Nestled in a back street of Richmond is an urban oasis, where you can pause, rest, reset and nourish, while treating your skin to some much-needed love. Little Company offers a focused approach to our body’s largest organ – skin – ensuring your approach to wellness extends beyond what you’re putting in your body to what you’re putting on it.
The boutique beauty business was established by Stacey Burt. She started her foray into the industry in New Zealand, working at the award-winning geothermal Polynesian Spa. From there, she ventured to Australia, building Made Beauty Hawthorn from the ground up, and training in Reiki and skin nutrition. At Little Company, she surrounds herself with a team that is just as qualified as she is – they are part of a very small group of people who have trained under Sharon McGlinchey, founder of prestigious skincare brand, MV Organics.
When it came to creating Little Company, the first step was the name. Stacey was looking for something versatile, which incorporated an aim to have minimal effects on the environment. In integrating the social meaning of ‘company’, she found the perfect moniker: after all, it’s a space where you can enjoy a little company, while looking after your skin.
Stacey and her team are dedicated to just that: living skin. They use the term to emphasise the importance of treating skin as a living organ, and have formulated a range of treatments that are guided by this philosophy. Therapies range from deep meditative and nourishing to repairing, remedial and targeted.
In enacting these treatments, Stacey has selected a small group of products from trusted sources. She has developed personal relationships with all suppliers and has developed an innate knowledge of each and every product, so you know exactly what you’re feeding your skin.
The treatments fall under four categories: ‘a little bit of everything’, ‘a whole lot of love’, ‘a problem, solved’, and ‘a little prep’. The first has something for everyone, including a little education and direction. ‘A whole lot of love’ encompasses facials that give back what everyday living takes away.
Choose ‘A Little Warmth’ for an instant boost of vitamins, minerals and nutrients courtesy of Sodashi’s exclusive thermal mask.
If you’ve got a specific problem in mind, look to the Bright, Awaken and Lighten treatments. A dose of pomegranate, pumpkin, papaya and other plant enzymes provide an instant wake up in the ‘A Little Awakening’ treatment, while a targeted LED, ‘happy’ light treatment looks after the skin from within, by stimulating blood circulation with the ‘A Little Light’ option.
This comprehensive approach to products extends to Little Company’s design. All of the building materials came from sustainably produced and non-toxic sources, ensuring visitors could enjoy a positively natural experience. The interior was inspired by the idea of bringing the inside out and the outside in, so treatment rooms are built like cabins in a warehouse, which houses plants and raw outdoor resources.
Little Company is keeping you well, from the inside out and the outside in. Stacey and her team know that beauty is not made, but cultivated through how we live, what we eat and how we think. After all, who would say no to a little company?