Next in ourExpert Estheticians series, we sat down with a licensed estheticianand skin care expert, Rita Holland of Marguerite's Skin Care & Makeup,to answer some of the top skin questions. Holland is based in Bloomingdale, Illinois and is an official Bioelements Ambassador. She is a part of the large web of skin care experts that help Bioelements provide you with world class education. Read our interview with Rita Holland below!
What inspired you to become an esthetician?
Honestly, looking back on it, I think I always knew I wanted to be in the beauty industry. My great grandmother and aunt were both in the industry so maybe it ran in my blood! There was always something natural for me to take care of other people and find ways to make them feel good about themselves. Science has also always been interesting to me, plus I definitely need a creative outlet. So, esthetics just seemed to make the most sense and appealed to me the most. I love the fact that our industry can really provide an avenue for people to find some peace, relaxation and route for finding their inner beauty.
Can you tell us a little about your career path in the esthetics industry?
I completed esthetics school in my 30s and as soon as I graduated I wasted no time getting my license and getting to work. I took a job in a salon and worked as an esthetician there for 7 years. I enjoyed being in a salon. I met a lot of great people and gained some wonderful clients. As an esthetician in a salon I did facials, waxing, makeup and spray tanning. I spared no expense on my education, took tons of continuing education classes and soaked everything up like a sponge. As grateful as I was for the experience I had there and the people I met, I knew I wanted to do more with my esthetics career.
About 3 years ago, I made a decision to branch out on my own and rent a suite. While there have been some ups and downs to being on my own, it really has been the greatest decision I have made. I am still surrounded by a network of wonderful beauty professionals but I have so much more discretion in how I handle my clients and provide my services.
Throughout my 10 year career, I have always worked with Bioelements. When I was in the salon, we maintained partnership status and I knew when I began renting a suite that would be an important goal for me to meet. Bioelements has done so much for me as an esthetician. The support system I have with this company is like no other. Not to mention the fabulous results I am able to achieve for my clients.
I still do makeup applications, waxing, and spray tanning services in my suite, but I love that I can really center those services around skin care. Because it all starts there, right? If the skin is in good shape everything else falls in line. I also love that I can explore all the new treatments and products that Bioelements has to offer. My clients are always excited to see what I will learn next.
What's your "stranded on a desert island" Bioelements skin care pick (besides SPF) – and why?