To our dearest community, clients and friends - who have become Lady Grace’s family over the years,
It is so difficult to find the words through this pandemic and unprecedented situation we are all in. Everyone seems to be trying to adapt to the current state of things but coming to terms with the devastation COVID19 has and will continue to cause are hard to bear. Families, companies, individuals, breadwinners, and owners of businesses are amongst the many who may have to close their doors due to the devastation suffered. It is too sad to even think of those with no homes, food or shelter and the suffering these people are experiencing.
While I would love to be able to help everyone I could - I am incredibly worried about the survival of Lady Grace Nail and Skin Centre – but can at least try to ensure the livelihood of my honest, hardworking, and loyal team of 7. The truth, is that there is a very real possibility of having to close the business and if that does happen, they will lose their jobs.
This is where I am asking for your help.
My request and plea to you, is simple: If you are able to make a donation to ensure the survival of this business, while in doing so ensuring the survival of my 7 employees, and also of their children and extended families, we will be eternally grateful. Everyrand will make a difference and be made to stretch as far as we can get it to.
Due to the uncertainty of what the future will hold, I am exploring and exploiting all available avenues to assist with keeping our doors open and requesting money from our community is not an easy thing to do. I feel extremely humbled as I write these campaign details and cannot adequately express how difficult this is to do. One thing I can assure you of though is that I am a fighter and a survivor and will do everything I can for this business to continue.
Below I include a little bit of information on each therapist as well as on myself to hopefully express how our clients, new guests, friends who have become family and our general community are of the utmost importance to us. We look forward to being able to look after you again soon. Remember, self-care is vital.
Lastly, and proudly, I know the people of our country are resilient, positive and strong in times of need. We will overcome this. We will survive it and we must remember that this too, shall pass.
Tanaka - My ultimate passion is skincare and aesthetic treatments as I love seeing the excellent results achieved and watching the transformation of a client’s skin.
Sekai Kasere - I endeavour to walk the skin journey with each of my clients and to give them visible and long-lasting results that they are more than satisfied with. Seeing the dramatic changes their skin undergoes is what makes me happiest and it is of utmost importance to me to ensure they are at their happiest too. Trust me to be your #skintellectual and let us change your skin together.
Yolanda Kambewa - I began working at Lady Grace Nail and Skin Centre in 2016 and have bettered myself more and more over the years – always eager to learn and improve my skills.
Lorraine Sibanda - My name is Lorraine or Lo as many clients know me. I have loved doing nails for a long time and to be honest had a lot to learn when I first began. I started at Lady Grace Nail and Skin Centre in 2016 and through the patience of Kim – my boss, lots of practise and very understanding clients, I grew from strength to strength.
Charity Goromondo - Charity is my name, but you can call me Chaz. Nails are my passion and I have been at Lady Grace Nail and Skin Centre for nearly two years now. I have always enjoyed beauty and have a love for creating a beautiful set of nails that my clients are extremely satisfied with. My aim is always to please my clients as much as possible and I enjoy not only doing their nails but getting to know them too creating a personal experience for them.
Patience Kainjah - My name is Patience and I have been with Lady Grace Nail and Skin Centre for a year and a half now. It gives me great joy to see my clients leave the skin centre feeling brand new and happy and that is what I aim for.
Kim McCusker - I am the owner of Lady Grace Nail and Skin Centre which was established in 2016. When I decided to open this business, I had little experience in the industry and only knew what I knew from being someone who always indulged in having skin treatments, nail treatments, eyelash extensions and other beauty therapies. In fact, I came with a background in law and was a qualified and practising advocate up until 2011. Towards the end of 2011, I was involved in a horrific accident in which I was dragged under a taxi for 780 metres. It was a deliberate act of malice on the part of the taxi driver and I sustained serious and life-threatening injuries. The recovery I underwent required me to be in ICU in isolation for over three months and then to have continuous operations and treatments for a following four and a half years. To date I have had close to 40 lengthy surgical procedures all under general anaesthetic, have had to learn to walk again and have fought hard to recover as well as I have. Having always been someone with ambition and a need for achievement, I began to explore my options of my next step once the four and a half years and necessary procedures (for the time being) were completed. I was unable to go back to practise as an advocate due to various reasons relating to my capabilities as a result of my injuries and so another business appealed to me.
I had always enjoyed beauty and the feeling I walked out of a salon with and wanted to create that for others. After lots of thought and weighing up all things necessary Lady Grace Nail and Skin Centre was born. I endeavoured to create a space where clients would feel pampered, comfortable, personally attended to, and would enjoy a bespoke and custom-made experience each time they visited. Quality of the highest standard was always a top priority and personalised treatments were a must.
I have found treating clients and looking after their beauty needs no matter how big or small, extremely rewarding and enjoyable. It is a great pleasure knowing that our clients leave Lady Grace Nail and Skin Centre feeling better than they did before coming through our doors and the Lady Grace team will continue to service and spoil clients passionately and for a long time to come.
I wish to thank all our clients for all their support over the years. It is invaluable to me and allows me the privilege of being able to employ and help support seven staff members knowing they are in turn able to support their families. We welcome everyone to Lady Grace Nail and Skin Centre and hope to continue to grow and to attract new clients and very importantly – retain our current ones.