A word from Pia:
I've been an avid and passionate learner in this industry for over 20 years now, completing numerous skin, dermal and CIT masterclass courses. I've attended workshops with Dermaviduals, Florence Barrett-Hill (including The Pastiche Method), Dr Lance Setterfield, Gay Wardle, Andrew Christie, Ricki Allen, Chiza Westcarr, DMK, Inskin, True Solutions, Priori, Decleor, Matis, Algologie, Sothys and many others. I regularly attend lectures on all topics related to skin, ranging from ingredient activity, equipment effects, epidermal and dermal function to nutrition to hormonal effects in the skin.
I have completed training for IPL, sonophoresis, mesotherapy, Radio Frequency, LED, Beau Visage Siascopy skin imaging, CIT, lymphatic drainage, remedial massage, acupressure. Previous non-corneotherapeutic aligned training includes microdermabrasion and peels of all types up to medical grade.
I am also a Naturopathic student, very close to finishing my 4 year full time Bachelor of Health Science degree at Southern School. This will make a beautiful addition to my NLP practitioner training, Qi Gong teacher training, Reiki Level 1 and 2, Mindfulness practitioner training, Crystal healing training, as well as numerous leadership and business trainings.
What really was the turning point in my skin career was my first introduction to Dermaviduals 4+ years ago - I finally found the best in pure and active ingredients, no nasties, skin barrier repair focused and the most phenomenal skin education I'd received in a loooong time. As a company Dermaviduals Australia is dynamic and supportive. I've not looked back since then!
My continual investment in education, my holistic attitude to treatment and wellness, my partnership with Dermaviduals (which I truly believe are the most incredible skin care products in the world!), my level of expertise, my passion for my industry and helping others, and my ability to share my knowledge in an accessible and relevant way for my team and my clients is what sets me (and my business!) apart from the rest.
This ethos translates into our unique Verve approach - our complete consideration and appreciation for the individual presenting to us, the time we take to delve into their unique skin health story, the way we respect (and love!) their skin barrier and enhance their skin cell functioning through a range of modalities that include advanced naturopathic skin analysis, corneotherapeutic skin care, corneotherapeutic synergistic equipment and holistic skin, mind and soul wellness practices really encapsulates what Verve is all about.
I'm so thrilled I was nominated for this award - the first time I have ever entered - being top 4 across Australia and New Zealand is a true honour, and a wonderful recognition of where I'm at professionally! To win is very humbling, and I am very proud. I'm looking forwad to partaking in many more in the future , and I am excited for all the future skin successes!