Asthetique Skin Care is located in Shepparton, rural Victoria, approximately 2 hours north of Melbourne. Shellie, owner of Asthetique Skin Care, chatted to us about their clinic, skin, and the gorgeous Shepparton area. “Being located in the country has often been seen as a disadvantage but we certainly don’t think so. One of the biggest advantages is the loyalty from both staff and clients. We have second and third generations of families coming into the clinic which has led to a lovely, family like feel to the business. Adding to this culture is the fact that we are set up in an old heritage listed house and are staffed by a small group of six intelligent and passionate women who are all working towards the same cause – to aid our clients in achieving real, visible skin results. Joining us is a qualified naturopath who operates from our clinic on a regular basis assisting us in achieving the best possible results for our clients. We truly believe in treating the skin from the inside out.”
“Seeing results with our clients is something that inspires us all professionally. There is no better feeling at work when you can help someone improve the health of not only their skin but there mind too. For myself in particular, my staff inspire me daily. Their enthusiasm and passion towards their work to better themselves and their clients only makes me want to better myself too. I really enjoy that we are all learning and growing together and I love seeing them gain confidence and power in themselves as individuals. And in all honesty, my family also inspire me, especially my husband who also has his own building business.”
What do you value most in your business? “Definitely the staff number one and our clients are a very close number two. My staff are more like family than employees and without them we wouldn’t be where we are today.”
“dermaviduals has been the best business decision I’ve made. It has been a fantastic addition to Asthetique Skin Care and has helped set us apart from the other clinics in town. It has been very exciting to find a company and product that believe in what we do – maintaining the skin’s health and integrity at all times and continual education! The education opportunities provided by dermaviduals has dramatically improved how we treat and is something you will never get elsewhere.
Favourite dermaviduals product? “Hmmmm, it’s always changing. I fall in and out of love with different ones over and over again. And that is the thing I love most about dermaviduals, the choices are endless! At this very moment it would have to be Oleogel N. After recently having our third child and the weather being extremely cold it has given me the nourishment and protection that my skin requires.”
What is your number one skincare tip? “Treat it from the inside and out. We have found that a lot of people are looking for that quick fix from a treatment or piece of equipment so educating them in the importance of treating their skin from the inside is a real focus for us.”
New products and equipment enter the beauty industry almost daily. How do you keep up with this and how do you determine what is hype and what is genuine? “Research. If you don’t know about something then learn about it. I also like to seek advice from other people in the industry as well as people in business in general. 95% of this industry is hype. I definitely trust my gut instinct and are not forced into anything I don’t feel comfortable with.”