Saima Ikram of Freya Medi-Spa is enjoying the fruits of a successful business and has plans to open more branches of her spa, but the path to her success wasn’t an easy one.
After leaving an abusive marriage, Saima was literally stranded and empty-handed and her self esteem was at one of the lowest points in her life. Because Saima comes from the south Asian community, her divorce was considered a stigma within the community – and because of that she lost that communities support. It was a very lonely time for her then.
After her divorce, Saima had to find a way to support herself. Although Saima is university educated and holds a degree in neural-physiology, during her marriage she was in a home makers role and had never held a job previously.
Initially, Saima worked at Freya Medi-spa as a manager and brought the Dermalase IPL to the partners attention as a new service for the spa. In the past, Saima use to receive hair removal treatments with the Dermalase IPL at another location and loved the results.
The rest, as they say, is history.
Today, after five years in business, Freya Medi-spa has a five-room location, offering a wide variety of services, inducing hair removal and skin rejuvenation and approximately 30% of their revenue comes from Dermalase IPL treatments.
Saima said, “ I love the Dermalase IPL for hair removal because the results are very quick and the clients can quickly see results”. With her medical background, Saima understand the underlying physiology of the ‘how and why’ treatments work, the physical results and can explain those benefits to her clients.
Equally importantly to Saima as the success of Freya Medi-spa, are her strong, lasting new friendships and the network of support with her clients.
“Running Freya Medi-spa, has not only given me a dignified living, but I've also built a community of women who support and cheer for me – it’s priceless“, enthuses Saima, "You can’t put a tag on that!”.
Saima loves helping and informing clients and the public in general about hair removal and skin rejuvenation and is becoming a recognized influencer within the industry.
“One of the reasons for my success, is that I don’t try to sell to my clients – I try to discover what their needs are and then attempt to fulfill those needs”, Saima observes, “I don’t act like a used car salesperson always trying to sell, sell, sell. Instead, I’m honest and sincere with them. Everyday people are bombarded with sales messages – but, they’re not looking for a message, they are looking for help – and that’s what I do – I help them”
Integrity, honesty and an in-depth knowledge of treatments and services make Saima – and her spa, Freya - head and shoulders above the competition.
If you want to learn more about the Dermalase IPL - the lowest priced, Health Canada approved Hair Removal and Skin Rejuvenation device manufactured and serviced right here in Canada, including training and certification - just give us a call at 604-788-3413 to book your FREE demonstration.