Member of the Month: Ivy Halford
Fitness, Face & Fido!
By Anna Griffin
As seen on Westlake Athletic Club’s website.
Ivy Halford recently joined Westlake Athletic Club as a new member. A skincare guru, she has been trailblazing since 1977 in the Health, Wellness and Beauty Industries, bringing her outstanding experience in clinical skincare for all people, all ages, all skin types.
Considered one of Hollywood’s best-kept secrets (service provider for the Association of Celebrity Personal Assistants (ACPA) for true body transformational treatments including skin and body care, along with makeup consultations and applications, Ivy spent ten years at Dermatology Associates in Beverly Hills, California as one of the most sought-after paramedical estheticians. She combines that knowledge with her numerous credits as a Hollywood Union make-up artist to bring natural beauty, health and wellness to her trusting and discerning clients, and their pets! Wanting to know more about her innovative leadership in the skincare and beauty industry, we sat down for a little chat . . .
When and why did you join WAC?
I just joined this past April 15th, because I was walking by the gym every day on foot around the lake, and saw the pool. I couldn’t believe how beautiful and convenient it is to my new home and skincare studio.
What is your favorite athletic pursuit at the club?
Absolutely the swimming and weights, but I am looking forward to taking more classes as I go, especially yoga. I am also a yoga instructor but love taking other instructors classes.
What are some of your fitness goals as a new member?
Physical Therapy for my knee injury, and to get in my best shape and maintain it.
What are you enjoying most about life at WAC?
I like how very nice and friendly the staff and members are. They have made me feel right at home, which I love.
Why did you start the Helford Institute for Advanced Skincare?
I’ve been in Clinical Skincare for almost 40 years now, and have trained and worked with the top Dermatologists in Beverly Hills, Dallas, and Telluride. I have learned so much about skincare over the years working along side some of the best, and now I’m fortunate to be here with Nurse Donna in Westlake Village. I am absolutely driven to share what I learn and to be the best I can be for my clients, giving the best possible service to them and their loved ones.
I created the Halford Institute for Advanced Skincare as my clients have always told me what ‘I DO’ is SO much more than a facial. I wanted to start working towards getting the best there is out there to offer others, with not only the best equipment to achieve our skin goals, but to also create natural and organic products that work well with Clinical skincare and beyond when my clients are home.
What makes HIASC products different from others?
I created them to soothe the skin after doctor grade treatments, and to help with keeping our skin as youthful as possible as we can.
You also cater to pets. What was your inspiration to develop a line for them?
I have a deep respect and love for animals, and wanted to have a product line that I felt safe putting on them, just as are products safely made for my clients. Ivy’s Skin Luv products are for pets and their people, as I know I would feel safe using the same ones created for people, on my pets. I have been in Whole Foods Markets in Texas and we are considered the premium grade of products made.
What are your overall goals for HIASC, and what drives you to achieve them?
My desire is to keep growing the company to satisfy the needs and desires of my discerning clients, and reach out on a global arena, spreading the Skin Luv Products throughout doctors’ offices and Amazon.
What makes you happiest in life?
I absolutely love helping women and men look and feel their very best though skincare and being in the Hollywood Make-up Union. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to be featured in the WAC newsletter that I would love to offer first timers in for skincare, 20% off their first visit. They can check out my website for referrals from doctors with whom I’ve worked with over the years, and from my really cool, fabulous and fun clients! My Press page and services menu to have the information to learn more, and I’m looking forward to meeting members and having some new skin to work on.
When I am not in the studio or at WAC, I love hiking. It is my absolute favorite sport to do not only as I can do it anywhere in the world, but also because I can be with my sweet pup and be in the great outdoors! Now I am finding new trails in and around Westlake Village, and it is SO exciting!
Ivy, we warmly welcome you to Westlake Athletic Club, and look forward to fabulous skin to match our fierce fitness goals!