(Published 2005, Salon Therapist Magazine, London, United Kingdom)
undergroundNestling beneath a busy pharmacy on Marylebone High Street is the relaxing retreat of Madesil beauty salon, where beauty therapist Sevine Lane is hatching some big plans… By: Kate Donovan
…bringing calm and serenity to busy London folk. She may be thousands of miles away from the Great Barrier Reef but for Aussie Sevine Lane the salon is home.
(After living in London for four years)… She didn’t waste any time getting down to thorough beauty training. (‘I spent 7 years in admin and boutique retail roles throughout Australia and London, without the training to do what I really wanted to do.’)
Sevine trained at the London School of Beauty and Make-up in Oxford Circus. Her quickly expanding CV includes (4 diplomas in Beauty Therapy), she has also trained with various product houses (6).
‘Microdermabrasion, glycolic peels and massages are our real strengths,’ she says. Sevine prides herself on the salon’s personal touch. ‘It’s one on one here. I like to spend time with our clients,’ she says.
Among these clients are a handful of celebrities who are drawn by the salon’s proximity to Harley Street and its discreet appearance.
‘…celebrities like the fact it is low key and for others it’s a little getaway.’ Madesil offers the full range of salon treatments, and a la carte skin treatments. And Sevine sees plenty of room for growth; she is determined to maintain her vision for the salon. ‘I’m going with a calm, holistic feel because, let’s face it, there’s nothing better than having a totally relaxed mind, body and soul.’