‘Clients can’t wait to feel like women again’

A Lisburn beautician says her clients are looking forward to feeling ‘like women again’ after they restart their treatments again from this Friday.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 6:30 am
Carolyn Rea of Nail Avenue Beauty in Lisburn is looking forward to opening her doors again this Friday for this first time since just before Christmas.

Carolyn Rea is the proprietor of Nail Avenue Beauty on Hillhall Road in Lisburn which was forced to close just before Christmas due to pandemic restrictions.

“We are all set to open Friday morning,” she told the News Letter.

“For the first two weeks I am practically fully booked.”

Her business - she is self employed - specialises in treatments for eye lashes and nails as well as beauty waxing. 

“They just can’t wait to get in and get some normality back. When they get their nails done they feel like a woman again.

“The wee small things help build women’s self confidence.”If you are out somewhere and you see a girl’s nails done, you think - she takes care of herself. I think it just really helps women feel a wee bit more confidence and together.”

Her business has been closed since December 20. “This Friday will be the first day I have been back in about four months.”

She opened her business in October 2019 after her partner suggested she go self employed.

“Afterwards we had just come back from holiday and a couple of days later Coronvirus was all over the newspapers. We thought it would all blow over but little did we know we would close our doors on March 21 for a couple of months.”

She is very grateful that government grants have helped keep her head above water for the past year.

:: From Friday the following can resume in NI; driving lessons and tests; close-contact services; outdoor visitor attractions; equine assisted therapy and learning; squad training in outdoor sport organised by a club; competitive outdoor sport organised by a club and static band practice/rehearsals outdoors.

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