Well known in the local beauty industry are Jo-Anne Forrester and Shannon Francis, who have just opened Mirror Mirror and are offering an expanded range of Hair and Beauty services.
How did you both get into the beauty industry?
Jo: I always had gift for hair styling; it was a natural progression. I was trained under a French European Champion in Mosman. Doing hair for the rich and famous and given opportunities to go on set and style for TV and magazine shoots, I fell in love with the industry. Twenty-two years later I still love what I do and how I can create a style or colour to make my clients feel great.
Shannon: I was offered a job doing nails when I was noticed for my artistic ability and my eye for detail. Within 10 months, I won my first competion at the International Nail Olympics in Las Vegas. As a result of my title, I became an educator for major companies, which enabled me to train with the top Nail Technicians in the world and share my love for teaching and creating beautiful nails.
Tell us a bit about Mirror Mirror; how did it all come about?
Mirror Mirror really just fell into our lap. Shannon recently completed a cosmetic tattooing course, which as said by the number one cosmetic tattooist in Australia, Val Glover-Hovan, she excelled at.
As a result of this, she needed space to operate. Jo had also been in the same premises for a long time and welcomed the change of a new, bright, beautiful salon. The two of us have worked closely together for years often doing nails and hair styling at the same time, to save our clients valuable time. The time was right for a fresh and new beautiful location.
The new premises looks fantastic; what was your inspiration?
The inspiration behind Mirror Mirror is our professional belief that every client wants to be the fairest of them all.
We wanted a salon that not only looked beautiful, but made our clients feel beautiful from the moment they walked in, to the eye for detail for the little extra services that make their visit to us an experience, not a service.
What services do you now offer?
- Cosmetic Tattooing • Individual Colour Specialist
- Acrylic Nail Enhancements • Personal Hairstyling
- Superior Hair Extensions • Professional Spray Tanning
Jo-Anne Forrester 0412 848 045
Shannon Francis 0407 836 483
1/5 Murray Street, Port Macquarie 2444
Salon Phone 6584 1121
Facebook – Mirror Mirror Personal Styling
This article was from issue 116 of Greater Port Macquarie Focus.