For the first Gem of the Week of 2014, we’re delighted to introduce Lomond Beauty, all the way from bonnie Scotland! They offer a full range of massage, beauty and well-being treatments and we caught up with owner Lesley to hear all about them…
When did you launch?
Where are you based?
In a beautiful part of the country at foot of Loch Lomond although am mobile and travel throughout Dunbartonshire, Argyll & Bute and South Stirlingshire
Where did the inspiration come from?
Having suffered from Post natal depression and finding great relief from holistic therapies, I decided I wanted to enable others to benefit from relaxation techniques and to feel good about themselves. All this together with allowing ladies to experience their own personal beauty journey in their own home or chosen venue
What did you do before running your businesses?
Was in retail management for 15 years
What services do you offer?
Facials, Massage, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Waxing, Tinting, Manicure, Pedicures, Pamper Parties, Make up
What has been your biggest achievement?
Gaining a teaching qualification last year in beauty therapy
What do you love about weddings?
Seeing a bride transformed for the most special day of their life. Love sharing their excitement.
Who inspires you?
No one person specifically but I take inspiration from people who have a determination and desire to succeed and make their dreams come true. Not an easy task with a lot of ups and downs along the way but don’t give up!
What is your pearl of wisdom for a Bride to Be planning her wedding day?
Ensure you get a trial for your make up, trust your therapist and do not be afraid to be completely honest. Do not try to dramatically change your look – be yourself.
Tell us a secret?
I couldn’t possibly …… after all it’s a secret!
What is you favourite treatment or service to offer?
Any treatment or which makes the client feel good about themselves ….. It is about them not me
What trends have you seen for 2013 and what do you think is in store for 2014?
The biggest trend which a lot of therapists have got involved with in 2013 (although Lomond Beauty hasn’t) are slimming body wraps. For 2014, I believe more and more clients will be looking for treatments which offer both wellness and results in the quickest time.