Welcome Beinvenida E Komo Mai
"For me, skin health and wellness comes down to education and respecting the integrity of the skin. I like to think of the skin as my love language and I am here to help guide and encourage you to embrace and love the skin you're in."
I have spent the last seventeen years as a licensed professional in the Esthetics industry. I feel incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunities to work in many facets of this field.
I got my start working for an Ayurveda practice and getting really comfortable with the holistic side of skincare.
Within a few years of my career I was offered a position to get trained in medical esthetics and certified in cosmetic lasers working for a Mohs Dermatologist; chemical peels, microneedling and lasers became my new passion.
Fast forward a few years, I made the decision to become a one person show and go back to what I love most, Esthetics. I opened a small studio in the basement of an old building then sprinkled some love and creativity into Hermosa Esthetics LLC, my first skin studio. I trained under Lori Nestor and got certified as a speed waxer, was introduced and trained in Dermaplaning and honed in on my lash and brow game.
Of course as time went by I got the itch that I needed something more and decided it was time to pursue my Instructors license.
A couple years later and another lateral move had me back to running lasers, and offering medi-spa treatments. That same year a colleague and I were sent to the National Institute of Medical Esthetics where we trained and certified in PMU for eyebrows, eyeliner and lip blush.
Included in this time line I was sent to train with a skincare company called Phytomer, where I begged and manifested my way into being hired as a national educator. I spent three years traveling and training spa's, estheticians and massage therapists on Phytomer brands in cosmetic chemistry and protocols. It is one of my greatest joys to talk shop and nerd out on products, ingredients and biotechnology!
Life has a way of directing your steps to follow a path that leads you to love and makes you move three thousand miles into the middle of the pacific ocean (insert the giggles). Just like that I found myself living in paradise, married and back to working in a Dermatologist office for a couple of years. Then the pandemic hit.
Next thing I knew I had a Hawai'i Esthetics Instructor license, a part time gig teaching at the beauty school and a tattoo license.
The island has really helped to guide me back to my passions and foundations which inspired me to move forward with Sk'N By Melanie.
This quaint studio right behind Ali'i drive has become my sanctuary where I get to practice all things skin. I feel blessed to have been given the opportunity to create and cultivate my dream job doing what I love most, SKIN. Thank you for taking the time to read and learn about my journey. I hope to meet you soon!