I am so excited to get back in the swing of things again! Learning about motherhood these past several weeks has been so humbling and so rewarding at the same time. While it’s been time well spent loving on our sweet boy, I’m so stoked to get back to doing what I love. Facials are my passion for so many reasons, and I can’t wait to get back in my esthetician stool. I want to share what I love about giving a facial in this post, so you can understand why I chose this profession.
The first thing I love about giving a facial is the opportunity to make my client feel happy. There is so much in life that demands of our time and energy, and we often forget to take care of ourselves. Seeing a client take a deep relaxing breath and settle into their facial is the best feeling for an esthetician! The facial massage is one of the most relaxing experiences ever, because there are so many nerves in the face, neck, and scalp. I can visibly see the person lying on the table relax and slip into their happy place.
The next best thing about performing a skincare treatment is seeing actual, bonafide improvement in my client’s skin. Not only should the experience bring relaxation, but it should also yield results. Whether someone is coming to soften lines and wrinkles, lift sagging skin, clear up acne, or brighten dark spots, it’s so awesome to see them excited to see real change in their skin. Creating significant change in your skin takes commitment and consistency, and it’s the only method that will help someone maintain their results.
The other fun part of my job is the chance to educate my clients about how to best take care of their skin. There is so much marketing out there that bombards the average consumer with information that may or may not be accurate. TV ads make Dove look like the best thing since sliced bread. They don’t talk about how drying it actually is to the skin. It’s so important to become educated about how your skin works, and what ingredients and treatments will actually benefit your skin. I feel like the more I can teach my clients about how to take care of their skin, the more likely they are to maintain those healthy habits.
Not everyone has the privilege of doing a job that they genuinely love, and I feel so blessed to be in those shoes. Thank you to all my amazingly loyal clients that continue to be a part of the Sweet Life experience. I am looking forward to seeing all your beautiful faces again!
Big news: we are growing into a new space this month! As some of you may know, I have been looking for an expanded facility. While it has been a wonderful experience having our home in Mela Michael’s Salon, I knew we needed more space in order to grow and be able to offer our clients more.
It’s a tricky thing when you look at changing locations for your business (especially a brick and mortar setup) because there are so many things to consider. For example: proximity to your existing location, room for physical and professional growth, and appropriate treatment room setup. I looked at so many places that seemed perfect, only to be disappointed when something didn’t work out quite right.
I had all but given up when I received a phone call from one of my dad’s friends that heard I was looking for clinical space. He knew someone opening up a wellness clinic in Roswell that had some additional space. We got together and discussed and just like that….a new home for Sweet Life! Everything happens when it is supposed to.
I am so excited as I see the new space coming together – flooring, paint, and transformation, hooray! The new facility will have a consultation room and 2 treatment rooms. My plan is to bring in more advanced aesthetic treatments in the near future, such as laser hair removal, skin tightening, microneedling, and the list goes on! This new setup will allow Sweet Life to offer both holistic and clinical skin care treatments so we can meet the needs of all our clients.
Looking ahead, I am thrilled to see what this new year and new location holds for Sweet Life and our fantastic clients. Thank you to all who have helped us get this far and continue to keep us motivated and growing! Hope to see you at our new digs soon 🙂
‘What is oncology esthetics?’ you might be wondering. It’s not a ‘technical’ term, but it is a skill to address the side effects the skin often experiences when undergoing treatment for cancer. I recently attended classes on the growing need for skin care professionals to be trained on working with clients that have undergone chemotherapy or radiation. The skin often experiences extreme dryness, irritation, and sensitivity. As an esthetician, I have the privilege and the responsibility to help heal my clients’ skin in a safe environment.
Everyone knows somebody whose life has been affected by cancer – it has become so common. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer 20 years ago. We were blessed that it was caught early on, and her doctors were able to effectively get her into remission. My grandfather was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer several months ago, and within a few weeks, was gone. We were in the airport waiting to fly out when he passed, so we didn’t get to see him before he passed. Our family spoke of how uncomfortable he was, and how much pain his body was in. How I wish I could have been there to offer a therapeutic touch.
People ask me why I chose to become an esthetician and work in this field, and my response is “I like to help people feel good about themselves.” So here I go on the next journey and chapter for Sweet Life! I am so excited to go to Chicago this month and become certified through Oncology Esthetics-USA. Stay tuned for Oncology Esthetics – Part II when I will share what I learn and experience!
Hi guys and gals! Don’t forget to treat your honey or yourself to a relaxing and rejuvenating facial treatment. Book online for your 20% off treatment and a discounted rate on your first purchase of CosMedix professional skin care! Gift certificates are also available.
And instead of this special ending on February 14th, we thought ‘what the heck’ and it’s running all month long! You’re welcome 🙂