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Cwmbran teenager grows beauty business from garden shed to her own studio

An 18-year-old Cwmbran woman has grown her beauty business from her garden shed to her own studio.

Summer-Lea Owen, a former Croesyceiliog School pupil, set up her business, The Beauty Shack, at home in February 2023. She moved from treating clients in her living room to a garden shed. And now she rents a room in the new No 6 The Salon in Maendy Way Shops in Pontnewydd.

She told Cwmbran Life: “I started doing lashes, nails, full body waxing. I done my courses back in November and December of last year. I started going out to the public in February this year. I started from a little shed out in the back garden and then a couple of the girls were looking to open up a salon so they got in contact with my mum and said they had been looking at my work and they really liked what I was doing. They offered me a room to rent off them. So I took up the opportunity. My clientele is building up. I’m getting a lot more new courses under my belt. Yesterday, I completed my make-up course and my bridal make-up course.

“I’m doing a Henna brow course on the 30th (October), brow lamination on the 8th (November) and then I’m looking to do body sculpting as well. I’m trying to get a lot of things under my belt to do. I trained in Sunkissed Training Academy for my full body waxing, nails and lashes. And then I’m doing my training now with Mac-Ed Training in Springvale. Since I’ve been really, really young I’ve always been interested in stuff like this. I’ve always been a girly-girl, doing make-up and hair and stuff.”

Adelle, her mum, said: “She’s done really well, really proud of her.She’s enjoying it and she wants to learn more.”

The Beauty Shack on social media

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Cwmbran teenager grows beauty business from garden shed to her own studio

woman standing against a wall with the words The Beauty Shack on tiles
Summer-Lea Owen in The Beauty Shack (Photo: Cwmbran Life)