My name is Debbie LaBes, I am the founder, director and head cosmetic artist of the Beauty Spot Cosmetic & Skin Clinic. I am often asked how I started out. So, I have decided to write my story…
I have close to 30 years in Aesthetics. I am an advanced skin therapist with qualifications in dermal science, light physics and beauty therapy. Of course, where my passion lies is with cosmetic tattoo.
I have always held the firm belief that…it’s not just about appearances, and that your true beauty should be able to shine through. However, sometimes we sabotage ourselves with low self-esteem or lack of confidence. My dream is to be able to help people recreate themselves… which will allow the very best version of their inner-self to be illuminated.
I’m very passionate about what I do, as I was bullied for many years. I never ‘fitted in’ and I was teased about the way I looked, so for a long time I withdrew and gave myself to art.
I could lose myself for many hours with just a piece of paper and a pencil…sometimes, I still do! I always said that I never ‘became a girl’ until I was in my 20s. I was always a tom boy and loved getting my hands dirty playing with arts and craft. It was at this time that I developed my creative need.
Stepping into the world of beauty was a whole new beginning for me. It’s a wonderful thing to make someone feel beautiful… even just because of ‘those little things’…like getting your makeup done…or, even a facial. It wasn’t until 1999 (when I worked with a woman in a well-known day spa) that I was introduced to cosmetic tattoo. I had my lips and eyeliner done with this form of semi-permanent make-up. It gave me a new found confidence in the way I look. I immediately fell in love with every aspect of the craft.
Finally, I would like to thank my husband for his endless support and encouragement. Without his strong shoulders to cry on, I don’t think I would be the same.
But most of all I would like to say a special thank you, to my loyal clients, without them I wouldn’t be able to keep my door open.