Friday, January 13, 2023

Happy New Year!!

 Happy New Year!

I hope everyone enjoyed (or at least survived) the holiday season! I had a wonderful trip and I'm feeling geared up and ready for 2023! I'll be checking in with you at your next visit about your skin goals and concerns you'd like to address this year.

There will be a slight price increase in some of the advanced modality series on February 15th, so it's a great time to get something scheduled before prices go up!  I've summarized some treatment options you may not be aware of below. Let me know if you have any questions. Read on for that as well as a special on body care!

As I enter my 24th year in this wonderful (& often wacky) world of esthetics I am so grateful for this career and for all of you. I've included a throwback photo below from 1998 (!) when I was a baby esthetician and about to finish school. Now my hair is the same color naturally! Ha!

With affection & sunscreen,

It's a New Year, Try Something New!*

  • Facial Membership - Commit to your skin this year and purchase a membership for discounted treatment prices and product discounts.
  • Dermaplaning - My newest offering! Instant results. Skin is smooth and bright, and no peach fuzz! :) Available in a Customized Facial, or as a standalone service.
  • SWiCH Treatment Series- not a typo (it stands for Skin Wellness in Cellular Health), but a powerful peel alternative! With little to no downtime and options for one or two visits a month for 6 months, benefits include firmer contours, decreased lines and wrinkles, and increased collagen and elastin production.
  • Microcurrent Series - 10 treatments in 5 weeks.  Redefines facial contours and "re-educates" facial muscles. Stimulates  ATP (adenosine triphosphate), creating increased cellular energy and collagen production.
*Full descriptions of my treatment series and memberships on my website.

Winterize Your Skin ~ Body Care On Sale!
Cold weather, wind, and indoor heat can wreak havoc on your body's barrier too! All body care is 10% off through 2/15/23. Enter the code WINTERIZE at checkout in the shop, or just mention it during your next visit.

Struggling with dry body skin this winter? My favorite tips and combos are below.

*Special thanks to my friend and colleague Lisa for sharing these pics with me! We took our state boards side by side in January 1999!!

Saturday, December 3, 2022

December News!

 I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving! This is a quick one before I go on vacation next week. Check out the info below and a cool new feature in the shop!

With affection & sunscreen,

Out-Of-Office Dates

  • I will be out from Wednesday, December 7th, returning to work on Tuesday, December 20th.
  • Place your product orders before 5 PM PST on Monday, December 5th to ensure they ship before I leave.
  • All emails and calls will be returned after my trip, thanks so much for your patience while I recharge!

Waiting List
If you can't find the time you want, be sure to get on my waitlist! I will often be able to fit people in spots that may not appear available online. With my trip, I have opened some times/days I don't usually work. so be sure to check it out.

Pre-Order In My Shop!
There's a great new feature in my online shop. You can now pre-order most items when they are back-ordered, so no more sending a message or trying to remember to check if it's been restocked! The estimated ship date will be listed when you purchase. Any other in-stock items included in your order will ship right away. Let me know if you have any questions!

Gift Ideas
There are a lot of ways to give the gift of great skin!

  • Gift Certificates - choose your design, and a service or dollar amount. Send your virtual card instantly or on a specific day of your choosing.
  • Body Care - Everyone can use some moisture this time of year!
  • Grande Lash MD - You can't go wrong with this cult favorite.
  • Product Consult - Still stumped? Give the gift of a Product Consultation! Your recipient has a thorough written consult, and then an in-person or virtual appointment to discuss goals and options. The cost of the consult can be applied to a product purchase or future service.

Friday, September 30, 2022

October News!

 Ok, I know it's still September, but just a few quick updates for the upcoming busy month! Unfortunately, my business summit was canceled as St. Petersburg was in the path of Hurricane Ian. (I'll look forward to attending early in 2023 when they get it rescheduled.) However, that does free up a few appointments so jump online and schedule, or reach out to me directly!

With affection & sunscreen,

Wanna Get Dermaplaned?
As many of you already know, I received my certification in Dermaplaning! I have a handful of spots left in October for clients to receive a complimentary standalone dermaplane treatment before it becomes officially available in November. Email me, or respond to this newsletter if you're interested and we'll see if you're a good candidate and what time I have remaining. Details below.

  • Dermaplaning is a deep, but gentle form of physical exfoliation that removes superficial layers of skin, vellus hair (peach fuzz), and debris using a surgical scalpel.
  • This treatment doesn't have a lot of contraindications, but is to be avoided if you've been using Accutane (in the last 12 months), are using blood thinners, or have a history of bleeding problems, active acne lesions, or active cold sore breakout. 
  • Retin-A users will need to stop for 5 days, pre and post-treatment.
  • Not recommended if you tend to be "jumpy".  (lol)
  • I'll be doing a standalone dermaplane - a double cleanse, dermaplane, and finishing products. It will be available in the future both as a standalone service ($95.) and in my full-length customized facial ($195.).
  • Must be available Tuesday-Friday during the day. Sorry, no evenings or weekends.

Cold, Flu & (Hopefully not!) COVID season
This is your seasonal reminder to please please please not come in for an appointment if you're experiencing any symptoms of illness (with anything, not just COVID). If you come in sick, I'll have to turn you away and charge the cancellation fee, and nobody wants that. Help me keep my unicorn (COVID-free) status and stay open. Fingers crossed we can all stay well!

Friday, September 2, 2022

September News!

 It's shaping up to be a busy fall with a lot of exciting news! I've been involved in a slew of training following my conference at the end of June with more to come in September and October. While I'm really excited to be launching some new modalities and products this Fall, I'll be out of the office for training, a business summit, and some family-related travel. Please be sure you have your appointments booked (and on your calendar) and be sure to get your product orders in. Dates, new features, and teasers on the upcoming additions are below. 

Don't forget, NOW is the time to schedule your Microcurrent, SWiCH, or peel series before the holidays. Get on track for your best skin before 2023!
With affection & sunscreen,

Upcoming Out-Of-Office dates

  • September 12th through the 16th (Place product orders by noon PST on 9/10!)
  • Mid-day October 1st through the 5th (Place product orders by noon PST on 10/1!)
  • There are a number of other upcoming days out that will impact appointment availability, but should have minimal impact on product orders.

The Waitlist & Last-Minuting!
I've just launched a waitlist. If the day/time you want is not available, just fill out the form and I'll reach out if there is a cancellation or reschedule. You can find it on my "Schedule an Appointment Page", my online booking page, or simply go to My online system has its limitations, you can't book last minute, and there are often spots I can make work that won't appear available online. So get on the list!

I am also starting a feature I'm calling "last-minuting" through stories on Instagram. I will post any last-minute availability (when I have it), early in the week, and you just text, email or DM me to grab it. It won't be available online. So if you're one of those people who tends to leave things for the last minute - this will be for you. If you don't already, you can follow me on Instagram here.

New Modalities & Services Coming Soon...
A form of deep physical exfoliation that removes dead cell buildup as well as vellus hair (AKA "peach fuzz") for smooth, even skin. Look for this new addition in early November after I complete my certification!

Gua Sha
Not a new technique by any stretch, but new to my practice! For those of you who have experienced my Kansa wand massage - the benefits are similar in reducing the appearance of puffiness and increasing the look of firm skin. Look for this to be added into treatments at the end of September - early October.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Need Anything?

I hope you are healthy and enjoying the beautiful weather if you're here in the Bay Area! Just a quick note to remind everyone of some upcoming out-of-office dates.

  • I will be out of town from mid-day June 24th through June 28th at the International Esthetics, Cosmetics, and Spa Conference.
  • Be sure to get any product orders in by 5 PM PST Thursday, June 23rd. 
  • I will be checking in once per day for calls, texts, and emails so please be patient! :)
  • I am on Jury Duty from July 5th through the 8th and will have limited availability depending on whether or not I get called in. (I will be working evenings and July 9th.)

Last-Minute Openings!
Text or email me to grab one of these cancellations in the next couple of weeks. First-come-first-served!

  • Sorry, all filled!
  • 11:45 on 6/23 
  • 12:30 on 6/30
  • 9:00 on 7/1

The New Body Line Now Available!
I am so happy with the positive feedback from all of you on the new body products. I love them too! If you haven't checked them out yet, be sure to ask for a sample at your next visit or with your next order.