Sussex Coast sisters enter the beauty business

Former Sussex Coast College students Chi Wah Li and Abby Li
Former Sussex Coast College students Chi Wah Li and Abby Li

TWO former students from Sussex Coast College are hoping their talent will shine through after opening their own beauty salon.

Sisters Chi Wah Li and Abby Li studied Beauty Therapy at Sussex Coast College.

After qualifying in 2009 Chi-Wai went to work at Kalmora Spa near Cranbrook in Kent and Abby secured a job at the Rye Retreat beauty salon in Cinque Ports Street in the town. After two years in the job the pair decided to set themselves up in their own business.

Chi Wah then decided to open her own Beauty Salon in Chapel Street, Newhaven which she called Bodyhaven Beauty and Skincare.

She said: “It took about a year to get planning permission to convert the shop but I was very excited about such a new and challenging project.”

Following a successful recent launch event, business at the salon has been steadily growing.

Chi Wah wrote to former college tutor, Jill Silverthorne, to give her the news.

She wrote: “Thank you for providing me with inspiration. You really helped me understand the skills needed to run the business.”