Here at Face Facts Buxton we have providing a professional service for over 30 years. First established in 1985 we have been constantly evolving and improving our services to provide the best treatments we can.
On completion of my College Course I was very fortunate to be offered a job at Face Facts.
This gave me the opportunity to be involved with a fantastic range of treatments and products used by the Company. I have now worked for the Company for eleven years.
I am really interested in skin care – Guinot are my favourite products which we use extensively at Face Facts.
Wedding make-ups, pedicures, IPL treatments and tattoo removal are all regular features of my work within the salon.
A good relationship will all my clients is very important to me – aiming to provide a personal touch at all times I want them to feel good about themselves after a treatment.
Every year Face Facts has a charity initiative – I really enjoy the range of activities we get involved in. I feel very lucky to be part of a Professional Team of Beauty Therapists at Face Facts where we provide an amazing range of treatments resulting in high levels of Customer satisfaction.
Since I can remember I have always had an interest in beauty therapy and I have now been part of the team for more than 10 years.
My favourite part of the job is meeting clients old and new and providing them with the best service I can. Whether it be an eyebrow shape or laser tattoo removal, it really motivates me when I see results and watch the skin improve or nails transform.
Recently I have taken up the role of manager, which enables me to be more involved in the running of the salon. This has intensified my passion to maintain the high standard of treatments that we all give as a team.
I have been with Face Facts for more than 18 years starting in October 1995, after a career change from domestic work to something more enjoyable for me. I felt I would like to go back to the similar work I did before starting a family.
As you see I am still going strong thanks to the wonderful team I work with and every new treatment that becomes available to keep us at the top of our industry.
When I first started it was just for one day a week which then increased to full time. In 2008 I decreased my hours to part time to help my daughter’s with child care, to help care for my 5 grandchildren, 2 boys and 3 girls of whom I adore.
In these years I have seen some big changes in the Salon, starting out with a small desk, and book for appointments, to now with a super sized reception desk and computerised system.
The best part of my job and what I love the most is the meeting and greeting of client’s old and new. Client’s feeling welcome and happy is the most rewarding part of the job for me, especially clients feeling comfortable in a new environment.
It is such a relaxing working environment that we have, as we all get on so well as a team but socially aswell. We are all one unit working together so it feels like we are all one big family.
I am a hardworking, friendly and honest individual. I am determined and always willing to learn new skills which makes learning new treatments really exciting for me.
I would also say I am very enthusiastic, highly motivated and always give 100% in everything I am given to do which includes each treatment that I give to clients.
I am looking forward to learning many more skills in my apprenticeship and college course and become level 2 and 3 qualified in beauty therapy.
Becoming a trusted beauty therapist is very important to me as I am a very caring person and therefore developing a relationship with clients is something I really enjoy.
It has also been a dream of mine to become a talented and professional makeup artist, as makeup has always been something that really intrigues and interests me.
I first started at Face Facts in 2002 as a apprentice and attended High Peak Collage. Learning the skills during my time in collage and being able to put them to the test in the salon gave me the opportunity to quickly learn what salon life would be like, and i really enjoyed it. Since then I have fine tuned my skills further and worked my way up to senior therapist.
I have expanded my knowledge of skincare and specialised treatments by attending various training courses. I love all aspects of my job but I really enjoy Intense Pulse Light (IPL) and Laser treatments as well as working with Priori and Guinot skin care. Since starting at Face Facts I have made good friends with staff and clients and look forward to meeting many more in the future.
I finished my beauty training in 1997 at High Peak College in Buxton before going on to work for a leisure company all over the UK, perfecting massage and relaxation treatments at pamper weekends.
Alongside that I worked full time at The Nail and Beauty Studio, where I had extensive training in nails, nail art and extensions which I enjoyed very much and still do.
Then I came to work at Face Facts Buxton where my use and knowledge of other treatments was put to the test. I found I enjoyed having a varied schedule and had ongoing training in lots of new specialist areas.
My favourites, I trained as a Body Piercer in 1999, Intense Pulse Light (IPL) and Laser treatments in 2000 and have been fascinated by skin and its care since been introduced to MD Formulation’s skincare now known as Priori/ Elizabeth Arden PRO and Guinot. The results on peoples skin and the difference I could make inspired me to enter the salon of excellence awards. My portfolio, built over 12 months WON me The Therapist of the Year Award and RUNNER UP in The Best Before and After. Winning 2 awards out of 6 in a National competition felt amazing and all for just doing my job!
In 2006 came the biggest compliment of all, thanks to Liz (former salon owner) as I became a partner in Face Facts, then together we opened Face Facts II in Bakewell and now I have sole responsibility in Buxton. I feel very passionate about my job and my treatments and feel very privileged to work with a very special team of therapists and receptionists, together making the clients and friends who choose to spend there precious time with us special.