Nanette Granville is a natural teacher.
Her husband Paul likes to run the business side of things.
Together, they are making a dream come true: what they call the first privately owned beauty school in Plant City.
"Basically, this project has been 18 months in the making," he said.
The Granvilles plan to open Focus 4 Beauty Career Center in August. They will offer instruction in nails, skin care, beauty and barbering.
The new business will be in a 4,000-square-foot space on the second floor of a building at 1805 James L. Reman Parkway. It includes a working beauty salon and space they are converting into classrooms.
Nanette Granville has been in the cosmetology business for 20 years and with her husband operated Textures salon until they recently sold it to open their school.
The couple had toyed with the idea of opening a school for a long time and decided to make the plunge recently as they said the cosmetology business is "pretty-recession proof" and that students shouldn't have a shortage of work.
The instructors will all be experienced in their fields.
"We're all excited about what we do. We very much want to be a part of the community," he said.
Classes will be offered for full-time students from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or part-time students from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Class sizes will be limited to 12 and students will get to hone their skills at the working salon.
For information, call (813) 752-4247, or go to www.focus4beauty.com or the Focus 4 Beauty Career Center page on Facebook.