Work ON the business not IN the business

Salon owners: Stepping out of the salon and working on your business objectives.


One of the main subjects I am questioned about the most is working on the business side of things rather than working in the actual salon, and the business side can be rather daunting at times. I really enjoy doing treatments as they are my passion and the main reason I started my business, I love talking with my clients, working alongside my team and most of all I love lashing and making clients feel beautiful.

But, my business would never grow to what it has if I still had my own column. So for my company to expand and my team to perform as successfully as they do it was necessary for me to step away from working in the salon full time.

With all of the background work there is to do such as accounting, salaries, staff appraisals, planning team meetings, advertising & marketing, social media, writing magazine articles, working on my other businesses, judging competitions, staff training, mentoring talks for students and writing policies. Plus an array of other tasks It would be virtually impossible for me to still lash too!

It’s all about a work and life balance and I didn’t have any when I had a column! All of the above tasks were done outside of my salon hours, which meant I was only actually giving it only 20% of my effort and to say I was exhausted after a salon day is an understatement. But nowadays I give the business side my all, 100% of my dedication. I still work around sixty hours plus a week, but I choose to do this.

This gives me time to go to the salon and see the salon from a customer perspective rather than a therapist, which keeps the customer service in the salon very strong.
I conduct regular training sessions with my wonderful team to ensure they are the best they can be. This also gives me the added advantage to help out the therapists on busy days when needed, so I am always flexible to step into my beautician shoes again which I love.

I stepped away from my column nearly three years ago now but I do still work on occasional Saturday’s purely because I want to as I love the salon atmosphere. However, last Saturday was my first week stopping my column again due to other on-going business commitments. Instead I worked on the reception which enabled me to still work in the salon but concentrate on the business side of things. I did get itchy feet though and I just wanted to pick up my tweezers and lash! but I have to keep focused and concentrate on the bigger picture, that being the business side.

If you want to know more about how you can move your column over to your team, start tripling your income and how to start working more efficiently on your business rather than struggling to do treatments and your business objectives then get in touch today for more details on my mentoring services.

Work on ypur business


Full day! 

Jess had a full class today in our Semi Permanent Eyelash course.I love seeing people join this business, sharing our same passion and watching them grow as they expand.

Well done Jess and girls. We look forward to seeing your work ❤️

If your interested in joining the beauty industry or adding a treatment onto your menu, get in touch.

Hello August!

Hello August

‘The best time for new beginnings is now’

We are excited to announce that we have two fantastic therapists joining our team, with heaps of experience between them!

Welcome to the team and Salon, girls! 

Aimee and Hannah, look out for great deals on treatments with them during August. Both the girls have had a few days to settle in and they have taken it in their stride. With great reviews already left by our clients, you won’t be disappointed!

Our Acrylic training course is now fully underway, which is very exciting. Spaces are beginning to fill up quickly…. So book to avoid disappointment, you can secure your place by paying a deposit online.

Well done Jodie on therapist of the month! In such a short time with being with us Jodie has done really well settling in and gaining a very busy column as well as on-going training. Our clients love you and so do we! So very well deserved.

Jodie has perfected her Individual Eyelash Extension treatment and has recently trained in Volume Lash Extensions so for a limited time only there will be offers for full sets and infills until she is up to speed with the treatment.

Look out for everyones work on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook page.

To book treatments please book online or call the salon 01582883611

Jess Hillyard

KG Head Trainer


What a month for KG

What a crazy month it’s been, first of all we completed our first exhibition at the NEC BeautyUK show. Such a busy exciting weekend, it was so lovely to see so many of our customers and introducing ourselves to so many new customers/distributors and students.

 We offered training at a local salon in Warwick which very quickly became fully booked. Katie and Jess taught Classic Individual Lashes and Russian Volume, which went down a storm with the local lash Tech to Warwick. We loved training everyone and can’t wait to see their exciting future in Eyelash extensions! 
This month our training courses have been super busy, because of this we have introduced an exciting offer ! With every course booked not only do you receive your FREE training kit you also receive access to our online course worth over £340. With all of this knowledge in class and at home there is no reason why you shouldn’t succeed!

 Courses take place at our flagship studio in Bedfordshire and now in Gloucestershire with our fantastic trainer Hayley Mountjoy at The Beauty Spot in Tetbury.

If you have any questions on training, please get in touch. 

Jess Hillyard

KG Head Trainer


Wednesday Tip Of The Week 

#Wednesdays Tip of the week.
Brush your lashes daily ❤️

After your appointment at KG we give you an aftercare bag. Within your bag, you get lash brushes. Brush your eyelashes daily. I do mine in the morning when I do the rest of my makeup.

Why brush your lashes?

Brushing your #lashes will keep them neat and uniformed. Your loose lashes will come away, don’t worry, it’s better than them on your face in the day 🙈

When your lashes fall out, your natural lash will be attached to the extension. This is due to your natural lash cycle which is every 90 days. The extension has not pulled your lash out prematurely so do not worry.

Enjoy your lashes ❤️


Inner lash extensions 

Getting those inner lashes perfect!.•

It is my pet hate seeing long inner lash extensions. They should be short all the time and gradually work up to the length that you want.

Why is this?

🔘 It will be uncomfortable for the client when they start to grow out.

🔘 If shorter, the shape your working on for your client will be more emphasised.

🔘 Inner lashes are shorter naturally.

🔘 Inner lashes cannot hold the weight of longer lashes, so keep natural lash safely in mind.

These lashes I started off with 0.05 B curl in 6mm, 7mm, then blended into 0.05 C curl, 0.08, 0.09.

So keep your inners short ladies 💗


Prom Offer

10% OFF prom treatments


Is it your daughters or nieces prom coming up? 

We are crazy busy making sure the girls are all ready and pampered for their big night!

We are offering 10% OFF to all our prom girlies this year! Whether thats hair, nails, tans, lashes or HD Brows – We have it covered.


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