A beauty lecturer and coach has used her skills for teaching to launch her own beauty school for youngsters.
Caroline Ormston had always wanted to own her own beauty school where she could pass on her expertise in the industry to others.
After taking redundancy from Newcastle College, where she was both a lecturer and coach, she decided to make her dream a reality.
This week she opened Feminine Grace Beauty School and Parlour in Prince Consort Road, Hebburn, taking her very first class.
Mrs Ormston said: “The school opened on Tuesday and the girls who came along absolutely loved it.
“They were learning how to do manicures and facials and how to apply their own make-up.
The school opened on Tuesday and the girls who came along absolutely loved it.Caroline Ormston
“I’ve put together a number of programmes which cater for those attending after-school clubs, holiday workshops and coming up to Christmas.
“I also run a Saturday morning session for little ones to come with their mums.
The mum-of-two from Hebburn added: “It has been a lot of hard work to make the room ready, putting all the programmes together but it has been worth it.”
Programmes for youngsters range from two hours for after-school sessions to all-day programmes during the school holidays, starting with an 8am breakfast club, and the opportunity for youngsters to try out what they’ve learned during their course on their parents.
Mrs Ormston, who has been supported in her business venture by Tedco, said: “My long-term aim is to run programmes for adults and to also open up a second beauty school in Newcastle, as well purchase a Feminine Grace bus, so the school can be taking on tour to different locations.”
As well as the beauty school and offering one-to-one sessions to beauty students or those thinking about learning the trade, there’s the chance to come along and take part in a taster session to see if it’s for them.
The 44-year-old also provides treatments for clients including facials and other spa treatments from the parlour.
To book an appointment, details on the beauty school and parlour, or pamper parties, visit the Facebook page Feminine Grace Beauty School and Parlour or call Caroline on 07984 994636.