“This may come as a surprise, but you’d be more likely to find me on a football pitch than in front of a mirror with make-up brushes…I was always a bit of a Tomboy! My sister was a beauty therapist and had a job going where she worked, so, I trained as a therapist and worked alongside her. It was more a convenience than interest, that is until I started to focus on the aesthetic side of things.
“Makeup and eyelashes never really interested me, but the workings of the skin; how it renews and repairs itself, and the process of anti-aging techniques did catch my attention!”
In honesty, I wasn’t interested in beauty, but aesthetics yes, from wellbeing and medical point of view. I enjoy making people feel better about themselves inside and out and although I’ve had beauty therapy training, I actually kind of fell into this profession, as I originally wanted to be a nurse and worked for the NHS for several years.
In my industry (and in life in general), it’s very important to learn new skills and push yourself to be better. I’ve always had a wide range of interests as well as a passion for learning, which is key asset in the aesthetic industry. With a range of new treatments and techniques to learn, I attend as many training courses as possible between running my clinics to ensure I have all the latest information and treatments for my clients.
I have just moved into a new space at Gym Etc. in Gateshead, with a new-look Newcastle Skin Clinic, which also has a new Beauty Bar offering nails, lashes and brows – not bad for a football-loving Tomboy I suppose!”
Originally training as a nurse and then moving into aesthetics, Luisa’s goal was always to train with and work with the best of the best.
“I didn’t want to be ‘standard’ in anything I did; I wanted my clients to always have the best experience and patient journey possible. Harrods has always had an amazing reputation with everything they do. I saw a job working as a laser therapist at the MediSpa which was one of the Top 5 in the world.”
“So, I started as a Laser Therapist and worked my way up to assisting the doctors. I gained a lot of experience during this time which has helped me build my skills and given me to opportunity to work with some of the most acclaimed aesthetic doctors, cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists in the UK, if not the world.”
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Prestige Awards 2021
Aesthetic Clinic of the Year
North East beauty Awards
Best Clinic (Runner up)
Aesthetic Clinic of the Year
Winner – North East Beauty Awards
Shortlisted Professional Beauty Awards
Shortlisted Business Woman of the Year
Shortlisted Aesthetic Awards
Aesthetic Nurse of the Year
Shortlisted MyFaceMyBody Awards
Best Clinic, Best Customer Service
Best Non Surgical Makeover
Nurse Practitioner of the Year
British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN)
Dermatology Nurses Association
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Get to know Luisa FAST!
10 Questions in 60 seconds…
Favourite Food? Seafood
Dogs or Cats? Both! Or chickens!
The best place to visit in the North East? Tynemouth coast
Greatest inspiration? Beyoncé, Kylie and Madonna can I say that?
Must-have beauty product? Recover Night Cream by NSC of course!
Who is the perfect dinner date? The Obamas, or Justin Timberlake
Where in the world would you most like to visit? The Maldives
Something that we don’t know about you that would surprise us? I am a DJ!
What could you not live without? My iPhone
What advice would you give a younger you? Get on the property ladder!