A Hipperholme woman who was made redundant in 2010 is now flourishing in her new profession and is expanding her business.
Emma Clissitt, lost her job at Fanny Adams in Halifax before it closed down but since then she has now become a full time beautician working from her home at Fennyroyd, Hipperholme.
“It does seem like things happen for a reason otherwise I would probably still be there now,” said the 28-year-old who went to Calderdale College in Halifax.
“It was a the kick up the backside I needed when I was made redundant and I have built myself up over the years.”
She has been qualified for seven and a half years and has built up repertoire and does treatments from waxing to hair and make up, to facials , lashes and manicures.
She initially tried to use a property in Queensbury to expand but unfortunately it did not work out there.
However, she has now found a second base at the Town Hall Dental in Thronton Square, Brighouse.
“I had a friend who works at the surgery and suggested I should use one of their rooms once a week,” said Emma.
She will be at the former town hall building on Mondays and will have special offers for people wanting to try out her treatments for the first time.
Anyone interested should call in to the surgery to find out more.