Combining unparalleled skill artistry and compassion to offer the very best all round service available. Located at an exclusive salon in Canterbury
Helen is the founder of the business and is one of the industries long-established specialists, highly respected in multiple fields. She brings together a variety of skill sets, a fusion of skin science, traditional body tattooing, SMP, permanent makeup and medical tattooing to create her own style of work that is soft and beautifully realistic, applied with a gentle and fast technic allowing optimum retention with minimal trauma.
Helen has presented her skills at training schools, and conferences worldwide, her love and passion for her work is infectious. Continually striving to learn more Helen has trained with some of the worlds other leading artists so that she can pass these skills on to her team of talented and passionate members of the team.
After 20 years in the industry she has decided to take a step back on the practical side to allow her team a chance to excel further, however, she has a very special love for carrying out the advanced procedures, areola and nipple reconstruction, and she really stands out above the rest when it comes to the male eyebrow procedure. Creating hyper-realistic effects on alopecia clients as well as thinning brows, so will continue to offer these services.
You will see her lecturing in the USA, Thailand, Italy and Dubai to name but a few in 2019 so keep an eye peeled for training dates.
Tily entered the beauty industry in 2011 focusing her passion into makeup, she progressed into the field of semi-permanent makeup where she began a 2 year intensive apprenticeship with company director Helen Porter, she has gone on to train with some of the world’s best permanent makeup artists, and has developed her own styling.
Her main love is creating soft effect eyebrows using the latest techniques to achieve a powder/ombre effect. Saying this, she is very versatile and after a thorough consultation she works with each client as an individual to produce beautifully natural results and very happy clients.
Sophie is our advanced skincare expert, after qualifying in beauty therapy in 2002, she has then gone on to work with major product brands Lancôme, Dermalogica and Environ.
She has trained with leading surgeon Dr Des Fernandez in a skin needling advanced chemical peeling and overall skin wellbeing. She uses a patented environ iontophoresis and low frequency sonophoresis machine that enables us to achieve results comparable to having fractionated laser treatments and also enhance the effects of botulinum toxin injections as well as reducing fatty deposits.
The skin needling treatments have become internationally recognized as the safest make effective way of treating lax skin wrinkle, scars and stretch marks. Her other field of expertise is with the laser tattoo removal.
Sophie is also now undergoing advanced training with Helen in semi permanent make up
Sophie uses her passion for her work to bring a unique and more encompassing experience for her clients.
Gemma is our salon manager, she entered the beauty industry in 2003 and has been developing her skills ever since, she is one of our Environ skin care specialist, and also offers dermaplanning facials, along with the brand new million dollar facial which includes skin needling.
Gemma also offers laser tattoo removal and is currently undergoing advanced Microblading training with Helen, after training with top London makeup school KBPRO.
Gemma has a passion for the industry and is completely client focused.
Kirsty has been in the beauty industry for the last ten years she has a particular passion for bridal makeup, Kirsty trained with Gemma Kidd makeup school and Airbase London, she then went on to specialise in HD Brows.
Most recently Kirsty has been training with the esteemed London makeup school KBPRO she is currently also undergoing advanced Microblading training with Helen Porter.
Kirsty is our LVL Lash tech, she also offers Dermaplanning and Million Dollar Facials.
Catherine is our advanced Laser specialist with over ten years’ experience of applying various forms of laser treatment, she has a vast knowledge and understanding of client needs as well as achieving client expectations. she choose the ellipse system as it doesn’t target the water in the skin therefore using less energy and giving a better clearance than with other intense pulse light systems.
This means that although slightly more expensive per session than other systems on the market, less sessions are needed therefor making it more cost effective. Her system provides not only hair removal but photo and skin rejuvenation, removal of facial thread veins and pigmented lesions and can assist in the reduction of acne vulgarris, rosacea, and vascular lesions.
Catherine has also invested in the venus swan system which based on radio frequency technology the venus swan delivers superior results in skin tightening and fat reduction for various body and face parts, including arms, abdomen, thighs, buttocks, neck and face.
Andrea is our Scalp Specialist, her sole focus is producing the most natural and realistic results for hair thickening and hair follicle simulation.
This treatment is suitable for male and female clients who want to improve the appearance of a range of conditions from thinning hair, loss of hair due to scar’s, receding hair lines and full head treatments for alopecia.
Andrea has trained under one of the world’s leading scalp artist’s Matthew Lulo and has the ongoing support from the company director Helen Porter who has been working on scalp treatments for the past 8 years.
Andrea has also trained under local award winning barber Marcus George so she can master the art of creating the most flattering hair lines and creating a flawless blend of tattoo in to real hair.
Ellie Purvis became a qualified osteopath in September 2018 after studying at the European School of Osteopathy and is registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GoSC Number 10040). Prior to this, Ellie qualified as a massage therapist in 2011 and an NLP master practitioner in 2010.
Ellie Has also been training First Aid for over 20 years, has a 35-year swimming teaching and coaching background in addition to other fitness qualifications, Ellie is enhanced DBS Checked. Ellie is happy to treat any age range from 0 to 100 and anyone with any form of disability or illness, as she will asses medically prior to any treatment.
This provides a safety aspect that you wouldn’t get with many therapists.
Helen Porter Advanced Cosmetics, bring you the most high-end and luxurious treatments. Our highly qualified team endeavour to give you the best results possible; Our therapists are self-employed working under the umbrella of Helen Porter Advanced Cosmetics, each therapist is insured and possess the relevant professional qualifications.