Operators of GPS to Magnificence, Suzette Camille Buchanan (left) and son Tahj Reid pose for a close-up shot with nationwide footballer Khadija “Bunny” Shaw. (Photograph: Garfield Robinson)
Teenager Tahj Reid and mother Suzette Buchanan are climbing the ladder of know-how and sweetness as they mix to usually make folks feel and appear higher.
For Reid, a licensed hair elimination aesthetician, he is ready to use his abilities every day to assist his purchasers current the most effective variations of themselves to the world.
At age 19, the Hillel Excessive College graduate is a key principal of GPS to Magnificence, one of many latest day spas providing non-invasive beauty procedures within the Kingston and St Andrew Metropolitan Space. Reid mentioned that whereas lots of the companies provided are historically marketed to girls, he has additionally noticed rising curiosity amongst males.
“It’s fascinating to see the shift within the attitudes of males in direction of these companies from adverse to optimistic. The fashionable man is embracing the concept that they too have to care for their pores and skin, simply as girls have for years, and that magnificence companies usually are not a luxurious, however are obligatory parts of a balanced self-care routine” Reid mentioned.
Reid’s enterprise accomplice, Buchanan, is a lady who isn’t any stranger to profitable enterprise, having headed operations at Caymanas Observe Ltd and the Common Service Fund; in addition to serving as a councillor for the Jamaica Labour Occasion within the Gregory Park Division of the St Catherine Parish Council, now municipal company.
Whereas Buchanan has government oversight for the enterprise, she entrusts her son with operating its day-to-day operations, working intently with facility Supervisor Odessia Benjamin, together with growing service packages to fulfill the wants of their rising clientele.
“For example, for Mom’s Day we had a number of curated packages for moms and their spouses or grownup youngsters. The message is that there are companies that cater to the wants of nearly everybody to assist people attain their wellness and sweetness targets,” Buchanan mentioned.
Organising store in September of final 12 months might actually be seen as a sensible enterprise determination as when the 2 opened the doorways they turned a part of the rising well being and sweetness trade at present valued at over US$511 billion globally.
The six-day operation, situated in King’s Plaza, presents companies corresponding to hydro-facials, ultrasonic cavitation for fats loss, laser hair elimination, cellulite remedy, infrared pores and skin tightening, full-body pores and skin tightening, vaginal tightening, vitamin pictures and full-body crimson mild remedy, a service that has change into a favorite amongst athletes together with nationwide girls’s soccer Captain Khadija “Bunny” Shaw.
The Manchester Metropolis participant was on location to expertise the service because the Jamaica Observer workforce toured the power final Thursday. She gave the service excessive ranking and beneficial it not just for athletes however for individuals who need to give themselves a much-needed enhance of vitality.
One other service which will get her stamp of approval is the vitamin shot remedy administered by director of medical companies and licensed purposeful medication doctor Dr Orlando Thomas.
Based on Dr Thomas, the shot is a wonderful method for people to get the vitamins they want for a well being way of life in immediately’s fashionable world.
“The quantity of vitamins in meals has decreased over the past 100 years. Our food plan has moved from uncooked, unprocessed meals to extra processed meals, which may result in way of life illnesses. With these pictures you’ll be able to get a lot wanted nutritional vitamins and minerals, sluggish the ageing course of and even speed up your weight reduction programme,” Dr Thomas mentioned.
Based on Dr Thomas, there are pictures (nutritional vitamins and amino acids) that enable folks to lose as much as eight kilos in a month. It’s subsequently no shock that with summer time quick approaching, these pictures have change into the companies hottest providing.
Government Chairman Buchanan was fast to level out, nonetheless, that GPS is not only about making revenue but in addition making a distinction.
For Moms’ Day, the enterprise pampered three inner-city moms with particular magnificence companies and in addition offered them with financial help. It was an initiative conceptualised and spearheaded by Reid, which he mentioned warmed his coronary heart in addition to these of the recipients.
Tahj Reid does an ultrasonic cavitation on consumer Dr Alana Grant. (Photograph: Garfield Robinson)
Aesthetician and facility supervisor Odessia Benjamin applies the ending touches earlier than placing Jamaica and Manchester Metropolis footballer Khadija “Bunny” Shaw by way of Crimson Mild remedy, a full-body spa remedy. (Photograph: Garfield Robinson)
Completed with a session of the ‘All Physique Crimson Mild’ remedy, Khadija “Bunny” Shaw appears all happy. (Photograph: Garfield Robinson)
Shopper Donovan Marshall being attended to by medical aesthetician Venesar Raphael.