On the 1st May 2018, we opened the doors at Elegant Aesthetic Beauty Clinic, I can’t quite believe it’s been a whole year already.
Some days, it feels much longer than that, on others, it feels like it was just yesterday. I have had such a whirlwind, it’s true what they say; entrepreneurship is like a rollercoaster ride.
This past year has been one of the best of my adult life, I wish I had done it sooner! Saying that, I firmly believe everything happens for a reason and I needed to go through the experiences I had and to the gain the knowledge I now have before starting my own business.
I’ve learnt a lot. Both in a professional capacity and a personal one.
I started running the business out of AR Pharmacy in Southampton as ‘Chic Aesthetics’ but as of Summer 2018 relocated and moved into Chic Beauty Salon in Winton, where I rebranded as ‘Elegant Aesthetic Beauty Clinic.’
In the last 12 months, I have completed numerous training courses in advanced aesthetic beauty, including medical Botox, jaw contouring and more recently PRP facials and hair restoration. I’m so proud to say we offer only the leading and the very best aesthetic treatments at Elegant. We also opened a brand new Travel Clinic, so if you’re planning an exciting trip abroad please visit us at the Dune Hair & Beauty in Canford Cliffs for all your travel and holiday advice.
I am so grateful to all of my clients for trusting me (with their faces and bodies!), my husband James for his unwavering support, to Jessica Hutcheson of Sandbanks Clinic for her expertise, friendship and guidance, to my VA Aimee Jeans for keeping me in check and organised, Amy Bartlett from Wordsmith for looking after my social media channels! And to my family and friends for coming on this ride with me.
Here’s to the next year and the many more ahead!
Love Shikha x