Meet Our Team
Elaine Brennan was born in South Africa. She received her extensive education in England and France concentrating in Remedial Electrolysis and Medical Skin Care. After working in Paris, she owned and operated the very successful "Elaine Brennan Skin and Electrolysis Clinic" in Johannesburg from 1967 to 1998. Elaine Brennan was the pioneer of skin peeling in South Africa over 45 years ago. She also pioneered cryotherapy for scar revision. Her clinic was an Institute accredited by CIDESCO which is based in Zurich, Switzerland and guarantees worldwide standards of expertise. She immigrated to Annapolis, Maryland in 1998 to be closer to her children and grandchildren and opened a clinic in West Annapolis specializing in advanced para medical skin therapy, specialized chemical peelings, remedial electrolysis, micro-pigmentation, remedial camouflage and scar revision (including burn victims, mastectomy scars, cleft lip scars), up until she retired in 2011.
USA & International - Owner
Lynda van der Spuy (nee Brennan)
Lynda was born in South Africa where she completed most of her tertiary education in aesthetics. She attended the CIDESCO recognized Jill Farquharson International College of Health and Beauty Therapy in Durban, studied electrolysis, permanent makeup and vein cautery. She learnt stage and makeup artistry at the Jose de Sousa international school of beauty and makeup artistry. Lynda spent many years working together with her mother, Elaine in the Johannesburg clinic performing their superior chemical peeling treatments, customized advanced clinical facial treatments tailored to specific needs and formulating the clinic's range of facial cosmetic products.
After marrying and relocating to Durban in South Africa, she owned and operated her own clinic and branch of the "Elaine Brennan Skin Renewal Clinic" until immigrating to the U.S.A. in 1995
Australia's West Coast - Teela Beven
WA, NT, SA & TAS
0417 212 881
Teela is born & bred Australian, with almost 30 years experience in the industry. She is the the owner of two hair and beauty salons in Western Australia. After returning to work full time, Teela started her first salon in 2011.
This was a small hair salon, but in 2015 she expanded the business to include beauty therapy in the clinic, focusing on offering result driven services which make a noticeable difference.
In 2017 she opened her 2nd salon and in 2018 expanded the wholesale shop and opened a new depot in Perth, Western Australia offering wholesale body, beauty & hair products as well as training courses.
'In 2019 along side Bonita, we were fortunate enough to meet the owner Lynda van der Spy, whom trained us to become the first providers and trainers of the world renowned Elaine Brennan Skin Renewal Peels in Australia.
I'm so excited to share my knowlege and to help “peel away that problem skin” of all Australians !'
Australia's East Coast - Bonita Burke
NSW, QLD, ACT & VIC
0407 276 212
Bonita was born in South Africa, completed her studies at the Stellenbosch Academy of Health & Skincare Therapy in 1995, as an Advanced Aesthetician, Clinical Reflexologist & Clinical Aromatherapist (Eve Taylor)
CIDESCO, BABTAC & SAIBTH
Having studied & worked in South Africa, England & Australia.
she has over 25 years’ experience in the Clinical & Holistic Health & Beauty industry,
'In 2018, I decided to sell my beauty salon to allow myself the opportunity to open a small private clinic,
alongside a post graduate training & wholesale business called The Eco Flamingo.
In my clinic I specialise in HydraFacials MD , CIT Pen Facials (Collagen Induction Therapy / Micro Needling & Nano Infusions) and now also the world famous Elaine Brennan Skin Renewal Peel & Get Glowing MicroPeels
I love sharing my knowledge and helping other therapists and business owners learn about these unique & fundamental modalities, to add them to their service menus for a true point of difference.'