Wodonga Beauty Room offers a wide range of beauty services, from regular grooming to spa and skin treatments. We chatted to owner, Olivia, about Wodonga’s premier skin-saving destination. “WBR is a place where bringing out the best version of yourself is of the utmost importance to us. We have a passion for treating our range of beauty services and skin treatments in the most holistic, natural, yet effective results-driven way possible. We are located on Victoria’s border of NSW, in the heart of Wodonga. Our team consists of 7 therapists who all treat skin and work very closely with one another to optimally achieve the best results with our clients’ skins.”
What keeps you inspired professionally?
“I would have to say others in the industry and my own team! I hear people always say ‘keep to yourself, put your head down and focus only on what you doing’. But the truth is, there is so much to learn and be inspired from others in our industry. Creating a network with other professionals is a two-way street, everyone involved gains knowledge and inspiration from this! My own team on the other hand are a major inspiration! We all learn and keep inspired from one another in so many ways. Asking questions and welcoming their input helps you gain you so much, and knowing that you can learn from your team is 100% the first key to growing and keeping inspired.”
What do you value the most in your business?
“My team… no, my clients… no, my team! Can I say both?! Without these 2 elements, what would our business be? Our beautiful clients are what keep the team here, and it’s our beautiful team that keeps out clients here. How could you value anything more than that really?”
How has dermaviduals assisted your business?
“Since introducing dermaviduals into our clinic 5 years ago, we have gained so much knowledge and confidence in knowing how we want our clients’ skins to be cared and treated for. Knowing that we are able to create bespoke facials for our clients, and customised skin solutions that work is at the absolute core of what we love to do here at WBR. It’s so rewarding to see clients come back having achieved their initial skin goals!”
What is your favourite dermaviduals product and why?
“Hands down, Oleogel Plus is the best dermaviduals product! I think all my friends and family could have guessed this, as I am always raving about it! It truly has so many uses and can heal so many skin conditions, it blows all! Oleogel Plus should be your number one go-to product in your first aid kit, baby’s skincare and sports bag, let alone the bathroom cabinet!”
What is your number one skin care tip?
“Keep your greasy mitts off, and double cleanse! Touching and prodding at our skin with our hands is an easy but very bad habit to fall into. It promotes bacteria growth, slows healing skin and spreads blemishes. Double cleansing is also something I banter on about! It’s important to remember the first cleanse removes makeup, dirt and debris, while the second cleanse is the one that actually gives out skin the true clean it needs, helping to remove cemented skin cells and help the absorption of our wonderful serums and moisturisers.”
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?
“It’s important to not get swept away with the constant hypes that surround us in the beauty industry. A lot of what we see in today’s market is gorgeously packaged cosmetics with labels that promise results, and celebrities attached to the product in some way. I can tell you now, these will look gorgeous on your bathroom counter but are most definitely rubbish for your skin. Do yourself a favour and speak to a skin care specialist who will guide you in the right direction. Your skin is your largest organ – it can’t be taken lightly.”