Shaantel completed her Diploma at The French Beauty Academy which is one of the most prestigious Beauty Academy's in Australia, where not only is the reason she has become such a caring, friendly, talented, dedicated beauty therapist but was also awarded student of the year.
Beauty has be a passion of Shaantel's for many years now, but being a plus size woman she never thought she was capable of doing anything related to beauty. But with dedication and determination she achieved her goals.
One goal of hers is to prove that big is still beautiful and to stop the stereo type against "Big is ugly". There is something truly amazing about a woman whose confidence comes from her experiences and that she wants to share that with others around her.
Shaantel has created a home salon where it is just you an the therapist. Meditation Music and essential oils to create the perfect space to relax and be pampered.
Shaantel's Unique Beauty hopes when you walk through the salon doors you feel a sense of relaxation, peacefulness and that you are in a space where you can unwind and enjoy having time that is just about you.
Have you ever gone to a spa or salon and felt like you don’t belong?
Like everyone is staring at you, talking about you or that they are judging you without even knowing you?
Well, you aren’t alone. That was me for many years, I have felt all of those and more. The amount of times I felt like I was not pretty enough, or good enough or I was just too big to even just get a manicure or pedicure done is more than I would like to admit. It took me a few years to realize that what others feel about me is a “Them” problem. I don’t know these people and the people that I do know taught me that no matter my size, what I looked like self-love is important and judging others is a horrible trait.
Because of my amazing friends and family, I decided to take even more care of myself and decided to really focus on my overall health and loose weight. I have lost over 100kgs in the past few years and yes, I still have a lot more too loose. But that is ok.
These are just a few reasons why I started Shaantel’s Unique Beauty. I wanted to create an environment where everyone is welcomed no matter your age or what you look like. A place where you feel pampered and relaxed, a place where you will never be judged and leave feeling amazing.
CONFIDENCE IS BEAUTY
The harder you work for something you want, the greater you'll feel when you finally achieve it. We need to all support and lift up one another, encourage and nurture one another to be the best that we can all be.