TLC Nails Beauty & Hair
1a Pengelly Way
Hello, welcome to TLC Nails, Beauty & Hair.
The name was chosen very carefully. TLC stands for Tender Loving Care which represents the kind of service I strive to provide my clients. It also stands for THE Linda Chapman he he.
Based near Truro in the heart of Cornwall, TLC Nails, Beauty & Hair is focused on providing high-quality service and client satisfaction on all types of nail, beauty and hair treatments.
With a variety of treatments to choose from, we're sure you'll enjoy your experience with us.
We work with the belief that our clients' needs are of the utmost importance and we are committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
Shelley qualified as a hairdresser at Cornwall College in 1987. Since then she has worked continuously within the industry and ran her own well-established hair salon 'Shelley's Unisex Hair Stylists' for some 13 years.
I work alongside Ruby, who joined me in September 2011 as an NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy Apprentice from Truro College. She was already a familiar face within the salon as she completed her NVQ Level 2 hairdressing qualification with Shelley and Truro College in July 2011. Ruby successfully completed her apprenticeship and in July 2013 completed the NVQ Level 3 Nail Services course. She gained first place for Advanced Nail Enhancements at the Cornish Skills Challenge Competition 2013 and second place in The World Skills UK Competition 2013.
Tara joined us part-time in September 2012. She completed her training in Falmouth and has been hairdressing since 1988, working in a top London salon for several years, then in France for eight years where she gained a lot of French flair. Tara specializes in foil highlights whilst also covering all aspects of hairdressing, from modern up to date styles to classic styling.
Shelley left in March 2013 to return to The Isles of Scilly, she will be greatly missed. Tara has now increased her hours to full-time and is enjoying it.
Jules joined us in June 2013. She began her makeup career with The FACE London in 1998 after ten years in the modeling industry, which is how she learnt some of the tricks of the trade. In 2006 she completed an Intensive Basic & Advanced Make-up course with Beauty Base London, The School for Fashion, Music & Celebrity Make-Up. Fashion, culture, music and life all continue to influence and inspire her talent. With over 20 years of experience in the industry Jules is a true perfectionist, always crafting, learning and experimenting to enhance her skills, imagination and her professionalism.
Tegan joined us in September 2013 as a part-time NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing Apprentice with Truro College.
We will all have some great hair, nail and beauty treatment special offers available!
My name is Linda Chapman, I began my beauty career in 2006 by completing the NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy course at Truro College. I loved it immediately and followed it up by studying VTCT Level 2 Nail Technology and VTCT Level 2 Nail Art, both taught by Chrissy Grant at Truro College.
Since then I have also qualified with Caflon for ear piercing, Star Gems for temporary tooth gems, Truro College for henna tattooing, Lash Perfect for semi-permanent individual eyelash extensions, SiennaX for spray tanning, Hayden Health & Beauty Training Academy for threading and Ultimate Beauty Training Academy for Hopi Ear Candling.
I became a Creative Nail Design (CND) Master Nail Technician in both Acrylic and Gel Enhancements, and later in Spa-tacular (Spa Manicure and Spa Pedicure) treatments to become a CND Grand Master Nail Technician in 2010. I also qualified with CND in Minx, Shellac and Kupa efile.
In 2011 I completed a "Preparing To Teach in Life Long Learning" course at Cornwall College and attended a Gemma Lambert course in Acrylic Design and 3D Nail Art. During 2012 I completed the VTCT Level 3 Nail Services course at Truro College and gained 1st place in two inter class competitions, 1st place in The Cornish Skills Challenge 2012 & 1st place in The World skills UK Competition 2012. In February 2013, I attended further courses with Gemma Lambert in One Stroke Nail Art, Gel Design and 3D Nail Art. During April 2013 I attended a Kirsty Meakin course in Flowers, Frills, Bows and Bling. I am currently attending the VTCT Level 4 Salon Management course at Truro College.
At first I worked as a Mobile Therapist, then in 2009 I joined my nail teacher, Chrissy Grant and her team at Ultimate Beauty in Falmouth, where I gained invaluable experience. I continued to work there part-time whilst opening my own TLC Nails & Beauty in Truro on 1st June 2010 where I also worked part-time. In November 2010 I became full-time at TLC Nails & Beauty. In June 2011 I returned part-time to Ultimate Beauty to help teach in the newly opened training academy. In November 2012 I brought "Shelley's Unisex Hair Stylists" and began trading as TLC Nails, Beauty & Hair. I am now full-time at TLC Nails Beauty & Hair to ensure that we continue to provide a high quality service. I also regularly attend beauty shows and read industry related magazines to keep up-to-date with current trends and new products.