In the Treatment Room with Renée Rouleau

Q&A with celebrity esthetician and trusted skincare expert

What inspired you to become an esthetician?

I was inspired by my grandmother, a hairstylist who was an exceptional woman and worked tirelessly in her own beauty salon. I observed how a woman would come into her salon feeling down and would leave glowing— both inside and out. I always knew the beauty business was my calling. However, I discovered in my teen years that skincare was my passion. It led to me becoming an esthetician at age 19 and opening my first skincare salon at age 26 with a partner. Eventually, I moved to Dallas to create Renée Rouleau Skincare at age 26, which I’ve had for almost 24 years.

What is one piece of advice you would give to your younger self?

Always keep learning. Never stop. Don’t ever think you know it all. My teacher at esthetics school told me that I asked more questions than any student she had ever had, but this was because of my deep desire for learning, and this continues to this day.

I spend a lot of time asking a lot of questions. I consider myself a skin detective.

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