My love of Esthetics began in 1981. At this time, Esthetic programs were just starting to come into the early stages of skin care as a profession. After obtaining my license, I attended the American Institute of Esthetics in Orange County, California for continued training in skin care treatments. To be knowledgeable in all areas of the industry, I then obtained my Cosmetology license. After practicing in Los Angeles for 13 years, I moved to Southern Oregon for a better quality of life for myself and my family. After completing my Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from Southern Oregon University, I returned to my first love of Esthetics. I joined the team at Salon Vivid, where I practiced for over 21 years.
My career and experience in the beauty industry expands just under two decades. With years of extensive training on the latest trends and techniques, I have the industry knowledge and refined skills a licensed aesthetician needs to bring about desired results. Makeup artistry and quality skincare are my passion with an emphasis on skin care treatments such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion and microneedling. My clients also love a lash lift for gorgeous, lush lashes! As a well seasoned and highly skilled makeup artist, I have been fortunate to provide makeup artistry for a variety of occasions including weddings, commercial projects and television. For years, people have been asking my professional expertise on what my favorite products, regimens and services are that keep my clients and my skin looking it’s finest! I’m excited to say that i can offer and share with you those very same things! I would love to start a custom skin care treatment plan designed precisely to your needs. Let’s get that skin GLOWING!
Being a full-time fitness model in competitive southern California for the past 6 years, I saw how an individual’s complexion had a direct correlation to their personal view and self-satisfaction with what they saw in the mirror. I’ve always had a secret passion for skincare, but really found my stride when I realized that beautiful skin builds the foundation for self-confidence. It was at that point that I knew I needed to break into the skincare industry, by pursuing a career in esthetics. Recently, after moving from southern California to Medford, I realized my passion by becoming fully immersed in the skincare world! With a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Dixie State University in southern Utah and my advanced estheticians license from Imani Institute of Cosmetology in Ashland, I am confident that my skill-sets will accommodate every client needs. Corrective skincare treatments and helping individuals age gracefully have become my driving motivations. Knowing this industry is constantly evolving with new techniques, I am determined to remain on the latest trends so I can provide the best services for my clients!
Being an esthetician has been such a natural progression for me…one that feels like it began as a child, long before my photography career ever highlighted it. Having been in the beauty industry for nearly 20 years as a professional photographer, I have witnessed firsthand the importance beautiful skin has on imagery. But I have also always been fascinated by the affect healthy, naturally vibrant skin has on a life-level as well. I see the direct benefits of it in every frame I shoot, but more importantly I witness the confidence it gives each person in their life. My interest and research into whole-body wellness and how it aids healthy skin increases by the year, and I’m fascinated by new research, technology and treatments that help reverse the signs of aging, acne and skin damage. I have always been a sponge for knowledge, and that love for learning carries over easily into my esthetics career. I’m so grateful for the wealth of research that goes into skincare each year and enjoy the opportunity to pass that along to my clients. As a Medford native, I love connecting with faces, new and old, here at the salon and I’m forever grateful my clients trust me on their skincare journey.
The inspiration behind the name BELEZA
Translation and dedication are the two words I can use to describe the conception of Beleza. The Portuguese translation of the word “beauty” is Beleza. My grandparents were born in Portugal therefore making my mother 100% Portuguese. My mother dedicated 55 years of her life to the beauty industry. She was a cosmetologist, salon owner and obtained her teaching license and taught at the beauty schools. She finished the last 10 years of her career as an Esthetician. She has recently retired at the age of 80. I wanted to thank her for all the years of dedication to the progression of our industry. I think of the lives she touched as a technician, owner and teacher. She will never be forgotten by her clients, employees and students. I only hope to be as impactful to the profession as well as to individuals as she was and continues to be. I am thankful for her great professional example. I hope you love the name as much as I do!
Thank you for choosing Beleza,