It’s all about timing

Don’t worry if your not where you wanna be yet. Great things take time.

I’m working with a few people and businesses at the moment who have big visions and dreams. Some are growing their business and others are trying to start a business.

Timing is key! One thing I’m not very good at is waiting. Everyone that knows me knows this. That’s because my life runs at a million times per hour! I don’t like to feel like I’m wasting time….
But it’s not in our timing, it’s in God’s.

Having the time before something big is about to happen is preparation for what is to come. Use this time wisely, research, prep, read, learn!
Keep positive and don’t get down if it’s not happening RIGHT NOW. Because it will happen if you keep working and fighting for it.

One tip to remember, you are the books you read, the movies you watch, the people you spend time with, the conversations you engage with. So choose wisely what you feed your mind with.

Enjoy and be grateful for what you have and are doing right now. It’s all a stepping stone for what’s next to come. Don’t worry if your not where you wanna be yet. Great things take time.

Lots of love and success,


Katie Godfrey


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

What are your goals for 2018?

As the new year is just around the corner, have you set your business goals for 2018?
This is the best time to reflex and evaluate how the last 12 months have gone and improve for the coming year.
My favourite saying is have goals, dreams and a vision that’s so big that people call you crazy! Nothing is to big, nothing is impossible and nothing you cannot do. It’s all about your mindset and goal setting.
Even if there is things that didn’t work out right this year, turn them around to a positive. What did you learn from? See the funny side of the negative.
What are your goals for 2018?
They might be something like…
❣️ Taking on your first employee
❣️ Starting your first business
❣️ Increase client loyalty and retention
❣️ Training and development
❣️ Investing in a business mentor
❣️Growing your social media
Nothing is to big or to small. So what are your 2018 goals?




Salon of the year 2017

UK Best in Business Logo

Such an amazing end to the year! We are so excited to announce we won Beauty Salon of the Year 2017.

We don’t know who nominated us but we are truly grateful to win this award.

So thankful to my amazing team who produce beautiful work everyday for our clients. We couldn’t do it without everyone of you.

Merry Christmas everyone!


Katie Godfrey – Director of KG


Clocks back……..

I put this post up a couple of weeks ago now…. I thought I would share on her to help those that are struggling in business at the moment.



So who forgot to put their clocks back today?

Well…. 8 years ago on Tuesday, in salon, that was me! I will never forget. I had opened KG that year and it was DEAD! The days would drag. My dad used to pop in after he finished work to give me a bit of company. This day he popped in at 5pm for an hour.

As he was getting ready to leave, so was I! I remember him saying, “Where are you going?”
“Home” i’d say.
It’s only 6pm he replied!

That feeling of being exhausted, looking at the clock, waiting to go home as I didn’t have ONE customer that day. I just wanted to cry!!! As I thought it was 7pm… but I forgot to put the clock back! That extra hour felt like a million hours. I would never ever lock up my salon early, just incase that one customer did turn up.

How much longer can I do this for? I remember crying nearly every night when it hit quiet season before the Christmas rush. I didn’t know how I was going to get through another day. The only light I could see was just to end it all and go bankrupt. But that was not my dream!!! And the fear of failing and packing it all up scared the life out of me…. that was the easy option.
But I kept going, and I got through it with a hell of a lot of hard work.
Chloe knows how dead it was and we both plodded on!

Now…. Well, that’s a different story! We don’t have enough hours in a day. Thank the lord. And grateful everyday.

So businesses out there, when it gets tough, don’t give up. Remember why you started and what your end goal is. But remember to change your clocks when you open up tomorrow morning 😉

Have a great week everyone





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


Patch testing 

PLEASE ladies, never get eyelash extensions done anywhere without a patch test.Reactions are awful and can cause severe discomfort and even worse…. cause blindness. It is just not worth the risk. Even if you have had lashes for years and trying another salon or therapist, you still need to be patch tested with their glue.

That second patch test can really save a lot of hurt later on.

LASH TECHS: How do you patch test?

There are two ways of testing.

FIRST – BEHIND THE EAR. Why do I like this as my favourite way? Because it’s close to the eye, but not on the face. It touches the skin (which some don’t agree on) but a lash tech could easily drop a lash with glue on, so you need to know if allergic on the skin. 

IF there was a reaction, at least it was behind the ear rather than on her eye. 

Plus it’s quick and easy for therapist and client. 

SECOND – APPLY LASHES – This is my least favourite as the glue doesn’t touch the skin. So what happens if you drop that lash on your client? Or your client moves suddenly and comes in contact with the glue? This patch test will not show up if allergic to the skin. It may show up if allergic to the fumes of the glue… but in a full set of lashes there will be many more fumes, so this is unlikely to show up a reaction.

Please note: patch tests are not 100% guaranteed and a reaction normally comes over a period of time once someone is having lashes ongoing.

So how do you patch test or what is your view?