Life and experience taught me that it is never too late to take a leap of faith, change direction, retrain and really start enjoying what you do for a living. After starting full time work at the tender age of 16 and after many years of working in finance, support roles and for large organisations, although this provided me with an excellent foundation in customer services and organisational skills, I decided to eventually take the brave step of retraining whilst on maternity leave, to become a self-employed Lash Artist and Educator and I’ve never looked back. Juggling college life as a mature student whilst raising two small children wasn’t easy to begin with, but with support and patience it has given me the freedom to run my own diary, choose my working patterns and still be there for my family and children. There have been amazing times, some tears and frustrations, but it has given me a sense of achievement and determination to inspire others on their career path, be that part time, as a side-line or full-time career choice.
Students come to me from all ages and varied career paths, often with little or no experience and I welcome every single one with enthusiasm, a passion to inspire, encourage and support them on their journey from complete beginner to expert lash and brow artist.
Thank you for taking the time to read my little story… its ongoing and ever evolving!
Julie Sandy, the face behind Salon 25