Women in Aesthetics: Insights and Experiences from Industry Leaders

This month, at Cosmetic Insure, we’re honouring women in celebration of International Women’s Day by engaging with esteemed industry leaders and trainers in aesthetics.

Delving into the dynamic realm of aesthetics, we explore the challenges they encounter amidst its constant evolution, as well as their unique experiences navigating this landscape as women.

Among those we had the privilege to converse with is Hadassah, the founder of Be You Aesthetics, boasting over a decade of invaluable expertise in the field.

How did you get started in the aesthetic industry, and what inspired you to pursue this career? 

There was a huge gap in the market around 10 years ago when I first started aesthetics. I had a real interest in beauty but also my nursing career too, so I felt a little bit torn about what to do. It made perfect sense to start an aesthetics business alongside my NHS career. After carrying out a one-day aesthetics course, the clinic and bookings really took off and I was left with no choice but to focus on growing my business and later leave the NHS.

What challenges have you faced as a woman in the aesthetic industry, and how did you overcome them?

As a woman I feel people can often disregard you and your ability to run a successful business, particularly as a sole business owner. People can try and push you over, but I’ve always stood my ground, followed my policies and protocols and held a professional attitude to all.

Could you share a moment where you felt particularly proud or accomplished in your career?

I’ve been very lucky to travel Europe with Teoxane. I’m particularly proud to have received a VIP invite to Geneva. Here I visited the main lab where the products are made. It was a real eye-opener into just how much goes into producing a syringe of filler!

Have you noticed positive changes or shifts in the industry in terms of gender equality since you started your career?

Yes – I love how aesthetics is now becoming both female and male-dominated.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I love making people feel more confident and being faced with challenges on how to better one’s self-esteem.

Do you have any tips or advice for other women who would like to make the move into the world of aesthetics?

Yes, always push yourself, invest your money into training and be the best practitioner you can be. Ensure you are honest with patients and remember to refuse treatment where necessary.

What empowers you in this industry?

I would say being a trainer and sharing my knowledge with other people in the aesthetic industry. I love sharing my ideas and tips on how to start and run a successful aesthetic business.

Balancing work and personal life can be challenging. How do you maintain a healthy work-life balance in the aesthetic industry?

I always try to take one day off during the week for me! I often get sidetracked with admin tasks, but around that I ensure to take part in some physical exercise and have a little time away from my phone and laptop.

What message would you like to share with fellow women in the aesthetic industry on International Women’s Day?

Well done to all, it’s a hard industry to work in, very competitive and we are often dealing with patients with unrealistic expectations – it can be very challenging. Always remember to be honest, and stay grounded!

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Women In Aesthetics

In celebrating International Women’s Day, our conversations with esteemed industry leaders like Hadassah of Be You Aesthetics have shed light on the multifaceted experiences of women in the dynamic field of aesthetics.

Through her journey, we witness the perseverance and resilience required to thrive in an ever-evolving landscape. Despite encountering challenges, Hadassah’s unwavering dedication to her craft and her patients serves as an inspiration to aspiring women in the industry. As we honour the achievements of women in aesthetics, let us continue to create an environment of inclusivity and empowerment.

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