In The Days of Our Lives, we meet some fascinating and creative folk and take a look at what their typical day holds. Far from being about the mundane, it is a celebration of what it takes to juggle the day-to-day with big ideas, a successful business and a full home life. It’s about keeping all the balls in the air – what is important and what isn’t. It’s about (extra)ordinary moments that fill our every day.
This week I’d like to introduce you to the man they call the face whisperer, James Vivian. Highly respected throughout the cosmetic industry, James is the driving force behind James Vivian Dermal Therapies. He also created The Travelling Peelsman, a mobile skincare business that changed the face of Melbourne and Sydney’s beauty scene.
Starting his skincare career with cult Australian brand Aesop, James honed his skills managing their Sydney facial treatment department before moving on to luxury boutique salon, Aurora Spa, and conducting training for some of the industry’s best known brands. Along with a Bachelor of Health Sciences specialising in Dermal Therapies, James is trained and experienced in an array of treatments – which I can vouch for, because he’s the only one I trust with my skin!
This is a day in James’ life, as his passion for beautiful skin…
James Vivian, Dermal Therapist
After a quick bowl of muesli and a cocktail of supplements, powders and potions, I pack myself and my yoga bag into the Peel Mobile and head off to my Prahran-based clinic, James Vivian Dermal Therapies.
I always devote a few hours at the beginning and end of each day to attend to email enquiries, mail orders and other general administrative tasks.
During this time, I am also following up with clients, ensuring their skin is responding well post-treatment or with the use of any new products.
My first client arrives for the day. To ensure each client receives the care and attention required, I devote 90 minutes to each session. Like every skin, no two sessions are ever the same. Caring for the skin is a great passion of mine and I strive to deliver results to everybody who places their trust in my hands.
The Signature Dermal Therapy Treatment is my most sought after treatment and is exclusive to James Vivian Dermal Therapies. It incorporates a gentle delivery of light energy into the skin which gradually heats the skin, resulting in collagen stimulation, reduced facial redness and refined pore size. A personalised blend of exfoliants follows, revealing a smoother, brighter complexion, before corrective masks and serums are applied to calm, hydrate and protect.
After saying farewell to my last smiling – and glowing – client, I have another session of emails, phone calls, and client followups.
Back into the Peel Mobile and off to Hot Box Yoga, where I enjoy the act of doing something healthy and indulgent for myself.
After dinner and discussions with my partner, Ben, and a television show (or two), it’s back to sleep, eager to do it all again tomorrow.