Kayleigh Graham said that her last year was one of her most challenging yet rewarding years thus far. She works now in the beauty business, is a mom who replies to emails at night, sits in meetings during the day, and still deals with a newborn baby.
Who Is Kayleigh Graham?
Kayleigh came up with Lily England back in 2015 and made it her side job. However, she and her husband Jamie had to ditch their full-time jobs once their business started to grow.
Kayleigh knew that she wanted to do something in the beauty industry, but she had no idea that she was going to blow-up as much as she did. Before she used to work in fashion firms such as Selfridges and Burberry, where it became crystal clear to her that the beauty business is her best choice. Why? Well, it is a fast-growing multi-billion industry, and she felt like she could contribute in her own way.
What Was Her Vision?
She explained her vision to many journalists in several interviews that she wanted to give her brand an Instagrammable makeover, where she’ll combine functionally along with beauty. One of her best designs was a detangling brush which won her customer over since it was so practical. Not only that it was a handy brush, but it could effectively remove the knots from every hair type while looking super stylish in a rose-gold color. Once that brush took of she also made an ombre version, silver, and beautiful marble design.
About Lily England
Kayleigh used to work as a social media consultant which gave her the much-needed knowledge on how to start-up her own business.
She knew that she wanted to approach the brand and the job modestly, but securely. Therefore she ordered only 500 units of her well-known detangling brushes. She also used a good portion from hers & her husband’s savings to make this process happen. At first, she sold her brushes only on Amazon. Plenty of her friends & family members were skeptical, but she felt the need to prove them wrong. Later on she created her website and has been successfully running it ever since.
Beauty business is Challenging
Kayleigh says learning how to run an e-commerce business was challenging. Not only that but trying to learn all about grips with products as well as how to deal with suppliers was demanding since you have to rely on multiple people. She gradually built her collection and her line of products by reinvesting profits into some other new items. In time she created makeup brushes as well as beauty tools which were all cruelty-free and vegan-friendly.
Lily England now offers a range of make-up brushes and bags, as well as beauty tools. One of her must-have items is her lash curler, and her packaging and sense of style for all of her items is remarkable.
How Did She Make It?
Kayleigh has been reaching out to many Instagram influencers which have been promoting her brand. She is aware of the power that brand ambassadors can do, and she loves to grow on a daily. Because of this move her firm now has an annual revenue of over £1million a year.
Combing Work Life With Personal Is Demanding
Running a successful business has been hard & challenging, but it is even harder when you are a mom of a newborn. Kayleigh has a daughter called Grace. She says that combining personal life, motherhood & work-life doesn’t go hand in hand. However, she has adapted to her new schedule. How? She works at night by responding to emails. She also breastfeeds and multi-task while she’s in meetings. Kayleigh is actually an example of a true workaholic woman who showed us that hard work pays off, and that it is never too late to pursue your dreams. Source