An Esty’s First Year Journey: March

Our first year esty, Sofia Montero Rorrer,
shares how she’s sharpening her skillset.

Hi Sofia!

Sofia, what are you working on currently?

Besides focusing on my schoolwork,I’ve been learning mostly about acnesince that is what I want to specialize in.

What is the most valuable lesson you’ve learned so far?

The most valuable lesson I’ve learned so far is how to communicate with clients. For example, how to properly conduct a skin consultation and conversation to make them feel more comfortable. My top priority is ensuring my clients feel relaxed during treatment and that I’m focusing on what they want done – within reason, of course!

The most valuable lesson I’ve learned so far is how to communicate with clients

Have any of your techniques been improved through practice?

Yes, some of my techniques have been improved through practice!

Those techniques include extractions during facials and makeup application. I’ve worked on practicing my extractions with my fingers instead of using tools because some people prefer not having tools used. The more I have practiced makeup, I’ve got to create a better base and expand my eyeshadow looks.

What product is your “skin savior” – if you could only choose one?

My skin savior, my holy grail through and through, is the Mandelic Acid from The Ordinary. I have extremely sensitive skin and rosacea, so acid treatments usually cause major irritation for me. However, Mandelic acid is light enough that it still removes my impurities while keeping my skin healthy and glowing.

What advice would you give to those considering attending an esthetics school or program?

I think my biggest piece of advice is to make sure that the program offers a large amount of practical hours so you become more comfortable working. I also feel it is the best way to truly understand what you learn in your lectures.

Also, make sure the price is reasonable and within your budget. I’m a firm believer in not taking out loans unless it is absolutely necessary.