Tracy Irvine is a retired beauty therapist with over 25 years service and experience 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 by career advisors not to choose an occupation in spas or salons. She was advised this was for “Women who are not very 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 to have, but also an honourable industry to serve in.
Although salons and spas were pretty much unheard of in her country, 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 gained a few years experience in small and large franchise salons, at the age of 25, she opened her first beauty business in a spare bedroom.
By age 35 she still owned the same business. It had now grown massively in size, property and investments and of course reputation and recognition.
She happily retired, early.
Through these years her salons in UK had flourished during the biggest recession the world had seen in decades, 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.
It was all grown through hard work, years of training and lots of trial and error.
She now passes on her knowledge to ambitious salon owners who wants to see their beauty businesses grow into substantive money makers.
Her goals are simple :
“I stand for big dreams and exceptional salons!
The beauty industry has given me so much and it 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 highly lucrative businesses.
There are great secrets to pass on; one of them being that the industry is still very much underdeveloped. There are massive amounts of potential to tap into, and this can be done in an 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 profitable business. They then have not only the salon they have always dreamt off, but gain the lifestyle they have dreamt off too.”
Tracy has worked 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 completed a four 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 about how to grow your salon.
“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 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 .”