There is a brand-new Skin PhD in Queenswood and the dynamic duo and owners, Mariette and Carla Monteiro are clearly the epitome of entrepreneurs in the aesthetics industry.
Situated at the new Queenswood Quarter, this Skin PhD shop is a haven of revitalisation and relaxation, offering a variety of beauty treatments from massages and waxes to facials and aesthetic beauty treatments. In addition to that they also offer an array of nail services, including pedicures, manicures, nail enhancements and more.
Their passion for the industry came from a young age and included some bad decisions like a pixie cut and a bad perm. But, their experimenting bore fruit as they are successful business owners today, heading up a team of therapists and stylists and handling day-to-day operations. We can’t help but wonder if the pixie cut and bad perm did not form part of their learning curve considering that they often also need to do some damage control.
According to Mariette and Carla, one of the biggest challenges in the industry is to find the right staff. They need to fit the image that the business wants to portray to their clients and after our visit for a Retinol Surge Treatment, we are pretty sure that they’ve got their recruiting skills down! “This is a challenging industry, but if you find the correct staff, you’re halfway there. They can either make or break your business. Finding staff with the same passion for the industry is a winner! We have such an incredible team who we regard as family.”
The Retinol Skin Treatment is a 45-minute facial, which leaves your skin fresh and rejuvenated. During the treatment your skin is also examined, and you are given some feedback on how you can treat scars, blemishes, pimples or pores. Using a product called Retinol-Surge Skin Supplement, the treatment prevents premature ageing, stimulates cellular turnover and helps with cellular resurfacing. Besides treating visible signs of ageing, it also improves complexion and the product is suitable for all skin types and skin conditions, which makes this facial the perfect fit for a regular winter skincare option.
The salon is light and welcoming, and visitors are treated to a cup of coffee (with a biscuit), which makes you feel right at home. Upon arrival it looks quite small but walking to the back there are numerous treatment rooms for all kinds of aesthetic treatments.
When it comes to customer satisfaction, Mariette and Carla says that their clients are genuinely helped by their advice and expertise, whether it be skin advice or hair knowledge.
Pop in at Skin PhD at Queenswood Quarter when you’re in the area. It’s sure worth it.