As a child I would infuse rose petals in water, decant the solution to beautifully labelled bottles and gift these lovely creations to my friends and family. Growing up, textures fascinated me; never satisfied simply admiring from afar, my hands would always curiously reach out to explore further.
Making people happy with something as simple as my touch fulfilled me entirely. My hunger to develop my inherent skills led me to the world-renowned Champney’s Spa in Hertfordshire, where I earned the international CIDESCO and CIBTAC qualifications.
Since qualifying, I have enriched my experience and knowledge in many beautiful settings. From the Condé Nast Award winning Marine Spa at St Davids Hotel in Cardiff Bay to Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare on Sloane square. In 2014 I built a close relationship with the founder of Aurelia Probiotic Skincare. I designed facials for the brand which were implemented at the prestigious Liberty London and Josh Wood Atelier, Notting Hill.
As of late, alongside my freelance therapies I am also part of a select team in Mayfair, dedicating my Thursday afternoon/evenings to the exclusive Bath and Racquets club (part of the Birley Group)
I have always been interested in a wide range of skincare. Following products and reading reviews is something I’ve been committed to since starting my career. As an independent facialist I am proud to say I use a variety of quality skincare products. I stock up at my local Space N.K store on Westbourne Grove and I love Liberty London on Regent Street. I also really enjoy a trip to Paris to visit the pharmacies which stock the traditional ranges that I used during my CIDESCO training. A training that has It’s roots firmly entrenched in Parisian aesthetics and grew from the attention that French women have demanded for many many years.
Each client I see has different skin to the next. I enjoy to tailor make regimes, selecting products that I know will best suit. By not being associated and tied to any brand allows my recommendations to be unbiased ensuring that I can deliver the best results for the skin.
The ultimate result is when I hear how my clients feel transformed, with their self-esteem and wellbeing heightened. It was a joy for me to be described as ‘Notting Hill's best kept secret’ by a client recently.
Real people and their thoughts....
I have been seeing Rhian for a few years now and she is an absolute skin wizard! The results and difference in my skin’s appearance and condition is remarkable. Her magic hands and incredible words of wisdom have given me not only a physical boost with brighter skin but also a mental boost in confidence. Her continual reassurance and warm demeanour ensure the whole experience is one of serene calm and enjoyment. She has an abundance of knowledge and such a great understanding of products that she has been able to tailor and refine my routine / products perfectly. Me and my nonidentical twin sister who has very different skin from I have both been given markably different advice from Rhian with equally amazing results. We both swear by her and couldn’t have been happier to have discovered such an amazing and trusting facialist.
- Hum Flemming