After receiving the most blissful back facial from Stephanie at Serenity, I can't believe the last time I indulged in a back facial was in esthetician school! (And it certainly wasn't as heavenly as Stephanie's!)
Speaking of esthetician school, Stephanie graduated and became licensed only 2 years ago, but you would never guess that with her confident, relaxing and effective techniques and knowledge. In fact, Stephanie has her own business, but also works part-time at S'Bia
-- an aesthetic and aging management clinic. Stephanie assists with the medical facial treatments such as peels and injectables.
Back ... to the back facial ... I arrived at Stephanie's ready to relax and be pampered. One of the many things I noticed about Stephanie is that she is so enthusiastic about doing treatments -- what I mean is she is excited for
the client, that they
are getting pampered; she'll have a huge smile on her face and sweetly and excitedly say, "Are you ready for your back facial?!" Don't get me wrong, all estheticians are passionate about skincare, but I can tell that Stephanie just LOVES giving treatments (and the girl is just crazy about waxing!)
Her treatment room is little, but quite cozy -- picture this, if a small white cottage on the beach could be just a room, that's what Stephanie's treatment room feels like. A pleasant surprise for me when I get treatments is when I slip onto the massage bed and it's heated -- I love it (not all spas have this indulgence!). I was so relaxed and the treatment hadn't even started. Stephanie proceeded with the back facial -- cleansing, exfoliation, steaming (feels lovely!), extractions, a clarifying mask and a deep massage (my favorite part!) Actually, since it's a back facial, each step of the back facial feels like a mini massage. I think I actually dozed off for a few minutes ...
I have a lot of sun spots on my back and shoulders -- not just cute little freckles anymore! Stephanie made a great recommendation to get IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) to remove the spots. This procedure can be done at any medical spa; since she recommended, I think I will get that done at S'Bia where she assists with those types of treatments.
I pamper the skin on my face everyday, so I'm glad I got a back facial finally to treat an area that I can't see or reach, especially since Spring and Summer are just around the corner and I will be wearing tank tops and summer dresses. Stephanie radiates friendliness, an in depth knowledge base of skincare and amazing work ethic (she is from the midwest afterall!:) for the facial aesthetics industry.
Trust me, with spring coming up, a back facial is a must! To schedule with Stephanie, call 805-450-9881 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Serenity by Stephanie is located at 1815 State Street -- I definitely found Serenity on State Street!