7 May 2024

This is Rachel Jabs, Aesthetics & Wellness Collective

| Morgan Kenyon
Aileen Pooley and Rachel Jabs witting on a lounge

Rachel Jabs (right) opened Aesthetics & Wellness Collective with co-director Aileen Pooley (left) in late 2023. Photo: Michelle Kroll.

Who are you?

I’m Rachel Jabs, co-director and co-founder of Aesthetics & Wellness Collective, with my business partner, Aileen Pooley. We are both registered nurses, and together, we’ve been in the cosmetic and medical industries for 20 years.

How did you get involved with the wellness industry?

I’ve struggled on and off with cystic acne since I was young. It sparked my passion for skin treatments and skincare, and wellness in general. I studied beauty therapy when I was 15, and after that, I ended up doing my bachelor’s in nursing. The rest is history.

Are there any upcoming projects you’re working on?

Aileen and I are both doing an IV infusion course through the Aesthetics and Skin Institute, which will allow us to administer IV infusions for wellness in a safe and effective manner. We also recently introduced Cosmelan to our clinic, the world’s leading treatment program for pigmentation.

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Who has been the biggest influence in your career?

The biggest influence in my life, career, and who drew me to success as a female, was my Mum. From a young age, she taught me that being a woman doesn’t mean you have to earn less or be less than. I could be successful and career-driven – I could be anything I wanted if I worked for it.

What’s your morning routine?

I’m not a morning person, so I start every day cuddling with my dog Winston. Then it’s a non-negotiable coffee and protein-packed breakfast. I love listening to motivational podcasts like Darling, Shine! on the way to work to get me in the right mindset for the day.

treatment room

Aesthetics & Wellness Collective offers a range of treatments, from skin needling and platelet-rich plasma to infrared sauna and chemical peels. Photo: Michelle Kroll.

What’s your favourite book?

I read quite a lot. I’ve read 26 books this year already! Currently, my favourite series is the Fourth Wing series by Rebecca Yarros. I’m really excited for the next book.

What are three words you would use to describe Canberra?

Cosy, foodie and vibrant.

What’s your advice for someone starting in their career?

Get into networking, focus on professional development, seek mentorship, and if you want to grow, dedicate your time.

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If someone had 24 hours to spend in Canberra, where should they go and what should they do?

I would say start with a morning walk up Mount Ainslie to view the whole city. Then go for brunch at one of our many amazing local cafes before coming to our clinic for the afternoon to enjoy an infrared sauna, holistic skin analysis and Medik8 skin treatment. I’d recommend Raku or Akiba for dinner, followed by a cocktail at Wakefield’s Bar and Wine in Ainslie, or if they’re after a hidden moment, High Jinks in Acton.

Aesthetics & Wellness Collective is located on the first floor of 5 Edgar Street, Ainslie. Book an appointment online.


This is Aesthetics & Wellness Collective. A boutique Mediterranean styled clinic located in the heart of Ainslie shops and feels like you are stepping into a wellness haven. ✨ Aesthetic & Wellness Collective is a nurse-led clinic and offers a range of services from advanced skin treatments & skincare, to the latest IR sauna technology, as well as offering advanced cosmetic injectable treatments and holistic treatment plans. We tried their latest product to hit the shelves – which has just arrived in Australia after being widely successful in South Korea already – Rejuran! Rejuran uses polynucleotides derived from a strain of wild salmon – specifically, their testes (yes, you ready that right)! The raw material goes through 6 precise extraction and refining processes to become pure DNA containing no fish protein. These purified DNA fragments are 97% comparable to human DNA and help with all types of acne scars, pigmented spots, surgical or trauma scars and blemishes. The LED Light Therapy session afterwards helps with healing and boosts collagen production. 💆🏼‍♀️ Owners Rachel and Aileen have combined experience of 20 years in aesthetic and medical industries, and this shines through in their care and attention to detail. Aesthetics & Wellness Collective is a calming haven that we hope everyone gets the chance to experience. #aestheticsandwellness #thisiscanberra #injectablescanberra #rejuran

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Original Article published by Morgan Kenyon on Riotact.


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