Anel brings over 16 years experience in the beauty industry to head up the Illumin8 team alongside Louise.
Having previously looked after high profile clients in a Harley Street practice and the prestigious Mandarin Oriental hotel in Knightsbridge, Anel brings a unrivaled combination of attention to detail, skill and discretion to her work.
Anel knows what it means to have health and beauty services you can trust to not only make you look beautiful but feel beautiful. Since becoming co owner of Illumin8 she has been instrumental in giving the salon a new look, introducing new treatments and products such as ESPA and Essie and recruiting a team of expert therapists.
Louise is the co founder of fit8, a successful chain of boutique physiotherapy, rehabilitation and prescriptive exercise studios in SW London. Members include professional athletes, celebrities and royalty who all enjoy the private and professional approach.
Louise has always had a passion for health and beauty and understands that looking and feeling good is a combination of what happens on the inside and out.
Through her work at fit8 Louise and her team have brought quantifiable benefits to individuals, making a real difference to their lives. This success inspired Louise to team up with Anel to create Illumin8 Beauty.
I love beauty because I have always been very girly and I enjoy making people feel good about themselves. My favourite treatment is make up, I got into makeup to improve my own confidence and I like to think I can help other people with theirs.
My biggest tip when it comes to applying makeup is blending, from your primer to your eyeshadow, its important that your liquid products blend beautifully in to your skin and that your powder doesn’t create harsh lines. Its very important to take care of your skin and remove makeup properly. I also enjoy tinting and shaping eyebrows as I think they frame your face and can make a huge difference.
I like beauty because I like looking good and making other people feel relaxed and happy. My favourite treatment is massage, its important to take care of your body properly and massage can help with physical and mental stress in the body.
I enjoy the satisfaction of making a difference to how my clients feel when they leave the salon. My tip for my clients is to have regular massages, if you have specific problems a massage every 2 weeks would help greatly. I also like gel manicures because they make the hands look elegant and clean cut.
I enjoy working in beauty as it’s a very calm and positive environment and I like to see our clients leave happy and relaxed.
I always like to keep my nails looking neat and tidy with a manicure and a soft colour, you see your nails all the time so I think its important to take care of them. A tip I’m always giving is to make sure you put eyeshadow on your bottom lash line as it finishes the makeup look. Although I am just a receptionist I enjoy experimenting with all the new beauty products and trends and I try very hard to remove all of my makeup after nights out.