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A dynamic mother and daughter duo has launched a joint beauty salon in Yamba, featuring Australian and local organic products.
In early 2020, Daisy Lloyd was considering her career pathway options after a gap year.
Her mother, Natalie Le Breton, saw a Certificate III in Beauty Services offered at TAFE NSW Maclean. With a shared interest in beauty, they decided to enrol and study the course together.
While studying, the duo recognised a business opportunity in Yamba and started making plans to open their own beauty salon. Ngara Beauty Yamba officially launched in December 2020.
"As a mature-aged student and a school leaver, our TAFE NSW teacher made studying less intimidating and really guided us through the course," said Ms Le Breton.
"Daisy has already completed a lash extension short course at TAFE NSW Grafton to expand our services."
"We have always been really close, and we have a great understanding of each other's strengths and weaknesses. Since opening, Daisy has taken over our social media, and I've been banned from posting."
TAFE NSW Teacher of Beauty Kassie Austen says Beauty services is a thriving industry bouncing back quickly post Covid-19.
"Our students finish their qualifications with the skills to successfully start their own businesses. We see graduates opening salons, as well as offering home services or renting salon space while they establish their client base," Ms Austin said.
“Natalie and Daisy are a wonderful example of the opportunities available in the beauty industry right now, regardless of where you are in your career journey."
According to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee, strong growth is expected in the beauty industry with an increase of 20% in beauty therapists by 2024, despite a 50% reduction in beauty therapists in 2020[i].
For more information on Beauty Services, visit www.tafensw.edu.au or phone 131 601.
Media contact: Kelly Lawler, TAFE NSW Communications Specialist.
[i] Beauty | National Industry Insights Report (aisc.net.au)