The Zuka Beauty Story
Like any business journey, there's the phrase 'remember why you started.' From a young age, I was always passionate about beauty. Skin, Brows, Makeup you name it! Once I reached my early teens, like any teenager we can suffer the hormonal breakout phase at many different levels, for me I also experienced this and on a level that it really lowered my confidence and self-esteem. I was intrigued as to how I could have 'good skin' and fight those pimples on a monthly basis.
Whilst strolling through the cosmetic aisles at the age of 13 getting my hands on discounted skincare items (as I refused to take the 'skin pill' prescribed by doctors as a quick fix) also knowing these products weren't the greatest for me, there just wasn't a lot of options at this point in time and whilst wearing makeup at the age of 13 wasn't the 'on trend' thing to do I was determined to have good skin
Fast forward 7 years to 2000 I had a Diploma in Beauty graduating from Elly Lukas. Following my dreams, I then started working straight out of college at one the most prestige Spas in Victoria, Mt Hotham Onsen and White Spa where I was put to challenge my skills in many areas of beauty. Following my experience at Mt Hotham, it was hard to know where to go next as I had set the bar fairly high for myself, I then followed on to work at local Spas and the well recognised Endota Day Spa.
After 5 years experience of working in the industry I felt as though I had found my strengths and decided to venture out on my own.
Working with a small space at home in just the spare room in 2015 where I did just basic beauty and a lot of brows!
A year in this small space soon outgrew itself so the renovations began in the garage turning it into a bigger space in 2016 where I could perform more treatments and introduce treatments for skin.
2 years on Zuka Beauty expanded in July 2018 to what it is today, a dream come true really. Hard work and dedication was showing as a result of being able to give this beautiful space to my clients.
I wanted to create a boutique salon where I could put my skills and knowledge into practice, helping others achieve their own personal skin goals. On many levels it really can be a huge confidence factor, as our skin is the biggest living organ of our body and with that our face is what we see 99% of the time.
Skin and Brows are definitely one of Zuka's focus along with many of our other beauty services. I believe that investing in your skin is so important and by being able to help achieve 'good skin goals' for all is why I created Zuka.
With 9 years experience of ongoing training and advancing my skills in skin, I really couldn't think of anything more satisfying than being able to make all beauties that come to Zuka feel good about the skin they're in.