Self employed beauty therapist pippa

Life as a Self Employed Beauty Therapist with Phillipasbeauty

Tell us your name and a bit about your family? When did you become a Mum and to whom?

I am a mum of a beautiful talented confident daughter Aemilia Lesley Goodwin who is 7 an a half going  on 17!

She was born in Kingston hospital Surrey our home then, I’m married to Lee Goodwin from Wimbledon south west london, met lee online dating! Lived in london then moved to Sussex to buy our first family home! Then moved to Shropshire.

What’s your business called?


Can you describe it in one sentence?

All Beauty Treatments to both female & male.

When did you become a Self EMPLOYED beauty therapist and what inspired you?

I started up young achievers with the Princes Trust at the age 18, 22 years ago. I gained a £2,000 grant to set up my beauty room inside a busy hair salon After a long time of working so hard lots of long hours I traveled on the cruise ships to open up more experience I felt I wanted to achieve. I came home & set up again moving from north to south.

How did you fund your start up?

Princes Trust grant

How do you manage working around your children?

Aemilia was in childcare in Surrey & I worked around the hours I could get through them. My husband came home & I worked which I still do today. It’s tough but I love what I do so it’s perfect to share being parents. My family were to far to help & lees family. We have done it all between us that makes us so proud.

Can you describe a typical day as a self EMPLOYED beauty therapist, what tasks do you have to get done, how do you manage your time?

I take Aemilia to school & treat until I pick her up after school preparing dinner  & back to work again until late evening. I manage around the school run it’s great but sometimes hectic!

What challenges have you faced in your business and how have you overcome them? Standing up in front of 25 business people in the city & going through step by step my business plan was the most gruelling time & waiting 24 hours for a call to see if I’d achieved my grant, also Moving here to be closer to my Father & sister & Setting up from scratch again & again new clientele being down south but it’s worked well moving I’ve managed to set up just fine again & build a brand new business here in Shropshire.

What’s the best thing about being Mumpreneur?

I get to see my daughter all the time so does my husband now. Year commuting to central london & rushing to get back in time so I could work has been the most challenging but we did it!!! With hardly any sleep too!! I love working at home but hate the house work!

What are your plans for the future?

I don’t have any yet I plan each day & work none stop I don’t think about the future I am blessed each day I’m here with my daughter & husband that’s enough. Spending more time with enjoying weekends together now I’ve stopped working them!

What advice would you give for someone just starting out in business?

Focus & be confident you can do it. I never stopped believing from a young age. Go for it what’s stopping you?

Is there anything else you’d like to tell us?

I’ve become stronger & so glad I had the opportunity to share my story with you. Thank you!

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