The first few clinics added to this page are ones tried and tested by me. I trust/would trust all of these professionals implicitly with my face. They are all extremely skilled with years of experience and different skill sets between them. All of these locations will charge you for their time and then give you what they think your skin needs. There are no ‘conveyor-belt’ facials here.
Everyone listed below and at the bottom of the page may disagree about product usage and the efficacy of some treatments, but they are all qualified to talk to you about skin and have put the hours in. They all have passion and knowledge in abundance and are exactly that: ‘qualified professionals’. #trainedqualifiedandinsured
*I am not currently offering treatments on a regular basis.
Annee de Mamiel – Sanderson Spa and others (check website for details)
Annee is by far the best ‘therapist’ that has ever laid hands on me. Her treatments are holisitic-led, and incorporate acupuncture and aromatherapy into a full head-to-toe personalised treatment. She is the closest to a true ‘healer’ that I have ever come across, and I do not say that lightly. Warm, giving, friendly and a true, genuine, caring therapist. I cannot recommend her highly enough. There is a long waiting list, but it is worth the wait. Book now. Email here for further info.
Teresa Tarmey – Notting Hill W11
Teresa is where I go when I need my face sorting. She and her team provide the very latest in the very best technology, along with years of experience. Everything from peels to fractional radiofrequency, mesotherapy, LED – and Teresa’s speciality – anything and everything laser. Pigmentation, acne, scarring, ageing skin – drop them a line – they can help. Teresa also retails the brilliant NeoStrata, Heliocare and others.
I would describe TT’s facials as super hi-tec – and you pay for the time, not specified treatments – always my preference.
Contact details here: www.teresatarmey.com/contact
Mortar & Milk – Fulham SW6
Pam Marshall is a California native and UK trained clinical aesthetician, specialising in bespoke skin treatments with 12 years experience. Each clients journey is different, so every treatment is completely tailored, and the clinic is a beautiful, fresh, clean space situated in the Parson Green area of Fulham Road with great retail brands. Pam’s treatments are a mixture of hi-tec and traditional feel-good-yet-get-results intensive facial massage.
I would class Pam as middle hi-tec and pampering. Gorgeous. You pay for your time, not the set treatment.
Contact: 793 Fulham Rd, London SW6 5HD – 020 7731 3415
Dija Ayodele specialises in treating darker skins on the Fitzpatrick scale and holds regular classes and facial days. More info here: dijaayodele.com
USA Seattle, WA
Jordan Samuel made the switch from lifelong professional ballet dancing to faces after years of watching ballerinas remove their heavy stage makeup clashed with his obsession for all things skin and products. Three years ago he launched his skin clinic, where he developed his unique Signature Facial, as well as his eponymous skincare range.
Jordan is trained and certified in all major procedures including manual lymphatic drainage facial massage, microdermabrasion, micro-current and LED light therapy, and continues to stay on top of the leading-edge skin technology, treatments and ingredients to give the latest skin treatments to his customers.
Jordan is a hybrid of hi-tec and traditional treatment and everything is tailor-made jordansamuelskin.com
Los Angeles, CA
Candice Miele runs Skin Deep Beverly Hills and offers everything from dermaplaning, peels, microdermabrasion and LED. She completed her schooling at Capri Cosmetology in New York and moved to Los Angeles to begin her career in Aesthetics. She previously worked in Dr. Lancer’s Clinic, learning immensely from him and his practice and moved on to develop the facial department at Portofino Beverly Hills, a high end beauty boutique, before opening her own space. Candice uses a mix of hi-tec machinery and products with a nice touch of green. More info: Skin Deep Beverly Hills
Any of these brilliant people can talk to you about skin (listed in alphabetical order): NB: old school means you will get a proper facial, massage, sometimes steam, extraction, masks etc
Sarah Brown – love her – old school
Nichola Joss – again, old school, known for massage
Amanda Lacey – see above, as Nichola
Yvonne Martin – also old school
Andy Millward – younger, more up on brand new product and technology
Marie Reynolds – Marie is old school, but also trained in a lot of alternative therapies
Debbie Thomas – Like Teresa, loves a laser
Daxita Vaghela (Atherton Cox and Harvey Nichols) is the lash Queen. Simples. For more info have a read here: http://daxitavaghela.com/about-daxita.html