A WOMAN forced to sleep on her grandmother’s sofa after being made redundant and losing her home, has been chosen to work with beauty care royalty.
Rebecca Taylor has dramatically turned her life around after leaving school at the age of 15 with no qualifications to now running Doncaster’s Original Lash and Nail bar.
The talented 26-year-old has also been chosen by Liz Earle Beauty Co to create a product after beating her unemployment with help from youth charity The Prince’s Trust.
The Tomorrow campaign sees six Prince’s Trust-supported young people paired with established industry leaders to create products that will be retailed to raise funds for the charity.
Liz Earle MBE will mentor single mum Rebecca to develop a beauty product that will be on sale later this year.
The Prince’s Trust Tomorrow campaign already has the backing of global stars including designers Wayne Hemingway, Zandra Rhodes and Kelly Hoppen, food writer and chef, Gizzi Erskine, and internationally renowned photographer Rankin.
Rebecca, who admits she scraped through a beauty course and moved from job to job, will also appear in a national advertising campaign with pictures taken by photographer Rankin, whose commissions have included The Queen.
Whilst pregnant with her first born Harry, Rebecca was sleeping on her grandmother’s settee homeless and jobless before getting help from The Prince’s Trust. She received a loan and grant which ultimately led her out of homelessness in September 2008 to owning the Frenchgate Centre store.
Rebecca, who employs eight women and has opened a store in York, has also been approached by a major department store to open concessions at its outlets.
“The Prince’s Trust really helped me when I was down and I can’t thank them enough,” said Rebecca who visits schools to share her business knowledge.
“I feel it’s important for me to now pass my knowledge on to other young people who were in a similar position to me.
“I am so excited to be involved with the Tomorrow campaign.
“Working with Liz Earle herself and her talented team will be such a development opportunity for me.”