In my Bag

As she opens her new beauty busi­ness in the Nor­wich Lanes, ROSIE KEF­FORD shares some of her hand­bag se­crets and daily essen­tials

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Rosie Kef­ford shares her hand­bag se­crets

ROSIE KEF­FORD al­ready runs two suc­cess­ful beauty busi­nesses but she has just ful­filled her long held dream of open­ing her first salon in Nor­wich.

“We found the per­fect premises in Fe­bru­ary on Bed­ford Street in the heart of the Nor­wich Lanes and then spent the spring paint­ing and dec­o­rat­ing it and trans­form­ing it ready for open­ing in July,” she says.

“As well as of­fer­ing a wide range of treat­ments, the Nor­wich salon will also, we hope, be the place to come if you have a spe­cial night out, a wed­ding or im­por­tant so­cial oc­ca­sion. You can come in and have ev­ery­thing done in one go. We will have skin ther­a­pists, make up artists, a brow bar, nail sta­tion – ba­si­cally top-to-toe treat­ments to make you look and feel fan­tas­tic.”

Rosie started her train­ing as a beauty ther­a­pist af­ter a chance en­counter and by the age of 21 was run­ning her first busi­ness.

“I was re­ally good at the artis­tic and creative sub­jects at school so I started an art course at City Col­lege but it didn’t feel right. Then one day I was walk­ing through col­lege and ran into a wo­man who asked if I was there for the beauty ther­apy course enrolment. It was a light bulb mo­ment. I thought: why not? I am a firm be­liever in fate. I en­rolled and ab­so­lutely loved the course and I still get to use my creative side.”

Rosie, who lives in Halesworth, says that since be­com­ing mum to one-year-old Jax her hand­bag habits have changed.

“I am now very much a two bag per­son – I swap be­tween a stylish baby chang­ing bag and my Mul­berry – de­pend­ing on whether it is a mum or work day. They are both proper Mary Pop­pins’ bags though – you can­not be­lieve how much I have crammed in.” Rosie’s Hair, Beauty and Make-up Stu­dio, 27 Bed­ford Street, Nor­wich, NR2 1AG

Der­ma­log­ica mul­ti­vi­ta­min hand and nail cream, £10.95 It is the most fan­tas­tic skin­care range. This hand cream was my ab­so­lute saviour when we were do­ing the shop as I was con­stantly scrub­bing paint off my hands.

Beats Pill, from £149 This mini wire­less speaker has been an ab­so­lutely god­send. I have signed up to Ap­ple Mu­sic and can play mu­sic any­time, any­where. It kept me go­ing while I was get­ting the shop ready and paint­ing all day long.

MAC lip­stick, Vel­vet Teddy, £16.50 Be­ing a make-up artist I am con­stantly ap­ply­ing my lip­stick and I love MAC make-up, both for me and for cus­tomers; it is one of the best brands and this lip­stick is fan­tas­tic.

Ted Baker note­book, from £15 It comes out of my hand­bag at night, so I can write down any­thing that I need to re­mem­ber for the next day, whether ideas, notes for meet­ings or lists. I can’t be with­out it.

AND A LIT­TLE SOME­THING ELSE…… I al­ways have pack­ets of Peppa Pig raisins. Not only do they keep Jax happy and oc­cu­pied, I quite like them as a snack my­self.

Ray-Ban Avi­a­tors, £135 I have al­ways found it dif­fi­cult to find sun­glasses which suit me but these are such a clas­sic shape and I ab­so­lutely love them.

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