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Beauty Alumni Fardus runs salon in Somalia and Birmingham

My name is Fardus Abdullahi and I did Beauty Level 2 and 3 at South & City College Birmingham.

My interest in beauty started when I was young, I used to love anything about beauty and skincare! I used to do my own masks and nails and all of that. I always enjoyed doing those.

The name of my business is Heaven Skincare Salon. (@Heavenskincare_ on Instagram!)

I started from my house just in my living room when I finished Level 2. It was after the first lockdown, during the pandemic. It went well!

I used to work three days a week and the rest I’d come to the College to study at Level 3. So I was running my Heaven Skincare business while studying.

My days off I used to have a client at my house, and the other days I used to come here!

The first branch of Heaven Skincare was opened here in Birmingham, and I opened another branch in Somalia, my country.

Now, my sister is working there. She took some short courses and I gave her training with what I’d learned at the college. Then I opened the branch in January 2023 officially.

My time at the college helped me with everything, because I didn’t know anything! I didn’t know where to start.

I always wanted my business, a salon, skincare, anything like that. Then I was looking for courses and I came to SCCB just to see what they had and if they would accept me. I got my student card the very same day and I was so happy! I didn’t know what to expect but I was happy.

When I came here everything was fun. I enjoyed everything. It was a bit hard but I loved it and I learned a lot. I actually learned everything from here!”

Congratulations, Fardus, and thank you for sharing your SCCB success story!

Follow @Heavenskincare_ on Instagram to see the magic happen at Fardus’ salons – it’s amazing! And head to Heaven Skincare Salon for bookings at the Birmingham or Mogadishu branch.

Did you also grow up dreaming of owning your salon? It’s time to start a Beauty Therapy course with South & City College Birmingham and make that dream a reality!