Donna Carrington has her own Beauty Salon called ‘Divine Natural’ in Luton, Bedfordshire.
Donna has the following holistic therapy qualifications:
SNHS Dip. (Aromatherapy), SNHS Dip. (Holistic Skincare Products) & SNHS Dip. (Indian Head Massage)
June 17, 2011 was the day I saw my dream come to fruition when I formally changed my hobby into my own business. Having completed my training in skincare and beauty, I felt compelled by my previous success and level of customer satisfaction to take it all to the next level and Divine Natural Ltd was born! I particularly pride myself in using all my own natural & organic products to ensure that my customers only experience the best!
People are also my passion and having my own little paradise to share with others creates just the perfect combination! Come and experience the pleasure of creating a blend of products created especially for you! I believe knowledge is for sharing and I can show you how – so come along and enjoy a unique experience at one of my workshops.
I spent the last 30 years working in a corporate environment. I was one of those fortunate individuals that knew the company she worked for was in the process of being sold and had time to reflect on future prospects. I was already quite involved with making my own skincare products and decided to set up my own skincare business. It was also a very scary career move to make so late in life. I am very interested in all things natural and organic and I personally want to age gracefully and naturally. My market research confirmed that this was a good business opportunity with the prospect of doing something that I thought would be financial and personally rewarding.
I trained in skincare with the aim of targeting the Beauty and Spa sector of the market. This led me to the decision to train in Beauty and therefore give me an in depth knowledge of the clientele I would be working with. I really enjoyed the beauty training and decided to open my own Salon and use and sell my own products. This has proven to be invaluable to me as it has helped to sustain the manufacturing side of the business. I also run workshops for the general public and therapists who show an interest in learning about ingredients and how to make products.
From this decision, I went on to win a Local Dragons Den competition at Base point Luton in 2011. In 2012 I was a finalist in LBA (Local Business Accelerators) competition for three counties (Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire& Buckinghamshire). I was shortlisted from 58 companies to the final 11. Whilst I did not win the competition, one of the panel is now mentoring me and my business personally.
Now I have my own business called ‘Divine Natural’ which incorporates a beauty salon and skincare product range, based in Luton, Bedfordshire, England. I manufacture Skin Care Products and retail my products to the General Public and Trade.
The School of Natural Health Sciences gave me the opportunity to receive formal qualifications, whilst studying in my home and at the convenience of my own time scale. They were supportive and helpful in all my correspondence with them via phone or email. I look forward to continuing the relationship further with The School of Natural Health Sciences.
Products certified under EU Cosmetic Directive 76768/EEC(4) and UK cosmetic products safety regulations 2008.
Divine Natural Associations Membership: Divine Natural is a registered member of the Federation of Small Businesses and a registered member of The International College of Holistic Medicine (ICHM).
Please visit my website: http://divinenatural.co.uk/