Worthing’s Vanilla Pod Beauty is always bustling with busy customers and Daniel White made his way down to talk to the founder, Emma Hopper, about the salon’s ascent…
What is Vanilla Pod Beauty?
Vanilla Pod Beauty is a unique beauty and cosmetic clinic specialising in brow treatments in Worthing.
What is your background?
In 2010 I was made redundant from the salon I worked in and during the recession I struggled to find another job so started working from home. After three years I decided it was the right time to open my own salon. I wanted to create a salon feel but out of the town centre. Somewhere everyone felt comfortable visiting and not intimidated. I took on one therapist after one year and one therapist has now turned into four.
What makes Vanilla Pod Beauty unique?
All our therapists are of different backgrounds and age groups and all specialise in their own treatments meaning we have a wide range of extremely talented and highly trained ladies that offer a relaxed, welcoming approach.
What is the most glamorous treatment you have?
The most glamorous would be our Bespoke Gold Facial, which is our Dermapen Micro Needling treatment combined with our LED Mask, with the option of adding a Gold Collagen Mask and our Epibrow 3D Microblading Treatment.
What are your passions aside from work?
A lot of my regular clients will laugh as they read this but I love my holidays. My fiancé and me are forever booking them and trying to see as much of the world before we settle and have children.
What’s your idea of happiness?
My idea of happiness is a beautiful home, a supportive husband and having a family. My business is a large part of my life at the moment but I’m working hard now so I can eventually enjoy watching my children grow; those moments you cant buy.
Do you have a favourite beauty product you use at home?
I absolutely love the Neostrata Glycolic Face Wash. It comes everywhere with me and is great for a large group of skin complaints
We heard you’re nominated for an award, can you tell us more?
I am yes. I’m through to the finals in the Micropigmentation UK Awards which is for my contribution to the Semi Permanent Make Up world.
What does the future hold?
Currently I will be keeping the business at the size it is and once my fiancé and me have got married and had a family, I will then start to grow it again. I currently hold Brow Clinics across the UK and don’t really have the time to open a second salon just yet but it is in the pipeline for the near future.
How can people get in touch?
We are based down Littlehampton Road in Worthing, West Sussex BN13 1QU. Our website is www.vanillapodbeauty.com and our salon telephone is 01903260985. We are on Facebook and Instagram under ‘Vanilla Pod Beauty’.