Enjoy first-class Harley Street-style skin care treatments at new Skintec clinic at Wickham Hall in Bishop's Stortford
An award-winning skin specialist is expanding her business and bringing Harley Street treatments to Bishop's Stortford.
Julia Fenton officially opened her second Skintec clinic at Wickham Hall on Monday following a launch party last week, adding to the premises she has at Widbury Barns in Ware.
The Level 5 aesthetics practitioner and mother of two is passionate about helping everyone to look naturally good for their age by providing bespoke skin care regimes to target clients' specific concerns, including rosacea, acne and ageing.
As well as offering advanced results-driven treatments, Skintec offers free no-obligation consultations in order to devise specialist plans and homecare programmes.
Julia's new clinic is in a luxurious setting at Wickham Hall above Akasha Wellness, the fitness and wellbeing studio run by her good friends Jo Webster and Nuala Barrett.
"Wickham Hall is a beautiful location with ample parking, and after a treatment I think clients want to jump straight into their car rather than walking round town," said Julia.
"I wanted to launch new treatments such as The Morpheus8 – it's becoming known as the Judy Murray facial – that are usually found in Harley Street to make them accessible to everyone, so I needed more space.
"I found I had a lot of clients travelling to our Ware clinic from Bishop's Stortford, so it made sense to be in both locations."
Julia, 43, grew up in Broxbourne and now lives in Roydon with husband Anthony, who runs his own IT recruitment company. They have two children – Chloe, 13, and nine-year-old Harrison.
She started in the beauty industry at the age of 18 before opening The Retreat, a large salon in Cheshunt, in 1999 and winning numerous awards, including from the Institute of Directors.
Always keen to develop and grow, Julia has carried out years of advanced training and worked with a Dutch development company to devise her own skincare range called SKN Rehab.
"I believe a business should be developed on reputation and client services, ensuring clients have the best experience from start to finish," said Julia.
"The industry moves quickly and I very much believe you have to be at the forefront of developments, both in treatments and also marketing and online."
Julia is also proud of her staff retention, with some of her current team members having been with her for 17 years.
Alongside her at Skintec, which works with cosmeceutical brand ZO Skin Health, are fellow aesthetics practitioners Nicole Taylor, Rebecca Watling, Shahn Jones and Emily York as well as nurse prescriber Gayne Purser.
Services offered included skin treatments, body treatments, semi-permanent make-up, laser and tattoo removal, men's treatments, B12 and thread veins.
"We never stop learning," said Julia. "I don't believe you can ever stand still in this industry as it's so fast moving and we regularly attend events at the Royal Society of Medicine on treatment and product developments.
"I suffered with acne when I was younger and honestly believe it causes massive insecurities for people. I love working with people to get results."
Skintec at Wickham Hall is open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-2pm. Call 07508 843930 or visit skintec.co.uk for more information.