My name is Julie Jacobs French and I am the Managing Director at Ice Clinic Beckenham, Having worked for myself for many years, I had a vision to establish a high end Aesthetic Clinic, within my local area, to help people who wanted that bit more than just a beauty salon, somewhere you could go and feel confident and relaxed, and where you could build a relationship with your practitioners, whether you were coming in for a wax or laser hair removal. I wanted to bring a bit of Harley Street to Beckenham.
HOW I STARTED
I attended Bromley College in 1993 and gained my NVQ in beauty therapy, from there I worked from home for many years, I then went on to become a trainer for Crystal Clear in microdermabrasion and oxygen therapy and at the same time assisted with launch and promotional events. I went on to work for Ellipse ipl/laser services and was the spokesperson for their wrinkle reduction range, where I attended many seminars and conferences, and held press conferences.
I then went to work for an Aesthetic clinic in 2004 where I was trained as the IPL/Laser and facial specialist, treating an array of conditions from hair removal, thread veins, skin rejuvenation, skin tightening, wrinkle reduction and more. It was here that I got my passion to work with ipl and laser, being a relatively new treatment, I wanted to be at the fore front of this amazing discovery. I also gained a strong knowledge and interest in the non surgical side of the industry, having attended many conferences and seminars, and consulting clients on procedures. My training was intense and thorough and I have many certificates for the courses I had taken, I was very fortunate to take a lot of my training at the famous Dr. Rita Rakus Clinic in Knightsbridge, which was a wonderful experience for me. It was here that I then decided to set up my own non surgical cosmetic clinic.
After much training and practical work I set up my first Aesthetic company known as Equalibrium, it was here that I met Nurse Vicky Parsons.
I set up my company Equalibrium in 2003. The aim was to provide quality, professional treatments for my clients, and at the same time make them feel comfortable and safe in the knowledge that each time they returned, it would be myself that would be treating them, building trust and loyalty. I now have a professional team working with me, and although I still undertake a majority of the advanced treatments, my team are on hand to help.
Whilst opening Ice Clinic I have worked with Dr AAmer Khan and Lesley Reynolds with the plan to franchise Ice Clinic with them, I attended Dr. Khans Harley Street Clinic where he very kindly let me shadow him with his treatments.
ICE CLINIC was born in 2011, and I am proud of the fact that we really do offer the best in the area for our clients, my vision is to see Ice Clinic expand into other areas as a franchise concept, which is something I have been personally working towards.
I pride myself on the honestly that I give to my clients, and really explain to them how things work and what to expect, it means a lot to me to make my clients happy and confident with themselves, if I can do that I have done a good job.
My team have been chosen by me for their passion, professionalism, integrity and skill, giving my clients the best for their safety and money.
Julie Jacobs-French MD ICE Clinic