FOUNDER OF MAZAL BEAUTY & WELLNESS
I’m a beauty therapist from Eritrea, and I have been working as a self-employed beautician in London since 2018. I left Eritrea when I was 14 due to the country’s unsafe circumstances at the time, travelling through Sudan and the Sinai Desert for 5 months before I lived in Israel for 5 years. In Israel I qualified as a beauty therapist before coming to the UK. I chose to qualify in beauty as I didn’t have the chance to access formal education when I was young. My brand name Mazal means ‘lucky’, and reflects my feelings on surviving my journey and arriving in the UK – I feel so lucky to be here as a beauty therapist and to be able to provide treatments as well as friendship for my clients.
In my spare time I love to listen to jazz music and my favourite singers are Jacques Brel, Nina Simone and Amy Winehouse. I’m inspired by the writing of Rhonda Byrne, especially her self-reflection book “The Secret”.
I launched Mazal Beauty & Wellness as a treatment room in Brixton in 2019. I am a fully qualified nail artist and Mazal Beauty & Wellness offers Shellac, Gelish, OPI and DND manicures and pedicures, as well as gel nails.
Recently we have been able to expand into other treatments including deep tissue and Swedish massage and a selection of facials. Our goal is to open up a new store in Brixton Market by the end of 2020.