Bec is the Geelong skin wizard. Ask any mum around, and they’ll direct you to her – whether its her beautiful home salon, her gorgeous range of products or her incredible demeanour (or perhaps a wonderful mix of all of the above!) Bec is the one to see if you want to lay down for half an hour and have someone make your skin beautiful!
TBB: A couple of Q’s before we start!
Did you grow up in Geelong? If not, backstory? Kids names and ages.
I’m a Warrnambool girl! All of my family is still there so we do the trek down the Princess highway to visit as often as we can.
TBB: I should pretext this interview by saying – I have been to see you in your home salon, and your skills are magical! Tell us all a little back story on how Luxe on Chester came about.
Thank you so much! Luxe on Chester was created a little over 3 years ago. My husband Nato and I struggled for years with fertility treatment and heartbreaking miscarriages, so when Ollie came along it was time to do something for us.
TBB: How did you find the transition from working away from home, to working within the home but continuing in the same field of work? Has there been major changes that you’ve made and stuck with – or had no choice but to?
I love love love working from home! However it does come with some juggles.. it is very hard to set boundaries, having the salon at the front of my house; I am always here! But I have learnt that I need to be a little strict (on myself!) and make sure I have my set work hours to maintain the work life balance as well as I can.
TBB: If you had 24 hours completely to yourself, what would you do?
Oh can I just say sleep?! Haha. I would totally sleep in, then I’d take myself out for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Throw a massage and a pedicure in there and just fully relax and recharge.
TBB: If you could choice any other career path, what would you be?
Since I started in the skin biz, I have dreamt of having my own skin care range. I am so excited that this dream is finally coming to fruition and I am formulating my own product line called Botanicals by Luxe. I have done cosmetic chemistry in the past, so I can put together formulations but obviously I don’t have a lab (if I tried to make something it would end up with the kids sultanas and weetbix in it) so I am working with a manufacturer to create these beauties. I am loving the process, taking my time to get them perfect – stay tuned!
TBB: 5 people you would invite to dinner and why – GO!
Since seeing Robbie Williams and Ed Sheeran recently (like the rest of Geelong!) I’d have to invite them, amazing performers and SO funny! I’d have to have Nato and my mum and dad so they didn’t miss out and because I bloody love them.