November 3, 2015
In this feature, meet an inspiring lady who set up and runs her dream business. Ladies and Gents, meet Alice Kingdom, owner of Ice Body Sculpting UK.
Established by Alice Kingdom, Ice Body Sculpting has a central Cardiff clinic and their philosophy is to provide a specialist service mainly offering Cryolipolysis, which is a non surgical fat freezing procedure.
Alice, what makes your business unique?
We offer non surgical treatments that work. We are an independent clinic using the latest technology. We focus on a just small range of treatments known for their results.
Why & when did you start your business? During my pregnancy with my first baby, I put on a lot of weight so before he was born I knew I would need some assistance to help me loose weight post partum. I spent many hours researching available treatments. I knew that when I lost the weight, I would still require some extra assistance in the form of liposuction or laser surgery to re shape myself. BUT – I stumbled across Cryolipolysis. Once my son was born, I had the procedure in a London clinic, and was really pleased with the results. A friend and I researched treatment technology further, I trained in Cryotherapy and set up Ice Body Sculpting in 2012.
Where do you work from? I started working from a health club, which was great as the treatment is ideal for those that are already looking after themselves, but are wanting that little extra refinement in their shape. I had a network of salons to work from that also recommended me. In 2013, we found our current premises in West Cardiff which has allowed us to increase our treatment list to include Ultrasound Cavitation, Inch-loss body wraps, and things like skin tag, milia and wart removal.
How many people do you employ? Only 1. When I opened my Cardiff clinic, I employed one senior technician
There are currently three of us that make up the team. Our clinic manager, myself and our PS Virtual receptionist.
What else can you tell me about your business? We run on an appointment only basis, and we also offer removal of skin lesions like skin tags, milia, and cherry angiomas.
We are very proud to have been finalists for Cosmetic Clinic of the Year 2014 & 2015, and to win a WhatClinic Customer Service Award 2015. These are both based on customer feedback, so its great to know that we are getting things right.
What does the future hold for Ice Body Sculpting? Fat Freezing is the core of our business, and we would like Cardiff’s success to continue. We are always researching into new, exciting treatments and we are looking at opening another clinic in Norfolk & Suffolk.
What would be your advice for anyone wanting to start their own company? Any top tips? Research, research, research! Prepare a business plan and don’t worry if this changes numerous times, it is a healthy sign that you are making waves! A saying of mine is ‘ Only concentrate on things that make the boat go faster’, in other words, make smart decisions on your investments.
Ice Body Sculpting is Cosmetic Clinic of the year finalist in the Welsh Hair & Beauty Awards 2014 & 2015. For more information including before and after pictures, and reviews, visit their website on www.icebodysculpting.co.uk