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Bombshell Beauty Academy turns over $1million in 18 months

Meet the mum-of-three, 28, who’s turned over $1MILLION in 18 months running a beauty school – as she reveals her tremendous rise to success

  • Aussie mum Kimmie Fox, 28, launched Bombshell Beauty Academy in 2019 
  • The beauty therapist was encouraged by her husband to start the brand
  • Prior she had to sell her car to afford rent and was freelancing her skills 
  • The beauty school offers courses for beginners to get into the industry  
  • In just over 18 months the brand turned over $1million dollars in revenue 

A small-town mum who had to sell her car to afford rent has turned over $1million dollars in 18 months after starting a beauty school business from home.  

In 2012 Kimmie Fox, from Albury, New South Wales, was a 17-year-old waitress working on minimum wage when her first son was born. 

Two years later after another failed relationship and twins, the busy mum-of-three used her makeup skills to make ends meet.   

In 2018 she met her now-husband who saw potential in her makeup and beauty skills, and encouraged her to start a business.  

By February 2019 she launched Bombshell Beauty Academy shopfront – which is now the only online school in Australia to provide an international accreditation for online beauty therapy courses. 

 

Mum-of-three Kimmie Fox, from Albury, New South Wales, (pictured) launched Bombshell Beauty Academy in February 2019. The business offers online makeup and beauty courses 

In 2018 she met her now-husband who saw potential in her makeup and beauty skills, and encouraged her to start a business

In 2018 she met her now-husband who saw potential in her makeup and beauty skills, and encouraged her to start a business

‘Before launching the business I was freelancing and never really thought about taking my service to the next level,’ Kimmie told Daily Mail Australia.

With help from her generous in-laws who invested $20,000 to get the business up and running, the now 28-year-old knew she had to succeed. 

‘I had never seen that amount of money in my life and couldn’t fail,’ she said. 

The business launched with a beginners makeup masterclass course that included several videos of Kimmie demonstrating how to apply makeup and create different looks through brush techniques

The business launched with a beginners makeup masterclass course that included several videos of Kimmie demonstrating how to apply makeup and create different looks through brush techniques

The business launched with a beginners makeup masterclass course that included several videos of Kimmie demonstrating how to apply makeup and create different looks through brush techniques.  

In the videos she explains the correct way to hold a brush, different brushes to use and blending techniques. 

An updated all-in-one makeup kit for beginners remains available today on the website.

Currently Bombshell Beauty Academy offer short online courses as well as makeup products, eyelash extensions and e-books.  

The courses are perfect for those wanting to get into the industry or start a new hobby.  

With help from her generous in-laws who invested $20,000 to get the business up and running, the now 28-year-old knew she had to succeed

The courses are perfect for those wanting to get into the industry or start a new hobby

With help from her generous in-laws who invested $20,000 to get the business up and running, the now 28-year-old knew she had to succeed. The courses are perfect for those wanting to get into the industry or start a new hobby

When Covid hit Kimmie was forced to move the brand online in April 2020, but in hindsight this was a blessing in disguise as she was able to scale the business and reach customers globally. 

In the first three months of the pandemic, the business turned over $180,000. 

From there she developed her eyelash extension course and the academy boomed, with 5000 enrolments in her first year and 7000 in the second. 

‘After lockdown we moved to a bigger space and began stocking kits, like eyelash extension kits, wax kits, which are all for students to purchase,’ she said. 

‘Now we have a Warehouse dedicated to these orders.’ 

When Covid hit in 2020 Kimmie was forced to move the brand online in April 2020, but in hindsight this was a blessing in disguise as she was able to scale the business and reach customers globally

When Covid hit in 2020 Kimmie was forced to move the brand online in April 2020, but in hindsight this was a blessing in disguise as she was able to scale the business and reach customers globally

Kimmie now has six full-time staff, plus a salon just across the Victoria border Wodonga and 15 different courses available online. 

‘If I can do it then there’s so much hope for so many other women out there. I’m just so happy that I’m able to help all of my students,’ she said. 

‘We’ve created so many jobs and opportunities for people to work from home and be with their families’.

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