Germaine Williams-Beckles is a qualified cosmetologist, trichologist and nutritionist with over 40 years of experience in Hair Care and Wellness Services. She is a proud member of the US Trichology Institute Board of Directors. Germaine holds a degree in the Science of Nutritional Consultations as well as a Holistic Health Practitioner certification from the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.
Apart from her regular presentations to international audiences on hair and scalp problems and solutions, Dr Germaine is also the founder of Rayogee Hair and Scalp Clinic, which specializes in providing solutions for hair styling and maintenance, hair loss, as well as delivering the latest therapies in wellness management.
Germaine recognizes the relationship between a healthy body and healthy hair. Her life’s goal is to help every client reconnect with the instinctive knowledge of what their body and hair require, achieving and maintaining optimal health through education, support and individualized treatment protocols to restore balance.
At Rayogee, the primary focus is to ensure that clients develop and maintain healthy hair from the inside out. Adopting a holistic approach to the maintenance of healthy hair, emphasis is placed on the client’s diet, exercise and other elements of his or her lifestyle. “At Rayogee, our approach to hair loss is a multi-therapeutic approach. From studies, we have realised that a healthy body equals healthy hair; that’s one of the main reasons we incorporate the [nutritional] element in our practice.” Through her work, she tries to impart knowledge of hair loss and says early diagnosis and prevention are her specialties.“We also incorporate laser therapy for advanced hair loss as well as the use of natural products. The field of corrective hair care is dynamic; it’s ever-changing so I am always looking for ways to improve the business.”
Germaine Williams-Beckles knows the importance of having a good head on your shoulders. She is a trichologist – a doctor of the hair and scalp – who believes in holistic health regiments for the patients she treats.
Germaine recounts her introduction to trichology: “I was assisting the world-renowned Clem Lue Yat at a beauty trade show in Atlanta. On my break, I was walking through the show and by mere coincidence I heard a man shouting at the top of his voice, trying to get the attention of passers-by to attend his class.” It was in this first class that Germaine learned about the “epidemic” proportions of hair loss. She would go on to earn a Doctorial in Trichology from the Élan Institute of Trichology, a diploma in Nutrition Counseling from the School of Nutrition & Science, California, and has been accredited by the American Association for Drugless Practitioners as a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner. She says the most common forms of hair loss are genetic but she has treated many hair and scalp-related ailments through holistic healthcare. “The holistic approach to hair loss takes into consideration the individual’s entire being,” she explains. “When we do a treatment, we start with a consultation which looks at the person’s nutritional deficiencies, as well as a microscopic examination of the hair and scalp.”
“We tend to treat the underlying cause of the hair loss via topical and oral treatment. We also look at the types of products that we use on our clients, such as products that are paraffin free, DEA and sulfate free.” Counseling is also offered to patients at the clinic, for those who may need advice and to implement changes in their lifestyles.
Among her roles as businesswoman, wife, mother, and grandmother, Germaine also considers herself a facilitator, and she has traveled to many places to impart her knowledge of hair and scalp treatments, as well as to certify others in the field of Trichology.