I love the beauty industry! And it’s a good thing, as I have spent most of my adult life entrenched. The years I have spent working in salons, spas, & med spas have shaped how I see & experience the world around me. I know that I KNOW true beauty comes from within, and that helping people with their image & developing meaningful relationships is where the real reward is in what I do.
In Washington State, I am a licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, and Esthetics Instructor. Over the last 16 years my focus has been on skincare & makeup. I love the luxurious experience of spa treatments & the results derived from treatments found in med spas. My ideal treatments blend both worlds.
Over 10 years ago, I was introduced to Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics and fell in love! I have used & sold JI in every med spa in which I have been employed. From 2008-2011, I was a freelance makeup artist on Iredale's Artistry Team in WA State.
I have joined forces with my dear friend & partner in Nerium, Jennifer Solsten, to form The Real Beauty Team. We are using our backgrounds in the beauty & skincare industries, combined with life experience, to build up & encourage women of all ages.
Victoria's Academy offered me a teaching position in their esthetician program, with the position starting September 2013. So exciting!
I love writing blog entries & articles about people, places, products, & treatments I discover in the skincare & beauty industries.
Keeping up with my colleagues is also of great interest to me. I love hearing about others' personal journeys in the beauty industry.