Borders College

Exciting new business venture gives Jane a ‘GLOW’

Having a keen interest in producing her own beauty products, and seeing first-hand the problems faced by her clients, led Borders College employee Jane Gray to come up with the concept of setting up her own skincare and cosmetics company.

That was 2017. Fast forward two years and Jane’s dream has just become a reality, with her business GLOW & be launching in November of this year.

Specialising in products such as organic lip balms and a cleansing balm, she developed her ideas through a mixture of research and development, as well as her vast experience within the industry.

Jane also attended courses in Formulating Skin Care and Producing Cosmetics, and studied the current legislation required, which helped further her knowledge in producing the cosmetics.

With over 20 years’ experience in the beauty industry, she has worked in a number of beauty salons on a self-employed basis, and currently owns TOG Beauty in Hawick, where her products can be purchased.

The products can also be purchased at a number of other local hair and beauty salons, Fox & Plooms in Galashiels and Love Scottish in Melrose, or through the GLOW & be Facebook page.

A popular member of staff at Borders College, where she has worked as a Beauty Therapy lecturer since 1996, Jane splits her working time between the College and her businesses, and continues to pass on her wealth of knowledge to the students.

Jane commented:

“I’ve always been interested in products related to skincare and cosmetics, and came up with the idea of setting up my own business in 2017. A lot of hard work and research has gone in to this, so I am delighted to be at the stage I am. I’m already developing some new ideas and hope to have new products for my clients to try out in the near future.”

Jane plans to expand the business, with new products in the pipeline. A website for the business will also be launched in the coming months.

If you are interested in any of Jane’s products or would like to sample them, visit the GLOW & be Facebook page or pop in to TOG Beauty in Hawick (25 Liddesdale Crescent). Alternatively, give Jane a phone on 07941493269.

Published: Fri 13th Dec, 2019