I have always been a self-confessed beauty addict! Straight out of school I studied Makeup artistry at college, gaining a level 3 diploma. I have always been driven to be successful in the beauty industry and took pride in making people feel amazing. I then started my part time job as a L’Oréal makeup consultant, working on a makeup counter gave me even more confidence to apply make-up and gave me the skills to work in the beauty industry.
However, after college I felt the pressure to go down the path that everyone around me was taking. Most people my age were taking their A-levels and planning to go to university. I believed this was what I had to do and that it was the safest option, so I went to sixth form to study history, health and social care and business. Suppressing my beauty and artistic passion, I felt lost and demotivated. Near the end of my first year I started to wonder “what if this wasn’t the route for me” and even though many around me discouraged me, I looked at different ways to get back into the passion for beauty that I once had. I followed many successful beauty freelancers and makeup artists as this was huge dream for me. I researched what it would take for me to start my own business and rediscovered the drive and motivation I had before. This time I was much more determined to succeed, and out of this enthusiasm Graceful Beauty was created. With the help of my family I created my business, I took a huge risk to drop out of sixth form to finally follow my dream to go into the beauty industry.
With my makeup artistry qualification already behind me, I wanted to branch out further, so I dived into Eyelash Extensions. After getting eyelash extensions done on myself, I fell in love with how they looked and how confident they made me feel. I wanted to learn how to create similarly beautiful lashes and be able to offer this service to other people.
In the near future I hope to be able to offer HD brows and other brow services. Brows have become such an important part of beauty, thick sculpted brows are in and I’d love to help people achieve perfect brows.