Two hair and beauty academy graduates from Northumberland College have established their own beauty salon.
Business partners Hayley Wright and Rachel Cannell set up Studio Be in Bedlington with a clear vision to create a modern and welcoming new salon.
Since qualifying both worked independently, renting rooms at salons, carrying out mobile treatments and working for existing salons in Northumberland.
Rachel said: “I would never have dreamed of having my own business, but now it’s an everyday thing and we’ve both grown so much.
“All the tutors at Northumberland College were really supportive and I think that gave us the confidence and the start we needed.”
The first six months of trading have proved successful with the salon offering a wide range of beauty treatments from waxing, acrylic nails, eye lash extensions to complete wedding makeovers.
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