Owner and passionate skin therapist, Kellie, chatted to dermaviduals about 13 years of Bliss Skin & Body.
How long have you been in business and what drew you to the beauty industry in the first place?
After working as a therapist & salon manager at a local salon I wanted to take a step further in my career; and so Bliss Skin & Body was born on December 1st, 2001.
What do you value the most in your business?
People – staff, clients & general stakeholders are most valued in our business.
How do you find the right balance between your personal and professional life?
It’s not easy to find a balance between work & personal life. I am very passionate about my business & I find it difficult to “turn off” when I come home. I am sure every other business owner feels the same. I am lucky to have a supportive husband who reminds me to be “present” when I’m home!
How has dermaviduals assisted your business?
I absolutely LOVE this product. Our main aim at Bliss is to provide treatments that nurture the skin. I can recommend dermaviduals to my clients with the utmost confidence, knowing they will achieve results. Also, fantastic training provided by people who know the industry & more importantly, the skin, inside out!
What attracts you to the Albury area?
I was born & bred in Albury. I love working in central Albury among a close knit group of businesses supporting local community. It’s so nice to visit the local coffee shop, hairdresser, bank etc and people know you by name. It is a very welcoming town.
What keeps you inspired professionally?
This has probably changed over the years. At the moment it really is a true love for my career as a skin therapist. It has been said many times that as an owner you should be working “on” your business as opposed to working “in” your business… I do both and I can tell you there is NO way I am considering giving up taking care of my clients in the treatment room – I adore it!
If you had one piece of advice for people considering a career in the beauty industry, what would it be?
Go for it! It’s such a rewarding & fulfilling career. You get to meet some beautiful people and be paid to make them feel good! What could be better?!
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?
I am very conservative when it comes to new products/ equipment etc. I do my research then wait (a few years sometimes!) to see how it evolves in the market place. We are about to introduce Collagen Induction Therapy to Bliss – it only took 2 years to convince me that this was in best interest of my clients! Needless to say the Bliss team are extremely excited!