Interview: Jo Syme, Spa treatments manager, One Spa

What's your top beauty product? Currently it's ESPA's Super Active Firming Eye Contour Concentrate. The Super Active range was newly launched this year and the results speak for themselves.

Do you have a beauty tip? When cleansing your eye area always sweep inwards. This avoids dragging the skin and will keep this delicate area free from fine lines and wrinkles.

What are your best and worst features? My eyelashes are my best feature, as I don't have to worry about trying to lengthen or curl them as they are naturally that way. The worst is my hair and nails which grow too quickly.

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Biggest beauty disaster? I once had my hair coloured and ended up with what looked like zebra stripes.

Would you ever consider having cosmetic surgery? Never say never.

What's in your bathroom cabinet? What isn't! Being in the spa industry means I like to try everything. My regular items are from the ESPA range

Quick wipes or a three-step regime? A three-step regime always – I like to know my face is thoroughly cleansed.

How long do you take to get ready in the morning? I don't like to start off in a rush in the morning, so I usually give myself an hour to get ready.

What's your favourite item of clothing? I love accessories: bags, shoes, jewellery and make-up. It's great how they can transform any outfit, and I never forget my sunglasses – they're a must.

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Do you prefer a real or bottled tan? It has to be bottled for me.

Are you brand loyal? When I find a product I like I am usually hooked but the brands can vary.

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Who is your fashion/beauty idol? I love old Hollywood-style glamour and the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Katharine Hepburn and Lauren Bacall. I just need more red carpet events in my calendar!

What is your fantasy beauty treatment? Would you think me greedy if I said a week of top-to-toe spa treatments in a beautiful spa resort in Asia?

If there was one thing you could change about your face/body what would it be? I'd be a natural blonde.

Is there anything you'd be too frightened to have done? I don't think I'll be trying Botox anytime soon, as I prefer a natural approach.

• This article was first published in Scotsman on Sunday on 10 January, 2010.