Fri, 12 October 2012
Tameside students go in to Business together after meeting on a college course and are now taking on the world of Beauty in our very own borough.
Mum of four, Rachel Hunt, had previously worked in office based roles whilst Kay Batty has a background working for local government; the unlikely pair were drawn together by their dream of working in the Beauty Industry and met for the first time during their studies on a Level 3 Beauty course at Tameside College, specialising in Artificial Nail Structures.
After making the decision to turn their dream into reality, it was Rachel’s brother in law, Anthony Bailey, who made it all possible by investing in the business, ensuring the new venture has the best possible start.
The salon is based on Talbot Road in Hyde, a ten minute drive from the college, and has been named The Urban Spa. The salon offers a whole host of nail treatments for both hands and feet, and plans to expand the service as soon as possible to offer the complete package of beauty treatments including, Waxing, Lashes, Facials and Spray tans.
The plan for expansion has led to Kay enrolling on a further Tameside College course in Beauty Therapy. Kay commented, “Tameside College encompasses my enthusiasm and creativity and has given me the confidence to start a career in the Beauty Industry. The tutors are professional and have a huge amount of knowledge to pass on. It’s great to have such a quality learning facility right here on our doorstep”.
Rachel added, “Tameside College gave me the opportunity to complete my studies around my home life, and now I have a great balance between family responsibility and a new career. Meeting Kay at the college has given me a business partner as well as a good friend”.
We wish Kay and Rachel the very best of luck for their future, take a look at what some of their clients have said…
Suzanne McGiven from Hyde says, “The Urban Spa is just what Newton needed, it’s a friendly, professional and clean salon. Rachel and Kay are very welcoming and my nails have never looked better!”
Jackie Knowles from Newton said, “I enjoy the professional treatment in a much needed, relaxed environment. It’s a pleasure to go in, they are both lovely people”.