Today we are meeting the lovely and pretty faced Verity smith who is the owner and founder of Verity smith face and body, a spa in the heart of South Kensington that has affordable luxurious skin, nail, face and body treatments, not to mention other services to get you looking glam and glowing for events like spray tans and lash extensions.
1) When did you decide to open Verity Smith Face and Body? Tell us more about Verity Smith Face and Body?
I opened Verity Smith one year ago but had run my own business for 7
years before that. Before my new salon in South Kensington, I was
running Verity Smith from the Nicky Clarke’s salon in Mayfair for
three years and before that for three years at Trevor Sorbie’s London
I’d always dreamed about opening my little luxury salon, so made it
happen and designed it exactly how I wanted it to be.
2) What would we find in your handbag right now for health and beauty?
You will always find OPI cuticle oil and Avoplex OPI hand cream.
They’re amazing for softening hands and cuticles especially in the
3) What products do you suggest for your clients to use?
The skin care brand we use in our salon treatments is Skin Ceuticals
and we also retail them for our clients. I honestly believe they are
the best products on the market. After researching skin brands for
over 10 years they always seem to be a winner. Full of antioxidants
and Vitamin C which everyone’s skin loves, the difference with Skin
Ceuticals is you see a real big difference compared to your high
street brands. We also work very closely with OPI nail products,
Gelish and Essie.
4) What is the most popular treatment for clients skin and why?
The most popular facial for our clients is the brightening oxygen
facial because you see instant results; skin is instantly firmer,
brighter and looks incredibly hydrated and dewy. It is also
antibacterial and features an anti-inflammatory effect so its great to
have before an event and you can apply makeup straight after. Your
skin glows for hours.
5) How long have you been treating clients? and what is the best part
of your job?
I have been treating my clients for over ten years and enjoy a
wonderfully loyal clientele I am so grateful for. The best part of my
job is making people happy, confident and see them walk out with a
smile. Treating my clients in my own salon is a dream come true.
6) What is does a typical day of eating look like for you?
I am a healthy eater. For breakfast, I love porridge maybe some fruit
and a strong coffee to start me off for the day. Lunch I normally go
for a grilled chicken, avocado salad or a salmon and wilted spinach
but I truly am spoilt for choice in South Kensington and often enjoy
something from one of the local restaurants like Ceru or Jia for
supper. I’m also a huge sushi fan.
7) What is your favourite quote?
‘Beauty is not only seen in the eye it is also felt by the heart’
“My salon wants every client to feel the best about themselves, inside
and out. When you look good, you feel good and you give them something
more than skin deep; confidence.” Verity Smith
8) What do you like to do on your time off?
During my time off I enjoy going to the gym, socialising with
friends, wine bars and extremely enjoy fabulous restaurants. And of
course, who doesn’t love a holiday?
9) What is a good facial recommended before a big event?
The best facial we recommend before a big event is 100% our signature
brightening Oxygen facial. It’s an instant booster facial and your
skin glows for hours.
10) How would your friends describe you?
I’ve had to ask a few friends to answer this for me! The general
consensus is ‘happy, fun, kind and always going out of my way to make
sure we feel confident and happy, especially in how we look’, so I
must be doing something right. Hehe.
11) Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In five years I’d love to see myself settled with a family and an
even bigger Verity Smith salon family too.
Thank you so much for all the questions. It’s being great fun!
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