We are thrilled to introduce you to Rhian. The Founder of Rhian Truman Therapies is the secret behind so many Londoner’s glowing skin.
We chatted about how she set up the business, and got her top tips for combatting the dreaded Covid Mascne…
Tell us a bit about you and your business.
I’m a facialist based in Notting Hill, with a fantastic client base that keep me inspired everyday.
How did you start your business?
I left Wales when I was 17 and moved to Hertfordshire to qualify in the international beauty therapy diploma, CIDESCO. I worked in various prestigious places for a few years to pick up some experience and keep learning. Then when the time felt right, I took the jump to start the business, worked hard and luckily never looked back.
What’s your favourite thing about your job?
Empowering all types of Women, from young professionals to exhausted mothers. Making them feel confident inside and out!
What advice would you give to other women setting up a business?
Self belief and to be kind. You don’t have to be mean to be successful.
What’s the biggest mistake you’ve made in your career and what did you learn from it?
Letting beauty companies put pressure on me to retail products. Having tricky skin myself, I understand the importance of having honest guidance. You need your facialist to have your best interest. That’s why I chose to work with various brands I love and rate. I truly want the best for my clients.
Who’s your dream client/project/job?
Last year I was put forward to do pre-treatments on the run up to the Oscars, unfortunately this didn’t happen. Fingers crossed, hopefully in the future.
What are your next goals?
Since the pandemic I’ve learnt It’s important not to put so much pressure on yourself. As much as I like a goal, I think it’s crucial to try keep steady and appreciate what you have right now.
What does the phrase ‘Women in Business’ mean to you?
Being willing or vulnerable enough to accept the possibility of failure, but then being determined enough to persevere when the going gets tough!
What are your top tips for healthy looking skin?
People forget to keep hydrated, water is key and it’s so simple. You can spend so much on skincare, but you have to consider what you consume before you spend lots on product. Take care of the inside as a starting point. My other pointers would be to cleanse well every night to clear any pollution off the skin. Facial massage to get the circulation boosted, will help to oxygenate the tissues, reducing fine lines and improving the colour. Finally, plenty of product on the skin before bed, this is important because at night our skin cells regenerate.
Lots of people have noticed that wearing face masks regularly seems to lead to break outs. Is there anything you would recommend to help?
Ouch mascne! The friction of the mask-wearing causes irritation on the surface of the skin, resulting in redness and a compromised skin barrier. I would avoid any products that are stripping the skin, anything astringent or potent that might cause inflammation. Try to stick to gentle creamy cleaners, cooling and hydrating serums and moisturisers. I would also recommend a night cream in the evening to encourage cellular repair. As much as I love oils at night, possibly avoid oils for particularly sore skin as oil can often trap heat.
What are the main things you look for in jewellery as a business woman?
I have lots of clients like yourself who are jewellery business owners, so I always like to buy from and support my clients.
How important is a sense of style to you?
I personally love fashion and jewellery, I think it’s really important. It gives you a real spring in your step when you have a chic outfit planned. So fun!
What’s your most worn/favourite item of jewellery?
My Nan gave me a pair of vintage channel earrings that I cherish.
Silver or Gold?
Gold, I find it really warming on the skin. I have pale skin and poor circulation so unfortunately can’t rock the silver.
Necklace or Bracelet?
Love a dainty bracelet on the wrist.
Hoops or Studs?
Ohhhh chunky hoops! Boss babe!
If you could tell Men in business one thing about your experiences as a Woman in business what would it be?
When a Women says no, please respect that.