ASCP Skin Deep

September | October 2019

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88 ascp skin deep september/october 2019 ASCP & you I AM ASCP HOW DID YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH SKIN CARE? My mother always talked about the importance of skin care when I was a kid. We had a vocational program built into our high school curriculum, and I chose cosmetology. I quickly realized that doing hair was not for me, but I loved facials. As soon as I graduated, I signed up for esthetics school and the rest is history. JORDYN WARREN Licensed esthetician; owner, Jordyn Warren Esthetics, Norwell, MA ASCP member since 2013 WHAT DO YOU FIND MOST REWARDING ABOUT BEING AN ESTHETICIAN? While I love all aspects of esthetics, I have to say being oncology trained and helping patients who are struggling with their quality of life due to dry, cracking, irritated skin, sores, and radiation dermatitis is truly what I find most rewarding about being an esthetician. Giving them some relief from these skin issues as well as providing them a safe space to relax, take a nap, or even vent to me for an hour is the best feeling. Compassionate Care This esty gives her time to cancer patients and survivors WHY DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH THE LOOKING & FEELING FAB ORGANIZATION? I believe cancer has touched all of us in one way or another. In school, the instructor briefly touched on oncology esthetics and I remember having chills and knowing this was something I wanted to pursue. On my last day of school, I applied at the only spa in my area with an oncology-trained esthetician and was hired a week later. That esthetician was Holly Brown and she was in the process of starting Looking & Feeling FAB. After many hurdles, we were approved as a nonprofit and began our work of helping everyone we could. It has now been six years and we have grown from one tiny room in an old building to now being in six locations across the south shore of Massachusetts. Our team consists of "The FAB 4" (Holly, Christina Murdock, Angela McNally, and me) and our wonderful board members. We have all become one big family with the same passion of helping others and improving the quality of life for cancer patients and survivors through skin care and massage. YOU'VE RECENTLY OPENED YOUR OWN STUDIO. WHAT HAS BEEN THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE OF OWNING YOUR OWN BUSINESS? My biggest challenge of owning my own business and being a solo esthetician has been taking on multiple roles. When you're solo, you are the esthetician, the receptionist, the one in charge of marketing and advertising, plus so much more. This has been both challenging and rewarding at the same time. It can sometimes be overwhelming, but also keeps me on my toes! WHAT CURRENT SKIN CARE TRENDS ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT? CBD! I know this is a huge trend right now and I am all for it. I recently took a "CBD specialist" course and learned so much. I have been offering CBD skin care treatments to my clients and have had amazing results clearing acne with in-office treatments as well as CBD home care. It amazes me how it drastically takes down inflammation in the skin with just one treatment.

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