New beauty business creates jobs in Shropshire

An international beauty company that spans more than 35 countries on five continents is coming to Shropshire and the Welsh border - and Mary Kay Cosmetics state there is no limit to the number of jobs it will create.

Lesley Pascall, of Muxton, has taken on the role of recruitment and development associate for Mary Kay Cosmetics.
She will expand the number of self-employed Independent Beauty Consultants who will run their own Mary Kay business, either holding parties, selling products to friends and family or building a team.

She said: “This can create an unlimited number of opportunities  for people in Shropshire, there is not a ceiling to it really.

“Mary Kay has been in the UK for 20 years and has been established for over 50 years.
“It has mostly been down in the south of England but now it is the time to spread throughout the Midlands and Wales.
“There are more than three million Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants around the world, I had no idea the scale of the company until I joined.
“I am looking forward to finding people passionate about beauty that want an additional income.”

The mother-of-three from Perivale Gardens was a former experienced top leader for another leading  cosmetics company and began working at Mary Kay in October.
She added: “I have had a very positive response so far. There is something in it for everybody.
“I am looking to have team leaders in place who want to work their way up or people who want to supplement their income.
“Everyone who joins us will be supported and educated, we don’t just recruit people - just because you’re in business for yourself,  it doesn’t mean you are by yourself.
“You can decide what motivates you and design the business around your lifestyle and needs.
“Direct selling means it is flexible for Consultants to take on as much or as little as they like.”

Debbie Dey, 49 of Bomere Heath, Shrewsbury, has become one of the first people to join the company and aims to build her own team of consultants.
She said: “I was looking for something that has good quality products, natural ingredients and good ethics.

“I’m a qualified beauty therapist so I prefer to use products on myself that I give to clients.

“I work in a salon part time so this fits around that and I sell to my clients too.
“I already have customers re-ordering their favorite stock from me, it is going really well so far.”

The company was first launched by Mary Kay Ash in 1963.
She has since been named most outstanding woman in business in the 20th century and the greatest female entrepreneur in American history.
Mary Kay is part of the Direct Selling Association and has three core categories of skincare, colour and fragrance.

Mrs Pascall added: “We get people to do their own facials and put the makeup on themselves.
“If we did the makeup for them and they placed their order, you would go away and they would not know if they are going to be able to do it themselves.”

Mary Kay provides a range of beauty experiences suited to customers needs such as a one-on-one consultation, a party with friends, a virtual party, makeup tips, skin care advice or free samples. There is also the opportunity to try before you buy. Mrs Pascall said the new roles would suit men and women from all backgrounds, including parents looking for flexible working around children, someone looking for a second business alongside a full-time position, retired people looking to work a few hours a week to someone who wants to embark on a new challenge growing their own business.

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