We chatted with Jo Lane from Joy Division Holistic Beauty about her business.
Describe your company in a few words
Beauty done differently – with a conscience
Why did you name your company Joy Division Holistic Beauty?
I am a late entrant to the beauty industry and in my ‘past life’ I managed live music venues…whilst studying my Diploma of Beauty Therapy in 2011, as one of our modules, we had to think of a name for our proposed beauty business…I was finding it really tricky and then one night I returned from class and my partner was watching a documentary on the band Joy Division. I thought, hey – that could work, it’s a nod to my past…and the name Joy Division Holistic Beauty was born. I’m not a hardcore Joy Division (the band) fan as some people assume, it was just a quirky little name that I thought might work!
What motivated you to start Joy Division Holistic Beauty?
I wanted to create a petite, private holistic beauty haven where women of all ages could access results driven treatments with a strong nurturing element, be informed about natural beauty and wellness products that I have researched and carefully sourced, and above all feel comfortable and cared for.
What do you love about holistic beauty?
I love looking at beauty through the eyes of wellness…through the skin – picking up signs of what’s happening in the body, treating imbalances in the body both internally, externally and emotionally…incorporating healing and grounding techniques and essential oils into my treatments…investigating ingredients and choosing ethical products that don’t harm for our bodies.
What’s your most popular service?
My facials are very popular being both corrective and pampering! Followed closely by the Eye Trio – a service that tints that lashes and shapes and tints the brows…
What’s your favourite way of using your beauty products?
I have a pretty strict daily routine where I ensure I get my daily essentials topically with Vitamins A, B & C. I love using my dermal roller to infuse these to ensure the best penetration of actives. I also love to do weekly exfoliations and aim to do a peel once a month to keep my skin fresh. You gotta practice what you preach right?!
On the body, I’m a big fan of Sunescape faux tan! There’s nothing like looking like you’ve spent a Month in Maui!! I feel like a bit of natural glow really brightens me up!
What’s been your proudest moment?
Probably my proudest moment was graduating as a mature age student with my Diploma of Beauty Therapy…going back to college with very young children was quite a juggle but it was so worth it and the best thing I have done in recent years. It has allowed me to have created a business that I love to work in and one that allows me to be flexible to the needs of my family – while still meeting the needs of my clients. That makes me pretty proud too – achieving a really nice work life balance!
Tell us about the most important business lesson you’ve learnt so far?
Every day provides a lesson…I’m always learning…! That’s not saying I make a lot of mistakes but rather I’m always looking for ways to improve my business and ways to better support my client’s needs. It’s a very dynamic industry so it’s important to keep a firm finger on the pulse of what’s happening with trends, technology, treatments & ingredients.
Who or what inspires you?
I’m inspired by so much – being alive, being out in nature, businesses big and small that do things differently, risk takers with creativity and flair! My friends and family inspire me to be the best version of me I can be. And I have a passion for health and nutrition which ties into my desire to help people and that keeps me feeling energised and inspired too!
About Joy Division Holistic Beaty
Joy Division Holistic Beauty is a home based space that is dedicated to outstanding personalised service, luxurious treatments and holistic health and beauty. Jo Lane is an experienced Diploma qualified Beauty Therapist/Aesthetician. It’s the place where you go when you want that ‘bare feet on lush green grass’ feeling… your beauty and wellness needs met wholeheartedly in a holistic way. Head to the Joy Division Holistic Beauty website to find the contact details to book your appointment or visit the online shop.
Joy Division Holistic Beauty is located at 8 Pylara Crescent, Ferny Hills, Brisbane.