We ask our members share a few thoughts: to introduce themselves to fellow members, and those who are interested in our community.

In this instalment, we interview Julie Jones of Julie Jones Advanced Skincare.

Tell us about your business:
I provide holistic, vegan and organic skincare and services.

What 5 words would you choose to describe your business?
healing, organic, therapeutic, repairing, wellness

What are your most popular products or services?
Skin treatments and micro needling. I work with Yon-ka, the leader in clinical, botanical skincare for more than 60 years.

What do you like best about owning a business?
The relationships I build with my clients and my freedom to do what I love the most.

What or who inspired you to start your business?
My love of health, wellness and self care.

What makes your products/services special?
I believe I bring a unique and personal approach to my skincare services, with a whole body approach to healing the skin. Our skin is our largest organ and healing and bringing radiance back, involves not just using a product, but a look inside what is causing the issues. The products I choose to work with are biological, sustainably farmed, vegan/vegetarian, fairtrade, environmentally and renewable made.

Who is your role model or mentor?
I have many. My Mom, my female friends who continually inspire me. Michele Obama, Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem.

What is your biggest fear?
Losing someone I love.

What motivates you on a daily basis?
My daughter.

What is the biggest challenge you have faced?
Divorce and an illness.

What tip would you give women who are starting a business?
Surround yourself with Positive motivating people. Have a good business plan and know your market.

What are your top tips for networking?
Be present.

How do you maintain a work/life balance?
I have an amazing partner.

What is your motto or theme song?
Beauty Begins Inside.

How do you relax?
I love watching movies with my daughter.

What place inspires you and why?
Anywhere with mountains and lakes.

What do you care most about, as a business owner?
My integrity.

What are your future plans?
To expand and have a women’s wellness centre with other professionals.

Thank you, Julie!

For more information about Julie Jones and Julie Jones Advanced Skincare, visit essencetherapeutics.nl