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The Inspiring Woman behind Temple Spa

8th March 2018

It’s International Women’s Day, so we thought what would be better than grabbing 5 minutes with the main lady herself, Liz Warom, the brains, beauty and inspiration behind all things Temple Spa and finding out who has inspired her to be the person she is today and create the amazing brand that we know and love – Temple Spa.

 

Who are the most inspiring women in your life and why? 

I have 2 spiritual mentors who are both women in their eighties, they are the most perfect blend of being powerful and strong, yet tender and sweet, a heady mix. I also have 3 individual friends who all founded or head up incredible charities and they do this whilst juggling families and busy lives, yet manage to do it with ease and joy.

 

What about iconic figures that inspired you growing up, and/or now?

Out and out, this was my precious Aunt Rose, she was the absolute love of my life. She was a head teacher and was hugely glamorous and travelled the world, always gathering amazing stories. She’s not with us anymore, but she’s on my shoulder all of the time.

 

How do you think attitudes to female beauty have changed in the spa world? (Ie there seems to be more of an emphasis on emotional health over perfection now).

I think there is definitely a shift from the pursuit of perfectly “air-brushed” faces and bodies to a true and deep celebration and gratitude for life. I can only really speak for Temple Spa, but our mission as a brand is to encourage women (or indeed anyone) to “love who they are” first and foremost. Our products and treatments are a tool in the hand towards self-esteem and we hope that everyone who accesses the brand will feel touched by it in positive way. It is important to have goals for your physical and emotional health and to seek improvement in all areas of your life, but female beauty is probably better expressed these days in a beautiful woman in her seventies who has a zest for life that speaks louder than her white hair and lines that reflect a well lived life.

 

What skincare and wellbeing advice would you give to your younger self?

I have always been very committed to a skin care regime so I don’t have any complaints there; when I had oily skin as a teenager, my Aunt Rose told me I’d be grateful when I’m older as it ages more slowly! It’s taken me a very long time to learn to relax. I’ve worked hard ever since I was 14 and my mental chatter has always been loud and I’ve not much liked being on my own. I would like to have learned to be a human BEING not a human DOING a bit earlier on, but I have no regrets.

What Temple Spa treatment would you have to celebrate International Women's Day and why?

It would have to be Champagne & Truffles facial. We introduced Skin Truffle as a celebration of our tenth anniversary and it’s been a game changer for our brand and business. This luxurious facial is the most divine ninety minutes you will ever have, with quite a few surprises in it and it’d be an enormous treat to you and your skin!

 

How is it running a business with someone you are married to? 

I adore it. I am fortunately married to an amazing man who is an incredible life and business partner. Although the spirit of the age we find ourselves in is to ensure equality of women, Mark has always honoured and revered women and he is such a positive and supportive person I love being around him all the time. He’s also very good at the things I’m not, so were a good balance!

 

What can we expect next from Temple Spa?

We work 12-18 months ahead, whilst keeping an eye out for anything that we can bring fast-track to market. So we’re putting the final touches to Christmas 2018 and we have the most exciting product launch coming later on this month, along with some new spa projects and hotel partnerships too. It truly is a very exciting time for us in Temple Spa.


What can we expect next from Temple Spa?

We work 12-18 months ahead, whilst keeping an eye out for anything that we can bring fast-track to market. So we’re putting the final touches to Christmas 2018 and we have the most exciting product launch coming later on this month, along with some new spa projects and hotel partnerships too. It truly is a very exciting time for us in Temple Spa.