Ivana Palatinus – Manager
Ivana joined Visible Effects in 2017 after working in administration for 10 years in the Real Estate industry. She has quickly become indispensable and the face of our front of house. Ivana has a calm and polite disposition which is perfect for her role and she is also responsible for our much improved social media presence.
Ivana has a Cert 3 in Beauty, Cert 3 in Business and a Diploma in Makeup Artistry making her the ultimate all-rounder.
She loves being in the beauty industry and is passionate about helping clients look and feel their best inside and out, and says that seeing the amazing results and their reactions is very rewarding.
Ivana also enjoys the constant training and staff education about the latest products and procedures.
Career highlights for Ivana include work experience as a makeup artist at Mercedes Australian Fashion Week, Cosmopolitan Photo Shoots, Runway fashion shows and various theatre productions.
Her favourite treatment is our new Vital Nourishment facial (1 1/2 hours) of fantastic products and a neck, back and shoulder massage included.
Ivana has lived in Mildura for over 30 years and enjoys travelling and seeing the world, spending time with family and friends, good food and cooking.
Ivana’s favourite saying is “Know who you are, what you want and what you deserve.”
Natalie Bell – Senior Beauty Therapist/ IPL Technician
Natalie has 7 years’ experience as a beauty therapist joining Visible Effects in 2017. Natalie has a gentle caring personality who develops client trust very easily. She shares her wealth of knowledge in a professional manner ensuring clients get the results they are seeking.
Natalie studied her Diploma of Beauty in Mildura and IPL certification in Melbourne. Natalie is also qualified in Derma needling, Vasculyse lesion removal and Bio sculpture Nails.
She was born in the UK and has lived in Mildura for 27 years. Natalie loves her profession and says “I love making positive changes in my client’s lives – making them feel better about themselves and getting to know my clients and taking care of them”
The treatments she loves at Visible Effects is IPL, DMK and facials.
Natalie loves her role at Visible Effects because she has developed her knowledge and become an all-round senior therapist.
She loves reading, studying, yoga, personal development and spending time with friends and family.
Kristy Aunger – Senior Beauty Therapist/ IPL Technician/ Cosmetic Tattooist
Kristy is our superwoman at Visible Effects - proud mother of 7 gorgeous kids making her life extremely busy, but thankfully has time to work with us at Visible Effects. Kristy has over 25 years experience as a Beauty Therapist completing both an Apprenticeship and Diploma of Beauty in Sydney. She is practical and grounded and has the most ‘can do’ attitude you will ever meet. Kristy has lived in Mildura for 9 years and joined us in 2016.
With 25 years in the industry Kristy still loves how much it changes and evolves and there is always something new to learn. Career highlights include nominations as “Apprentice of the Year” and “Beauty Therapist of the Year” x 3 times! Learning Cosmetic tattooing has been a highlight in Mildura and having access to on-going training at Visible Effects.
She loves lots of treatments at Visible Effects including the Goddess Facial, the Eyebrow feathering and micro dermabrasions.
Kristy enjoys spending time with her kids and supporting all their sporting interests, being outdoors, at the beach, swimming and netball.
Kristy’s favourite quote is “Your mind is the most powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change and only you can do that.”
Jenni Trenorden – Senior Beauty Therapist
Jenni has been with Visible Effects since she graduated as a Diploma Beauty Therapist over 12 years ago. Jenni trained in Mildura and has lived here all her life. Jenni is a quiet, stable, gentle soul who brings great stability and support to the team with her intimate knowledge of the business and the beauty industry. Her clients love her mature, gentle and consistent nature. So much so that Jenni has loyal clients that see her every single week. Jenni has enjoyed working with a variety of different therapists over the years.
Jenni is a great all-rounder – she loves making people feel great, meeting new people and trying new products and treatments.
Having been with Visible Effects for so long it is hard for her chose a favourite treatment – but she loves facials, body treatments and eyelash extensions.
Her spare time is spent enjoying her family and demonstrating Thermomix to clients.
Alex Caldecott – Senior Beauty Therapist
Alex joined Visible Effects in 2016 which was a highlight for her as her first full time job. She has been a qualified Diploma Beauty Therapist for 4 years after completing her Diploma of Beauty in Melbourne at Victoria University. She is also trained in Bio sculpture nails, Medical skin needling and DMK facials. Alex is a complete all-rounder at Visible Effects and does this in a quiet and confident manner. She loves being able to help people feel confident inside and outside and having the products to ‘fix’ their concerns.
Alex also loves our favourite body treatment – Body Bliss and DMK enzyme facials because they get such great results. Career highlight for Alex was attending DMK advanced training in Melbourne.
Alex is a Mildura local who is a champion hockey player representing Victoria on many occasions. She also enjoys gym, family and friends and learning new nail art.
Alex’s motto for life is “ If it’s easy, it’s not worth it and if it’s worth it, it won’t be easy.”
Michaela Johnson – Senior Beauty Therapist
Michaela is a Diploma Beauty Therapist with 6 years’ experience. Michaela is a Mildura local who did her training in Mildura and has also qualified in IPL and Medical Skin Needling.
Michaela joined Visible Effects in 2015 and brings a professional approach and passion for detail in everything she does. She enjoys helping men and women feel comfortable and confident in their own skin. Michaela really loves DMK facials and medical needling and has a wealth of confidence and knowledge in these treatments.
When asked what she likes about her job – she likes the variety of treatments she can offer in a day rather than doing the same thing all day. She enjoys seeing her clients confident after her advice or treatment whether it is a simply eyebrow shape, an advanced facial or a new skin care regime.
Michaela loves spending time with her family, pilates, self study/reading about skincare and ingredients (she knows her stuff!)
Michaela’s favourite saying is “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take you to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway."