Doncaster beautician who supports women gets a shout out in Stacey Solomon’s new novel

A Doncaster woman woke up on International Women’s Day to find that her independent businesses has been receiving love from a big celebrity.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 1:30 pm

Charlotte Louise Sharpe is a mum of three and the owner of the CLS Nail and Beauty Lounge based on Queens Road Design Centre in Wheatley.

This morning she discovered that her business had been mentioned in Stacey Soloman’s new book named Tap to Tidy.

Charlotte, 23, said: “I received a message to say that I had been included in the book and I honestly don’t know how it came to be.

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Charlotte with her daughter.

“I couldn’t believe it - I ran out first thing this morning to go and buy a copy of the book.”

Stacey’s book includes a small business directory at the back - the majority of those included are women.

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“It feels so nice to be noticed by someone like her,” she continued.

Charlotte Louise Sharpe with the book.

“I’ve followed her for a long time and I like that she’s a family person like I am.

“It made me really happy which was needed at the minute with the current situation - it was a real pick me up.”

Charlotte said it felt poignant that the book was released on International Women’s Day as she feels that Stacey is a believer in the women help women philosophy.

“I have always supported other women in the beauty industry and will continue to do so,” she said.

Stacey Solomon mentioned Charlotte in her new book.

“We can all be successful - there are so many salons in Doncaster filled with talented women.

“I try my best to help the younger girls who come into the industry, even after they move onto other jobs.”

Charlotte says she is so passionate about helping other women due to two people in her life who propelled her into success.

Nails by Charlotte.

“Vanessa Perry took me on as an apprentice,” she said.

“Without her I never would have learnt the basics.

“And Rachel Wilder, without her support I wouldn’t have succeeded.

“They both inspire me massively and I want to say thank you for their continual support.”

Charlotte hopes to re-open her salon on April 12, she is looking forward to getting back to her team.

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