"Specialists in Gel and Acrylic nails, Gelish long lasting manicures, Lash be long semi permanent lashes, Harley waxing, Nouvatan spray tan & all occasion make-up xx"

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Where It All Began.....

Hello and welcome to Estilo Beauty!!!
Life at Estilo has been pretty hectic as I am trying to establish my new business and also plan my October wedding..... You would of thought I had my hands pretty full trying to do either but no no its not enough for newly engaged me to try and plan a wedding in 8 months, I also decided "what the heck" whilst my life is about to completely change anyway let's also quit my steady salary paid job as a part time accounts assistant and go full time setting up a business also!!! How hard can it be????!!!!

I've decided to set up this blog to keep friends and family (who I never get to see due to a hectic life and appointments book!!) up to date with my goings on, as a way of off loading all my thoughts which usually run through my head until 2am keeping me awake and also because quite frankly I've always fancied myself as a bit of a Carrie Bradshaw documenting my every thought!!!

So as I sit here in the garden on one of the few sunny Days Aberdeen will see this summer with my two litre bottle of water I'm trying to glug my way through as part of a new "healthy me" and my packet of menthol cigs (not so healthy!!!) at my other side I find myself asking .... Where did it all begin?!!!!

Well back in June 2010 whilst trying to get myself "bikini ready" for a family holiday to Tenerife with Kevin and Niamh ( boyfriend and 7 year old daughter at the time) I was trying to fit in as many beauty appointments for nails, waxing, etc as I could around niamhs busy after schools activities and found myself frustrated at being unable to find places which opened late on week nights, I could take my daughter to, that I didn't have to pay a fortune for street parking for and that I didn't have to drive into town from Westhill to just to get my nails done! So whilst lying on my sun lounger moaning to Kevin about being skint, not loving my job, childcare costs and various other day to day moans he said to me "well what DO you want to do Erin?!" and as cheesy as it sounds I had a "eureka!" moment and Estilo Beauty was born. :)

I've always had an interest in beauty, my make-up drawer (which now consists of overflowing boxes) has always been full of the latest products on the market and about every makeup brand under the sun.  I love having manicured nails and every girl knows what a boost having a tan can do!

At Estilo my aim is to allow my customers to enjoy all these little treats and "pick me ups" us woman need at a  convenient time to fit in with busy schedules and without having to worry about the kids or parking or time or the bank balance at the end of it all!  I work late most evenings until 9pm although Kevin will tell you I'm terrible at saying no and have been known on my busiest night (Thursdays) not to finish until 10.30pm sometimes.  Parking is right outside the house and you are guaranteed to always be welcomed with a smile and the offer of a comfy seat and a cup of tea to relax!!  If you need to bring your children with you well, sometimes you just have to multi task don't you?!!  I welcome children to the salon with their mummies and have no problem with them sitting playing whilst you get pampered.

So there you have it, Estilo (which means 'Style' in spanish btw!) was born.
My client base has grown so fast over the past few months and enjoy seeing my regulars every couple of weeks for a catch up as well as meeting new clients.  If you want to see any of my work or have a nosy at my facebook page you should find the link at the bottom!

I'll go for now after boring you all with the basics and I will be busy planning my next blog which may just be about "the wedding" and how I am possibly the most relaxed, laid back bride ever!!  Eventually it will hit me!!
Hope you have enjoyed reading this little post and please feel free to leave me any feedback you have!!




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