Style meets Re­becca Find­lay of Re­lax Body and Beauty at 343 Ruthven St

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Where are you from?

I am a lo­cal born and bred. Most of my fam­ily is still in Toowoomba, how­ever my im­me­di­ate fam­ily have all re­lo­cated to the sunny Her­vey Bay. What’s your beauty back­ground?

I com­pleted my stud­ies in 2013; be­fore that I had many years in phar­macy. I have al­ways had a pas­sion for peo­ple and this is prob­a­bly my favourite part of my job, meet­ing peo­ple, get­ting to know my clients and cre­at­ing great re­la­tion­ships. Tell us a bit about your­self and your fam­ily.

I re­side in West­brook with my hus­band and two kids aged 13 and 11, with my beau­ti­ful sooky choco­late labrador. Most of our week­ends in­volve kids’ sport, hockey, soc­cer and go-kart rac­ing! And catch­ing up with friends and house­work! Fam­ily is very im­por­tant to me and my week­ends are pre­cious; with both chil­dren at­tend­ing high­school next year, I wish time would slow down! What does ‘beauty’ mean to you?

I have ac­tu­ally writ­ten a blog on this very sub­ject on my web­site as a beauty ther­a­pist — a lot of our fo­cus is on the aes­thet­ics and ex­ter­nal ap­pear­ances. How­ever... to me, beauty is more than skin deep. This is a firm be­lief of mine, and the ba­sis of my busi­ness. I love help­ing my clients re­lax and feel beau­ti­ful, and of course hav­ing great brows, lashes and a glow­ing com­plex­ion can help! What was the driver be­hind open­ing your own salon?

Fam­ily time and free­dom, also fi­nan­cial gain. I am also very in­de­pen­dent and like be­ing in con­trol, al­though I some­times miss be­ing part of a team in a salon en­vi­ron­ment. I en­joy the chal­lenges of work­ing for your­self and there is al­ways some­thing new to work on, whether it is a new treat­ment, mar­ket­ing, fi­nan­cial book work, pro­mo­tions, busi­ness strate­gies etc. What sets your salon apart from oth­ers?

I be­lieve it is the per­sonal yet pro­fes­sional ap­proach I take to­ward my clients. The dif­fer­ence when com­ing to a small owner/op­er­a­tor busi­ness, is you get 100 per cent care and com­mit­ment ev­ery time. Be­cause I know without my clients I have no busi­ness, they mean the world to me and I hope that is por­trayed through my ser­vice and care to­ward them.

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