JUST a year after taking the plunge, and setting up on her own, Fay Smith is already styling herself as a businesswoman well ahead of the game!
Hair stylist Fay, 47, of Olton, has been named Solihull’s Business Person of the Month for October – and says the award is the perfect way to celebrate the first anniversary of ‘Hair Hostess UK’.
Over the past 12 months, Fay’s reputation has not only blossomed around Solihull, but also beyond; earning her commissions to travel abroad, and looking after the hair of a TV presenter before her marriage.
The award is sponsored by the Marriot Forest of Arden, to show encouragement for the small business community.
It was Fay’s work, and enthusiasm for it, along with the continual growth of ‘Hair Hostess UK’ made her an obvious choice to the judges, following her nomination by Solihull Chamber of Commerce.
“Fay is not only very talented, but she’s also very ambitious, and works extremely hard, so we thought she was thoroughly deserving of a nomination by us,” said Sarah Rowe, of Solihull Chamber.
“She’s a great character, she has really embraced her membership of the Chamber, and we’re really proud to support her as her business grows.”
Fay said her first year has gone ‘beyond my wildest dreams’, and puts her success down to the combination of hard work and passion for what she does.
“Winning this prestigious award is the icing on the proverbial cake, coming, as it does, at the same time that I’m celebrating my first anniversary in business,” she said.
“Launching ‘Hair Hostess UK’ was the best thing I ever did. I had lots of ideas, and saw a gap in the Midlands market, so eventually I decided I just had to go for it, and happily I haven’t look back since!”
Among the highlights of Fay’s first year were a feature in Vogue magazine, being flown out to Pulia Ostuni in Italy to look after the hair of the bride and her bridesmaids at a prestigious wedding, and styling the hair of BBC newsreader Katy Rowlett before her wedding earlier this year.
“I’m very ambitious,” said Fay. “I love what I do, and I want to continue growing the business; building a great team of top quality stylists who share my passion, and providing a service of the highest quality and standard to my clients.”
For more information, contact Fay on 07803 586660