With an international following, endorsements from leading beauty editors, celebrities, and a 30-year long career, Daxita Vaghela is now one of London’s hottest beauty bookings and can be found in her Beauty Clinic at AthertonCox, a few steps away from Marylebone High Street, and also located weekly at the exclusive Beauty Lounge in Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge. With a loyal and devoted client list, adored reputation, and unrivalled abilities, Daxita’s boundless, infectious enthusiasm and constant personal quest for the latest innovations in beauty and ‘lash and brow’ treatments, guarantees that Daxita continually strives to offer the ‘best-of-the-best’ for her clientele.
Daxita’s tailor-made approach to eyelash extensions takes lash application to a new level, where every aspect of the face is taken into account to create a uniquely flattering effect.
More than simply lengthening the lashes, Daxita’s ‘talented touch’ makes cheekbones pop, eyes sparkle, and skin seem creamier - the secret is a bespoke blend of lash lengths and shades, carefully picked and positioned to bring out the best in every client’s eye shape, bone structure and skin tone. The result? Long but incredibly flattering lashes that look surprisingly all-natural, and while other therapists can take up to three hours to apply a full set, Daxita uses a personally-developed technique that takes just under an hour from beginning to end.
"The minute a client walks into the room, I can see what will balance their features and enhance the shape of their face, the tone of their skin and the colour of their hair. I also take personality and lifestyle into account - every woman wants longer lashes but not everyone wants a showgirl effect. I want my clients to wear their lashes, not the other way around!"
As a young girl, Daxita watched her Aunt having her eyebrows beautifully shaped in the local salon, and begged to be taught the ancient art of threading. On being told she was too young and should focus on her schoolbooks, she taught herself to master the technique over the next eight months by practising on her legs, then persuaded her many young cousins to act as guinea pigs. Two months later, and Daxita’s family and friends were queuing up to have their brows threaded - a queue that these days, counts a celebrity clientele in its ever-growing numbers.
Today Daxita is joined by her youngest daughter, Kajal, who Daxita has spent many years training (since she was 17) to a very high standard. Kajal, sharing her mother’s talented eye, enthusiasm and passion for beauty, has already developed a devoted clientele for her beauty services which include eyelash extensions, threading and bespoke facials.
"My job is to reveal the natural shape hidden within the brow. There’s always a beautiful arch that will lift the eye and open up the face - you just have to know where to look!"