Nichola Joss is one of the beauty industry’s most revered skincare, self tanning and nail experts.
Not only has her advice and work been featured in some of the world’s most prominent women’s magazines such as Vogue, In Style and Marie Claire, Nichola is the beauty therapist of choice for a bevy of A-list beauties such as Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank, Gisele Bundchen and Gwyneth Paltrow. Best known for her miraculous lymphatic drainage massage facials, Nichola is one of the few therapists who can literally tone and improve the texture of skin with a mere wave of her hands.
Nichola’s fascination with skin is something she developed as a child through watching the women in her family fuss over cleansing, creams and skincare. While most therapists today would have been content with a beauty diploma, Nichola went on to earn a degree in biology and physiology shortly after, so that she could fully understand the holistic entirety of beauty therapy. Upon completing her studies, Nichola moved to Malaysia where she did a one-on-one apprenticeship with a local lymphatic drainage therapist. For the next several years, Nichola trained in these specific pressure techniques, proven to aid the detoxification of the body, the regeneration of skin tissue, boost the body’s immune system and have anti-aging effects.
“It is fantastic working with these talented women who have such amazing screen presence, and even more amazing skin!”
When Nichola returned to the UK, her reputation as a fantastic beauty therapist in Scotland grew quickly, thanks to word of mouth recommendations from friends and clients. As her freelance career skyrocketed, she decided to move to London and scored her first editorial job with top-class fashion photographer Michel Comte when he needed a manicurist at the last minute. From then on, Nichola would be in high demand.
To date, she has worked with top photographers like Craig McDean, Terry Richardson and Patrick Demarchelier, and backstage at fashion shows for designers Roland Mouret, Carlos Miele and Matthew Williamson . As a beauty therapist, Nichola combines all of her experience to create well informed, bespoke treatments that yield immediate results, and have her clients coming back for more. She believes in tailoring each facial and massage to the clients’ specific needs, carefully selecting the right products to achieve the right purpose. Yet of all her accomplishments, Nichola counts working with the world’s most famous actresses as the highlight of her career.
Sam Hunnisett has been working along side Nichola and the Joss Beauty team for over 9 years now.
Sam is Nichola’s Personal Assistant and takes care of all the Joss Beauty Client booking requests and queries. She is a valued member of the team, coordinating the various pop up salons, staff and working along with Nichola’s agent regarding advertising campaigns and editorial shoots.
Sam also over the years has trained in all aspects of Beauty Therapy and will assist Nichola on Shoots, in Salon and also at Fashion Week doing massage, nails, tanning and skin finishing.
Holistic Nutritionist / Health Coach FNTP
Meridian Therapist AAMT
Reiki Master Quantum Energy Practitioner/Teacher
International Session Hairstylist and requested stylist to some of the worlds most beautiful and successful women – as Kate Hudson, Yasmin LeBon, Emma Stone, Carey Mulligan, Emily Blunt and Lara Stone – to name a few. Tracie has also been acting Brand Ambassador, Creative Director, international lecturer and mentor for various Beauty Brands – working on both sides of the camera. With her distinctive approach and remarkable technical ability, Tracie is in demand on both sides of the Atlantic – working with some of the worlds most formidable photographers, as Peter Lindbergh, David Bailey, Ellen Von Unwerth, Miles Aldridge and Annie Liebowitz.
Tracie has also studied and qualified as a Holistic Nutritionist and Health Coach, Meridian Therapist, Reiki Master Healer/Teacher, Flower Therapy and Essential oil practitioner – designing exclusive programmes for the individual.
TRACIE’S philosophy – is to consider the whole person when looking at longevity in beauty, health and well – being.
Tracie has worked internationally for many years, conducting seminars and shows, filmed tutorials and workshops worldwide – always with the view that ‘great health and beauty starts within’. With this view, Tracie has created programmes and seminars to ‘Unblock Creativity’ and is now blending the worlds of fashion, health and beauty – to create something bespoke and unique.
Tracie has devised methods to work with the individual using ‘Epigenetic’s’ with the consideration – everything within us and in our environment effects health, well-being, creativity and self expression. Ultimately, how we feel about ourselves – determines our biology and how we project ourselves out into the world.