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Debbie ready to set up shop

Friday 4 January 2013 5:00

Student prepares for new business after college training

A health and beauty student at Newcastle College is pioneering a number of new treatments in preparation for opening her own salon.

Debbie Williamson has added treatments and therapies including an anti-ageing galvanic facial and a fat reducing shrinking violet body wrap to her business Bee Beautiful since starting a Foundation Degree in Beauty and Spa Management at Newcastle College,

The 34 year-old now believes her business is ready to take off as people look to overcome their festive overindulgences in 2013.

After a spell as a Redcoat at Butlins, Debbie got a job in banking, where she remained for eight years before finding her true calling and is now determined to open her own salon, as well as employ staff to carry out treatments such as waxing, eyelash extensions and deep tissue massage.

She said: “I’ve learned more in the three months I have spent at Newcastle College than at any other time as a beauty therapist. Not only have I been able to offer my clients a broader range of therapies, I have also learned how to understand how the beauty industry operates and how to run a successful business.”

As the business grows, Debbie also hopes to set up her own beauty training school so that she can pass on the skills she has learned at the college.