Former air hostess, Tori Rosero turned her redundancy during lockdown into award-winning business, Glow & Blade.
23-year-old, Tori from Prescot had studied for a degree in SFX Makeup Artistry (Special Effects) at The Manchester College and had always been creative, enjoying doing wedding makeup and working at weekends for her clients.
She undertook an additional Semi Permanent Makeup course and has never looked back, splitting her working time in half focusing on aesthetics, lip blush and microblading for her clients, whilst also teaching at her academy.
After losing her job in the first lockdown of 2020, she turned her passion for Semi Permanent Makeup into a full time job, by launching her very own training academy.
“When I lost my job I was devastated! I absolutely loved being an Air Hostess and travelling the world but at the very beginning of the pandemic, this was impossible. I knew I needed to be proactive and take matters into my own hands and in March 2020 I began writing my Semi Permanent Makeup courses, spending the first lockdown being productive. I delivered my first course to my students just after the initial lockdown was lifted.
“When I say I started from the bottom, I really did. I had no idea how to advertise, what to charge or how to even get clients through the door, let alone start my own training academy. When my first course dates were released, they sold out within 24 hours. I was in shock but since then, I’ve gone on to train hundreds of students in Semi Permanent Makeup and have loved every second.”
Specialising in microblading for brows, lip blush and aesthetics, Tori has gone on to win Gold at the British Hair & Beauty Awards for Training Centre of Excellence and she’s also a Finalist in The UK Hair and Beauty Awards for Semi Permanent Makeup Artist of the Year, with the results being announced in March.
“To have won an award and been shortlisted for a second is absolutely amazing. This time two years ago Glow & Blade didn’t even exist! I’m so grateful to have been able to work with so many clients as well as being recognised in the Hair & Beauty Industry for my efforts.”
Glow & Blade offers Lip Blush, Beginner’s Microblading and Brow Lamination courses.