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5*beauty salon…learn from the masters!

My good friend Seana owns a beauty salon in the Isle of Man. She is very successful so she answered a few questions for me….
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How did you get started in your business?
I got started in my current business when I developed an interest in aesthetic medicine. I wanted to learn how to do Botox and Dermal Fillers to enable me to carry out treatments on myself, family and friends. I didn’t realise at the time how much this decision would change my life or that I would find the thing I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I love that I can empower women to take back some control over the ageing process. Over the years I have been on many courses and now have over 15 years of experience in the field. I believe the fact that I am a trained psychiatric nurse helps me a lot in my job in understanding people and what drives them to want to make changes or improvements in their lives.
Did you study or take any courses for your chosen career?
I started my nurse training when I was 21 and worked happily for many years as an RMN in Ballamona Hospital, initially in the acute admission ward and later in the rehab unit. I enjoyed my time working in mental health and still have many friends from my time there. I furthered my training by taking a Dip.H.E in health studies and have taken many aesthetic courses, including in Botox, Dermal Fillers, semi-permanent makeup, laser, skin peels.
How have you balanced work/home-life and avoided burn out?
I love my job and enjoy going into work every day. I am a very busy working mum with 4 kids ranging from 5 to 16. I believe it’s good for children to see the woman in the family as a strong capable person. My children are proud of me and understand that working is important to me and working hard equals success in life. If I’m off work for more than a couple of days I start to get withdrawal symptoms! The saying find the job you love and you never do another days work in your life is very true. I love meeting new people every day and helping them achieve their goals.
What are you most proud of?
I am most proud of being able to carry out free semi-permanent eyebrows for patients who are about to start chemotherapy. I really feel privileged to be able to do this for these brave women and it makes me put life’s general ups and downs in perspective.
How have you dealt with the challenges of being a woman in a male dominated world?
I have not faced any problems in the industry from men at all. The men in my industry are generally very nice.
Is life turning out just how you planned?
My life is nothing how I planned it which adds to the excitement and fun.
What do you love the most about your hubby…
My partner loves me unconditionally. I know I can trust him 100%. He is also a good hands on Dad, very honest, clever and he still makes me laugh every day.
Do you have any regrets??
No regrets. Still plenty of time to achieve what I want with my life.
Your hubby’s most irritating habit?
My partner most annoying habit is throwing food out that I think is edible, things like jam or condiments.
What’s your ultimate vision?
Ha Ha can’t tell you this but watch this space! Lots of exciting plans and new developments in the pipeline. x
Seana owns The Cosmetic Medical Centre in Douglas, Isle of Man
www.cosmetic-medical.com

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