THIS MONTH Kelly Ramsey from Beneficial Skin and Body is featured!
About Kelly from Beneficial Skin and Body Care
Kelly has been in this industry for 10 years, 8 of those year she has been an Esthetician. She completed an apprenticeship to earn her esthetics license, worked in a spa and opened her own spa Beneficial Skin and Body Care in 2016. Prior to this Kelly was a teacher
I had the chance to ask Kelly some questions:
What made you want to become an esthetician? I was always interested in skin care. I was the true definition of a product junkie and was always looking for life hacks on how to clear up my adult acne. When I started working as a receptionist at a Facial Spa, I knew I found my next career and true passion.
What made you want to start your business? After working at the Facial Spa for 8 years, I started to yearn for more. I was ready to create my own vision. My ideal setting was to have an environment where clients could come in and take care of all their beauty needs. I Partnered with a Nurse Practitioner so we could create a space for medical and spa esthetics. We focus on all areas of health and wellness, not just skin care.
Beneficial Skin and Body Care is an Eminence Green Spa Partner as of April 2018!
Tell me more about your passion. Passion is a word I can use in many aspects of my life, but the word passion in my business takes the word to whole new level. I love what I do. The ability to help someone reach their goals, whether it be beauty or health and wellness, has become my passion. I get to come to a job where everyone is happy and passionate.
What inspires you to do what you do? My clients are my inspiration. I love being able to help clients find their true inner beauty. I believe that beauty is the result of health and happiness – something that shines from the inside out.
What are the strengths that you are most proud of? I am most proud of my integrity. The ability to build a trusting relationship with my clients is so important. I am honest to a fault. I also love to research products and client concerns and I will do whatever I can to help them solve their concerns.
Do you have a theme for your business? We don’t really have a theme but I believe my business name says it all… Beneficial Skin and Body Care “Beneficial from the inside out”.
What are you most proud of in your business? What is something special and unique that you offer? I am most proud of the strength in our client base; their loyalty and trust. I think what makes us special is the ability to meet most of our clients’ needs from body treatment, medical based treatments, and health and wellness guidance.
Who is your dream client? My dream client is someone that takes their skin care as serious as I do. Someone who follows a healthy lifestyle and good home skin care regimen.
What is the common thread amongst your clientele? I seem to draw a clientele with acne prone skin. I have dealt with acne prone skin my whole life and I believe that my personal experience with acne draws a clientele with similar issues.
What are some challenges you face in your business? Some of the challenges I face are in the area of keeping up with the trends of social media. I struggle with that a lot. I am not super tech savvy. Continuous work in progress. I feel that if I could improve my skills in this area, I could expand my marketing and advertising.
Can you tell us what are some major lessons you’ve learned as a business woman in the spa industry. What advice would you give to your younger self? I have learned that in the spa industry, you have to offer something unique that no one else offers. The industry is very large and there are a ton of businesses to compete with. Keeping true to your values is very important and sets you aside from other spas. The advice I would give my younger self would be to begin this career at a younger age because it takes years to grow in this industry.
What are some major lessons you’ve learned as an esthetician? Any advice you can offer to someone starting out? What advice would you give your future self? A major lesson I have learned as an esthetician is that effort is everything. If you don’t put in the time and energy you will not build a solid clientele. My advice to a new esthetician would be “don’t give up.” Put in the time and energy from the start. It takes time and positive energy. Advice I would give my future self is to continue with industry education and keep the strength in my integrity.
Name a favorite promo you’ve offered. Our favorite most successful promo we have run is actually “A day of specials.” We do a client appreciation day for Small Business Saturday every year. We offer our best specials on product and services.
What is your biggest wish for your clients? My biggest wish for my clients is to leave happy, feeling that they have gotten the results and/or help that they asked for each and every treatment. What I value most in my business is the ability to help someone in any way. I like to leave work each day feeling like I made a difference in someone else’s day/life.
A mini Chinese Face Reading
As you can see in Kelly’s photo, Kelly has a warmth and kindness to her that makes you feel comforted and reassured. She is extremely positive, which you can see in her eyes. She loves trying new things and always reveres investing in her education as high priority. Kelly has very kind eyes that are somewhat deep set, which means she is always thinking and calculating beneath the surface on what’s next or what the possibilities are. She has a rounded nose, which tells me that she has a sentimental side and can sometimes stick with what she knows and likes repeatedly, which is not surprising that she values integrity so much. The energy in her eyes balances this out with her desire to learn more and invite in what’s new. She also has a strong chin, which is a measure of tenacity and willpower, so Kelly can really stick through tough times. The roundness to her features tells me how much Kelly is a great support system to everyone around her, and also tells me that she is rarely in the spotlight but prefers to be recognized in community instead. I have known Kelly for 7 years and the things I can say about her that are consistent is that she is always super enthusiastic (especially about mixology) so she shows up pumped and ready to go at each training and is so respectful of everyone’s time. She is always receptive to new ideas and never hesitates to share how much she loves something or appreciates something! Her clients are lucky to have her and I am fortunate to know her too. One of my favorite things about Kelly is that she always shares her love for the moment by saying “I love this kind of stuff” and it shows in what she delivers to her customers. The next time you are in Plymouth, book your next service at http://www.beneficialskinandbodycare.com/facial-treatments.html.