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 6 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.
Charlotte Connoley has been Nichola Joss’ number one assistant for the last 7 years.
In that time she has worked alongside Nichola in a Salon based environment. Nichola personally trained Charlotte in her trademarked bespoke facial ‘The Inner Facial’. Charlotte is also trained other bespoke facial treatments such as Dermabrasion and Light Therapy. in all aspects of Massage including Lymphatic Drainage.
They have worked alongside each other on various Fashion Shows, Campaign Shoots and Editorial Shoots. Charlotte is also one of a few people who has been taught by Nichola to apply Self Tan with a spray machine and by hand and is skilled in Manicures and Pedicures using Polish or Shellac.
Ellie Mae Connoley
Ellie Mae is a beauty, baby & lifestyle blogger.
She is a former journalist who’s worked for Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Woman and Best magazine among other titles. She is currently training to be a makeup artist, and enjoys nothing more than putting products through their paces and talking all things cosmetics.
Ellie Mae is thrilled to be a part of the Joss Beauty Team and to be sharing her latest tips and tricks.
Celine Bopp specialises in male
Celine’s career began back in 2000 where she worked for Steiner and travelled the world on a prestige cruise liner, learning bespoke Spa treatments and knowledge of etiquette. Celine re trained as a Make Up Artist, and has for the last 10 years built her name within the industry working backstage at London, Paris and Milan Fashion Weeks. For companies such as Nike, Burberry, Jack Wills, Warner Bros and Universal. Her work has been featured in various magazines including Harpers Bizarre, Wonderland, and Nylon. And more to date working at the Baftas, and a whole host of Red Carpet Film Premieres.
Celine’s journey has connected her to an array of talent, including the likes of Lewis Hamilton, Jose Mouriniho, Jeremy Irvine, Al Pachino, Colin Firth, Wesley Snipes, Martin Scorsese, Tim Burton Saiorse Ronan, Lindsay Lohan, Jordanna Brewster, Ruth Wilson to name just a few.
Keeping her core values of the well being industry, within her massage and beauty background, Celine has always incorporated that into her work wherever possible, and has now collaborated with skincare guru Nichola Joss to bring her very own concept of Body Massage and Men’s Skincare to the ever growing strength of the Joss Beauty Team.
Hayley is a highly experienced Healer who qualified over 25 years ago.
Her healing has taken her to working alongside doctors in hospitals in England, specifically treating patients suffering from cancer and strokes. She has also worked with victims of war in Bosnia with the Healing Hands Network Charity. This year she will be travelling back there to heal and assist with the rescue of abandoned dogs, an issue that is close to her heart.
With a keen interest and talent to also make others feel beautiful, it was not long before she was in demand by key players in the industry. Her portfolio includes magazine shoots, fashion shows and beauty events for top brands. Her years of professional experience providing top of the range treatments to clients in Five Star luxurious hotels and spas can be felt through the high standard of care and service she provides to each person she encounters.
Hayley prides herself on recognising the importance of engaging with clients on all levels of their well being, in order to ensure that everyone is provided with a tailor made experience. This combined with her powerful intuition creates a unique, uplifting and relaxing treatment.
Healing is a universal treatment that can help and provide relief from many symptoms and illnesses. With the strains and stresses of living and working in London it is the perfect antidote and will leave you feeling recharged and balanced.
Hayley is also a member of The Healing Trust – M.N.F.S.H.