G&M Beauty adds another expert to the team
G&M BEAUTY ADDS ANOTHER EXPERT TO THE TEAM
We grabbed a coffee and sat down for a chat with G&M Beauty’s newest team member Alexandra to find out more about her expertise
Q. How long have you been a beauty therapist
A. I’ve been a beauty therapist for 27 years. In that time I’ve run my own business, managed the day spa programme at Champneys and worked for Harvey Nichols running the Clarins counter.
Q. What got you interested in working in beauty?
A. I’ve always been interested in makeup and started off doing wedding makeup for fun, so beauty therapy seemed like a natural progression after leaving school. During my beauty course at college, I studied Business Management, which came in useful when I ran my own business. Later in my career, I did a counselling course as I found that lots of clients would open up to me and I wanted to be able to listen and support them in the best way I could.
Q. Will you be specialising in any particular treatment at G&M beauty?
A. Yes, my specialist fields are skincare and facials, so I will be performing the fantastic Decleor facials, a favourite of mine. I’ll also be doing massages and the whole range of beauty maintenance treatments.
Q. What is it about Decleor facials that you like?
A. I like the holistic approach to a Decelor facial, using 100% pure essential oils. The serum oils and night balms are probably my favourite products in the range. They’re really hydrating and smell beautiful, so are perfect for winter days and night time.
Q. Is there a part of your job that you love best?
A. I love making people feel better and believe it’s about the whole person and the whole experience, not just the treatment itself. I like to create a positive environment using the ambience of dimmed lights, scented oils, and warm beds. It gives the client a sense of wellbeing and is all part of the holistic side, which I really enjoy.
Q. What are your top winter skincare tips?
A. The most important thing to do for your skin in winter is to make sure you have a good day cream and good night cream, as central heating and cold weather will dry out your skin. Ideally, having a regular monthly treatment alongside a good home skincare routine will help combat dryness and keep your skin glowing in the winter months.
Q. Have there been any particular highlights or stand-out moments during your career?
A. I’d have to say my personal career highlight was when I was working in Harvey Nichols and looking after Princess Diana as a client.
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