What is your business called and where are you located?
FACE by Ashley in Winter Park, Florida
Can you give a little information about your background as an esthetician?
I have been licensed for seven years, with five years as a solo esthetician and five years as an Herbal Skin Solutions and The Esthetics Academy Educator.
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What inspired you to become an esthetician?
My mother has been a licensed cosmetologist for more than 45 years, so growing up around the beauty industry was a big part of my life. I, too, wanted to be a part of helping others feel beautiful! I originally enrolled in esthetics with the goal of being a full-time makeup artist. While participating hands-on in my esthetic program, I became fascinated learning about skin health and its functions and understanding how great skincare and a beautiful makeup application work in synergy.
What beauty philosophy do you stand by?
“Beauty starts on the inside” and “Less is more.”
What is your favorite treatment?
My favorite in-office treatment consists of Dermaplane exfoliation, Nano-Infusion using Herbal Skin Solutions CIT Pen, and Vitamin C+ Enhancement Serum followed by LED Light Therapy with my Celluma Pro.
What brands do you use and why?
My go-to skincare line in the treatment room is Herbal Skin Solutions! I have been working with and retailing their products for more than five years and appreciate the support and education they offer their team of providers. I was a solo business owner struggling to find my “niche” until I partnered with Herbal Skin Solutions. I immediately felt like I was a part of a family of like-minded industry professionals who were uplifting and empowering! With such an amazing community of support, my confidence started to blossom, professionally and personally! The skills and experience I have obtained with this brand are far beyond what I ever expected and I would not be the esthetician or educator I am today without their support.
What is your secret to beautiful skin?
Incorporating Herbal Skin Solutions Blue Moon Overnight Sleeping Mask with a high dose of Vitamin A three to four nights a week! The Chamazulene in the formula is the active ingredient that enriches the Retinol with soothing, anti-inflammatory properties that calm the skin almost instantly! I also treat myself to monthly Dermaplane and LED Light Therapy facials with my favorite local estheticians and incorporate preventative treatments such as Nano-Infusion and Microneedling.
What are your favorite tools to use in the treatment room and why?
Herbal Skin Solutions CIT Pen is so versatile with Nano-Infusion and Microneedling options to suit any skin tone and address common concerns such as hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, and acne scarring.
What is your favorite part about working for your company?
As a member of the Herbal Skin Solutions/The Esthetics Academy team, I have played a role in curating many of their product launches to bring fellow professionals and end consumers clinical, organic and sustainably sourced, professional grade products that are both natural and effective. Being behind the scenes during the process of formulations from concept to creation, along with working on case studies, has given me a greater understanding of ingredients and the importance of ethical product sourcing while experiencing phenomenal results in and out of the treatment room. Having the opportunity to pass my knowledge along to fellow professionals and educate my clients has been so rewarding!