Passionate new owner at Skin Deep
Claire Knapp (centre) with Celia Louis and Sarah Hazeldine.
Beauty & Hair
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Passionate new owner at Skin Deep
It's an 'inside-job' as a familiar face takes the reigns

Popular Browns Bay beauty spot Skin Deep Face and Body Studio is under new ownership. Customers, however, will be familiar with new owner Claire Knapp as she has worked for previous owner Odette at Skin Deep for the past four years.

In early November I caught up with Claire for a chat about her exciting news at Java Jungle Cafe. From the outset it was obvious that she is passionate about the beauty industry. The young mum is a real dynamo who juggles parenting duties for her two year old toddler with her husband Ashley, a builder, with the aid of a local creche.

"It is a lovely industry to be in as our role is to make people feel good," explained Claire. "The depth of experience we have at Skin Deep along with our range of great natural products makes this an enjoyable process for all. We simply love what we do. When Odette said she was looking for a change I jumped at the chance. I'm a believer that you have to take these opportunities when you can. This is a great business with a great location."

Claire originally trained in beauty with the Elite Academy on the Shore. She graduated with honours and was the student of the year in 2009. She now has five years of experience. Other fully qualitifed and experienced beauticians assisting Claire at Skin Deep include Celia Louis and Sarah Hazeldine.

"We will continue Odette's policy of combining great products with very competitive prices," adds Claire. "These products include La Clinica (a totally organic range), Dermaquest, Dermalogica, Pure Fiji and Eco Tan. We offer a tranquil environment with your relaxation and rejuvenation in mind."

Skin Deep Face and Body Studio treatments include waxing, massage, facials, brow shaping, lash tinting, lash perming, microdermabrasion, IPL, pedicures and manicures. Their ever popular Best Massage in Town will leave you instantly relaxed.  It's that time of the year when we take off our warm layers of clothing, treat yourself to our Island Wrap Treatment, it will leave your body beautifully hydrated and smooth and our Exotic Foot Ritual will prepare your feet and toes for the summer season.

Skin Deep Face and Body Studio have Gift Vouchers available that are a great Christmas present.

Skin Deep Face and Body Studio – Upstairs, 81 Clyde Road, Browns Bay. Phone 478-9900 or visit:

By Aidan Bennett
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Channel Magazine: Issuu 49 November 2014

Features articles by Aidan Bennett