginge himself.
Hello, I'm Ava!
A little about me…
I’m a great believer that we are all here to serve a purpose with the limited time we have on this earth. Over the years I have truly transformed my life. From leaving home when I was 17 years old, living within my comfort zone and avoiding uncomfortable conversations to now, living a positive, abundant, FULL life.
Over the past few years I’ve set myself goals that included personal and business achievements and I achieved them all, plus more!
I have grown my small beauty business from my spare room into a recognized and respected brand within the beauty industry. I have employed staff, educated and mentored hundreds of students who travel from all over the UK (even from overseas!), judged lash and brow competitions, been a keynote speaker for events, and I have hosted events within the industry.
Soon to start my degree in Psychology Counselling I am passionate about making a positive impact on the world.
Alongside my multifaceted career I am also a mother and the things that make me the happiest are being in nature with my loved ones, exploring the beauty around me and sitting on my sofa dipping a Cadburys chocolate bar into a cuppa tea!
Zoé Bélisle-Springer is an award-winning writer, author of various ebooks, podcaster and speaker known for her contributions to inspiring materials destined for the salon community. She has been featured in SalonEVO, Salon Today, Professional Beauty UK, Thrive Global, Authority Magazine, Future Of Everything and has spoken at conferences such as Modern Salon’s Digital Summit, the Thrive Sessions, Seattle Interactive and Uppercase. As Phorest Salon Software’s Community & Content Manager, she is responsible for the planning and execution of localised audio and written content as well as driving community engagement leading to collaborative course content, mentorship programs and online/on-demand video content.
Episode with Katie Godfrey all about trademarking. This is something that a lot of people in our industry don’t even consider. It’s extremely important when building a brand. Listen in and find out why!
Filiz is the founder and CEO of Naillounge Training. Having started off as a nail tech from the age of 14, it was clear Filiz wanted to be in the industry for the rest of her life, growing a business of her own. This love and passion for the industry allowed her to put in the work necessary to now own one of the most successful and well known, international training centres, Naillounge Training.
Filiz has seen and qualified over 6,000 learners alone . Not only does filiz train a multiple of different skills relating to the beauty industry, Filiz also organises beauty events and runs a network marketing business. Filiz has created a business opportunity for her audience to be able to earn a second income stream across the globe which has been a huge hit in this current pandemic.
One of Filiz’s biggest achievements is opening in the heart of Dubai and being a mum to her beautiful twin boys under the age of 2.
Lois is a 19 years old salon owner. She runs a high Street salon in the heart of Essex. She is also an educator for KG Professional. “Since being young I have performed and although I did not follow the career path of performing, I write, publish and perform music. I love keeping busy and have more recently started two new side hustles. I have so many huge plans for my businesses and I can’t wait to put them all into action, stepping out of the business to work on it!”
I run multiple businesses my main business is my Multi Award winning salon Revive Luxury beauty for the last 10 years with 16 years in the beauty industry.
Revive is all about luxury, well being self care and empowering women.
I first opened Revive when my baby girl was only 6 months old and I was suffering with post natal depression, my salon saved me from a deeper dark hole. I’ve gone on to have twins, get married and move house all in the time of running my business.
My other business are a beauty training academy, specialist in microblading and business mentoring, to mums in business, Which is a new business for me that I’m about to launch in the next coming months, but I’m literally so excited for this on how can I share my knowledge and support other mums in business
Kirsty Meakin is a top Nail artist who has been recognized as one of Europe's best, winning dozens of accolades including UK Nail Professional of the Year and international awards. She has judged nail competitions around the world and is the creator of acrylic nail polish line Acrylock Acrylic. She's also known for her work with Naio Nails and Naio Makeup.
I am the Director of a successful Laser, skin and Beauty Salon called rejoy, this has been my vessel into mentorship, where I now help Women start to prioritise living with Joy first through mindset and Entrepreneurship. With being in the Beauty and business world for over 10 years, I believe wholeheartedly that we can achieve more by working smarter, and not harder. We as Women can have it all - and I hope to help Women achieve this with refreshing systems to unplug from overwhelm and burnout, without them decreasing their life and career goals.
Joanna is a charismatic, hard-working and energetic creator who thrives on face-to-face contact with clients, and the challenge of a stimulating project. She’s a keen traveller and speaks four different languages, being fluent in English, Spanish, French and Italian. Joanna’s experience lies in the corporate and commercial area of design, with a strong emphasis on sales, business development and marketing – and her work has taken her around the world. Before helping to co-found Monaco Interiors, Joanna worked for a leading facilities management company in London, project managing refurbishment and design overhauls for some of the UK’s leading hotels. Joanna’s clients have included the Hilton hotel, Marriot hotel, the Four Seasons and Radisson; as well as high net worth individuals from Monaco, South of France, Sardinia, Marbella and London.
Salon chain owner Jayd Linney started Nailco Nail Bar in July 2017. In just 3 years she has grown the brand to cover 4 locations, two of these within TOPSHOP clothing stores.
She didn’t come from a beauty background and her roots are in hospitality. However Jayd believes that with the right attitude and mindset, you can become an expert in just about anything!
Salon owner Alex Bates has started PrettyPolish nails and beauty in 2012 after having her 3 children.
Working mobile and from her kitchen she built the business from the ground up to an award winning high street salon with a team of excellent therapists.
She is also the creator of Pro Gel.
Genevieve Hickin (Harding), MD & Organiser of the award winning eyelash event company The Lash Social UK LTD and owner of Beauty by Genevieve.
Specialising in creating large scale events and world wide competitions for the industry she loves bringing like-minded people together.
Genevieve has been in the beauty industry since 2008 and the eyelash industry since 2010. Having been in the industry working in many different sectors for over 10 years Genevieve has a vast amount of knowledge behind her.
Known as an educator, mentor, international judge and speaker she is also a regular columnist for industry leading magazines.
An award winning lash artist herself based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire in the UK Genevieve is still an actively working lash technician and beautician working in her home based salon.
Rochelle owns a super salon in Central Milton Keynes, is one of the creators of The Invisiweave and runs a successful hair academy and Premium haircare business and Mummy blog. @rochelle.mama @thedollshousemk
Joanna has been a lash artist for nearly 10 years. Having been just shy of a decade her lash business has grown up with the industry as it has metamorphised through so many changes.
Joanna is also a lash educator and has been teaching for about 3 years and is an accredited trainer for Darling Beauty.
Joanna started lashing as a side-line when her children were young and whilst she was still working in television. Television is Joanna’s other passion and she went into the world of light entertainment having left university with an English degree. Whilst at uni she was a contestant on Blind Date and it was that whole experience which piqued her interest in television production and became her focus.
Working her way up through the roles behind the camera including contracts as an associate producer she is used to writing, producing, directing and shooting broadcast pieces but what she really wanted to do was step infront of the camera.
Finally, she landed a job as a reporter on BBC’s The Really Useful Show and also started to present for many corporate videos and live shows such as The Boat Show and The Good Food Show. She also co-presented a series on cable TV called ‘Show People’. Eventually, Joanna moved into regional weather presenting and presented for ITV and Channel 5 before being head hunted by Sky News and Joanna finished her TV presenting as a weather presenter there. Alongside this Joanna had a daily contract as a voice over artist for Bloomberg television. Voice overs are one of Joanna’s favourite things to do.
Before lockdown, Joanna organised a lash event with Dionne of Love and Lashes and it was here that Joanna first spoke about her tips and tricks which she had learned over the years of broadcasting. During lockdown Joanna has taken this onwards and has begun to devise teaching in this area. She has already done some one to one classes for vocal and presenting mentoring via zoom and she is looking forward to doing workshops as well as one to one teaching and hopes also to create an online course. She is very keen to give people the confidence to speak to camera and to create voiced over pieces so that their social media accounts can be brought to life but also to feel more confident with communication day to day, be it face to face with customers or speaking to students or maybe presenting live to a larger audience.
Recently, Joanna has also produced a series of podcasts called ‘Behind The Lashes’ which she is extremely proud of. It’s her little piece of social history, following 22 lash artists from around the world as they navigate their way through this bizarre period of coronavirus. Joanna gets such a buzz out of hearing people’s stories. The trials and tribulations. The highs and lows as they battle with fear, lack of income, lack of a sense of future and anxiety that this brings but also the incredible resourcefulness of these women and the numerous ways in which they inspire her and the listeners.
Katie Godfrey shares with you her thoughts and feelings around how salon owners are feeling right now. How she has prepped her salon and academy ready to open safety. She has risk assessments for those that need to them ready to reopen. Remember we are not alone. Follow us on social media at @kgsalon
● Moved to London when she was 18 where she spent two years training in prestigious hair academies, namely Vidal Sassoon, Toni & Guy, L’Oreal Technical Academy, Nicky Clarke, Morris masterclass international and Complections International
● By 1996, she was running a small but successful salon in Pune when her husband’s job relocated to the UAE, where she set up the Pastels Salon brand in 2004 with business partner, Steven Chan
● One of a select group of salon owners invited to participate in the inaugural EIDEAL- Santi Business Leadership Progamme, mentored by business guru, Susie Santiago in 2016 and named as one of the winners for the EIDEAL-Santi business leadership award in May 2018
● Regularly reviews market positioning and the company’s growth, as well as undertaking SWOT analysis and branch Net Promoter Scores to ensure Pastels remains a market leader
● Spearheads the development of the Standard Operating Procedures and ensures quality control across all branches to ensure consistency as a brand
● In 2016, Ruksher developed ‘The 8K Business Boost – The Pastel’s Client Journey’ to educate staff about the “Michelin-Star” standards that should be implemented across the entire company to ensure clients have a consistent high-end experience, dubbed the Pastels’ experience. The success of this initiative is has led to high client retention percentages and the staff has shown pride in working to such a high standard
Cheryl Taylor is the founder and CEO of Oh Darling based in Liverpool and product range Idol. Cheryl has been in the beauty industry for coming up to 19 years. She is a respected educator and Lash Master and has a wealth of experience in a multitude of different beauty treatments. Cheryl has taught in colleges and salons across the country. She’s a well known innovator within the industry, providing training on behalf of some of the worlds leading brands. Cheryl is the architect of some amazing collaborations and innovations such as the River island pop up shop. She also has recently launched her lamination product range in Salons direct.
Becky Perkins is the director of Icons Lash and Brow Studio in East Sussex. The Studio was founded in 2011 and has grown to employ 6 Lash and Brow Artists. She prides herself in keeping her own and her teams skills up to date by taking courses with many respected international trainers. She has also recently become a distributor for a well known American lash brand.
Amanda Humphrey is the owner of Saramanda1 beauty and hair salon in Great Denham, Bedfordshire. From being a detective based in London she wanted a complete career change. Once opened the salon Amanda received some heartbreaking and life changing news. This made her stronger than ever and wanted to help spread the word of how important smear tests are!
Stephen Shortland is Founder and Managing Director of New Vision Packaging. Before forming New Vision in March 2006, Stephen held leadership roles in other retail-focussed packaging businesses across the UK market.
Leaving school at 16 with a handful of GCSEs’, Stephen found a role as a trainee CAD designer working at a local print company. After a few years and several positions, he became head packaging designer at Kinnerton Confectionery aged 22. After leaving Kinnerton in 1998 to return to the packaging industry, Stephen moved into a sales role, becoming Sales Manager of a Leeds-based packaging sourcing company. At 29, Stephen became Sales Director of Cartotecnica Limited, a design-led packaging business that specialised in the design of packaging for the beauty and confectionery markets.
In 2006, he founded New Vision Packaging with an overdraft from his bank, an estate car, samples and a computer on a coffee table... New Vision now turnover £5m per year, and count some of the worlds best and largest retailers as customers, including Ted Baker, Philip Kingsley, Pai Skincare, King of Shaves, Boots, Waitrose, Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Cadbury’s and multiple global drinks brands to name just a few.
Being from Northamptonshire, Stephen still lives in Ketteri
Niraj grew up in Belfast with his Indian parents and was expected to work for the NHS like his family. Instead he became an expert sales coach and trainer.
After 23 years working on London running sales teams from small businesses to The Guardian newspaper Group, he wanted to raise the standards of sales.
So he wrote Everybody Works in Sales which was in the Amazon Top 100 on 21 occasions.
He then set up his own sales coaching and training to keep small business accountable to help them achieve results.
His new book The Easy Guide To Sales for Business Owners is out now.
Gemma Samuel is a Marketing Expert and founder of boutique agency Gem Media Marketing Ltd. She specialises in supporting business owners to get their business heard through online platforms. Through her passion to build client relationships and her interest in beauty, she opened a Salon and is also the owner of a salon. Gemma gives us her tips and advice on how to market your beauty business in this time, as well as guide you on how best to prepare for the bounce back!
FOUNDER OF FLAWLESS LASHES BY LORETA
Loreta Jasilionyte, founder of Flawless Lashes by Loreta, is one of the lash industry’s key experts and recognised trainers worldwide. With more than 35 trainers, 20 distributors and millions of women wearing her lashes across the globe, Loreta has built a successful leading lash empire in just a few years. She has travelled the world as a respected international trainer and judge for numerous prestigious competitions. For leading lash artist, Loreta, the eyes are the most important part of the face. And thanks to her meticulous mastery and close attention to detail, her impeccable products and highly coveted courses are always a guaranteed sell out. Accolades and achievements:
Winner: English Hair & Beauty Academy of the Year 2019- Winner
Winner- Best Customer Service and Training Centre of Excellence, British Hair & Beauty Awards
Winner: Entrepreneur of the Year 2019, British Hair & Beauty Awards
Winner: NALA Professional Integrity Award 2018
Winner: Lash Inc. Best Lash Supplier 2015 and 2016
Twice featured in the Lash Masters Book
Winner: Best Academy UK and Best Customer service 2018
A judge in over 100 competitions
Official lash extension provider for X Factor final 2018
Speaker at over 100 conferences to date
Published in numerous Prestigious Magazines: Vogue, PopSugarBeauty, Hello, Sheen,…
Products Loved By biggest Celebrties as Cardi B , Ashanti, …
Over 2000 students personally trained by Loreta
From humble beginnings as a qualified midwife in Lithuania, Loreta transitioned her medical
background and talents to the beauty world and has rapidly become a figurehead within the lash industry.
I’m Genna, first and foremost I’m mummy to Stanley and Clara and I’m the owner of Genna Rose - Lashes Brows Training.
We’re an award winning salon specialising in eyelash lash extensions and were also an award winning training academy.
I have been trading now for 4years, I’ve had the salon 2 years and training for 1 year. I look forward to you hearing my story.
Frankie Widdows is the founder and CEO of Eyelash Excellence ™. Frankie wasn’t always in the Beauty industry, in fact from 2002-2012 she was a Police dog handler, but her creativity and passion for beauty lead her down the path of discovering her true love of all things lashes.
Although originally trained in all aspects of beauty, she now solely specialises in Eyelash Extensions and these days spends most of her time travelling the globe to not only train others in her bespoke advanced techniques but to guest speaking and judge at some of the biggest events.
In addition to this, she enjoys developing new products, assisted by her father who is a natural inventor and has passed this onto his daughter. Together they spend many hours creating prototypes of different products before bringing them into Frankie’s online Eyelash supply store that distributes lash products across the globe.
Frankie is solely responsible for sourcing all her products, testing them over many months on real clients and only introducing them to her brand if she is 100% happy that they meet her high standards.
Frankie’s training academy is based in the South East of England, but due to demand for her courses she also developed them to be online so that her training is now accessible to anyone!
Frankie’s success is due to her passion and dedication to the industry including providing support, mentoring and high standards of training to new and existing fellow artists. Frankie pushes her students to be the best they can be, to maintain her high standards and to strive for perfection.
Frankie’s business has flourished and continues to develop and expand year after year. Over these years she has been assisted by her small hand selected team, these include ex-students of hers that she has seen grow and develop into amazing technician’s and trainers whom share her same ethos and passion and are valuable members of the Eyelash Excellence Team.
Adele-Marie Hartshorn is a professional speaker, retreat owner, author and life coach with over 15 years of experience teaching worldwide. As a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Master NLP Practitioner, she has a deep understanding of the powerful connection between the body, mind and our environment. It is with an understanding of this connection where transformation and healing can truly begin.
Adele-Marie is the creator of the Anxiety Release Method ™️ practitioner training course – a unique training programme that shares her life’s work with other wellness professionals, enabling them to successfully heal those suffering with anxiety in the fastest way possible.
Through this method, she not only teaches powerful healing techniques, but also the life changing message that anxiety is not a life sentence - we can heal.
Founder of Jade Jones and PreJades, Jade Jones has been in the industry for 6 years and has a growing team of passionate artists working with her in the salon, in the Academy and as brand ambassadors for the product side of the business. Jade launched her own brand of premade fans in January 2019; PreJades. The Jade Jones Academy was launched this year which aims to teach the correct application of premade fans. Jade hosted the worlds first ever International online competition for Premade Fans only in 2019; the Premade Pro 2019 Online Competition which will continue to run annually.
Jade held her first judging roles in 2019 for the Lash Festival hosted by the Eyelash Emporium and Lash Master 2020. Jade will judge The Lash Social, Lash Master Evolution and Lash Diamond in 2020 to date. She has also been featured in many magazines for her lash work and PreJades.
1st place Classic - Lash Artist of the Year 2018
1st place Male - Lash Artist of the Year 2018
1st place Mega - Lash Artist of the Year 2018
1st place Colour - Lash for Health 2019
3rd place Male - Lash for Health 2019
2nd place Russian Volume - Queens Championships 2019
3rd place Ombre - Queens Championships 2019
Head Judge award - The Lash Social UK 2019
Winner - Excellence in Customer Service Award 2019
Finalist - Entrepreneur of the Year 2019
Finalist - Fastest Growing Business Award 2019
1st place Classic - Lash Artist of the Year 2019
1st place Male - Lash Artist of the Year 2019
1st place Mega - Lash Artist of the Year 2019
1st place Colour - Lash Artist of the Year 2019
Industry Disrupter Award - Lashbase 2019
2nd place Classic - Lash Inc Challenge
Lucy is the Owner of salon at number 5 in Cambridge and founder of the cambridge lash company.
Lucy was one of the first people
In the uk to learn eyelash extensions and has been a lash trainer for more than 10 years. Her 3 salons are award winning with award winning therapists and lash artists working in two of them.
The cambridge lash company has sponsored many lash events around the world and in the uk. Lucy has judged lash competitions including a world wide beauty competition called world Skills which was held in Abu Dhabi in 2017. She is currently a judge for the first national health and beauty awards 2019.
Lucy has won multiple awards herself including business person of the year and has been recognised for an award for women in business.
Caz qualified as a Hypnotherapist & Rapid Transformational Therapist (RTT) having been trained by the world renowned leader Marisa Peer. She has always been interested in the mind and when it does not work to our advantage wanted to know how it can be changed. After she graduated from university with a 1st Class Hons in Psychology she then worked in the Pharmaceutical world in Clinical Research. She wanted treatments to help. She did this for 18 years and was really successful, working as a Global Manager supporting the business to understand the root causes of when things went wrong and then designed solutions to address those root causes. Fair to say Caz always wants to get to the heart of the matter. Now albeit Caz was doing great in her career she knew something was not fulfilling her. She suffered Post Natal Depression after the birth of her first child and at that point looked up RTT. She tried antidepressants, CBT and counselling. Sure they helped but somehow the pain inside was not recovered - she was surviving and was fed up being in survival mode and just having coping strategies. The RTT changed everything for her. She not only rid herself of feelings such as guilt, depression, low self esteem but also decided to leave her 18 year career to train and become an RTT Therapist. She dealt with her money blocks and fears to set up her own business. Never looking back, being grateful for the lessons from her past - she turned her pain into purpose, freed herself from the past. Caz's story was one of trauma. She grew up in a home with an alcoholic father, she and her brothers lived in fear, walking on eggshells the whole time. She felt alone, scared. When she had her first child all of those feelings of being alone and scared came back to the forefront and that was a dark place for her. She had numbed the pain out yet had not realised (until RTT) that the numbing had held her back, caused her depression and her self sabotaging behaviours e.g. her bad relationship with money, her bad relationship with drink, attracting the wrong people in her life. Caz's nature is non-judgemental and her purpose is to make those that are in that survival mode (depression, anxiety, fear of something e.g. presenting, business fears) feel good enough and to have inner compassion, remove that inner critic and the wonderful realisation that nothing is perfect as no one can be perfect, we are human and we make errors. Caz's job is to smash away those limiting beliefs, those harsh critical words we say to ourselves and create a self-love and compassion that will enable you to live life to the full! To thrive in all aspects of life and have abundance in life (love, health, wealth). She has seen client after client turn it around after they have worked on their inner critic and mindset.
Visit Caz at:
My name is Amy Lewis, and I am extremely proud owner of a Beauty brand called Mooeys.
I am Mum to Willow and Piper (And Ted the terrier if he counts) and Wife to the awesome Hot Ginge!
I have had a really varied career in the Beauty industry from being a Therapist, Spa Manager, Recruitment Manager and all around dogs body. I love everything about our incredible industry, the people who work in it, the clients who come to us, and just the fact that we actually get to make people feel better, feel a bit more loved, and feel taken care of - How incredible is that!
I am so grateful for the journey I have had so far, yet mega excited for what is to come in the future too.
Check out The Farah Kariamburi Show! Have you ever wondered why some mums have this amazing amount of energy and glow about them? It’s hard to balance work or business and be a mum. Being a mum can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life but how do you balance it all? Each Sunday, Join Farah Kariamburi, the mum mentor, as she interviews other business professional mums who are managing their own entrepreneural venture and enjoying being a mum. These mums share their own personal journeys on how they created their dream life for themselves and their families.
My name is Emma Smith. I am the Owner and Director of the Lushlash Hair & Beauty Salon, Lushlash Training Academy and the LL Lashes product line. I have been doing lash extensions for around five years now and I am also a qualified lash educator. The main reason I got into the lash world was because I was looking for a career that would work around my two small children. This was quite frankly the best decision in my working life that I ever made. I now own two salons in Essex, have had the pleasure in teaching hundreds of students and I have over 100 products that I personally tested and now retail. As the saying goes, "im just a girl who decided to go for it" and now everyday I try and be that someone who makes someone else look forward to tomorrow.
Rebecca Day is an independent HR Consultant who specialises in the Professional Beauty Industry.
She has worked across 32 beauty brands, created global HR strategies, led multi-functional and multi-site HR teams, managed complex employee relations issues, spearheaded numerous TUPE acquisitions, restructures and reorganisation, change leadership, organisational design and business transformation projects all of which have added considerable value to the bottom line.
She now runs her own successful HR Consultancy providing independent HR support to the Professional Beauty Industry.
Nina has been in the industry for 23 years as a hairstylist/owner. She is an international business consultant educating and empowering salon owners and stylists world wide. She started her consulting business, 1N Agency in 2016 after selling her salon of 11 successful years in business. Also Being a stylist for 20 years, has given Nina the insight and experience to help current owners and stylists to grow a successful and sustainable business.
Hanna Putjato CEO and Director of London Lash, one of the biggest and most recognised European eyelash suppliers and training academies.
Owner of the London Lash Salon, located in Central London. Hanna is a
winner of numerous awards in Professional Beauty Industry, including Professional Brand of the Year 2016 and 2018.
Winner of CEW Digital Marketing Achiever Award (awarded by Google),
She is a judge of many international Eyelash Competitions,
Speaker at the Eyelash and Beauty Conferences around the world.
A education buff, Tamara Shaw-Reid is qualified in Resort Management, Marketing Co-Ordination, Visual Merchandising, Spa and Beauty Therapy, Trans-International Detox, Education and Account Management.
With 10+ years experience, Tamara's career has allowed her to travel through most pathways and sectors of the beauty industry, which lead her to self-found the Beaute Industrie community in April of 2018.
In recognising the gap between owner operators and therapists through competition in the beauty industry, Beaute Industrie was born as an online support platform for the professional beauty industry.
Passionate about community and culture within the professional beauty industry, Tamara strives to create a positive industry change over entertaining competition. Connecting beauty business owners with their teams, and teams with clients via honest, transparent and inspirational team development sessions, the industry is becoming it’s own through a new level of customer experience.
Vicky Rugg is an award winning eyelash technician based in Essex. Her passion for lashing has inspired her to train others and build her own brand, which has been successfully growing since 2010. Vicky’s motto for life and lashing is “learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist”.
Marketing is the single most important business skill you can develop. A small businesses who is excellent at what they do, but unable to communicate their message and story in a way which resonates with their dream client - and makes them take action - will seldom find the success they desire.
Ryan Power is a beauty business owner just like you. He and his wife Hollie own a thriving day spa in sunny Bournemouth as well as coaching and mentorship brand Salonology (although you might be familiar with it as Beauty Business Superstars).
Ryan's passion for marketing is as infectious as his energy and if he can't get you pumped to take the action needed to push your business forward then nobody can.
Tussanee discovered eyelash extensions in 2005 while attending a trade show. After taking a year to work as a trainer with a leading lash brand and learning her new craft, in July of 2006, Integrity Lash opened its doors in Pasadena and quickly became the go to place for lashes in Southern California.
For 13 years Tussanee, along with her husband Paul, grew Integrity Lash into a 7-figure salon that was recognized as the premiere lash salon in Southern California. During this time Tussanee applied over 22,000 set of lashes and developed lash style that focuses on longevity that made Integrity Lash stand out in the sea of sameness. Over the years, Integrity Lash was the most award lash salons in Southern California being recognize by Vanity Fair, Los Angeles Magazine, Pasadena Magazine, Pasadena Weekly, Brides.com as well as by others as the best salon to get lashes. For four years, Salon Today chose Integrity Lash as one of the Top 200 salons in North America and in 2017 and 2018, Integrity Lash was recognized as the best place to work in Pasadena by Pasadena Weekly.
Now Tussanee and Paul host the award nominated podcast LashCast Podcast. Along with their co-hosts, Erika, the crew aims to educate and uplift lash stylists. Tussanee and Paul also speak at shows like ISSE Long Beach and IBS Vegas and recently launched LashCon, the first ever business focused only lash conference which will be taking place in Pasadena, CA on Oct 19-21, 2019.
Episode 24. My name is Carl Hinder and I am the ‘Business Coach’ and owner at Salon-Help.
I started to formalise my salon coaching in 2015 after working with salons on a less formal basis for many years. When I had my own chain of salon’s I realised that there was no one to turn to when you needed a bit of advice, no one to bounce your ideas off, find that extra motivation when it mattered or just wanted to change direction. Even when I had great salon teams and fabulous managers it still often felt lonely, I would have given anything to have had a business coach or mentor.
I developed many of my skills and much of my knowledge from my background in retailing, working at management level with three of the largest retailers and some of the best people and mentors in the UK. The move away from the corporate sector was perfect for me, and as I opened more salons’ I realised that you can apply well developed business skills to any business. It’s the same planning, people and communication skills, and above all else passion, no matter what your business is.
When it comes to Salon business coaching, I know my background makes me hugely different form most coaches in my sector, I might be the right match for you if you are 100% committed to succeeding. I have never yet found a business that would fail, only salon owners not prepared to succeed. I will help you develop strategy and structure, but the rate of change is fast.
I can come across as demanding, but that’s because I only want you focused on your success. I have done so many things over the years that help me, to help you.
Author of the retailing book ‘Salon Products, Sell or Die (Not) Trying
Retail management for 3 UK superstore brands
Director of four salons
Secretary and President of the Welsh NHF (National Hairdressers Federation)
Operating a training company (that still exists)
Working with hundreds of salon business’
Planning very large ceremonies and events, including the Welsh Hairdressing awards and the Welsh Hairdressing Championships
Episode 22. Dionne Thomas is an award winning lash artist and lash educator. Dionne has been in the beauty industry for 8 years and is the founder of Love and lashes Lash Bar and training academy. Dionne is a big believer in living your life the way you want and has a real passion for supporting other women with making their dreams come true while also being true to themselves.
Episode 21. Debbie Lewis. Founder and Owner/Manager of Salon Angels Ltd; a hair and beauty agency who provide business coaching, recruitment, industry events and facilitate training. Debbie is also a keynote speaker, podcaster, industry consultant and is currently writing her first book.
Episode 19. Before Kim Jaynes founded Borboleta Beauty, she was an up-and-coming lash artist who wanted to give her clients the best extensions possible. Fed up with the lack of decent lash options, Kim dreamed of creating her own. She envisioned a lash brand that would embrace the beauty of diversity while empowering other artists to achieve their goals. In 2013, her dream became a reality when Borboleta Beauty was born. After starting the brand with nothing, Kim hustled to get her products into the hands of other artists. In the early days, she actually sold lashes out of the trunk of her car!
Since then, the company has come a long way. Now one of the leading lash extension brands in the world, Borboleta is known and loved by artists all over the globe. For Kim, it’s always been about so much more than that—it’s about women supporting other women. That’s why the company is dedicated to giving lash artists the tools they need to be successful. In addition to developing cutting-edge products, Borboleta runs the lash industry’s largest education program, training thousands of artists around the world every year. For Kim, that’s the most rewarding part of all, helping other women build their careers and find their passion.
Episode 17. Jill Heijligers-Peloquin. Owner of Lash FX global. She is also Lash Inc media executive producer. Jill has traveled the world judging and speaking at events. She has a wealth of knowledge and idol in the lash world. Make sure you check out the links below. @lashfxglobal on Instagram
@lashincmedia on Instagram
@lash-attraction on Instagram
Award-winning head of marketing at one of the UK's largest lash brands, LashBase. Jamie has been in the industry for over 5 years but only decided to step into the public eye just over a year ago. Growing his personal brand by helping others is what makes him stand out from the crowd, whether that be by educating or entertaining. Definitely one to follow if you ever want guidance in this ever-changing industry.
Episode 13. Bryony Barclay.
Owner/Head Educator of LAE Training Academy
-Lash Inc Lash Artist of the year finalist 2015.
- Winner of 3/4D Expert category Lash battle London 2016.
- Multiple features in Lash Inc & Lash Ed magazines
- Lash Festival Judge 2018
- Lash Battle Judge 2018
- Lash Social Judge/Speaker 2018
Episode 12. Chris is mostly know for his work within the Online Booking sector with Book In Beautiful, work which has lead to Chris being named the Online Booking Expert for business support platform EATOW.
After working with some of the industry’s biggest names, Chris announced Beautiful Minds in January 2019 - an initiative to unite beauty professionals to support Mental Health Charities
Episode 10. Shelby Tarleton is the host of Lash Boss Radio and owns Pink Lady Lash with two locations in Austin, Texas.
Pink Lady Lash was voted the Best in Austin by the Austin Chronicle for 2017 and 2018.
Shelby has won 2nd place internationally, and 1st place in the US in the 2015 Lash Festival by Eyelash Emporium.
She is an educator, speaker, and judge who aims to improve the lash industry through her podcast and training academy.
Has been in the industry for 20 years and is now an international Judge and speaker aswell as a Lash trainer specialising in her Ultimate bridging technique which she has traveled the world to teach.
She’s the editor of Lash Inc Ireland and CEO of Ultimate, leading a team of trainers around Europ
Episode 7. Beauty studio and training academy founder, Ava Scarlett Beauty. A focus on empowering women to chase career goals in the beauty industry, providing the tools and encouragement to make little businesses grow. We make women feel good about themselves and deliver excellent treatments and training, every time.
Episode 6. Zoe Mizon is an award winning Salon Owner, Educator, Lash Artist, Columnist and Entrepreneur from South Yorkshire UK.
Zoe owns and manages a luxury high end boutique salon and training school - the Zoe Mizon Lash Academy and Ladies Lounge which is home to many awards! She has a team of 11 staff members and has also trained over 300 students here in just under 3 years.
Zoe is also the Founder and Director of High Lash Couture Ltd. A luxury lash brand dedicated to supplying the finest tools and lash products to lash artists globally.
Zoe is also an organiser of World Lash University, one of the largest and most glamorous lash conferences and awards ceremony to date.
Episode 5. Julie Knight is a working lash artist, trainer, writer, speaker and judge who loves helping others to thrive.
She’s the founder of Elite Eyelash Extensions (UK) for Treatment, Training & Products, the founder and Editor of Lash-Ed Magazine, the MD, co-founder and co-organiser of World Lash University offering amazing conferences, competitions and business awards, the founder and MD of ‘Behind the Mask’ Programme helping therapists spot the signs of abuse, a regular guest speaker for a major UK Women’s Development Programme and regular facilitator at workshop events to help people balance their work life wellbeing. She’s placed in competitions and now enjoys judging and organising them!
You can contact Julie at Julie@lash-ed.com
Episode 3. Katie Godfrey shares a few tips that help with running a successful business. Running a business is not easy and this will help you realise some things to expect when starting out. www.kgsalons.com
Episode 2. Kristina Shepherd from 27 two 6 beauty and KSLA Lash Education company. Kristina has been published in many magazines over the years from Lash Inc, Professional Beauty, The Guild and is a featured writer in Lash-Ed magazine.
1st ever episode. KG’s story. You will hear about Katie Godfrey, CEO of KG Salon and KG Professional life. Her troubles through bullying in school, starting her business, the highs and lows. You can find out more about her companies on www.kgsalons.com and www.kgprofessional.com you can also follow her on instagram and facebook