Tracy Irvine is a retired beauty therapist with over 23 years in the business, and founder of SalonSupremacyPro.
As a young girl in secondary school she was advised by her career advisors not to choose an occupation in beauty therapy, spas or salons.
She was told it was for “Women who are not very clever” and “You will never make a decent living…. choose something else.”
Undettered she didn’t listen ; She knew that becoming a beautician, being able to make someone feel confident and beautiful when they absolutely did not, was not only great gift to have, but also an honourable industry to serve in.
Although salons and spas were pretty much unheard of in her country back then, she had an inclination there was a market just on the brink. She signed up for a 3 year beauty course at her local college. Her class were the 2nd year of students to ever complete this training in Scotland.
It was new and unrecognised territory….
After she had gained a few years experience in small and large franchise salons, and at the age of 25, she opened her first beauty business in a spare bedroom in her apartment.
By the age of 35 she still owned the same business. It had now grown in size, property, investments and of course reputation and recognition.
It was worth over $1million……
She happily retired……early.
Through these years her salons had also survived the biggest recession the world had seen in decades. They still flourished, proving that even in tough financial times big profits can still be made.
She had started her business with only $25 in her bank account and no she didn’t win the lottery, receive large government grants or even have rich relatives.
It was all done through hard work, years of training and lots of trial and error.
She now wants to pass on her knowledge and skills to you and every ambitious salon owner who really wants to see their salon grow and see their business as a substantive money maker.
Her goals are simple :
“I stand for big dreams and exceptional salons! I am proud that I was strong enough and I want you to be too.
The beauty industry has given me so much and it still does through the satisfaction of giving back.
I love helping others achieve what I have, and I truly enjoy guiding therapists to build and run their highly lucrative businesses.
There really are great secrets to pass on; one of them being that the beauty industry is still very much underdeveloped. There is a massive amount of potential to tap into…. and this can be done in a very organised and powerful way.
The best part for me is when I see a therapist taking her salon from barely a hobby to a phenomenal thriving and very profitable business.
They then have not only the salon they have always dreamed of, but also the life they have always dreamt of too – whatever that may be to them.”
Tracy has worked with, trained and consulted with the biggest brands you know:- Regis UK, Steiner UK, Tao Clinics, Mary Cohr, Decleor, Elemis, Guinot, Collin and ArtDeco – to name just a few.
Further training with Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce, UK saw her qualified in management, leadership and business finance and over the years she has employed and trained over 100 beauty therapists and college students.
Most recently she has just completed a two year trip around the USA, Costa Rica, Guatamala and Mexico where she visited and consulted with a wide variety of spas, salons and alternative treatment practitioners.
She currently lives in Mexico, and is a successful writer for social media, devoting some of her time to spa writing for online reviews.
Answering all of her own emails, and operating all her own social media accounts you can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org – Don’t hesitate if you have any questions for her or simply want to get in touch.
“This webpage is dedicated to all the venturesome, enterprising women I have worked for and been taught by. I humbly follow in their footsteps .
Also dedicated to all the ladies who selflessly worked for me over the years. They were committed, whilst showing true devotion to the most beautiful industry in the world .” …….