wholistic beauty chose me

About Me

wholistic beauty chose me

“Wholistic beauty chose me,” is the short answer I give people who ask why I do what I do.

“Beauty Lies in the Eyes of the Beholder”

You are the most important beholder of your beauty! If you don’t love your reflection in the mirror, how can you expect to thrive? That’s where I come in!  I am here to lead you through a journey of discovery, acceptance, and confidence.

My Background

My passion for wholistic beauty began in 1989. As a regional make-up artist for legendary French fashion designer, Yves Saint-Laurent, I realized beauty is not found in a bottle.  Instead, it is something that radiates from within, and must be nurtured and nourished. This was my a-ha moment, and therefore, the reason I say, “wholistic beauty chose me.”

After finishing esthetics school in Boston, MA, in 1991, I spent six years in New York City. There, I learned extensive make-up techniques under industry legends. Eventually, I moved Virginia to open my first wholistic skincare studio.

As a Licensed Master Esthetician and Certified Educator, I hold the highest licensing available in Virginia. Never satisfied with what I know, I continue to further my education. I am certified in Oncology Esthetics, Nutritional Esthetics, and Energy-lift facial techniques. Passionate about the power of makeup, I am trained in Paramedical Makeup and custom-blend makeup.

I balance my knowledge with certificates in Integrative Nutrition and Aromatherapy, as well as a master’s degree in Divinity.

Additionally, I am registered with the Yoga Alliance, at the highest level. As an eRYT500 yoga instructor, I have created a class for trauma survivors, such as me.

The Products I Recommend

The skincare, makeup, and wellness products I offer are created with only the highest quality natural, or nature identical ingredients available.

These products contain no harsh chemicals, no dyes, and no synthetic fragrances and are always gluten free, so you can always feel confident using them.

My Philosophy

Everyone has a story.  My story culminated in my business.

Read my blog for insight into my ‘why’.

self-discovery + acceptance + nurture = beautiful confidence

You are beautiful.  God says so.  And so it is!

We live in a society where ugliness prevails; too often, as a result, we get lost in the ugliness. Or, to protect ourselves, we shrink away, even try to become invisible. 

Then we are miserable; but God created us as the most beautiful creature! Remaining a caterpillar, who refuses to spread her magnificent wings, goes against our spirit.

I have never met a female who didn’t want to be and feel more attractive.  But we are all already uniquely beautiful! 

We just need to enter into a journey: self-discovery + acceptance + nurture = beautiful confidence.

Yet, most of us don’t know how to complete the steps of that equation.  That’s where I come in.

 A Snapshot of My Credentials

    • Wholistic licensed Master Aesthetician and Educator
    • Oncology Esthetician
    • Custom Blend Makeup Artist
    • Paramedical Makeup Artist
    • Integrative Nutrition Coach
    • Life Coach
    • Certified Aroma-therapist
    • e-RYT500 and YACEP yoga instructor
    • Masters Degree in Divinity (Spiritual Counseling and Practical Ministry)

“It took me who I was and where I’ve been to make me who I am.” ~Aaron Neville