Y.Wait began less than a year ago in Wood Street Indoor Market, Walthamstow. Founder Yvonne Stephens is a fully qualified beautician, hairdresser and nail technician with over 35 years experience in the industry. She has owned hairdressers and beauty parlours in the past, taught hair and beauty for years in various colleges, and travelled Europe educating women on hair care.
Yvonne's entrepreneurial journey began at her first beauty salon 'The House of Health Hair and Beauty' which was based in Kingsbury. This is where Kerry-Ann John's journey as a beautician began at the age of 14. Yvonne taught Kerry-Ann everything, and she worked there all through her teenage years. Kerry-Ann then went on to gain qualifications in beauty and worked at high profile beauty salons around London.
In 2013, Yvonne dreamt of opening a nail bar that offered a membership subscription. She stumbled upon a cute little unit in Wood Street Indoor Market and the rest is history. She set up the nail bar in just a few months and decided to call it Y.Wait. Yvonne left her job travelling Europe as an educator to bring her dream to life and Kerry-Ann left her full time job as a salon beautician to be a part of Yvonne's dream. One year later, they have 3 different branches in Walthamstow and haven't looked back.