Owner Profile

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Domenica Ciappara

Director - Dermal Therapist

 

Domenica was born and raised in Bairnsdale. A local girl who recognised the need for a clinic that offered advanced skin treatments without the need to travel to Melbourne in order to access them, set to work to bring laser and other advanced treatments to those in her home town.

 Domenica started with her own domestic cleaning business in 2011 and went on to open Oakbank House Bed & Breakfast and Spa in 2013. Toggling between a #1 and #2 rating on Trip Advisor for B&B's in Gippsland, Domenica also became a  Finalist in the Bendigo Bank Business Awards 2013 for New Business and a Finalist in the East Gippsland Business Awards 2013 for Personal Services. 

While running the B&B and Day Spa Domenica commenced studying an Advanced Diploma in Cosmetic Dermal Science and a Graduate Diploma of Dermal Therapies, completing both of these by 2016.

Domenica holds a Post Graduate Certificate in IPL and Laser Hair Reduction and Laser Safety Officer Certificate.

In 2014 the decision was made to close the B&B and focus on turning the Day Spa into a skin clinic.

With a few name changes and relocations under its belt, Da Vinci Skin Clinic is now an award-winning business.

In 2019 Da Vinci Skin Clinic won the East Gippsland Business Award for Personal Service.

Domenica, also a qualified Makeup artist and was chosen as one of 2 makeup artists to represent Federation Training at the Sydney Generation Next Gala with renowned Hairdresser Lorna Evans and a team of 6 Hairdressers, transforming 6 models into living dolls for the stage event.

Domenica continues to keep up to date with all training, stating that "all treatment protocols can change over time and the need to keep up with these changes is essential in order to give clients safe and effective treatments."

Domenica holds advanced training certificates in IPL Hair and Skin treatments, Laser Tattoo Removal, and Skin Needling.

In March this year, the clinic introduces Cosmetic brow tattooing with Domenica learning Microblading and Combination brow techniques.

Domenica is currently completing a  Bachelor of Psychology (honors) degree through Deakin University.