In 2004, I began my education at the New York Institute of Beauty. Up until that point, I was a lost twenty something just trying to find some purpose. A friend from college invited me to try a facial at the local beauty school NYIB. This would be my first facial and I didn't know what to expect but it was one of those moments that changed the course of my life. Up until then, skin care was just something I loved. I didn't think I could make a career out of it. Flash forward to the facial. I remember the esthetician in training asked "Would you like to add a glycolic peel for $10?" I didn't hesitate, "Yes Please!" I remember it felt spicy and itchy but also felt like it was really working. I hadn't experienced that sensation on my face before. When I got into my car I stared in the mirror and couldn't believe how smooth and refined my skin looked. I felt deeply renewed and not just my skin, I had discovered something that I was passionate about. Needless to say, it changed my life and put me on a path with purpose. I immediately told my friends and family, "I know what I want to do with my life!" I enrolled in their esthetician program a week later.
I'm writing this with a smile and now even more excited to continue sharing, but its late and I'm almost 40. I need some beauty rest. First tip: Sleep is everything to a complexion.