Tell us a bit about yourself and what you do
Hi my name is Lucienne and I’m a personal stylist. I also enjoy trail running and working on my allotment.
Tell us about your business
My business is House of Colour Tyne Valley. The area I cover is from Gateshead to Haltwhistle, and from Durham & Consett to Ponteland. I help people to discover the colours and styles that work for them naturally; saving them time and money on a wardrobe of clothes that work together for their lifestyle and ensuring they always look their best, and are confident and comfortable in their clothes.
What are the most sparkly bits of what you do?
That light bulb moment when someone see the connection between the right colours for them and their complexion. When you demystify the art of how to dress their body and show them how easy it can be.
What are the biggest challenges you face running your business?
Getting people to look at how others see them, not how they see themselves.
What have been your biggest achievements and how have you celebrated them?
This year I won a star consultant award. I celebrated by having a lovely meal out with my hubby.
What are your goals – for yourself and your business?
For my business my goal is to increase the number of clients I have, and raise my business profile.
For myself my goal is to have a better work life balance, and improve my finances.
What is your favourite place in the North East and why?
Barter Books in Alnwick, I love picking up books and being able to sit and read them by a warm fire. I also love the Northumberland coast especially the National Trust area below Alnmouth.
Who puts a Sparkle in your eye?!
Eve an inspiring lady who I had the pleasure to know and admire. She always encouraged others and helped them to help themselves in the face of adversity.
A final Sparkly thought – what tips would you give to busy, hard-working entrepreneurs?
Your need perseverance and belief in yourself. Always ‘ask’, you're not the only one facing challenges, there are lots of sparkly people out there willing to help you.
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