A growing passion and demand for nail art has led Lisa Graves, owner of Body Beautiful, to relocate to a bigger premises.
Demand for Lisa’s nail art treatments, coupled with a rise in the number of people who want to become nail art technicians, has led her to move the business from Monk Road in Lincoln to the city’s lower High Street. The new premises, however, now boasts a bigger studio, which has created space for additional budding nail technicians, a ‘mini shop’ selling nail essentials and a separate room for her training arm.
“I am really excited about how my business has been growing and really enjoying sharing my skills with others who are keen to come into this industry, by offering certified training,” says Lisa.
“I have grown to have about 100 clients and I am increasingly being approached by people who want to know how to become creative nail technicians. My new premises are ideal for all aspects of my business.”
Lisa started Body beautiful from her kitchen table five years ago, but soon more people wanted her services and some clients began asking about how they could access training.
“The growth of my business and the fact that I was able to start teaching nail art students under the Award in Education & Training qualification – which gives students a good grounding in everything from nail anatomy to creative nail finishes – encouraged me to take a small shop in Monks Road in the middle of 2016. Last year, I realised I needed somewhere bigger,” explains Lisa.
Now, Lisa has created nail stations for three more self-employed techs – Sammy Macdougal, Natasja Miles and Lyndsay Rothon.
Lisa adds, “Of course, our training means we know all about nail anatomy and health and safety issues when it comes to nail care. However, because we concentrate solely on nail art, this work is really exciting. It means we can be as creative as each individual client wishes us to be.”
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