For as long as I can remember, image mattered. I have always been fascinated with beauty, art, color, fashion style. If it was aesthetically pleasing, I was here for it.
My mom recounts stories of my playing with my dolls, cutting their hair, revamping their outfits, making them new clothes making sure Barbie stepped out looking her absolute best for her date with Ken.
So of course as I got older I became ‘that’ friend. The friend who got called when friends wanted advice on the direction to style their hair, the friend who sat in the salon to give the thumbs up on a new hair cut, the friend who went shopping with you to make sure that outfit fit just right. I’ve created so many looks, gave tips on makeup, skincare fashion, and everything in between. It came naturally. I was good at it.
But would you believe it if I told you, deep down inside I despised it so much.
I’m sure your wondering wait, how could you hate something you had such a natural knack for?! Well to be honest me It didn’t matter much , this natural abily wasn’t really of value , it’s so shallow I would think, it doesn’t help anyone in the grand scheme of things. This clearly isn’t a gift. So I Dismissed it. There has to be more I thought So I continued my quest of discovering purpose. I mean we all have purpose and I was determined to go find it.
See I was really smart and talented, and the options of lawyer, doctor, a teacher was on repeat for as long as I can remember. So like a good kid of immigrant parents I did as they said (at first). Went to school, got a good job.
Fast forward a few years of feeling unfulfilled with work, never really feeling like I found my element or that purposed spent so much time searching for (literally every corporate job I had somewhere along the lines Co-workers would tell me I belonged in fashion arts) I decided to pursue the beauty industry. I started off in makeup and then progressed into skincare and beauty empowerment.
What I’ve learned along the way is that there is something quite valuable and impactful of helping people, women especially, truly see themselves. A beauty inside out approach and reminder that while I help to treat their concerns, I’m enhancing what is already there. A lesson, I had first learned myself.
I’m appreciative of the many years of “unbecoming everything wasn’t me so I can be who I was meant to be”. Now I get to remind you of the beauty that is you. I can proudly say that I’m a beauty specialist and empowerment coach where I provide corrective skincare treatments and facilitate confidence-building workshops to ensure you love the skin you’re in.