I studied electrolysis at Chichester College of Technology where I qualified in1980.

I developed a passion for the treatment and the benefits it brought to my clients and was encouraged to join the then Institute of Electrolysis by one of my lecturers whilst practicing as a beauty therapist. I opened my first salon in 1987 where I sought to develop my skills in electrolysis and encouraged and developed my staff to work as competent electrolysists.

I have maintained regular professional development and retook the BIAE entrance examination in 2009, sat the BIAE Advanced Electrolysis course and the refresher, and have further enhanced my knowledge of electrolysis through regular update training.

In July 2016 I celebrated 25 years in business as a beauty salon proprietor and specialist in electrolysis. A key factor in my business success has been my specialisation and development as an electrolysist.

My experience has made me acutely aware that there is some misunderstanding among the general public about electrolysis, its benefits and, how to differentiate between practitioners.

I believe that it is important to promote a better understanding of our discipline and promote electrolysis as a treatment of choice in its areas of application and challenge poor practice and misunderstandings.

I believe the BIAE has a pivotal role in driving forward the agenda for electrolysis and would like to offer my experience, enthusiasm and, expertise as a board member to promote our profession to the public and emphasise the importance of properly trained and skilled electrolysists.

Enid Maunder,