Can you tell us a little bit about your background, and how you chose to be an Esthetician?
My first introduction to the beauty industry was through a job as a receptionist at a local salon in my early twenties. I got married and started having children while working there part-time. I became very interested in skincare and makeup while learning about the products that were sold there. I was also drawn to the one on one interaction the Estheticians had with their clients, helping them to look and feel good. In 2005, after much thought and research into which school I wanted to attend, I enrolled at the Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics in Medford, MA.
What is your favorite thing about owning a business that specializes in self care?
I think my favorite thing about owning a business that specializes in self care is how happy we get to make people feel. There's nothing better than hearing how wonderful and relaxing a client's facial was, or how much they love the brow shape we gave them, or how their skin has visibly improved since using our products. I've always loved making others happy, and at Eden we get to do that everyday.
You call your practice "holistically minded" - what does that mean?
When I say we are "holistically minded" what I mean mostly is that we choose to only use and sell "clean" beauty products which we believe are best for your overall health. In addition to that, when working with our clients we don't just look at their skin. We look at a bigger picture of their lifestyle and health, because the systems in our bodies are all connected. We ask questions about how much water they are drinking, whether they are protecting their skin from the sun, what their diet is like, what their stress levels are like, etc. It's important for us to help our clients achieve beautiful, healthy looking skin by looking at these things as a whole.
You have a retail portion of your business, which offers "clean" beauty products - can you explain the difference between those and products you might find elsewhere?
Most conventional skincare and makeup lines that you will find elsewhere will use questionable ingredients because they are cheaper. The government doesn't regulate the safety of the ingredients in our personal care products as much as you might think. Companies are allowed to use just about any ingredient they wish without regard to whether it is healthy to be putting on our skin each day. Thankfully consumers are becoming more aware of this and are looking for cleaner products.
Why was it important for your practice to be "holistic" and "clean"?
I've always had a big interest in health and wellness, so that passion of mine has had a direct impact on how I run my business. Using and selling clean beauty products is a must at Eden because we know that a percentage of what you put on your skin can be absorbed into your body, effecting your health as a whole. We are exposed to toxins everyday that are out of our control, so it makes sense to reduce our toxic load as much as we can when possible, in this case choosing to use non-toxic beauty products.
Emma Josselyn is the owner of Eden Skin Care and Make-Up, an upscale studio specializing in results-oriented facial treatments, meticulous waxing, beautiful, natural-looking make-up artistry, brow and lash tinting, and lash extensions. The knowledgeable and holistically minded estheticians will use only the highest quality clean beauty products. Eden is committed to bringing you outstanding service and providing you with healthy products that deliver results. You will also enjoy a professional and friendly atmosphere, as well as a peaceful experience to set your mind, body, and soul at ease.