Nichola Joss is a name on the lips of the A-List as their go to skincare superstar and she is bringing her expertise to the Expert Stage at this years British Style Collective. I caught up with her to find out more about the beauty industry’s go-to virtuoso.
First off, we MUST talk about the upcoming festival of fashion – British Style Collective as it moves from Birmingham to Liverpool for the first time. How are you going to be involved and how did that collaboration come about?
Its such an amazing event and I am thrilled to be involved as the skincare ambassador for Nair. I will be chatting all things beauty skincare prepping and fashion on Saturday with Nair and also am available on the Nair stand 159 for questions demos and general natter!
How important is the relationship between fashion and beauty for you?
Its the most important relationship. Beauty and fashion are essential together and enhance and compliment each other. Without my editorial shoots and advertising campaigns for fashion I would not be introduced to so mNy amazing talents and sharing my philosophy on skincare with cover girls and talent
You travel the world making your clients feel fabulous – how do you give yourself some R&R?
I make sure my assistant Charlotte Connoley gives me some much needed facial treatments and body massage. She is amazing and has been with me for 8 years. We are so close and she means the world to me, a little like a sister with the same magic hands and empathy.
Your favourite city in the world?
London. Always. For all the reasons and more
As a mum to two boys, how do you juggle motherhood and your super busy work schedule?
You just have to be super organised and have as much help as you can. I am never afraid to ask for help from my network of family and friends. I have always had a nanny who is actually now my PA and has also been with me for 8 years. I spend lots of down time with my boys when they are not at school/football/cricket/rugby……..
We spend the whole summer together in spain at my parents home which i find is essential for r&r and catching up with essential cuddles and giggles
Describe a typical day….
It varies so much. I do have days which are dedicated to my London spa for clients. Then other days are spent testing and trying products as a judge for various beauty awards and magazines. Doing quotes for journalists and also looking at developing new secret beauty products!!! Then I spend time also shooting for ad campaigns or editorial shoots doing anything from nails to tanning facials and general skin prepping. Other days are spend travelling to my pop up spas in NYC and Toronto
Your hero beauty product – high end and budget?
Nair facial hair wax strips – budget
Sisley day and night cream – high end
Any advice for spot prone skin?
Keep your diet clean and green for clearer skin. Take a water based probiotic every day to keep gut healthy. I also advise taking supplements by Lumity – they will definitely help improve and balance skin conditions
Oil – to use on oily skin or not to use?
Keep topical beauty products simple and gentle and dint be afraid to use a facial oil to massage skin in the evening
Your favourite go-to self tan?
St Tropez or Elemis every time
Your signature facial is quite unique – can you talk us through your process?
Designed with you in mind, looking at the tone texture and condition of your skin and addressing sagging muscles through deep lymphatic massage and contouring techniques I have designed to lift the facial contours and give a fresh radiant look to the skin. This treatment involves massage from inside the mouth to de stress the muscle tissue and improve the tone and firmness of the facial muscles to add youth and vitality. Encouraging the muscles to sit higher and with more volume and youth. All designed around a bespoke cocktail of products to add a personalised treatment especially for your skin.
Most of your clients are A-list celebrities – any of your regulars you can share with us?
Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, Natalie Dormer, Jenna Coleman & Tom Hughes to name but a few!
What’s in your make up bag?
Charlotte Tilbury Bronze and highlight
Hourglass liquid liner black hourglass lipstick nudes
Mac Minerliser powder
Mac Total coverage
YSL Touche Eclat
YSL Burgandy mascara
MAC Brunette eyebrow pencil
Nichola will be speaking at British Style Collective on the expert stage at 3.15pm on Saturday 8th July about essential skincare prep.