Creating a unique lifestyle and career through advanced skin and body treatments

March 3, 2022 BY

Unique Laser Clinics founder Sarah Oram, left, with Torquay clinic co-owner Melinda Fusella.

Sarah Oram spent the first 10 years of her career advising big business on how to grow as a senior strategy manager at global giant PriceWaterhouseCoopers before deciding on a sea-change.

Sarah could see her future mapped out before her as part of this big company – this would be a lucrative future, but one in which life would be 12-hour days, time away from home, and a high-stress environment. None of which were appealing based on the way Sarah wanted to live her life.

Instead of continuing in that way, Sarah decided to jump ship and take a break from work to give her time and head space to think about what was next.

It was a big move to make, especially given she had no specific idea in mind just an inkling that there was something better out there.

Sarah identified a gap in the Australian market for top-level, accessible aesthetic services.

Sarah is now founder and managing director of Unique Laser Clinics, of which there are now five clinics in and around Geelong and the Surf Coast.

It is a multi award-winning business, that has a vision to give people the freedom to embrace their uniqueness and shed their inhibitions through delivering high end aesthetic services in a positive and respectful environment.

“My real motivation for the change was wanting to empower other people, women in particular, to take their lives and their futures in their own hands,” Sarah said.

“Unique Laser is committed to creating exciting career pathways for women from all backgrounds. We offer traineeships, education pathways, ownership options and flexible working so we can attract the best people.”

Melinda Fusella is a great example of this. She started as a manager at the Ballarat clinic and now co-owns the Torquay clinic with Sarah and has been promoted to Group Area Manager which combines working from home and in-clinic visits.

Sarah lives on the Surf Coast, has a thriving home garden, and has embraced her passion for horse riding.

“What I love about owning my own business is I can set my own schedule,” she said.

“It’s a huge amount of work and it can be hard to take a day off, but I don’t have to work 9-5. I might get up and go for a horse ride, come home and work for a few hours, then take my dog for a walk in the evening.”

Unique Laser has grown in leaps and bounds since its beginnings back in 2014.

Initially focused on laser hair removal, the business has now evolved to also building expertise in advanced skin and body treatments.

Specialist treatments include skin rejuvenation, cosmetic injections, fat loss cavitation, teeth whitening, and stocking professional products for tailored at-home skincare.