Former Legal Secretary, Kim Vickers, has swapped miscarriages of justice for makeovers after following her dream to start her own beauty-based business.
MasЖara – a new studio specialising in makeup and eyelash enhancement services – opened in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent on January 28th.
Kim began her transition to a new career 2 years ago when, inspired by her mum’s work ethic and determined to pass on the same values to her own daughter, she undertook a training course with makeup art industry expert David Horne at House of Glamdolls in London, followed by semi-permanent lash training at Blink Lashy in Liverpool. Kim has since built up a loyal client base while working as a makeup artist and providing mobile treatments.
After transforming a storage area in Charlie Brown’s Hair Studio in Hanley into a boutique studio, Kim has turned her hobby into a business specialising in makeup for all occasions and semi-permanent lashes.
Asked why she chose the town centre location as a base for her business, Kim explained: “I was born and bred in Stoke-on-Trent and after establishing myself as part of the city’s beauty network through my bridal makeup services and witnessing the local demand for what I offer, I made the decision to stay here. I had worked with the team at Charlie Brown’s previously and jumped at the opportunity to base myself within a successful, well-established salon.”
Speaking at the studio’s launch, Katie Johnson, owner of the Charlie Brown’s hair salon said: “We are delighted to be supporting Kim’s new business. We’ve witnessed her in action as a makeup artist on several occasions and we were impressed not only by her obvious talent, but also her ability to connect with her clients, and make them feel like a million dollars. We are confident that MasЖara’s services will offer an additional attraction to our own clients.”
MasЖara – which means mask in Spanish – uses only the highest quality brands including House of Glam Dolls, Doll Beauty, MMMMitchell and Bobbi Brown to create stunning looks. Kim has also sourced bamboo tools from Australia to avoid unnecessary use of plastic disposables.
Those who would like to indulge in MasЖara services can schedule an appointment by calling 07787 416808. Additional information about MasЖara is available by visiting Instagram @_maskkara_ or Facebook – MASKARA
MasЖara, Charlie Browns Hair Studio, 8 Cheapside, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 1HE.