BEAUTY therapist, Cheryleen Webber is the first from The Beauty Clinic in East London to be accredited as one of the top beauty therapists in the world.
Webber entered an international competition in which she had to present a case study in which she treated a client with a Nimue skin product.
She was then chosen as one of the top six beauty therapists in South Africa and was recognised and awarded a certificate of achievement as one of the 45 top beauty therapists in the world.
“I had never entered a competition like this before, it was a first for me so being chosen and being recognised as one of the top therapists is amazing,” Webber said.
Webber competed against beauty therapists from 15 different countries including Dubai, the Netherlands, Switzerland and New Zealand, where the overall winner hails from.
“I hope to pursue this and maybe one day be that ultimate winner,” said Webber, who has been working at the Beauty Clinic for the past eight years.
“This industry sort of chose me. Gwen [co-owner of the Beauty Clinic] actually scouted me and I started my first six-month course with her. I loved it and I’ve been here ever since,” Webber said.
The beauty industry is not as glamorous as most make it out to be; hard work, dedication and persistence are key to really making a difference as a beauty therapist, she said.
“There are difficult aspects to my job,” said the ex- Grens pupil.
“Pleasing clients and making sure they are satisfied with the results is our main aim and that can be very draining sometimes. Doubting myself and the product I’m using is something I’ve had to overcome.
“It just takes persistence and multiple treatments to see results.
“What makes this job so fulfilling though is seeing the results, seeing clients with improved skin because of your treatments,” Webber said.