Janesce Conference Highlights Power of Holistic Skincare
At the beginning of April, 100 beauty therapists from around New Zealand gathered in Tauranga for the Janesce National Conference, themed, ‘A Holistic Journey – How to care for yourself, your clients and your business’.
The women spent two days at the ‘Waters Edge’ venue enjoying the harbour views, inspiring professional development and the chance to catch up with like-minded ‘slow beauty’ therapists over the deliciously nutritious meals that are a trademark of Janesce training.
Business Is Always Personal
Janine Tait (of Janesce and Bestow) introduced the key conference theme that caring is a pathway in thriving – for our clients, our businesses and ourselves.
She said: “We often separate our business and our personal lives, but I believe that business is always personal – especially in the wellness sector when our businesses exist to support the health and well-being of others. The way you care for yourself, your clients and your business are all vitally interconnected.”
Janesce Panel | Healing Skin Disorders
A highlight of the conference was hearing amazing case studies of skin transformation from a panel of Janesce therapists. Julia O’Gorman, Gemma Moran, Simone Rose, Nicole Webb and Shannon Denby shared stories of clients who had severe cases of skin disorders such as acne, peri-oral dermatitis, hypersensitive skin and rosacea.
‘Before and after’ photos showed dramatic transformations; not only in the client’s skin but also in their confidence and self-esteem. The therapists remarked on the power of the Janesce hypersensitive range and nutrition protocols to heal skin, as well as the importance of coaching clients through the diet and lifestyle changes necessary to truly transform skin from the inside out.
Nicole said, ‘the fact that I have helped my client get her confidence back gave me so much encouragement that this is what I am supposed to be doing.”
Julia O’Gorman said, “I have been working with Janesce for ten years and I was once again reassured by the dramatic skin transformation and how quickly it happened when the client adhered to all the instructions I gave her.”
Leading the Way with Wellness
Janine observed during the conference that wellness, holistic care, and slow beauty are all slowly starting to become mainstream phrases.
She said: “We need to clearly communicate that for Janesce therapists, wellness is not a trend. It’s right at the heart of everything we do and has been for the last 30 years.
She encouraged Janesce therapists to continue in their passion for holistic skincare. “It’s your time to help expand the influence of the Slow Beauty movement in your corner of the world – one client at a time. It’s the care you show for the one, that will help us collectively to influence the many.”
Exciting Developments with Bestow
Most Janesce therapists use Janine Tait’s ‘Bestow’ range of skin-friendly super-food blends, recipe books and rituals to support clients through the Janesce nutritional protocols.
During the conference, Janine reported on the successful launch of Bestow University earlier this year, (a free online training platform available to Bestow stockists) which introduces the Bestow approach to skin nutrition and the science and story behind beach Bestow product.
She said: “We put our heart and soul into making this training inspiring and accessible for therapists and we were blown away by how popular it has been.”
Around 75% of those in attendance had already graduated from Bestow University and given extremely positive feedback.
During the conference, Janine joined forces with her sisters Robyn Fairweather of Bestow, and Denise Arnold of the Cambodia Charitable Trust, to launch the Bestow Sisterhood.
This is a new beauty industry charitable initiative, creating an opportunity for beauty clinics to sponsor the education of a vulnerable girl in rural Cambodia. The session was very moving and as Denise told stories of despair and hope, the emotion in the room was palpable. 44 Cambodian girls were sponsored in response to the session – the most generous response the Cambodia Charitable Trust has ever had
from one gathering.
Launch of SAVOUR | Skin-friendly Vegetarian Recipe Book
No Janesce conference is complete without the launch of a recipe book, and this year was no exception. Foodie, photographer and designer, Sheryl Nicholson, did a cooking demonstration in which she introduced her favourite recipe, ‘Zucchini Wraps’ from SAVOUR, the new vegetarian recipe book from Bestow.
Sheryl explained that Savour offers a tasty collection of one-dish savoury meals, which celebrate organic, locally grown, seasonal vegetables. With energising summer meals and nourishing fare for the cooler months, this recipe collection helps therapists and clients alike to eat well all year round.
Kathryn Overall is a Tauranga-based freelance writer and advocate of the Slow Beauty movement.