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 NYIB. This would be my first facial and I didn't know what to expect but it was the best idea I had heard in my life! I remember snap shots of that day in my mind because it was one of those moments I could never forget. The esthetician in training asked me during the facial if I would like to add a glycolic peel for $10. Yes Please! I remember how it felt stingy and itchy but also felt so amazing, like it was really working. I hadn't ever felt something like that on my face. 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'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.