MACQUARIE Medi Spa has been announced as the best day spa in the world.
Owned by Karla McDiarmid, Macquarie Medi Spa was named the global winner in the Best Beauty Salon in the World category.
It was one of three significant wins for Karla in the 2017 World Spa Luxury Awards, with her Orange Medi Spa named Best Emerging Spa for Oceania, and Karla herself taking out the Best Spa Manager for Oceania title.
The awards were presented in a black tie gala event in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Karla, who has been in the industry for 16 years, said the secret behind her success was long hours and training, training and more training.
She said it was vital that she and her team of seventeen skin therapists were at the leading edge of industry developments.
“I’ve got a wonderful team of girls and we keep growing every year.
She said opening the Orange spa was a dream come true, and the plan is to continue to offer world class treatments.
She said it was vital her team were at the cutting edge of the industry, which is why she places such heavy importance on training.
Having just returned from the Las Vegas Beauty Expo, Karla said she is already introducing the latest industry developments in the salon including the number one laser hair removal machine on the market, SyneronCandela.
She said with the many developments in skin care, she also ensures her clients have access to the best of the best.
“If I wouldn’t use it on my skin, I wouldn’t recommend it to others,” she said.
She said she was lucky to own two medi spas in regional centres, where she has built up a loyal following from clients.