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Help Me Open a Health Spa in Bandera!
$310 Raised
2% of $15k goal
5 contributors
3 Years running
I need your help raising money so I can buy the equipment and products I need to open a health spa in Bandera. I miss treating people's skin and I think it is tragic that women in Bandera have to travel 40 minutes away to get ... More ...
It took me seven years and two failed attempts at going to college to figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up. I figured it out through an epiphany and red, swollen eyebrows one afternoon as I laid in my favorite esthetician's chair. After subjecting the poor girl to a lengthy interrogation about state regulations and education requirements to become an esthetician, I did some research and I liked what I learned.

I chose the Milan Institute of Cosmetology in San Antonio to study esthetics and I graduated in 2007 with honors as the salutatorian and started work immediately at Mane Street Salon & Spa in San Antonio. I was the only esthetician there and I had the pleasure of working alongside two nurses from a local dermatologist's office who administered Botox injections and other dermal fillers. They were great sources of information and I enjoyed participating in the post-treatment care of their clients.

The spa was open Tuesday through Saturday and my schedule was filled with regular clients with a little room for walk-ins. I loved my regulars and I enjoyed treatments with them because I was able to improve some aspect of their lives esthetically while we talked like we’d been friends forever. I knew names and faces of pets and kids, they would bring me recipes that they thought I’d be interested in or I’d see things while I was out that reminded me of a particular client so I’d have to pick it up for her. I was emotionally invested in each of my clients.

When my husband and I got married, we talked for a long time about our careers and our goals for our family. We were bringing to the marriage three children and planned on having more. Since he had been established in his career for so long and had great benefits plus retirement with his job, we decided it would be in our family’s best interest that I stay home with the kids. So, with a heavy heart, I told Mane Street’s owner and all of my clients that I would be moving away to Bandera, and I quit my job to stay home with my children.

Now, all of our children, except for our youngest, are in school and I miss working so much. I miss that connection I had with my clients. I miss problem-solving skin issues, helping young women feel better about themselves, and I miss learning new things about skin problems and how to treat them.

I would like to open an esthetic facility in Bandera. I would start by renting one room at the Bandera Business Center and offer microdermabrasions, chemical peels, facials, waxing, body wraps, and Tesla high-frequency treatments, and then move into a building where I would be able to grow my business to a full service spa. I have so many more plans and I am really excited that I have the opportunity to share my skills with the women of Bandera soon!

I need your help raising money so I can buy the equipment and products I need to get started. I need wax pots, a microdermabrasion machine, furniture, facial product, cost of operations, and so many more things in order to get this started!

All treatments will be personalized for each client, the prices will be reasonable, and I will focus on the skin care needs of women and teenagers. I will be working with dermatologists, nutritionists, and a professional make-up artist to offer the most and best services for the women of Bandera. Education and research is a large focus of my practice and I will be attending esthetic, dermatalogical, and nutrition conferences as frequently as possible to bring the most up-to-date facial and body treatments to Bandera.

I appreciate your donation and would like to offer to my local donors credit in the amount of your donation to go towards service costs (facials and waxing), and I would like to offer my out-of-town donors a gift to show my appreciation.
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