Tracy Irvine is a retired beauty therapist with over 25 years service in the beauty world. She is founder of SalonSupremacyPro a business consultancy for spa and salon owners and Salonsupremacy a review and competition blog for the beauty and health industry.
As a young girl in school she was told not to choose an occupation in beauty. She was advised this was for “Women who are not clever” & “You will never make a decent living, choose something else.”
Undeterred she didn’t listen. She knew that being able to make someone feel confident and beautiful when they absolutely did not, was not only great gift, but an honourable industry to serve in.
Although salons and spas were almost unheard of in her country, she had an inclination there was a market 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 complete this training in Scotland.
It was new and unrecognised territory.
After she gained a few years experience in both small and large franchise salons, at age 25, she opened her first beauty business in a spare bedroom.
By 35 she still owned the same business. It had grown massively in size, property and investments, and of course reputation and recognition.
She happily retired, early.
She had started her business with only $25 in her bank account. It was all grown through hard work, years of training and lots of trial and error.
Her salons in UK had flourished, even during recessions, proving that in tough financial times big profits can still be made.
She now passes on her knowledge to ambitious salon owners who wants to see their businesses grow.
Her goals are simple :
“I stand for big dreams and exceptional salons!
The beauty industry has given me so much and still does through the satisfaction of giving back. I love helping others achieve their goals and I truly enjoy guiding therapists to build and run their lucrative businesses.
There are secrets to pass on; one of them being the industry is still underdeveloped. There are massive amounts of potential to tap into, and this can be done in an organised and powerful way.
The best part is when I see a therapist taking her salon from barely a hobby to a phenomenal thriving and profitable business. Then they have the salon they have always dreamt off, and the lifestyle they have dreamt off also .”
Tracy has worked 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 well 100 therapists and students.
Most recently she has completed a four year trip around the USA, Costa Rica, Guatamala and Mexico, where she consulted with a wide variety of spas, salons and alternative practitioners.
She lives in Mexico, and is a successful writer for social media, online blogs and devotes 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 or simply want to get in touch.
“This consultancy is dedicated to all the venturesome, enterprising women I have been employed and taught by. I humbly follow in their footsteps.
Also for 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 .”