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Being in LA
I have many fond memories growing up (pre-kindergarten) and lying on the carpet in front of the TV in my childhood home, my unicorn (“Uni”) in one hand and an apple juice in the other, watching Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood as my mom was in the kitchen either cooking or tidying up the house and my sister was at school. I LOVED everything about that show. Being that I was a very hyperactive kid there was always a certain calm that came over me while watching it. I loved how Mr. Rogers would get frequent visits from the postman and other folks in his neighborhood. At a young age this small detail instilled in me the belief that being part of a strong community is so important.
Flash forward to today, we are now lucky enough to have our office in sunny Los Angeles, which is such a treat! There’s so much talent bubbling in our own close-knit neighborhood, and in the spirit of Mr. Rogers’ spotlighting everyday standouts I thought it would be fun to introduce you to some of the friends in our Los Angeles neighborhood and give you a peek inside their creative worlds. We hope you are as inspired by these incredible women as we are!
Get to know Andrea:
1. How did you become an esthetician and what would you say your area of expertise is within the field?
I began my skincare career in 2008 in Chicago. I was always drawn to learn an aspect of touch therapy and esthetics as a choice is multifaceted, which very much intrigued me. I feel that I have mastered so many techniques, but I would say my areas of expertise would be:
-The ability to truly connect with, establish trust, and set goals for my amazing clientele. Skin care is such a personal business with a lot of emotion involved and I am there for my clients and listening to them every step of the way.
-Working with clean and conscientious products like Jenette All Natural Skin Care and techniques such as Gua Sha that enable the skin to heal itself from the inside out.
2. When you're not making your clients skin look their ultimate best what else are you doing?
I have been active in comedy, acting, and writing for years now. Most recently, I recorded a weekly podcast called 'Side Work' that is a hilarious, nostalgic look at working in the restaurant industry, because like so many people I bartended and waited tables before finding my current career. I love to travel with my husband Brian and dote on our adopted Jack Russell/Corgi mix, Indiana. My latest obsession is pottery which I really hope doesn't fully destroy my soft esthetician hands - LOL!
3. If you could take 3 people with you on a trip around the world who would they be?
My husband, my mother, and my sister.
4. Sunshine or rain: Which do you prefer?
After living in sunny LA for 7 years, I really miss a good midwest thunderstorm and the physical metaphor of cleansing that rain brings.
5. What's your favorite time of day and why?
I love late morning. You can get so much done before 11am and then have so much of the day left!
Follow along! IG: @beinginla