Enhance of Cheshire’s founder Tracy Bradbury shares her remarkable story, and more about her thriving beauty business…

Hi, I’m Tracy! I’m the owner of Enhance of Cheshire, and I say that with immense pride. I’m super proud of how far my little business has come over the last three years.

For almost 20 years – and at this point you gasp and think ‘she doesn’t look old enough’ – I was
in facilities management working for big global PLCs. I enjoyed my work, but after child two and three, managing a work life balance became increasing difficult. Mix that with working 12-hour days, a husband working away, a poorly aunt, and volunteering at St Ann’s Hospice, life was hectic. Of course, to add to my stress levels, I then decided to become a semi- permanent makeup artist!

4 years ago, on Friday the bloody 13th July, I collapsed. I had a blood clot on the brain, a stroke at the age of just 38.

I spent a week in the stroke unit being closely monitored and supported. Luckily, I’ve lived to tell the tale, but it took a long time to regain my ability to speak and walk properly again. I needed intensive physio and neurophysio to get my brain working once more. The only lasting effects I’ve had is no hearing in one ear, a numb patch on the left leg and under my foot and reduced range in my left shoulder. When I’m tired, my face drops a little, and sometimes I can be forgetful. But that’s not bad at all.

Focusing on training motivated me during my recovery. My ability to retain information was less than adequate so I had to work really, really hard. Wanting success for my business gave me the push to keep growing my brain, and it all paid off.

Having a stroke has taught me to look after myself better. I need to breathe, I need to be, I need to let go. I’ve become very spiritual and no longer see self-care as indulgent. Don’t sweat the small stuff kids, life can change in the blink of an eye.

The exclusive Enhance of Cheshire clinic is set in the beautiful suburb of Cheadle Hulme. Services are by appointment only. All treatments are carried out in a clinical, clean, safe environment by a fully qualified and licensed professional.

Services include:

  • Piercings
  • Aesthetics
  • Microneedling
  • Dermaplaning
  • Tattoo removal
  • Super hair removal
  • Body contouring
  • Reiki
  • Brows
  • Lip liner, blush & eyeliner
  • Micro-pigmentation