Stylist Spotlight: Billie Jean Bazell

18th Nov 2018 | By

After training in HD Brows to earn a little extra money, HD Brows Stylist Billie has now established a successful career and busy salon. We caught up with her to find out how she grew her own brow business.

How did you get in to HD Brows?

After years of working as a PA in advertising in London, I unexpectedly became a mother. At the same time, I had to relocate to the midlands due to my partner’s work contract. For the first time in my life, I found myself in a strange town with no friends, no job, a small baby and, just to make things harder, my mum passed away.

As I had always worked since I was 16, I found being a full time stay at home mum wouldn’t work for me. I needed to meet people, be productive and keep busy through this difficult period.

After seeing the HD Brows course, I thought doing a couple of brow treatments a week in a salon would be a fun way to meet local girls, keep me busy and give me some ‘pocket money’.

I fell in love with the HD Brows treatment and quickly became good enough to work freelance in salons and from home.

We then moved back home to Essex, where I quickly became very busy once again; busy enough to open my own studio.

HD Brows Stylist

What made you choose the HD Brows training course and progress through the advanced training?

I chose the HD Brows course as it was the largest recognised brow treatment brand. They’re known for amazing training, great marketing and, of course, an outstanding treatment.

I progressed through the advanced training as you can only be top of your game with education progression. You have to be constantly learning to keep your treatment on trend and so you don’t become bored of doing the same treatment over and over again. I’ve learnt so much with every training I’ve done with HD. It’s also great networking with other Stylists.

You’ve managed to establish yourself as a successful stylist twice – after your training and when you moved back home to Essex. Do you have any top tips for growing your business?

I would say in the beginning, whilst building up a loyal clientele, do every single client, even the ones that are out of normal working hours or the one you could do without because you’re over tired. You never know where that client will take you, she may have 6 sisters! Or in a case of mine, own a local modelling agency….

HD Brows Salon

What advice would you give to anyone who is restarting their business after relocating?

Start by freelancing in your local salons. This will build up your clientele and generally get your name out there. It will also get you into the local network of salon owners and beauty specialists. Stay away from doing too many promotions. You’re already a talented experienced stylist, you just need people in your new area to see you work!

What has been your career highlight so far?

Wow, there’s so many! One of my career highlights has to be going from barely booked one week to being booked 3 months in advance the next.

Second has to be seeing my first client from when I moved back to Essex come back to me every month. She went from a very shy, unsure 18 year old to a confident, strong, beautiful 22 year old. She credits a lot of her confidence building to our monthly “counselling/brow sessions”. I cried when she wrote this in my last Christmas card. We are literally changing lives – who knew brows could be so important?!

Lastly, being a HD Brows Elite Trainer for a year. It was not only amazing for my profile but a personal career highlight. Seeing my students who follow me on Instagram grow and develop their skills to become successful in their corner of the country. It’s very humbling and rewarding.

Has Billie’s story inspired you to begin your brow career? Find out more about HD training now.

Written By:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

What we also like

Ellie Pic
Love Your Job / Pro Marketing Resources

Why Your Business Needs to be on Instagram

It’s not just for big brands; Instagram can be great for small businesses too. We’re sure everyone has told you need to get your salon on Instagram but have they ever explained why it’s so important and the effect it can have on your business? We’re here to explain all.

Ellie Pic
Love Your Job

Why Should You Become A HD Stockist?

Whether offering HD Brows, HD Makeovers or both, adding make up retail to your salon can significantly boost your profit. […]

Ellie Pic
Love Your Job

How returning to work post-lockdown can affect mental health

By now, most of us in the beauty industry have either returned to work or are getting ready to. Despite […]