I am an image consultant and a big boss lady at my own image consulting company I on Image. I coach people to represent their brightest side every single day so they can reach stellar career success. I teach them to communicate the right way, I help them to select a killer working wardrobe and advise them to carry it with grace, not to mention the numerous tips I give to people on how to enhance their professional image in general.
I am also a mother of two under school age children. Everyone who has been in the same position knows that the time you have for yourself in the morning is only a few minutes, if less. But I still want to look polished and ready to take over the world rather than being a hurried mess covered in toothpaste stains. Being a hot mess is cute and fun on TV but being one never gives a good first impression in the business world. If you don’t play the part, there is always someone who will.
Good grooming is one of the biggest time saving tricks one can ever invest in. When my second child was born I realized that for me finding the time to go to a salon would be a struggle so I was delighted to find Mobile Beautician Giedre Pankaite who comes to your home or to your office. After my first appointment with her I was posting photos of my gorgeous nails on Facebook and wondered where had she been all my life. Since then I have booked her regularly, and whenever I notice spending too much time worrying about my looks, I know it’s time for her to come over and swipe those worries away. Her signature look is always natural and healthy, in other words: perfect for a busy professional!
Nails are the one thing about you everyone will instantly notice so chewing them or showing up with a chipped polish is a big no-no. Normal nail polish can never keep up with my energetic family life so I have started to pay a little extra for a Shellac manicure. Giedre does absolutely the best Shellac in town! Mine has always stayed on for the promised two weeks, which 14 days of impeccable nails. Last time I asked her if nails always need to be polished and to my surprise she said no. “Bare nails are always in style, they just need to be shaped nicely or kept short, and buffed regularly.” She gave me an orange wood cuticle stick and advised to gently push the cuticles back on a regular basis. A good hand cream is also a must. Giedre uses cold creams from ALIVE Cosmetics. I love the romantic scent of the Three Roses one. No wonder manicures in general are her most asked service along massages!
Despite the sandal season being officially over I also like to invest in an occasional pedicure because it always makes me feel great about myself. For people attending conferences, trade shows or otherwise always being on their feet, having a pedicure is a great way to say thank you to the feet that took you so far.
My brows and lashes are naturally very fair so I like to dye them. Giedre has a great talent for shaping my brows to a smart yet super natural arch and using just the right shade of greyish brown so that nobody actually knows I have had them done. Well, there goes my secret, but I find that shaped brows make you look instantly more refined and put together. I would never leave a house without a little bit of makeup and this grooming step saves me a nice amount of time in the morning.
When I was 14 my friend’s mum arranged a beauty evening for our lively girl gang at her friend’s beauty salon. The idea was great but many of her make up tips were too grown up and high maintenance for a school girl who loved grunge and literature. However, I was reminded about one of her best tips by Giedre when she mentioned face massages. According to Giedre face massages have a great impact on the blood circulation of the face and they can postpone, or even replace, the need for a cosmetic procedure. Now that is a promise I am very intrigued by!
Beauty bookings: www.mobilebeautician.nl
Have a great weekend!
I on Image founder and image consultant with an eye for detail