AN INTERVIEW WITH KELLY MAYNARD

You may remember Kelly Maynard from appearing in the CAMPO pantomime “Cinderella” where she gave a great performance as the Fairy godmother or you may know her as Kevin's daughter from Portichuelo Ferriteria in Competa. However, now she hopes you will remember her by her new business “Beauty and Nails” by Kelly. She has come a long way since her debut performance in Competa both in maturity and ambition.

Kelly and her family moved to Spain 8 years ago where she enrolled in the secondary school in Competa. She acknowledged she was never offered the help and support needed and has always been interested in nails. Having bought her first nail kit from Argos she taught herself, watched her mum get her nails done and then she was hooked on creating designs and pretty things for nails!! On leaving school she decided to pursue this course of training. After extensive research she found the perfect course in England that provided in depth beautytraining over 3 years.

 

However, the downside was she was unable to study nails immediately. This aspect was only in the third year of the course. Also, as she hadn’t got any GCSE’s Kelly had to start at level one instead of going in at Level 2. Once on the course Kelly realised starting at the bottom was actually a huge benefit to her studies. English, Maths, Client Care, Health and Safety and Reception are all key aspects in running a beauty business were at the core or her entry level studies. The second year focussed more on beauty where she learnt all aspects of makeup, eye treatments, facials, waxing etc. The college also had an open Salon where they could practice constantly on “real” clients. This ensured confidence and accuracy was achieved by all students. Finally, in her third year Kelly studied nails and as a result she is qualified in all aspect of nails for example gel, acrylic, nail art or simply manicures or pedicures. Also entered a nail competition and came third. Having met up with Kelly a few times now her nails are beautiful, with incredible detail and precision and they are a fabulous advert for her business. Also, within the third year she undertook a spray tanning course. This is also a service she will provide to her customers throughout the winter period.

Having successfully passed all levels of the course Kelly returned to Spain in order to start up her own business. She approached Inez at the Alberdini in Competa and asked if she could use one of her side rooms in order to provide beauty therapy services. Inez was happy to support Kelly and so a couple of months ago Kelly opened for business at the Albidini in Competa. She provides an extensive list of beauty services and a comprehensive list of services for nails some of which haven’t been available in Competa before. For more details on her therapies see advert opposite or have a look on her facebook page. .Also, Kelly added, if there is a particular design you would like created on your nails bring a picture and she will try and recreate for you.

The Grapevine would like to wish Kelly luck in her new venture.

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