How did you get started in business? I have a very busy mind and lots of self motivation it felt very natural to run my own business. I wanted to be in charge of my own working hours as well as which treatments I could offer, which products I could stock and be sure that I was offering the best customer service possible.
What's your career and training background? My career as a professional therapist began in 2002 when I qualified with a NVQ Level 2 in Beauty Therapy. I have since added Indian Head Massage, Swedish Massage, and Acrylic Nails to my repertoire! I am also Clarins trained.
How long have you been running your business? I have been trading as Tranquility Beauty by Natasha since 2013, but have actually been running my own business since 2002. In fact I have set up and started again three times during my career due to relocation- I love to move !
What were the biggest challenges you have faced? Moving house 3 times and setting up AGAIN! Staying positive, focused and happy to have the choice of my own career.
What have been your biggest achievements to date? Other than meeting my wonderful husband and having my beautiful children. From a business perspective I would say being able to start Tranquility Beauty by Natasha again in Malvern, which is such a beautiful part of the country and to be so successful within a year. It is better than I could ever have imagined. That comes from my determination and also my family’s support.
How did Charlie Locks become a part of all this? A chance phone call from Julie.. I answered the phone and just connected with her personally and instantly. There was no pressure to buy in bulk...no pressure when to buy at all ...I was allowed me to make the decision to buy in my own time, and more importantly when the time was right for my business. In my case this was about 9 months - We kept in touch via social media ! I started slowly and as my business has grown I've taken Charlie Locks with me.
What made you take the plunge with a new brand? The fact that Julie had founded the product herself. It was so personal, the name, her passion for the product was real. We had a similar Clarins background and the same idea of which ingredients should go into products. Julie chooses ingredients with a real feel good factor that would appeal to a wide range of clienteles. The products themselves are both gentle and extremely effective, but most of all a product range that was not confusing to clients.
I love my job and I love that I have the choice to provide whatever I feel is the best and most effective treatments for my clients….My plan is to continue and to welcome more and more clients through the door offering the best service I can with the best products that I can….Charlie Locks x
Thanks so much Natasha it's a privilege to work with you XX
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