People Of The Point: Tzvia Hermann
When did your passion for beauty start?
Like many woman and men out there, I had had enough of unwanted facial and body hair and had tried everything from waxing, tweezing, threading and over 20 IPL sessions to get rid of it. Now, I am not only completely free of unwanted hair, but a bit of a serial entrepreneur. I turned my frustrating and painful experience into a business that will help others.
I spent many hours in my mother’s beauty salon learning all the tricks of the trade. I was qualified from experience from the age of 15 in everything from manicures and pedicures to facials and skin care regimes. This is where I developed my love for the beauty industry.
What were you doing before you started The Laser Beautique?
After matriculating I moved to the UK where I lived in London and traveled for 9 years gaining life experience and dabbling in every profession imaginable. As a South African, I could not get permanent employment, I could only get contracts so I worked as a restaurant host, bartender, receptionist, personal assistant, legal secretary while I studied law through UNISA and then worked as graphic/web designing for a publishing company. I even got experience as a recruiter for a recruitment agency and then spent a few years making incredible memories working as a fundraiser for a children’s charity.
How did you start the first Laser Beautique branch?
The idea of The Laser Beautique began when my mother and I were sitting watching the famous American TV show The Doctors. As soon as the episode started we were glued to the TV as the show featured a revolutionary pain free permanent hair removal laser. The show detailed the technology around the laser, what made it work and how it was possible that it is pain free. I immediately googled the device and manufacturer and to my amazement saw that the device I was manufactured by an Israeli company, I was over the moon as I had booked and paid for my ticket to go to Israel for a friend’s wedding in a week from that day. Its as though it was meant to be! This was to be the start of a great journey.
I called the manufacturers, booked an appointment to visit the factory and met with the people claiming to have manufactured every woman’s dream – pain free laser hair removal. After a successful meeting I was trained to operate various lasers and had treatments myself to make sure that the technologies lived its promises. And it did!
I put together a business plan so that I could apply for funding to open the very first Laser Beautique. The plan was to start small, from my moms family home. I trained my younger sister, Rochelle on the laser and she would be the first laser therapist.
I presented my business plan to Neil so that he could help me tweak it before sending it off to the bank. Neil fell in love with the idea of an aesthetic clinic that only offers services that have been tried, tested and work. He offered to partner with me in the business. We ordered the first device and the rest is history.
We believe you also launched a beauty school called Beautique Academy?
The need for comprehensive aesthetic and laser training is what made us launch Beautique Academy. I love the quote: “A teacher presents the past, reveals the present and creates the future”
Not only has a new era arrived for the beauty industry in South Africa but a tipping point in education world wide as online education is becoming popular. Beauty academy successfully launched by the Beautique group, launched in Nov 2018 with two online beauty courses, namely Electrolysis and Thermocoagulation. Further short courses will be available in the next few months.
Beautique Academy was founded to provide comprehensive beauty, aesthetic and applied business training programs that aim to facilitate career growth, entrepreneurial ventures and even career change within the beauty/aesthetic industry. The industry is growing and changing rapidly. Beautique Academy urge and inspire students to kick start or upgrade their career online at beautiqueacademy.co.za as it is vital for both new and existing cosmetologists to remain at the forefront of new technologies and treatment options, in order to provide the best health and skincare solutions to their clientele.
Beautique Academy offers training courses based on tried and tested technologies and treatments in association with The Laser Beautique and Beautique Brands. The Academy offers specialised modules that allows cosmopolitan woman and men to enter into the diverse field of advanced beauty and aesthetic technology at their own convenience. The Academy is proud to offer a modern online learning experience, complimented by expert practical lessons. Our trainers are qualified experts, who provide remote and hands-on training support backed by current training and by years of industry experience behind them.
How do you find working with your husband?
When friends and colleagues find out that we work together 24/7, they’re amazed. Most say they’d never be able to share a bed and a business.
But at the end of the day, running a business together means you see your other half a lot more than the average couple would, and this is a real bonus. We’re lucky that we enjoy each other’s company.
For more information on Laser Beautique
Call: 0861 850 851
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People of The Point: Gali Gaon Segall
Meet the July recipient of the People of The Point Award. She’s the entrepreneur behind the sensational Yemaya brand, a fierce businesswoman and a doting mother of two, Gali Segall.
Here we talk inspiration, what she loves most and how Yemaya began.
Please introduce yourself.
I am a mum, wife, and entrepreneur extraordinaire. I have a passion for living life to the fullest and inspiring others to be their best.
How did you get into the beauty industry?
I was a Spa Manager and therapist, I fell in love with the joy I could bring to others in the beauty industry. Since then, I founded my own companies in the beauty industry and I’ve never looked back.
What is your favourite part of your job?
Innovation and challenging the team and the business to constantly refresh and revive the nature of the beauty industry.
You’re a wife, a working woman and a mom, tell us more about your family?
My family are my life, they are all part of the business in some way. My husband is also my business partner and pillar of strength, my three children understand the sacrifices we make and love us all the same for it. It’s difficult to maintain a work-life balance when you have 12 businesses, but I can keep going with the support of my family and my employees.
What is your favourite thing to do with your family?
We enjoy a variety of activities and building projects together, both indoors and outdoors. The most precious moments are the ones with love and laughter shared. I always take a moment wherever possible to keep that alive throughout the day.
Where have you travelled recently?
I have recently been to Israel and Canada, previously to Italy. I travel extensively between Gauteng and KZN to maintain my businesses, however, my travels abroad are both holiday and work as I need to keep myself inspired to keep offering the best I can.
Tell us something we don’t know about you.
I am extremely shy, I love to cook, and I am also addicted to Bootlegger’s green juice.
What is the biggest misconception about you?
Probably that I am Psychic.
Do you have any words of wisdom?
Believe in yourself and never be afraid to work hard.
Well, there you have it, folks! Next time you’re at The Point, why not pop into Yemaya on the 2nd floor and meet the brains (and beauty) behind it all.
Till next month,
The Point Team x
Win the entire Yemaya Signature Range!
Have you heard about the Yemaya Signature Range and that you could win it?
Yemaya, named after The African Goddess of the Ocean, is a sensory space for men and women to escape from the stress and pressures of everyday life.
Their beauty treatments and products, are renowned for being innovative and are of the highest quality.
The Yemaya Group have now taken it a step further and formulated their very own range of soothing and relaxing body and bath products. For a limited period of time, you could stand a chance to win the entire range!
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