Owner and Aesthetician, Kolor Twist, Calgary, Alberta
Industry pro since: 1993
Biologique Recherche Pro since: 2014
TELL US YOUR LIVING BEAUTY STORY.
My Mother always had beautiful skin and taught me the importance of taking care of it from a very young age. I was also in the modelling industry for 10 years and it was a professional requirement to have perfect skin. During that time, I lived in Paris, where taking care of your skin was as natural an act as eating fine food and drinking wine. It was there that my love affair with the beauty industry began. I loved getting facials and seeing the results. Add to that that I am a bit of a science nerd who is always interested in the active ingredients of specific brands, so my evolution from model to aesthetician came quite easily. I studied skin care in Los Angeles and apprenticed there before moving back to my hometown of Calgary to open my own salon.
WHAT IS YOUR SKIN CARE PHILOSOPHY?
Skin needs to be nurtured with active, raw ingredients, and protected from the elements like cold and sun. One of my favourite sayings is that “It is easier to put on the brakes than to clean up the crash.” Start your skin care regime early: it will help slow the whole aging process.
WHAT IS THE BEST PART OF BEING AN AESTHETICIAN?
I absolutely love my clients. I love transforming and taking their skin from beautiful to absolutely stunning. This is why I also love Biologique Recherche. For every skin instant, there is a product to help take every client’s skin to the next level. I LOVE the science behind BR and that they constantly develop new products.
WHAT’S YOUR OWN BEAUTY REGIMEN?
I laugh out loud when I look at my bathroom vanity: I am completely addicted to Biologique Recherche. I cleanse with Lait VIP02, then apply P50T, and a variety of serums, creams and masks, and last but not least, my absolute favourite, Le Grand Serum. I’m a skin care junkie and I can’t or won’t ever stop!