Meet Our Experts: Beauty
Salon Owner, Head Therapist, Skin Expert & Creative Director
From 15 years of experience, I’ve become known as Jo the waxer, so I suppose that is where I should start. I didn’t intentionally go into specialised waxing because I loved it, I suppose it just comes naturally to me and I’m really quick and extra thorough. My real passion however is skin. CACI non-surgical face lifts are my favourite treatments to give and receive, the results are amazing, I personally just couldn’t live without them. I say to all my clients home care is key... You can come for fantastic in-salon treatments as often as you like, but if you’re not using active ingredients on a daily basis at home you can’t maintain salon results. We use and stock Image and Dermalogica skin care, these products make a powerful duo!
I am definitely more passionate about the more glamorous side of my job. Nouveau lash extensions, HD Brows and Make Up by HD Brows are definitely at the top of my list. I especially love the glamorous look clients get from lash extensions without looking fake. These days it’s all about the brows. With HD Brows 7 step treatment your eyebrows are instantly transformed, leaving them looking natural and beautifully defined. As a makeup artist I was super excited about the launch of Make Up by HD Brows, even more so when I was booked on the makeup artistry course. It was an amazing experience. We now have a makeup range designed for the red carpet which celebrities are going crazy for, we are able to deliver a contoured look for every occasion to our clients, and it looks fantastic on camera.
Dermalogica Skin treatments are my absolute favourite. I love how each treatment is different from the last by tailoring each facial to each individual client, including the very important home care. It’s not just a ‘facial’, Dermalogica really looks to help clients get the best from their skin by advising products not just based on skin type but skin concerns as well. My favourite products are Precleanse, Daily Microfoliant, Active Moist and Skin Perfect Primer! In the salon the treatment I could not live without would be a Deluxe Biosculpture Gel Manicure. My nails are naturally very thin and weak and Bio sculpture Gel gives me amazing, strong nails! I love the fact I can get 3 weeks out of my manicure without it chipping, even working with acetone and massage oil.
After working on a cruise ship as a beauty therapist I discovered my passion of making people happy through beauty treatments. I found that developing a strong relationship with my clients helps me give a treatment that is unique and individual to every person. I never give the same massage to every client. Along with the massage, I believe in giving strong aftercare to all my guests helping to enhance my treatments to their fullest. Facials and massage are my favourite treatments to do. I love the fact that I can help people with any concerns they may have and make them feel good and relaxed. It is amazing to see how the facials and products work on the skin after using them. I could never live without these beautiful treatments.