•FUNMI Beauty World Boss, FUNMI OREKOYA Reveals
Funmi Orekoya is a good advertisement for what she does for a living. She is one of the leading beauty experts in Nigeria today. And she has a nice, flawless and smooth skin. Although she is based in London, where she has lived for years, practicing her beauty trade, she spends more time in Nigeria these days. And she operates from her 19B Yaya Abatan Road, Beauty Spa, opposite Nationwide Petrol Station at Ogba, Ikeja Lagos.
And trust celebrity women, they all go to her for consultation and treatment on a day-to-day basis. Funmi Beauty World Spa offers a wide range of services, from full Spa Therapy Treatment to Facial Treatment, Sauna Therapy, Body Waxing, removal of skin tags on the face and Body, Massage Therapy, and the rest.
She offers Face & Body Products and 20 other rare beauty products you can’t find anywhere else, like Pink Lips, Beauty Whitening Solution Oil (instant whitening), Beauty Black Soap, Beauty Knuckle set, like instant Peeling of Dark Hands, Elbow and Feet, Beauty exfoliating body-wash, Beauty Breast Enlargement cream, Beauty Bumbum Cream, beauty body scrub and many more, and she can be reached via Whatsapp on these number 08130663489, 09086714349, 08162282245, +447482186664.
A few days back, this pretty lady who just turned 50, spoke to City People Publisher, SEYE KEHINDE on how she makes other women look good all the time. Below are excerpts of the interview.
How has it been running Funmi Beauty World?
It’s good. It’s been good. Its really good. I have a passion for it and I have been doing it for over 16years in the UK before I said let me come over to Nigeria and set up Funmi Beauty World Spa here.
It wasn’t really easy setting it up. Thank God I went through the challenges and I did it. Here I am now, Funmi Beauty World has become big. We run our business on social media also. We are all over the world. People know us all over the world. When you came in you met many women waiting to see me. They’ve come for consultation. I thank all our customers. They don’t joke with us. They come in regularly and bring along their friends.
What are the services you offer?
We do a lot here. We have skincare products that work for our customers, like whitening, toning, lightening, maintaining their skin, anything to do with your skin, like spots.
We just introduced our Spa last year. We do fantastic massage here. We do full Spa Therapy treatment. We have a Sauna machine here for full therapy. We have massage machine apart from using our hand. We do facial treatment that is of international standard. We don’t do Nigerian facial treatment because I was actually trained in England.
I am British trained. We do excellent job here. We have our hot stone machine. We have laser here. We do waxing. We have a machine that removes skin tags. If you are too hairy. We can remove the hair. We don’t do it normally. We do it with machine. We do exfoliating. We scrub your body.
No matter how stubborn you skin is we will scrub it here. It will become very soft. By the time you leave the room where we do the scrubbing you will look like a baby. We have our steaming room here where we put you. We have both men and women who use our machine.
We don’t really focus on lightening of skin. We focus on therapy. If you have High Blood Pressure there is a Machine we use. If you have Diabetes there is a Machine we use. So we don’t just focus on lightening, even though we have products for it. We have a range for it. We have over 50 different products for different skins. I mean our own products. The name of the product is Beauty Product.
We have Beauty Diamond Glow, Beauty Pure White Glow, and Beauty Whitening Products. There are so many. But I have just discovered that it’s not about those products alone. I have decided that why don’t we just treat the skin itself. That is why we do steaming bath, steaming wash, scrubbing, exfoliating. Our Sauna is an international one. It is proper Sauna. It is not like Jaccuzi. We brought this in from the UK.
We will put you there. When you come out, you will notice that your skin will change and look good. You are going to have a new different skin. The Sauna is going to make your skin to be very, very firm. Our products are produced by us. We use herbal products. It is purely organic. We don’t use harsh chemicals. We lecture our customers online. We do a lot of live videos. To teach them on their attitude to skin.
We tell them why they should not be using a lot of harsh chemicals which will spoil their skin. I tend to do a lot of live videos. We don’t focus on just selling creams. We lecture you. Our facial treatment is the best. Our customers are so happy. They call all the time to say thank you.
You’ve been doing this for how long now?
I have been doing this for the past 9 years in Nigeria. In the last 5 years we’ve become so popular because of the demand on our products. Most of our customers come in through referrals.
We use our products on our customers. We no longer go for the crowd. We treat our customers as special. We sell our products in sets. We don’t sell cream alone because it does not work alone. That is why we sell in sets like Anti-ageing Body Sets, Velvet Glow Fets, Pure White Glow sets, Skin Repair Set. They all come in sets like Knuckle set. We are very fantastic when it comes to peeling your Knuckles.
It so common for a lot of ladies to have dark knuckles. We treat it here. At Funmi Beauty World we get rid of it. We have a process of doing it. I am a true picture of what I sell. That is why people say wow! Go and look at Funmi Beauty World. We don’t bleach here. No way.
At Funmi Beauty World we don’t’ tell our customer that you will turn white in 6 days or 14 days. No. It has to be a natural process of continuous use of our product. We don’t say we would turn you into an Oyinbo in one month. No. We don’t do that. Why we don’t do that is because if you do it that way the skin will become damaged. And we don’t damage skin at Funmi Beauty World. We treat skin. We make your skin better. That is why we sell natural product. Of course you can get white to any level, provided you follow our instructions. We don’t use Chemicals.
No. We don’t. Our product is not chemical, that you just put chemical and your skin will start changing. No. No. No.
At Funmi Beauty World, we treat your skin right. We have both males and females using our products, so its not females only. We have a fantastic moisturizing body lotion for men. We have a fantastic Body butter for men. We have children products as well.
At Funmi Beauty World our target is to help repair skin. We more or less focus on repairing skin than to just enhance the skin. We have kiddies repair set. We have Beauty kiddies glowing lotion and glowing soap. We treat eczema for kids. We have body wash for kids. We have treatment for all sorts of skin. We have body wash for you to enhance your skin. We have normal body lotion that our children can use. If your skin is very stubborn we have the body wash for it. If you have a very dark skin we have body wash for it. It won’t change your skin tone. It will just make your dark skin shine like a glass. We have body wash for chocolate skin-type people. So we have a wide range of products and we have a wide range of machines to maintain your skin.