Corina Mihalach

Hi Corinna
It’s so great to finally meet you! So, tell me…

Describe a typical day in the life of Corina.

Each day starts with a full glass of water, one of my absolute morning essentials, seasonal fruit, a 20-minute yoga session and a warm shower, followed by my 4-step skincare regimen.

When I get to work, I go over the schedule and any client notes to be fully prepared for the day ahead. I always look forward to meeting new people and following the development of my client’s skin. When clients arrive for their appointments, I start with a consultation. During these consultations, we discuss the client’s concerns and goals and any specific issues they’d like to address. I educate my clients on skin care routines, product usage and lifestyle factors that can impact skin health, and I create a personalised treatment plan tailored to each client’s needs.

I carry out treatments. These treatments can vary greatly depending on the client’s needs. Between appointments, I usually take care of administrative tasks.

I make time for further training every week. This includes in-clinic training or online courses to keep up to date with the latest techniques, new technologies and advances in skin treatments.

The evenings belong to my family, some evenings I cook a full dinner, and others we go out for dinner with friends. I end my day with a 5-step skin care regimen and self-love, and then I go to bed with a book or a guided meditation.

What made you decide to pursue this career path?

When I moved to the UK in 2002, I developed adult acne, which affected my self-esteem and well-being as I was also crossing career paths at the time. New country, new rules, new life. I took a beauty course and then another and another to pursue a career as an advanced aesthetician. I started working in a medical clinic and was fortunate to have one of the best doctors, Dr. Ejikeme, as a mentor. I developed a real passion for the science behind different skin conditions, the anatomy and physiology of the skin, various technical skills and the holistic aspects of skincare.

My professional journey is not over yet, and I am committed to lifelong learning and growth. Last year I earned the title of advanced electrologist.

What do you love most about your job?

The positive impact of my work on my clients’ self-confidence and self-esteem is very gratifying and reinforces my passion

What are the most common issues you see in your work?

Acne in adults. People often seek treatment for acne breakouts, acne-related hyperpigmentation and acne scars.

Skin ageing often manifests itself in the form of fine lines, wrinkles, loss of elasticity, uneven skin texture and sun damage. Many people are looking for treatments that minimise the appearance of these signs of ageing.

Sensitive, dry and dehydrated skin is a common problem caused by factors such as environmental stress, inadequate skin care and intrinsic factors. Excess or unwanted hair on various parts of the face or body is a common problem for both men and women.

Your facial is the BEST, largely due I think, to the bespoke nature of the facial…to what extent is this key?

Everyone’s skin is unique, with different problems or with a wide range of skin concerns

I have an in-depth knowledge of skin anatomy and physiology, various technical skills and a deep understanding of the holistic aspects of skincare and beauty. Understanding the science behind different skin conditions and treatments has helped me to develop customised solutions for my clients.

I select and combine skincare products, techniques and technologies that are best suited to the client’s skin and concerns. This customized approach maximises the treatment’s ability to achieve visible results and also contributes to long-term skin health. I also encourage open communication between myself and the client to ensure that the client’s preferences and lifestyle are taken into account.

How regularly would you recommend people getting facials?

All my treatments are tailored to the individual needs of the skin. The frequency of treatments varies. Frequent facials (weekly or bi-weekly) are usually recommended for certain skin concerns to effectively address them. While facials to maintain skin health are recommended monthly or even seasonally.

What’s the one thing we can all do to improve skin health?

Establishing and maintaining a consistent skincare routine is the key to improving and maintaining skin health.

Healthy lifestyle choices also have an impact to the general health of your skin.

As a successful female entrepreneur – what’s your advice to other female owned businesses?

Invest in training, courses and certifications this will enhance your skills, expand your knowledge and position you as a leader in your field.

Spend some time learning about leadership styles and how you want to lead. Do not try to fit in; just be who you are. We women are strong, we understand logic, determination and strength. We have intuition and an emotional connection. Believe in yourself, appreciate who you are and use all your strengths.

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