Emma had always wanted to be a hairdresser as her mum was a hairdresser who owned her own shop in Otley. Emma started working in her mum's shop at the age of 14 but unfortunately her mum had to sell the business due to ill health which temporarily put an end to Emma's career.
Following several other jobs and the birth of her children, Emma started to think what she'd love to do as her dream job and decided to follow in her mum's footsteps and return to Hairdressing.
She started with short acrylic Nail and spray tan courses. She still wanted to be a hairdresser but thought she wouldn't pass the exams as she didn't think she was very academic. Emma then met Helen from Exceed Training Academy, who was lovely and signed her up for a course.
Emma got all the support she needed and finished her NVQ level 2 & 3 in less than 2 years.
"I always wanted to work for myself as my husband works as a fireman and I have two young girls to look after so working for myself would be perfect.
My husband and I decided to put all our savings into opening a salon and I'm now the proud owner of Envy Hair & Nail Studio in Brighouse town centre.
I'm living my dream !
Sadly, my mum passed away eight years ago and never got to see my success but as I always say, Hairdressing is in my blood - it's my passion and I can't thank Helen and Nicola enough for all their help."
I wouldn't be where I am now with them both and Exceed Hairdressing training.
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