Happy Birthday – One + Only Beauty

Interview with Beauty goddess – Jamie-Lee owner of  One + Only Beauty 

I have had the pleasure of seeing Jamie-Lee from @oneandonly.beauty for a little over 8 months now. Jamie-Lee is not just an owner of a beauty boutique, she is a walking wisdom skin goddess. She has taught me so much about hydrating and nourishing my body with good foods and exercise. Teaming it with good quality organic skin care and regular dates with her for facials and massage to help me achieve my goals with my skin – to have youthful, glowing and hydrated looking skin. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Jamie-Lee. I hope you enjoy the interview and getting to know this goddess a little more.

Firstly, a huge congratulations on becoming a #bossmumma and taking the leap to run your own business, One and Only Beauty. How has the past 6 months been? 

Thank you so much. The past 6 months have been amazing. I won’t lie it has been overwhelming at times, but the highs far outweigh the lows.  I enjoy having the flexibility, especially with my two little ones. Being able to work around their kindy, school and activity schedules is such a blessing.  It was hard at first getting things off the ground, especially working from home, I don’t have that commercial exposure like most, so I solely rely on social media and word of mouth.  My clientele grew quicker than I imagined it would, and now 6 months later I see all of these same clients fortnightly or monthly for their treatments.  It feels fantastic to know they are coming back because I do a good job, and in turn they feel amazing when they leave which is all I could ask for. I have built some really special relationships with my clients, and everyday just feels like I am catching up with friends, I couldn’t feel more blessed.


You have transitioned to using just organic and natural products in your salon and practice. What was the reasoning behind this?

Yes this is something that I am really passionate about in my day to day life, so I didn’t question myself when I was looking for a range to use in my space.  After having my daughter 6 years ago I became really interested in more natural ways of treating her skin for rashes and her colds and flus as I was aware of the long term effects these nasty ingredients can have.  From there I haven’t looked back and I began to implement it into every aspect of our lives, from products to food to skincare.  For me it’s peace of mind knowing i am cancelling out as much of the “bad stuff” as I can for my entire families long term health.   When I was looking for a range for my space, it had to not only be organic and free of all the nasties, but it had to be active enough to actually treat the skin effectively.  I absolutely hit the jackpot when I found Eminence Organics.

How important is it to use good quality skin care products in between having facials and treatments?

When my clients come to see me for regular facial treatments, it’s generally because they have a skin concern or condition they would like to improve or fix.  The results of a facial are fantastic and your skin will reap the benefits for days or a week to follow.  But if we think of it like going to the gym, you won’t see results if you only workout once a month. Consistency is so important with anything, so your skin is no different.  If my client wants to see results, I always strongly suggest they practice a good skin care routine at home, to continue the benefits of the facial which will give them much  quicker results.

You talk often about nourishing our bodies with good quality skin food? Can you tell us more about this term? 

This is my favourite topic of all, because when a client comes to see me, they talk solely about improving their skin with just products.  Yes sure, products are a big part of healthy, glowing skin, but what a lot of people don’t realise is that our skin is simply a messenger for what’s going on inside of our bodies.  I could write a novel on this, but I will keep it short and sweet. When you are not fuelling your body with the right nourishing foods, your skin will let you know in some way.  All of the goodness in food is essential for our entire body, including our skin,  which is actually the largest organ in the body, to function so that we feel and look our best.

What is your favourite go to skin product you can’t get enough of? 

My favourite skin care product would have to be my daily moisturiser with SPF.  One of the biggest cause of ageing skin is exposure to the sun.  Knowing that I have the protection I need on a daily basis is important to me. Even when I am running errands or sitting near a window even, my skin is still effected.

What are you top 5 foods to eat to nourish your skin? 

My top 5 skin foods without a doubt would have to be avocado, beetroot, cinnamon, fish and sweet potato.  Oh and always, always the green leafy vegetables.

Your mission is make your client feel like a goddess? What is something special you offer to your clients?

I have worked in the industry for 13 years, and during this time one thing that always bothered me, was having to have a client in and out of the room by a certain time.  If a client was scheduled for a 60min facial treatment, that 60mins had to include the filling out of the consult form, them getting dressed, the treatment itself, and checkout time.  I could never seem to get this right and my bosses hounded me for it.  I always felt like I was hurrying my clients in and out, when all they wanted was to relax.  I feel like one of my points of difference is this, to be able to take the time to treat my client for the entire hour without constantly looking at the clock.  Because of this I can really take the time to talk to my clients not only about their skin, but their lifestyle as well.  Lifestyle habits play a huge part in the quality of a persons skin, so to be able to properly treat my clients, we need to go through absolutely everything and focus on what needs changing and improving.  This allows me to give a really personalised service to each and every one of my clients, and it shows in their results.  Without a doubt a point of difference is my skincare range. I searched high and low for a brand that ticked all the boxes and Eminence Organics did that for me. With over 170 products in the range I am never restricted with ways I can treat my clients skin.  Not only are the products organic and bio-dynamic, they are results driven, so the effects it is having on my clients skin is incredible.  Their theory in the way the skin should be treated through their products is unquestionable, and my passion for this brand grows more and more everyday.  One and Only is just me, so my clients know when they arrive, they receive the same consistency in the quality of their treatments each visit. I strongly believe I go the extra mile to meet all of my clients needs and am so excited to continue to do so.

Want to hear more from Jamie-Lee…

Website – oneandonlybeauty.com.au

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