Reika partnered with long-term friend and now business partner, Simone Vescio, to introduce dermaviduals bespoke skincare in Australia and New Zealand. Starting from their dining room tables with just the two co-founders, they now have over 30 staff across Australia and New Zealand, have sold hundreds of thousands of moisturisers, are the staple brand in over 400 skincare clinics, with their friendship in tow. In a cluttered and competitive marketplace, we are all aware of how difficult it can be to navigate our way around the plethora of skincare and technology. At derma aesthetics, we never claim that our product is the latest, the greatest, or even the cheapest. What we will claim, however, is that the products we distribute are unique, proven, results-based, and cost-effective. We feel that in taking this honest approach to the marketing of our products, we more readily assist you to make sound and effective decisions when choosing skincare. After all, it’s not about the hype – we’re about results. One of derma aesthetics main tenets is the fundamental importance of education. Staff must be motivated to not only “be the best they can be”, but also be encouraged to remain informed about the never-ending changes and advances our industry.
Gay Wardle: with Reika Roberts | derma aesthetics Australasia | Decoding the Skin Barrier!
I can bet your bottom dollar if you’re an Aesthetician in the industry, that you’re familiar with Gay’s work; she’s a fabulous businesswoman, coach, and mentor; not to mention an internationally sought after keynote speaker and skin educator. Last year, just before COVID hit, Gay established her latest venture, Skin Energy on the Gold Coast. In 2015, Gay was awarded the esteemed “Educator of the Year” at the Australian Beauty Industry Awards.
With true dedication and commitment to learning and teaching others everything there is to know about skin, there is no doubt Gay has established herself as one of the most respected industry icons. Inducted into both the Australian Beauty Industry Hall of Fame AND the Reed Exhibition Hall of Fame, it’s incredible to be chatting all things skin barrier with her.
Today we decode “The Skin Barrier” with this extraordinary skin guru, Gay Wardle.
Fleur Heazlewood: Well-Being Aware! Being Mentally Healthy!
Welcome to our dermaviduals podcasts series, “The Business of Skin”. In this podcast we welcome Fleur Heazelwood, from the Blueberry Institute.
Fleur has had a very successful 20-year corporate career and as a past CEO, Fleur is well experienced in workplace resilience and wellbeing leadership. Fleur understands the challenges of leading people through change, building high performing resilient teams and accountability for supporting staff mental health. She has trained and mentored over 1000 people in positive leadership, workplace resilience and wellbeing, and mental health skills, and as such has a proven track record in improving workplace mental health and well being.
Fleur is passionate about creating positive, healthy, productive organisational environments. And through her organisation, The Blueberry Institute, they understand the value of wellbeing. They partner with individuals and workplaces to develop a culture and practices that support resilience and performance. They empower your people to reach new heights, and they believe in the mantra “their success is your success”.
Pia Kynoch: ‘Let’s talk everything “emotional stress" | Gut-Brain-Skin Axis’
You may recognise Pia’s name from one of our previous podcasts with us on digestion and the "gut-skin axis" as well as her warm tone and voice through her educational posts on social media and in Dermascope magazine, the ASDC blog, Spa Beauty NZ and also the APJ Journal.
A beauty business owner herself, Pia has now transitioned into providing holistic education relating a myriad of relevant lifestyle factors and their impact upon the digestive system, and how that influences skin, for therapists and their clients across the country and around the world.
We have previously talked about digestion and gut health and its effects on your well being and of course SKIN, and today we are venturing further into Pia’s world and expertises by exploring the effects that stress and our emotions have on skin …
Let’s talk everything “emotional stress" in this episode.
Rebecca Miller: The Skin Whisperer!
So who is Rebecca Miller? She is one of the most remarkable business woman, an entrepreneur, mother, business coach, motivational speaker and team leader that I have met… and what a perfect time to delve deep into the achievements of such an inspiring woman, as we have just celebrated IWD and continue the year with the #choosetochallenge campaign. Rebecca certainly challenges the status quo.
With over 25 years experience in the skin and beauty industry as a whole, captivating world class knowledge and education, Rebecca has built the successful award winning La Bella Medispa clinics, educated herself to become the Skin Expert that she is, and has successfully launched The Skin Whisperer and the revolutionary SkinFit90 skin transformational program. A big call to her purpose is inspiring women to lead their best life.
Rebecca named La Bella Medispa after her daughter Isabella and the Italian meaning beautiful women. She had a vision to bring her leading Skin, Beauty and Laser Clinics to the rural and regional women of Australia; a vision that certainly has become a reality.
Tamara Reid: ‘How to Create community and Culture within your team through conscious leadership’
We are so excited and privileged to host the incredible Tamara Reid as our guest on our podcasts series, 'The Business of Skin'.
Tamara’s impressive career has progressed from the Spa sector of the skin therapy field, to Clinic and Spa Management spanning multiple sites, through a love for ‘team’ and empowerment of therapists and managers under her leadership.
With a further passion for knowledge and education, Tamara conducted state based training and business development for Australia’s largest day spa franchise across NSW and Queensland which has given her such valuable hands on experience.
Tamara of course didn’t stop there - a further quest for progression saw her extend her experience across Australasia, adding Australia’s largest laser franchise to her bow; working with business owners across Australia and New Zealand.
Today Tamara leads the way through Beaute Industrie, a powerful online business and tangible community for the professional beauty industry. She has become a household name in our industry, and has consciously curated a diverse and inclusive community of beauty professionals which I just love to see unfolding.
Nat Barr: A stellar career and long history in the media!
Today we welcome Sunrise News Presenter Natalie Barr. A timely interview in the lead up to International Women's day when we recognise and applaud the women of the world, who, like Nat are an inspiration to us all. We ask Nat, as a hard working Mother of 2(now) teenage boys…..What is one thing you would say to any of our listeners today who may be struggling in this space … and who want to continue with their career?
Natalie grew up in WA and after dropping out of Uni took a cadetship with a local newspaper. As a journalist she has worked in newspaper, radio and television. She had a stint in Los Angeles where she was awarded a Golden Mic for best newscast writing and was nominated for a Los Angeles area Emmy Award for her work on the infamous O J Simpson car chase. (brings back memories!)
At the end of 1994, Natalie returned to Australia and joined Seven News in Sydney as a Reporter and news presenter. In 2003 she joined the Sunrise programme and has been presenting the news ever since.
Nat is considered a highly-valued and integral part of the Sunrise team, and has been Full Time at Seven for 25 years.