Director of Aesthetics
BSc (Hons) ITEC VTCT
After graduating from the University of Gloucestershire in June 2002 with a Degree in Community Studies with Combined Studies (Sociology and Psychology), Victoria took a temporary position at the Royal Surrey County Hospital as a Health Care Assistant in the day surgery operating theatre.
Having always been fairly squeamish at even the thought of operating procedures and blood, she surprised herself by enjoying the atmosphere of working in the theatre and also being part of a team of people who helped and looked after patients during what could be a very difficult and stressful time for them.
Victoria always thought she would pursue a career in social work but her experience in the operating theatre and then spending three years working as a Sales Manager for a company selling websites to the medical profession led her to reassess her plans.
“I decided that I wanted to work in a medical environment as an aesthetics practitioner. This would allow me to incorporate my interest in medicine and aesthetics, along with my love of working and dealing with people from all walks of life.”
As Victoria did not train to be a nurse, she returned to College in order to obtain the relevant Diplomas in Anatomy and Physiology and Beauty before opening Bella Vou, a beauty clinic, in 2005. Whilst running this very successful beauty clinic, she continued with her training courses and, over a couple of years, gradually phased out the more traditional beauty treatments replacing them with more ‘aesthetic’ related procedures.
In February 2008, Victoria waved goodbye to Bella Vou and created Absolute Aesthetics. Now a division of The Whiteley Clinic, Absolute Aesthetics offers patients of whole host of non-surgical and minor surgical aesthetics treatments ranging from body sculpting procedures to facial fillers.
Victoria enjoys dancing, exercise, hula-hooping(!), cookery and spending time with her family.