Gigi Shaker has over twenty-eight years of experience in the beauty industry. Her career started in London, training and working along side the legendary Vidal Sassoon. After attending The London College of Fashion to study make-up, her profession quickly developed into a freelance career that spanned three continents.
As a freelance artist, her work appeared all over the world, from the catwalks of London, NY and Milan to the billboards of the US and Australia.
Whilst living in Los Angeles, working as a celebrity make-up artist, Gigi developed melasma, that was impossible to hide with make up. This was a pivotal moment in her career, as she was known for creating flawless skin for red carpet events on some of the worlds most recognisable faces.
Gigi decided that if she couldn’t hide her skin condition with make-up, she would need to understand how to correct it.
After relocating to Manhattan, she studied skin care so she could better understand and treat conditions of the ageing face.
Working on Park Avenue, alongside the country's top ranking plastic surgeons and specialists in facial rejuvenation, Gigi’s sole purpose on the team was to prepare the skin and clear the canvas before surgeons performed any lifting or tightening procedures. This is where she mastered her craft and quickly developed a name for herself as the go-to medical aesthetician for anyone experiencing hard to treat skin conditions.
As a Cidesco Diplomat, which is globally recognised as the highest level of training an aesthetician can achieve, Gigi managed TheSkinFit media-spa for Z.Paul Lorenc M.D. F.A.C.S on Park Avenue, and went on to launch The Youth Corridor Clinic for Dr. Imber, who is in the top 1% of facial rejuvenation surgeons in the US.
With a relentless focus on skin health, Gigi is renowned for her visible results in minimal time. Her goal is achieving fresh, youthful skin whilst employing safe, practical and holistic methods. Her direct and informative approach towards skin health and her ability to achieve significant change in a short amount of time has made her an authority on skin conditions in her field.
Gigi has an extensive knowledge base and wide, varied skillset that allows her to customise bespoke treatments for each of her clients, some of whom include Queen Noor, Bruce Willis, Rachel Welch, Drew Barrymore, Vin Diesel and Christina Perri... to name a few.
She currently divides her time between London and New York, where she has cultivated a loyal following.
CORE OF KNOWLEDGE LEVEL 4 LASER
COSMETOLOGY LICENSE NYC, USA
COSMETOLOGY LICENSE CA, USA
JOURNALISM UCLA LOS ANGELES, CA
LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION FOUNDATION DEGREE
VIDAL SASSOON ADV. TRAINING