Before graduating in Auckland, New Zealand in 2003, I had already secured a position as a skin therapist at the flagship salon, Leonard Drake in Mosman, Sydney.
Focusing solely on facials, there was a great emphasis on extensive post graduate training, skin analysis and continuing education.
With a keen passion for my chosen field, I extended my knowledge past just the skin, investigating underlying issues, to confidently treat clients in a more informed and holistic manner.
I started my own business ‘The Facialist’ in 2004 and around this time I met fellow business owner, Sharon McGlinchey, from MV Organic Skincare who introduced to her beautiful techniques and how to really nurture the skin with a skin and body healing experience.
From here I continued learning by moving into the paramedical arena working with a plastic surgeon and providing all non invasive skin corrective treatments to beauty editors and VIP's. I became aquainted with technologies such as Fraxel, ELOS, Triniti, Dermaplaning, Derma Rolling, Peels, etc.
For the next 11 years, I provided a Mobile Laser Service specialising in skin treatments such as Photo Rejuvenation, Hair Removal and Skin Tightening with ELOS Technology and worked alongside many plastic surgeons, cosmetic surgeons and in medispa's and salons across Sydney.
After taking some time out to become a mum, my direction changed, I had changed. I became aware of a shift in the industry towards slow beauty and the importance of skin nutrition. I went back to studying and focused on Gut Health and its importance in treatment difficult skin conditions. This has now become a big focus in my treatments.
Tanya has completed 2 seperate 10 day silent retreats in NZ and Australia and continues her practise of meditation in her daily life.
My passion is now treating the skin in a more holistic manner, really customising each treatment and working intuitively on intrinsic and external needs. No longer can we just focus on one dimension such as skincare alone. I have my 'toolbox' of multi dimensional assistance to meet my daily briefs of 'healthy glowing skin'.
I look forward to working with you.