In 1998, after studying at the Academy of Scientific Beauty, Clare obtained a Diploma of Health Science from the Academy of Advanced Beauty Therapy. Following her studies, she worked for a prestigious Oxford St salon where she trained further in aromatherapy based products and fine-tuned her beauty therapy skills under the tutelage of one of Australia’s best.
After travelling overseas, Clare combined her passion of making natural body products with her love of body massage and contracted to cruises on Sydney Harbour where she was first able to see her clients experiencing her products.
Following the successful launch of bbe boutique in 2008, Clare became a mother to Isaac, born in February 2010. Along with the challenges of balancing motherhood with her business, came health challenges not only for Clare’s sister, diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, but also for Clare’s newborn son, resulting in endless doctors’ visits and hospital stays. By the end of that year, now single-mother Clare made the exceedingly difficult decision to temporarily close the public doors on bbe boutique, and concentrate on her family.
In 2013, feeling more in control of her son’s health needs and fresh with a desire to grow the business, Clare relaunched bbe boutique with a range of soy wax candles. This ready to purchase collection became the perfect introduction to couture candles, the signature fragrance collections Clare creates for her clients.