Liesl van Kervel
You may recognise Liesl as our former beauty therapist here at Karine Jackson Sustainable Hair, prior to going on maternity leave, but her story begins much earlier at the tender age of 14 in her native South Africa. Working in a boutique hair & beauty salon at a 5-star hotel in Cape Town on Saturdays and during school holidays, she enjoyed the conversation and lively environment – even though her main duties were making tea and sweeping hair! She was eventually promoted to shampooist but was always more intrigued and drawn to what happened behind the closed doors of the beauty side of the business. After completing high school, she qualified as a beauty therapist and has never looked back!
Following 3 years working on a cruise ship, Liesl fancied a change of pace and moved to London in 2004 which is where she met Karine. Whilst ensuring her clients felt pampered, she also retained an interest in the management side of the salon and has continued to develop her skills and diversify her career to achieve a good work/life balance. Liesl now works on Saturdays as our Salon Manager so expect to be greeted by her lovely smile if you have a weekend appointment! Liesl says: “I’m happy to be working at an establishment that allows me to be a full-time mum to [my son] Jesse; not missing out on all those milestones and to come back to work and stay connected to the industry that I love and most importantly, my lovely team.”
For a warm welcome, look no further!