The business first opened way back in 1998 as Essential Beauty and could just as well have been called ‘Shoebox Beauty’ by the size of the salon. As a sole operator Sharon juggled her tiny business with a young family. As her reputation grew so did her business and she was able to expand both in staff and premises and moved to the current location in 2002, which soon became a one stop shop for all thing’s beauty. With the growing demand for anti-ageing solutions, a bigger focus on skin treatments and laser services developed and so in 2008 the business became known as Studio 2 Beauty & Laser Clinic.
It was probably inevitable that Sharon’s daughter, Lauren would eventually become involved in the business. As a toddler she was in and out of the salon and using her skincare from age 8. She just
loved to put on a mask!
After working in the clinic, studying Beauty Therapy and learning all aspects of the industry, Lauren found her real interest and passion lay with skin treatments and made the move to Melbourne to
study Dermal Therapies at Victoria University.
Upon her return to the Illawarra Lauren joined forces with Sharon to take the business forward. Together they decided to specialise in this one area and so were inspired to rebrand to better reflect the focus and new direction of the business.
After expanding the premises, and a full renovation, SkinMedix was launched in 2018. The next generation of the clinic has been realised through a sophisticated new brand and updated modern technology.
We are proud to reflect on our 22-year history, to know that we have been a part of our client’s journey and that we have been brave enough to embrace change and see the clinic grow, both in size and in our professional offerings.
We are excited for the future of the business and to be a part of the beauty industry. We look forward to the next generation of excellence in skin health!