Introducing you to Gillian, our Senior Facialist & Skin Expert
I have always shown a great passion for the beauty industry; from quite a young age, I took an interest in my mother’s skincare routine and all the various beautifully shaped bottles and jars she used. She put me onto a basic skincare routine from the age of twelve, which I followed religiously. It is through this that I have always been determined to follow the skin care industry and study the skin and its functions. My facial tutor identified me as a definite natural at performing facials, and from my beauty school, my facial career started.
I have been in this industry for approximately 25 year and have worked for some amazing prestigious skincare brands including Sisley, Carita, Liz Earle and Chanel.
My time at Chanel was so rewarding; I carried out facial events on their behalf in venues such as the Chanel boutiques and the Agua Spa at the Sanderson Hotel. These events would include exclusive product launches which were presented to the beauty editors at top magazines. One event which particularly stood out was when Chanel held an exclusive fashion show for their international privileged clients who were also able to enjoy a facial that was especially designed for the event. The whole day was incredibly exciting and gratifying.
I moved from Chanel to Liz Earle where I gained even more knowledge and understanding of the skin and the impacts nutrition and lifestyle can have on it.
When I moved to the Urban Retreat in Harrods, I was so fortunate to work with two of my all-time favourite skincare brands-Sisley and Carita. They offered two completely different treatments: Sisley focuses on beautiful and intricate manual massage whereas Carita uses an innovative, non-invasive facial treatment. It was whilst working in Harrods that Angela Burnett contacted me for advice before setting up her new business venture and when she asked if I would be interested in joining her team I jumped at the opportunity and hastily accepted the offer.
I am now working with Angela and a lovely team of beauty and skin specialists in Moreton Place Beauty and Wellbeing as the Manager and Senior Facialist.
I enjoy making my clients happy and helping them achieve the very best results with their skin. I also believe that the healthier the skin is and looks, the less need for makeup, if any at all, and gives everyone confidence at any age.
In the words of my forever icon, Coco Chanel, “Nature gives you the face at 20. It’s up to you to merit the face you have at 50.” I couldn’t agree more with this quote!
The Rose Quartz Sculpting Facial designed by Gillian
I created the rose quartz sculpting facial as I had learnt about the many healing as well as other benefits rose quartz has on the appearance of your skin; it contains natural energies that help to relieve tension in the facial muscles and furthermore it is the stone of love and associated with the heart charkra which makes it the wonderful gift to give yourself.
This treatment starts with a gentle exfoliation peel to renew the skin at the deepest level. The rose quartz crystal stone used in this treatment has many healing and anti-ageing benefits. Massage with the crystal helps to drain puffiness and unwanted toxins, contours the face, and helps to smooth fine lines and wrinkles and combined with an intense and deep sculpting manual massage leaves your skin renewed, toned, and you feel completely relaxed and rested. Finish your unique facial treatment with a complimentary cup of rose bud tea which carries many skin beautifying benefits.
1 Hr £90
At Moreton Place Beauty & Wellbeing Gillian specialises in Natura Bissé, Germaine de Cappuccini, Environ and CACI facial treatments. If you would like to book in for a facial treatment with Gillian simply call us on 0207 821 1020 or book online.