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!
Pursuing a career as an aesthetician has been a natural progression for me. Since I was young I have been shaping eyebrows for anyone and everyone that would let me. Little did I know that this would be the perfect testing ground for my eventual pursuit as an aesthetician. As a self-professed “skin care junkie” I continue to enjoy searching for the best in unique and “must have” beauty items and services. I believe for overall skincare goals to be met, in-salon treatments help restore balance to the skin and correct many issues. Along with that, the importance of a home skin care regimen is invaluable. Beleza carries the complete line of PCA Skin products to meet the needs of all skin types.
I graduated from Imani Institute of Cosmetology in Ashland, Oregon with a license in Aesthetics and Nail Technology. In addition to my aesthetics treatments, I specialize in gel and regular polish manicures and pedicures. My education at Imani was the perfect launching point for my lifelong dream, making my days at Beleza more joy than work.
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!
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,