I was introduced to the Tried and Tested page around January 2015 by a friend the page was relatively new then but astounding how many members were joining at a fast pace. I invited Lisa to my salon to have a treatment which she chose semi permanent lip blush. We did a diary to show members what to expect and how it healed etc. This was a great success and generated a lot of new clients to my salon. A year on February 2016 I did a colour boost to Lisa’s lips, again we did a diary. This time it has tripled the amount of clients from last year. It’s absolutely fantastic for a small business like myself as no amount of money can buy this kind of advertising people prefer recommendations when it comes to something as important as beauty procedures. Lisa puts a lot of hard work into running this page and writing her blogs it’s packed with great information. I am very grateful I was introduced to Tried and Tested and tell all my friends about it
Helen Robinson – Beauty Secrets by Helen Robinson
“TRIED &TESTED BY LISA GAVE MY BOUTIQUE A GREAT BUSINESS BOOST”!!! Thanks to Lisa and her group, her posts and events really helped kick start my new business. The page raised my shop’s profile and boosted sales far better than any traditional form of advertising. Lisa has been really helpful negotiating deals for group members so it’s a win win situation for business owners and group members. If you get the chance to work with Lisa grab the opportunity with both hands as you won’t look back. Thank you Lisa and her followers.
Giuliana Montixi – Ruby Tuesday Boutique
Lisa has been a great help to our vintage clothing business Like Sadie Did, she has promoted our clothing range and invited us along to fabulous events that have been well organised and well attended.
Laura Duncan – Like Sadie Did
‘Tried and Tested’ is a fantastic way to connect with local customers. For a small, family operated business like ourselves, it gave us the opportunity to get our products/brand recognised by a wider audience, increased our chances of a larger customer base and allowed customers to actively make recommendations and share best practice.
Lisa brings alot of passion and enthusiasm as well as expertise and knowledge, gives unbiased opinions/tutorials and often gives helpful advice on product comparisons and value for money.
‘Tried and Tested’ has amassed thousands of followers and is constantly growing, the numbers really speak volumes about the success Lisa has had with this excellent idea.
Everyone at Making Faces Cosmetics highly recommend that anyone interested in cosmetics or beauty check out Tried and Tested, and also highly recommend Lisa as brilliant to work with.
Chris Mcgough – Making Faces Cosmetics
Great to work with our Charity Ambassador Lisa whose commitment and energy are truly admirable . Always fully supportive to the charity we look to develop a strong partnership with some exciting projects and campaigns in the planing for the Summer. A great supporter of our work . Thank you Lisa .
Marie Tudor – Skcin – The Karen Clifford Skin Cancer Charity
I met Lisa a year ago, I contacted her after joining the Tried and Tested group and seeing that she was offering advertising to companies that she had tried and tested. I had just returned to the Beauty industry in September 2014 after a lengthy break to have my children and was starting to build my clients up from scratch, so seen the opportunity for advertising for my knew venture. I can safely say it was the best thing I have ever done. In 20 months I have gone from renting a room in a hairdressers to opening my own Salon and the advertising help received from Lisa contributed to my success as I was able to reach potential clients through Tried and Tested whom would never know I existed. I think the highlight moment in the time that I have been working with Lisa is that my Salon will be on Channel 5 after she chose to use my new Salon for a documentary she was taking part in, this again is massive publicity and advertising on a huge scale and I even got my 15 minutes of fame, this would never have been possible without Lisa. I have become good friends with Lisa and still continue to get her in to the Salon to try all our new treatments.
Rachael – The Beauty Room
The One thing that stands out about Lisa is the zest she has on life in general , so charismatic! Like a little ray of sunshine , loved working along side her!
Alex – The Mad Hatter Of Durham
We invited Lisa down to review our red room. We had only launched it a few weeks earlier after our was spa was removed in a refurbishment. We had some bookings but felt we could do with more. I had an idea of what to expect from Lisa having followed her blog since its early days and had hoped for 10/15 new customers from this. The evening of the review was relaxed and fun! She came along, had her treatment and had a good laugh with myself and the girls. Very honest and approachable even meeting some more of her followers on the night! The review was placed that night and was very professional. It included pictures and extensive details about the offer, what it entailed and what each member of staff offered her. It was fantastic and I was extremely over the moon. The next morning our phone exploded! We had over 30 calls in the first 30minutes of opening. We had to transfer our calls to other brands to deal With the demand. Poor Hayley had to run around the department with our diary answering the phones! This continued for a month with our red room running over capacity for the months of Feb and March just to ensure we could fit the ladies in. We had in excess of 100 ladies who took up the offer and we have generated a much larger customer base. It was a fantastic opportunity for us to show how important customer service is to our counter and how important our customers are. The Red Room Review still receives attention to this day and we still have bookings coming through regularly. It has massively helped us to launch our new team and new treatment, making it very successful. As a result of the success we saw from this we now regularly link with Lisa on all events and promotions. She is a fantastic and very professional individual who has the foresight to ensure her ‘ladies’ are well looked after while also delivering business acumen to assist in the growth for others. I would fully endorse and recommend Lisa Guthrie to anyone considering linking with a blogger and looking for immediate and tangible results.
Katherine English – Account manager Clarins Uk