Meet Emma Heaton, Beautician
Sweet Escape Beauty on Newbold Road have been an S41 Local Magazine advertiser for as long as I can remember, so I thought it was high-time we introduced them to our readers, and by them, I mean Emma! We caught up with Chesterfield born and bred Emma to hear her story, what treatments she offers and get a few tips on self-care in a post-pandemic world.
Simon: Did you know from a young age that the beauty industry was the one for you, Emma?
Emma: To be honest working in this industry was far from my mind as a child. I went from wanting to be an author, to a jockey, to a horse-riding instructor to an illustrator. When you say you want to work in the beauty industry, people have this misconception or stereotype of a beauty therapist, but with me that stereotype couldn’t be further from the truth.
Simon: That’s quite a varied selection of occupations there! In the end you decided to study Beauty Therapy at Chesterfield College.
Emma: Yes, from 2010 to 2013 I was at Chesterfield College, learning my craft.
Simon: So, what is the craft? Let’s assume I know nothing about the beauty industry, because, well, I don’t!
Emma: At Sweet Escape I provide standard beauty treatments for example; Manicures, Pedicures, Waxing, Tinting, Massages and Facials. I also do Gel Polish and Spray Tanning. I've recently started to do CACI Non-Surgical Facial Treatments using micro-current and LED technology (these facials I do on another premises, I share the machine with another beauty therapist "Beauty by Catherine" in her beauty room). Excluding CACI & Waxing, I do provide mobile treatments for clients who cannot come to the beauty room.
Simon: Ok, got it, I think! Did you leave College and then start your own venture straight away?
Emma: I left college and worked in supermarkets before starting my own venture. Upon leaving college I applied for several beautician jobs but was told “you don’t have enough experience.” So, I thought, right, I’ll start my own business then! I am very happy to say that Sweet Escape has been going for almost eight years now, I have the most amazing clients and I am looking forward to meeting someone's.
Simon: Any top tips on self-care you can share with our readers?
Emma: For self-care firstly, relax your jaw and your forehead. We hold some much tension in our face and body without realising it. It's important to look after ourselves physically and mentally. Take a moment to breathe in and out. We all live such hectic lives that taking care of ourselves can seem to take second place, oh, and remember to drink plenty of water.
I am very pleased to say that Emma is once again open and ready for business. So, why not make your next escape a Sweet Escape.
71 Newbold Road, S41 7PY
T: 07743 733418
FB & IG: sweetescapebeautynails
Words: Simon Paterson
Images: Sweet Escape