Voice’s Beauty Salon of the Month is run and owned by Emma Gorman, a beautician who has worked within the industry for more than 15 years, collaborating with some of the most leading brands within the industry such as Chanel.

The name of her salon takes after how Emma was inspired to make a drastic change in her life for the better and she’s hoping that she’ll be able to inspire others too. Emma worked for many years on cruise ships as a make-up artist and nail technician, gaining a wealth of knowledge and inspiration to start her own business back home in Wales while travelling the world. Back on dry land, to further her beauty knowledge, Emma completed numerous beauty courses while being self-employed, renting a space at a high-profile salon in Monmouthshire.

Over the years, Emma has built up a long list of extremely loyal clientele, not only for the professional service she provides but for the way she makes her customers feel – adopting a relaxed and honest work ethic with a non-judging approach. Many of her clients pop in regularly just for a chat, as Emma has created a safe and welcoming space for her clients to relax and unwind.

Emma’s passion for the beauty industry stems from making people feel good, thriving from the positive effects of how her clients are after they have been pampered. It gives her immense joy to see others happy, a confidence boost can lead to positive mindfulness and wellbeing. A year ago, Emma finally took the plunge to open a salon of her own as a fantastic venue became available.

“It’s always been my goal to have a place of my own and I want Inspire to be so much more than just your normal beauty studio,” Emma told Voice. “I have a passion for teaching and seeing others succeed, which is why I will be offering beauty courses in the New Year.

“I’m currently studying to gain my qualifications to officially teach, where I will be able to award certificates in beauty at NVQ Level – HABIA approved by the Government. I want to pass on to others what I’ve learnt throughout my career and let them know that anything is possible if they set their minds to it.

“Training will be on the job with real customers, so that students will gain reallife experience and knowledge of not only what it’s like to be a beautician, but what it’s like to run their own business and work for themselves – something they wouldn’t be able to do in a classroom.

“I started with nothing, except for the determination to succeed. If more people had that little spark of confidence, I’m sure they would try harder to achieve their dreams. Amy, who works for me started out as a client. We became good friends and she told me she always wanted to do something in the beauty sector but wasn’t confident enough to do so.

“Amy was child carer at nursery for nine years before she took the plunge to do what she’s always wanted. I took her under my wing and helped her embrace her passion for nails and, after being fully qualified in all aspects of nails, Amy is now doing something that she really loves for a living and continues to expand her portfolio by learning new things in beauty.

“It’s quite an exciting time for me and I can’t wait to teach officially and award people qualifications myself. It’s a great opportunity for anyone who wants to start afresh in 2020, especially when it’s a time to make New Year’s Resolutions, which is why I’m calling the first teaching session, A New Year, A New You.”

Beauty courses will start in January of 2020, so now is the perfect time to show interest. As well as offering the new training programme, Inspire Beauty Studio offers a specialist range of treatments for the eyes and nails, such as variety of pedicures and manicures using CND, Shellac and Gellish nail polishes and Lash Perfect eyelash lift. Emma is highly sought after, with people travelling far and wide for her services. Take a look at her exceptional artwork on the Inspire Social media pages.

Whatever your occasion, Emma and her team will work with you to create your desired results from a creative set of lash extensions to custom acrylic nails.

Inspire Beauty Studio - 20 Monk Street, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 5NP

01873 852712


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