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It’s been a while since we posted but now we’re back and hopefully you’ll be seeing a lot more of us now restrictions are nearly lifted.

This is the first in a new series of interviews of local business owners in Torbay.

We recently interviewed Kirsty Jane, who owns KJ Aesthetics

There are a lot of beauty business in Torbay but thanks to her knowledge, professional, warm approach and lots and lots of recommendations as well as great reviews Kirsty Jane quickly becomes one of the stars among them all. Speaking from her cosy treatment room at the new location, Fabulash in Paignton.

Here’s what she had to say…

How did you start in the business?

I started out in 2014 with facials and learning the anatomy of the face, skin types and best remedies/ingredients for those skin types.

And why aesthetics?

It’s always fascinated me and I’ve always loved helping men and women feel more confident in their own skin. It’s such a rewarding job.

How about your qualifications?

I’ve trained with many well known beauty brand names such as Million Dollar Facial, HD Brows or Lisa Kon to be able to offer all things beauty. As for aesthetics, I trained with award winning academy and medical professionals Lacey Alexander Skin in Liverpool to be able to offer botox, fillers, permanent fat dissolving, skin boosters, BBL (booty filler) and hip dip filler, pdo threads (new form of non-surgical face lift.) and lip blush.

What makes a good practitioner in your opinion?

A good practitioner in my eyes, except great qualifications will have qualities such as compassion, good listening skills, patience, understanding, a kind and caring nature and definitely be fun too!

What would you respond to those saying that natural beauty is best, and aestheticians create unnatural image of how we should look like?

I would say everyone ages differently and it’s ok to feel that way, but it’s also ok for others to want to stay looking young too and we should all respect our own and each other’s decisions. it is false that aestheticians create an unnatural image and a good practitioner will be able to enhance your beauty and keep you looking youthful with a natural result and help postpone the signs of aging with good knowledge, products and techniques.

You are very busy, what is so special about your services?

I feel I have my own flair and a true love for my clients. I want to give them the best, most beautiful bespoke results they deserve.

What questions should I ask my practitioner?

Always be open about what you want to achieve, talk to your practitioner about results, aftercare etc and always check they are qualified and insured to carry out the procedures. Check if they are using ce approved and UK licensed products only and always ask questions about the procedure, what to expect, what risks you face, and whether they are qualified to manage these risks if a complication was to happen.

Please always ask us anything, we would never be offended as after all, your satisfaction and  safety is paramount to us.

What’s new to come?

Ok, so I am always updating my skills and knowledge so there will always be new treatments but I do have one treatment I’m super excited about and I’ll be travelling to London later this year for and that is microblading! I am training with the incredible, world famous Phi Academy for this and I cannot wait to bring this amazing treatment to all my wonderful clients.

What makes you want to be successful?

I have been blessed with the most perfect family and have wonderful, amazing parents, 2 lovely sisters and fabulous in-laws. They’re all so supportive but my biggest inspiration and the reason I want to do well are my 2 perfect, beautiful daughters and my gorgeous fiancé. They’re my biggest fans and I couldn’t have done this without them!

And your plans for the future?

To be the best I can be, offering the best treatments there is to offer.

Thanks to Kirsty for taking the time to answer these questions. You can contact her by messaging her Facebook page – KJ Aesthetics. Keep following us for more local business interviews soon!

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