IN CONVERSATION WITH ABIGAIL
I’ve always been good with my hands and I love being creative, while skincare is my first passion I could make a beautiful hat!
and I have hyper mobility syndrome which is a genetic flexible condition passed down by my grandmother who was a performer & contortionist.
my sister’s first labor was challenging so I was there to support her on her second birth with massage and breathing techniques – it was an incredible experience!
I would have loved to have been a Jewellery designer.
poco-a poco, my mother used to say to me, which means, keep going, little by little, you will get where you want to be.
Nanny James, such a petite force of nature, with the most balanced life advice. If she couldn't afford it she would learn how to make it. A humble lady with the strongest character, an artist, a creator, a true pioneer with nutrition.
Like many people, my journey has not been a straightforward one, I wasn’t always a skinexpert, I started my working life in the family food business, following a childhood of contrasting approaches – my grandparents were beekeeping vegetarians, everything was home made, whilst my glamorous mother embraced a more 80s convenience style to cooking. So I’ve always been influenced by different approaches to life, health and wellbeing.
I was a child of the 80s, we sunbathed for hours covered in baby oil and put lemon juice in our hair, we even had a sunbed at home, which horrifies me now – so much skin damage and premature ageing.
Looking after myself wasn’t anywhere on my agenda until my physical and mental health suffered, I had always been prone to sensitive skin, my first beauty product purchase caused a huge allergic reaction.
In my early 20s, I experienced the first of two periods of post-natal depression, which prompted me to take stock and retrain as a beauty therapist. Juggling motherhood and education was never going to be easy, but I knew I had found my calling.
Continuing to educate myself and helping others with their skin and health became my passion, and over the years I have trained in many therapies & techniques, for me further education is something that has never stoped.
This journey has formed my philosophy about looking good and feeling healthy, glowing skin isn’t achieved just by the latest ‘miracle’ cream but by a balance of well-chosen products, treatments, technology, exercise, stress management, an awareness of our hormonal cycle and, of course, food.
So all that time spent working with my father wasn’t wasted!
Whilst I’ve travelled the world, working with global brands and prestigious spas and detox retreats, the most satisfying moments have come from helping thousands of women love their skin and improve their health, happiness and confidence. It means so much when women share their stories of how life changing my advice or methods have been.
When I’m not running my clinic in London and being mum, I love sharing blogs, videos and running workshops. I’m lucky enough to be invited to judge beauty awards, speak at industry events and talk about great products on QVC. I also collaborate with some amazing brands that share my passion for holistic health, wellbeing and happiness.
I hope that finding out a bit about me gives you confidence that I can support you on your journey to skin wellness. My own journey and decades of working with clients has taught me that the link between our skin, our identity and our sense of self-worth is inextricable.