The Temple Skincare and Spa is not your typical go-to for facials in Castle Hill. Yes, the goal is to make you look amazing — but, we go way beyond just being a skin treatment centre for dull, lifeless skin.
This is not just a place indulging the trappings of vanity. In many ways, it is a sanctuary or a family that one runs to, to rejuvenate not only the body, but the soul. The Temple, as many of our customers fondly call us, is a place where (mostly) women go to to feel like they belong. Here they can centre themselves, relax and entrust their bodies and their care to someone expertly skilled, respectful and openly nurturing. We are a community whose goal is not only to make you look the best version of yourself, but to make you feel and enjoy your confidence in your beauty.
At Temple Skincare, people care about making a positive difference in how you feel about yourself. It is this that we refer to as soul transforming. It is a kindness and gentleness that one gets after the loving attention from a simple facial or even just a hand massage.
The Temple Dream Team
At the heart of Temple Spa is our Managing Director, Rene Herald and her dream team of beauty specialists and experts. We make up a special tribe or family of women caring for women and our community. Rene, having built and sustained the business through the 2008 global recession, is a testament to the excellence and superior service that one gets for any spa packages or sessions. Lasting this long in such a competitive field is something that can only be achieved by treating each client with the utmost respect and professionalism.
In other words, our clientele keeps coming back because of the truly reliable results. It is a wonderful bonus to also experience the loving pampering and luscious treatments that can only come from people whose passion is the spa life! As best expressed by Rene,
“[W]e are blessed to offer our clients more than just steps in a facial or a little pampering. It’s that something special just for her and her alone. Our lives are hectic and sometimes the juggling of life can wear us down, so when she comes into The Temple Skincare to [redeem] that facial voucher that she received 6 months ago, [which] she has had to shuffle the routine & babysitters just to have one hour to herself, [that] she fl[ies] in the door 5 minutes late and adrenalin still racing just to get there on time… NOW what we as therapists can offer this lady is so much more than a facial on a voucher, it is a transformation of her soul.”
All clientele — no matter how “small” the treatments they may come in for — are considered family or a member of The Temple Tribe. Everyone is considered deserving of respect and mindful care. It is no wonder that locals and even ones who fly in to Castle Hill on holidays or special visits, still prefer The Temple for their wellness needs and relaxation.
Day Spa clientele comprise the majority of women patrons, seeking a luxurious way of spending some much needed time for oneself. Or maybe just a fun getaway with the girlfriends from time to time. On the other hand, the Medi-Spa patrons see this as a long-term investment in themselves. They are concerned about their health and well-being and at the same time, would still like to enjoy the same luxe feel and value for their investment.
Attending to them is our group of wonderful women of diverse interests and personalities, trained with expertise and with passion for what we do. Our shared goal is to bring women to a renewed appreciation of their beauty and back to their core selves. We always make sure that as one comes into the spa, each one comes out smiling, feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on the world anew.
Innovation & Expertise
The Temple has long-term partnerships with leading skincare and holistic therapies brands like Germaine De Capuccini, iKOU, Ginger&Me, Pure Fiji, Image Skincare, Youngblood Mineral Makeup, and Bestow Beauty. Temple Skincare takes great care too that only the best products, with the best skin-friendly ingredients, touch your skin.
These partnerships work on the same goals of caring for women’s skin of all ages and skin-types. And, while anyone can come away with their own treatment products available in the spa or the online shop, nothing beats the feeling of just relaxing and having someone else expertly apply the treatments to your skin.
The Temple Team is also driven to constantly excel and be innovative leaders in the beauty and wellness industry. Among the things topping our list of priorities is to advance our skills through regular training and education. It is with this that Temple can boast of numerous industry awards and commendations, including top prizes from the Australian Beauty Industry Awards for three years in a row!
The most compelling testament of our success though are the regular clientele who have been loyal and raving fans for as long as ten to sixteen years! Going over their reviews, one can see only heartfelt thanks that exude warmth and full appreciation.
A Brand That Nurtures & Cares
Many women will find that it is no cosmic accident that they keep coming back to Temple Skincare. The truth is, they come back because of the tangible positive results. Women are uplifted too, by knowing that the business is led by a strong woman and is run by women. We know first hand that things can get really rough from the toils of living and the daily grind. It shows in one’s body. There is a sense of kinship in knowing that the women of Temple Skincare grasp what it’s like for one’s health, skin, and core self to take a beating from the demands of motherhood, career and daily life — no matter how strong you are.
It is therefore not uncommon to seek refuge to re-energise and take much needed Me Time on a regular basis. One finds that after a session at the spa, a woman is equipped once again a be a better mom, a better employee, and a better human. Every woman needs tribes like this. Women need women who are supportive and healing (even if only for an hour or two at The Temple).
Beauty with a Purpose
Beauty is a fickle industry but it is the service industry that lingers. The Temple Skincare and Spa is certainly aligned with the importance of treating each client not just as an appointment, but an opportunity to heal and care for someone. Each colleague is not just a workmate but a sister. The brand is not just a business, but is a philosophy. These things are what really makes us shine above all other spas.
In the past 17 years, there have been many ups and downs, but it is easy to say that we at the Temple take it in stride. We remain focussed and passionate in our continuous pursuit of creating a community of women nurturing and healing each other, not only skin deep, but to the core.
Part of this article was also featured in F Magazine Online, to read, please click here.