Scheme to train disadvantaged youths in beauty therapy gains award nomination

Glasgow beauty salon owner Lynne Hetherington has been shortlisted for an award in recognition of her charity initiative set up to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds train as beauty therapists.

Hetherington, who runs two Revival Retreat salons in Glasgow’s Byres Road and Renfield Street, is a finalist in the Working Mum of the Year category of the UK Superachiever awards, run by Pitman.

Her charity programme, Get Into Beauty, was set up in collaboration with the Princes Trust. It is a beauty academy that helps disadvantaged people gain an NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy qualification.

Hetherington was described by the awards organiser as “a great example of busy working mum, juggling two thriving beauty salons and a beauty academy alongside a busy family life with two young children aged 4 and 5”.

She set up her first salon in 1990 with the help of a grant from the Princes Trust and it was this support that inspired her to to help others looking to forge a career in the industry.