INTREPID duo Gina Temple and Lorraine Corbett took the decision to “go it alone” in the beauty world - and they’re having no regrets.
The Hartlepool pair have unveiled their business called Natural Beauty in Park Road in the town.
But it’s no wild jump into business as the pair have already worked together for eight years in the beauty field.
Lorraine, 30, qualified in the beauty industry in 2001, and started at Springs on Hartlepool Marina in 2004.
Gina, 27, began her involvement in the beauty industry when she also started at Springs in 2005. She said they decided to “go it alone and open a new business together” after Springs transferred to new ownership.
Lorraine added: “We had our client base who have come with us.
“After working closely with each other for eight years, it wasn’t a worry of having to get to know each other’s ways and how we work. It just easily fell into place.”
Even though it is the pair’s first venture into business, they are enjoying the entrepreneurial experience.
Lorraine, who is married to pub manager Darren, 31 and has three children Oliver, aged seven, and twins Isabella and Chloe, aged two, added: “The stressful part was not knowing what to expect.”
Gina and Lorraine are now doing well in the premises which is above Inspiration...by Tori Hairdressing.
Lorraine said: “There was a lot of money and time spent on creating the most perfect, relaxing and inviting salon.”
Natural Beauty offers treatments from waxing and nails, facials and massage, to tinting and tanning. It also offers holistic therapies such as reflexology, aromatherapy and Indian head massage.
Lorraine and Gina are hoping to expand after a couple of years.