When beauty pioneer Claire Raby began renting a small space in a hair salon to carry out aesthetic treatments in 2015, she could only dream of the journey that she was embarking on.
Fast forward eight years and Claire has since opened her own clinic, treated over 10,000 clients, and founded, not just one of the top rated training academies in the north, but in the whole of the UK.
Her brand, Amica Aesthetics,was set up to provide a safe and trustworthy clinic, filled with highly qualified practitioners which is something that’s not always a given in the aesthetics industry.
Claire Raby, 39, explains, “Nowadays, finding a practitioner to carry out various aesthetic treatments is easy. But finding one that you can, and should, trust can be hard. And this is something that I am constantly working to change.”
With over eight years of experience under their belts, extensive industry knowledge, as well as countless qualifications and accolades, clients can rest assured that their trust is well placed in each and every member of Amica Aesthetics tight-knit team.
The team specialise in aesthetic injectables on all areas of the face, with some of their most popular treatments being their bespoke facial contour packages, lip fillers, anti-wrinkle injections and advanced skin treatments.
After finding such success with her own clinic in North Leeds, and being concerned about the ever growing amount of unregulated and undertrained practitioners, Claire decided to do something about it.
She said, “I wanted to launch my own training academy to make sure that the next generation of practitioners are trained to the same high standard that my own team are.”
She continued, “Our ethos at Amica is, and always has been, to focus on small, natural enhancements. We would never carry out treatments that we don’t see a benefit in. I wanted to see other practitioners follow suit with this ideology. I decided that the best way to do this would be by training them myself!”
Amica Aesthetics Academy, located in North Leeds, has been open since 2021 and in that time has trained over 300 students.
The academies in depth training programme, sees students complete their training in small class sizes to ensure attention to detail is maintained and that each student gains the essential, and vast, amount of knowledge necessary to embark upon a career in the aesthetics industry.
It’s this approach to training, and the ongoing student support offered, that has seen the academy receive multiple industry awards and accolades such as being named the top rated training academy in the UK for two consecutive years by the Centre of CPD Excellence.
Looking to the future, founder Claire Raby, hopes that Amica Aesthetics will put her hometown of Leeds on the map as the place to go for, not just safe aesthetic treatments, but trusted, accredited training courses too.