Clara Handly Toomey was born with a love of beauty and a passion for customer service and these will be the heart of her new venture The Derm Bar MD. This new medical spa is having its soft opening now and will be fully opened April 1, 2014.
This is clearly what Clara is meant to do. Her paternal grandfather, Gustav Miller, was the owner of Miller's Department Store, which was a Knoxville tradition for decades. Her father, Herb Handly, was the General Manager of Proffitt's Department Store for thirty years. When he would bring Clara to work as a child, she would cling to the cosmetics counters in awe.
Clara began working in the cosmetics industry as an 18-year old in counter sales for Eve Arden at Proffitt's. She was so successful that she began travelling with the Arden's Red Door Experience, which incorporated the full spa experience. She has been with Years Younger Medispa for the last five years, where she attracted a loyal clientele.
At The Derm Bar MD, Clara will offer superior customer service, which she learned, again, from her dad. She remembers watching her father communicate with employees and customers. If a customer had a problem, Mr. Handly would sit down with him and, when the conversation was over, the customer and Mr. Handly would shake hands and the customer would leave happy. Clara says that,
"With this kind of customer care, even as you go through life people will acknowledge your care and respond equally."
Clara is working with Dr. Kimberly Russell of Summit Medical Group. Dr. Russell and Clara are working to ensure that The Derm Bar MD operates at the highest of medical and ethical standards in the offering of professional services.
At The Derm Bar MD, The Dermalicious for the Soul Facial is so indulgent that it is decadent. After your facial is applied, Clara gives your neck, arms and feet a relaxing treatment. For those bothered with acne, the Bye Bye Acne Blues Facial will provide relief. The DEFUZZINATOR is an amazing procedure called epidermal leveling. It removes the dead skin and peach fuzz from your skin. Your skin will look more radiant and make application will look more flawless.
Clara is a 2001 graduate of Bearden High School. She is also a graduate of the East Tennessee School of Cosmetology and obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Tusculum College. She is married to Brock Toomey and has a one-year old daughter, Mallory.
You can reach The Derm Bar MD and Clara at 865-556-0543.