CROWNED: Warwick's pick for best beauty therapist in town
FOR Georgia Marie Clegg, being crowned Warwick's best beauty therapist within the first week of opening is a sign she's doing something right.
The 19-year-old only opened Georgia Marie Beauty, inside Salon @72 on Grafton St, on Monday but has already been inundated with a positive response in the Daily News online reader poll.
"It's so surreal,” Miss Clegg said.
"When I saw the poll, I couldn't believe it.”
Miss Clegg, who has been working as a beauty therapist for two years from home, said she got into the business after she started doing make-up on herself and her family and fell in love with the way it could completely change a face.
"I've always loved doing eyebrows and eyelashes,” she said.
"There's nothing like when you give someone eyebrows where there were none.
"It really is such an artistry.
"You can turn a face into something amazing.”
Miss Clegg said the win was a credit to her clients who stuck by her during the move.
"Luckily, I've got really loyal clients, but I've also gained a lot of new ones too, which is cool and something I was not expecting,” she said.
As for tips for other young entrepreneurs wanting to start their own business, Miss Clegg said business owners should be prepared to go the extra mile.
"I might have to be here all day for one wax, but that one wax might bring in 40 clients next week,” Miss Clegg said.
"You just never know.”
Miss Clegg also attributed social media to helping her get recognised.
"I ran a competition before I started and that really helped broaden my exposure,” she said.
"I expected to get 10 comments but I got around 400.”
TOP FIVE BEST BEAUTY THERAPISTS IN WARWICK
TEN beauty gurus were nominated overall and here is the final results:
-1st: Beauty by Georgia Marie
- 2nd (a tie !): Bare and Raw Beauty & Ooh La La Hair and Beaute
- 3rd: Donna's Beauty Loft
- 4th and 5th: Beauty by Kass & Urban Edge Beaute