A Lincoln mum’s nail business has relocated, created new jobs and expanded its training arm for budding technicians – not bad for a venture that began just a few years ago at her kitchen table!
Lisa Graves has seen a rise in demand for her nail art treatment, coupled with high interest in training opportunities.
The New Year has brought with it a new location for her business Body Beautiful.
The business has moved from its former Monks Road premiss into a bigger studio on lower High Street (number 101).
She has created space for three more fledgling nail technicians, a mini shop selling nail products and a separate room for her training arm.
Lisa, mum to Emily-Jayne (nine) and Sophie (five) said: “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.
“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.
“When Sophie was six-months old I decided I wanted to work again, so I did my training with what was Pompadour in Lincoln (now Capital).
“I also took my new business idea to the Princes Trust, which had supported me with an earlier business. They agreed to help me with a loan and advice and also provided me with a business mentor.
Lisa has been helped by Suzie Eglon and part-timer Rachel Smith, and has now created nail stations for three more (self-employed) technicians, Sammy Macdougal, Natasja Miles and Lyndsay Rothon.