Meet Jane Wurwand, Founder and Owner, Dermalogica and The International Dermal Institute.
I have been involved with the spa industry for over 30 years – my entire career.
My path into the spa industry, specifically professional skin care, began when I was a Saturday Girl (as we are called in the UK) – I was 13. I began by sweeping up hair in the local salon. I soon realized that I loved interacting with women as clients and customers, in a very direct, hands-on way. I loved it instantly. I started as an apprentice Skin Therapist, then a Senior Therapist, an Instructor and then Owner.
Anywhere with my family and great friends around a big table eating, drinking and laughing. If I could choose a venue it would be in Florence, Italy.
I would either be an Interior Designer and Decorator or an antiques appraiser with a specialty in Georgian jewelry. Perhaps I still will!
A 90-minute deep tissue massage in a steam room. Hands down (excuse the pun).
My proudest personal accomplishment is being a mother to the two marvelous daughters, Molly and Lucy, whose lives I am honored to share with their father and my brilliant husband and business partner, Raymond Wurwand. They are both great girls who are growing into great women! And they will forever remain as our two best products we ever produced. One of my proudest professional accomplishments was being invited to speak at the United Nations and deliver a keynote addressing Women's Economic Empowerment. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon thanked me and I was SO proud to represent and speak about our industry.
I would live more in the absolute present moment. I'm always looking ahead, thinking about new ideas, visioneering what 'could be'. I think it robs me of fully appreciating the here and now. I'm working on it though!
My husband, Raymond, is a "springbok" – a South African, from Cape Town – by birth and upbringing. I am from the UK. Our girls were born in Los Angeles, but we consider the whole world our home.
What you probably don't know about me is that I'm a direct descendant of Sir Francis Drake, the first Englishman (with crew!) to circumnavigate the globe in 1577. My middle name is Drake – maybe that's where I get my sense of adventure!
"Fate Loves the Fearless". In other words, destiny seems to reward people who just do it without cowering, whinging and whining.
My Fathers British Army regimental pin which he inscribed and gave to my Mother their first Christmas together in 1944. They met in India and were engaged in 4 hours and married in 10 days. She was widowed at age 38 and raised four girls on her own.