Clinic is already welcoming the region’s famous faces
The owner of a Manchester-based chain of specialist medical aesthetics clinics and one of the UK’s original aesthetics practitioners to the stars has record bookings across its three sites in just a few days of reopening and is already welcoming some well-known faces.
Rebecca Mac, a qualified registered nurse, independent prescriber and owner of Mc Aesthetics, which specialises in non-surgical aesthetic treatments and training, has full appointment books at her clinics in Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham until the end of September following a lot of hard work when her businesses were closed and £35k invested in new equipment.
This week reality star Warren Phillips (Survival of the Fittest) and model and Love Island star Molly Smith have been into the Whitefield clinic freshening up ahead of a busy summer.
Mc Aesthetics performs services such as lip augmentation, dermal fillers, facial treatments, laser hair removal service, and also provides specialist industry-leading medical aesthetic training for nurses, dentists, doctors and beauty therapists. The Manchester team were part of Katie Prices glam squad for her reality show in 2016.
Every year Rebecca and her team train over 100 medical professionals from all around the UK and welcome in excess of 10,000 aesthetics treatment customers for popular beauty procedures. She set up the business eight years ago and was one of the first clinics to make lip enhancement fashionable and bring facial aesthetics to social media, quickly drawing in a celebrity following.
The beauty and aesthetics industry in the UK is now worth £30bn and growing, overtaking publishing and car production, directly employing around 370k people or more. It is one of the last business sectors to be allowed to operate once more following the easing of lockdown conditions.
Rebecca’s three businesses, which employs 15 people across the sites in Whitefield, Birmingham and Leeds as well as utilising a team of 20+ additional self-employed medical aesthetic practitioners such as specialist laser hair removal technicians closed for lockdown on 21st March along with the rest of the UK hospitality industry.
The staff were placed on furlough and the management team have worked hard behind the scenes to continue to promote the businesses tirelessly online using social media, resulting in full appointment diaries for treatments as well as fully booked aesthetic training courses from the end of July until December 2020.
In fact, demand for the most popular treatments has increased by 25% compared with the same period last year, and to accommodate this, two new aestheticians have been recruited across the clinics from July onwards plus additional new equipment.
During lockdown, Mc Aesthetic clinics has invested £30,000 in two new medical grade diode laser hair removal machines and a further £5,000 for additional PPE, temperature measuring devices, floor markers, screens, auto hand sanitizers and deep cleaning across all sites to keep customers safe as the UK comes out of lockdown, in accordance with government guidelines. All staff achieved the new Barbicide COVID-9 certification, which further reinforces the businesses ongoing dedication to infection control.
Owner of Mc Aesthetics, Rebecca Mac, aged 32 from Bury, said: “We have built up an excellent reputation in the beauty, medical and aesthetics industry over the last eight years and I am very proud of what we have achieved so I wanted to sustain our business during lockdown and the temporary closure of our industry. I have invested every single penny I have in ensuring that we have a business to come back to. July-September appointments are pretty much booked up at all three sites and we are delighted with this.
“In terms of infection control, we have medical backgrounds so this has always been at the forefront of our business; to keep our clients safe and we continue to be absolutely dedicated to maintaining the highest standards possible. We can’t wait to get back to doing what we love best and contributing to a booming business sector.”
Mc Aesthetics Manchester is located at 78 Bury Old Road, Whitefield.
Mc aesthetics Leeds is located at 147 New Rd Side, Horsforth, Leeds.
Mc Aesthetics Birmingham is located at 99a Chester Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands.
*The beauty and aesthetics industry is currently awaiting further Government guidance for reopening in July onwards