MaxxByMakayla pays focus to the health of the skin both internally & externally.
MaxxByMakayla is a lifestyle brand that was established in 2015 consisting of holistic skin clinic House of Maxx and internal range MaxxBeautyTonic. We VALUE being INCLUSIVE of the COMMUNITY we live amongst, creating an EMPOWERING and POSITIVE space to challenge current beauty standards and change the narrative within the beauty industry to be one of INNOVATION and EDUCATION whilst keeping in mind to be as SUSTAINABLE as possible both environmentally and individually.
With a team consisting of experienced Corneotherapists and Health Coach we promise to support our clients by remaining innovative to achieve sustainable skin health. We are passionate about skin and gut health and want to educate our community on how to take care of themselves through our processes touching on diet, hormones, stress, lifestyle habits and products.
For as long as I can remember, the health and beauty industries have played a major role in my life. I grew up a very sick little girl, suffering from allergies as a result to anything from foods, plants and animals, but was too young to go down the medical desensitisation route. This forced my mother, Jenny, to look at my diet and alternative therapies. Between the ages of 3 to 16 I changed my diet several times, had treatments of Kinesiology, Iridology, Naturopathy, Colonic Irrigation and N.A.E.T..
My passion for food and beauty came really young, I was cooking the family meals and creating my own beauty potions from the age of 8! However, it was the year I turned 16 that was a real defining point for me.Continue reading
I had been really sick with candida related health issues and decided to work alongside an amazing Naturopath and Raw Chef doing colonics, changing up my diet yet again and taking herbs and supplements. During this time I wanted to study my Diploma in Beauty Therapy and despite me not being of age, through my natural ability and experience in the work force I was given the chance to prove whether I would be let into the course and ended up graduating at the top of my class 2 years early.
I moved to Melbourne from Gippsland at 18, worked at a high end beauty retailer and salon co-ordinated a skin clinic and salon, as well gaining experience in a health food shop alongside integrative practitioners. It was during this time that I continued my education on skin, food and gut health and started to notice a real pattern when it came to gut and skin concerns. It dawned on me ‘If our skin is our largest organ, why are we not treating it like one?’. At the age of 21, my mother Jenny and I put our 21 years of experience in healing together with my knowledge and education on skin and opened House of Maxx Boutique Skin Clinic August 20th, 2015.
Since then my education has continued to be a huge priority, now being qualified in Oncology Aesthetics as well as further extensive education on skin.
It is my mission to change the oppressive and damaging nature of the beauty industry, you know, the one that makes you feel like you need to be ‘perfect’. Through my work and our team values we aim to be a more conscious, inclusive and empowering environment.
OWNER / CORNEOTHERAPIST
When I had my second child, I didn’t realise what a journey I would be embarking on.
Makayla was born sick, however no-one realised until she was reacting to things like immunisations, foods, clothing, body products and cleaning products. By the time she was three years old she was diagnosed with airborne anaphylaxis; grasses, dust mites and horses just to name a few! With her diagnosis I was told I had to keep her indoors until she was seven and only then could they desensitise her – WHAT A GRAM RESULT. A result I knew I had no other choice but to figure out on my own.Continue reading
Over two decades later and what seemed like a bleak outcome, Jenny’s mission to never rest until she had helped her daughter has turned into an amazing portfolio of knowledge and a deep desire to assist, guide and educate others.
Jenny has studied over 100 dietary theories and completed her certification with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition as a health and lifestyle coaching in 2015 as well as being an NLP practitioner.
House of Maxx was born and while Jenny works with clients on their dietary habits, gut and emotional health, she creates a warm and comfortable space for clients to open and up work through life’s stresses and make lifelong positive changes.
HEALTH AND NUTRITION COACH
I always had a passion for the medical field but a love for the confidence a little bit of pampering could bring someone, combined with a strength in the sciences I stumbled across the dermal science degree and became obsessed. I moved to Melbourne from New Zealand in 2015 to begin my journey into skin health and since then I have over 5 years’ experience as a brow artist and have further delved into the world of skin.Continue reading
Having completed a diploma in beauty therapy, the Dermal Science degree and a certificate in nutrition, I have a deep desire for bettering myself, continuing my own education to ensure I can help others and de-bunk skin myths!
My passion lies in educating clients that their skin is a complex and intricate organ that provides many important functions within the body; your skin is a reflection of your internal health and is only a piece of the puzzle.
I endeavour to empower my clients through evidence-based education while providing a much needed pamper within the clinic.
After joining the team at House of Maxx in early 2019, Maxine has become an educated corneotherapist and continues to be dedicated and passionate toward skin and gut health which makes it no surprise she is sought after for her empathetic and thorough approach. During a treatment with Maxine it is obvious that she loves what she does and the connections she makes with her clients.