The Aesthetic Skin Clinic is a boutique medical cosmetic clinic combing expertise with state of the art treatments, delivered in a high-end boutique practice, at an affordable price point.
Maddison first started in the beauty industry when she was 17, she was working long days and nights travelling all over Melbourne doing spray tanning and skin treatments but always wanted to be her own #girlboss one day.
“I graduated and landed a role working with lasers fresh out of school, so I had an early start in the industry and have now been working with skin and laser therapies for close to 10 years. I always knew I wanted my own brand that inspired and educated women about their skin,” says Maddison.
Since opening the doors in September of 2016, the clinic has gained monumental amounts of #TASCSQUAD members as well as one hell of a social media following.
Currently the TASC girls see over 40-50 patients a day, with a mix of laser treatments, skin therapies and injectables.
“I had always wanted to have my own business, I loved the idea of being my own boss, inspiring staff and clients and really having a passion for treating people with modalities that I know work. It was about a 6-month process from the planning to the open stage, it happened quite fast and has never slowed down since,” she says.
Opening TASC didn’t come without its obstacles for Maddison, but failure to launch TASC and follow her dreams was not on the cards.
“I was declined finance for start up from 2 different companies as I was young and a high risk with no financial backing behind me. Failure with TASC was not an option for me so I kept trying and asking different companies for their support until I was granted finance to get the ball rolling,” says Maddison.
TASC had already generated so much buzz that Maddison had a months’ worth of clients even before opening the doors.
“I had appointments booked in 1 month ahead before even opening the clinic, so I had a major deadline to meet with the builders and contractors. I remember working in the clinic back to back all day, by myself, doing 60hour weeks until I was brave enough/realised I need to start hiring and expand,” she says.
Maddison attributes the overwhelming amount of support her and the clinic have received to the fact that they are result driven and won’t let any client leave without feeling satisfied with their treatment.
“I think we have filled the gap for providing treatments that women and men desire but potentially couldn’t afford. We trial all treatments and products for a period to ensure we all truly are 100% are on board and believe in them,” she says.
“We WANT for our clients to see results, to change lives and to be as affordable as we can make it as well as being a place where people WANT to be seen, WANT to snapshot and talk about.”
The way that Maddison handles TASC as a young entrepreneur has been shaped by her mistreatment in the industry.
“The beauty and dermal industry can be so hard on females at times. All my girls have come from roles in the industry where there is a big presence of bullying from other employees, managers and clinic owners,” she says.
“When I started TASC, my biggest policy was an absolute zero tolerance to bullying and this is reiterated in my interviews with girls also. I simply treat my girls exactly how I want to be treated and exactly how I wasn’t treated when I was working in clinic… I ensure all of my girls are comfortable with their roster/hours, having two days off in a row, team bonding nights, trips away and only a flow of positivity for each other is present.”
As well as having only positive vibes and a love for her staff, Maddison is also incredibly passionate about helping women and men reach their skin goals, and so the TASC movement was started.
“The TASC movement is a program we run, where we take on women or men who have suffered from severe acne throughout their life, have tried everything and have been unable to find a solution. We take them under our wing and treat complimentary and provide complimentary product, ongoing, to help them achieve their ultimate skin goals and to feel beautiful again. All photos and throughout the process is filmed on our social media,” says Maddison.
The movement is just one of many things that makes The Aesthetic Skin Clinic a leader in the beauty industry and why Maddison has succeeded in her business – so much so that she is about to open a second clinic in Melbourne, a major milestone for any business owner.
Maddison’s ultimate goals for TASC is to go global.
“I would love for TASC to be worldwide, not a franchise as I like to be completely involved however I would love to have a few more boutique clinics in some key locations. LA, London and New York,” she says.
Maddison’s tips for anyone who may be thinking of venturing out into the world of business and entrepreneurship are to just go for it.
“Just do it! Get out of a job you hate and do what you really love. If you love it, you’re passionate about it and don’t believe in failure, then you will succeed. You need to set yourself apart from the rest and be willing to face challenges at all stages throughout your business venture. There is always ups and downs and that’s the excitement of business,” she says.