Today we’d like to introduce you to Maressa Sann.
Hi Maressa, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I’m an esthetician today because of my acne journey. I remember getting my first pimple at 11 and being horrified. I tried every DIY possible, from applying lemon and honey, using up my parent’s avocados for face masks, and trying every product known to man. So I guess you can say I’ve been working my way up since then.
Frankly, I didn’t know estheticians existed until 6 months post-taking Accutane. I went into the Dermatologist’s office expecting to see a Dermatologist about my scarring when I was helped by an Esthetician named Natreese. She was so caring and seemed to enjoy her work. It felt like we were hanging out. That’s when she explained she was an Esthetician and told me what school she went to. It didn’t take long to enroll at the Skin and Makeup Institute and fall in love with the skincare industry. I loved it and couldn’t be happier with where I am today. I’m obsessed with the progress I see in my client’s skin. I don’t think anything is more rewarding than helping others feel confident within themselves.
We all face challenges, but looking back, would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
I love working for myself, meeting new people, and designing my treatment plans, but it’s not always snow cones and unicorns. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve cried in the beginning because of no-shows. I would get so excited looking at a full day’s worth of clients only to have several gaps. It is a learning process, and it’s a lot of work wearing many hats as a solo entrepreneur. I take pride in my career, and at the end of the day, my love for skincare, clients, and my support team keeps me going.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your business?
I am a solo esthetician located at 6120 W Bell Rd, Glendale, AZ 85308, and I love what I do. I’m an acne specialist through Face Reality and a certified retailer through Skin Script, natural and paraben-free skincare, not tested on animals and treats all ethnicities. I’m certified in full body waxing, chemical peels, and brow laminations.
Every treatment is tailored to meet each client’s unique needs. Because I grew up with acne, I need to meet the client’s needs and help restore and correct my client’s skin. I pride myself on skin healing and corrective treatment. I understand how it feels to layer the makeup and avoid pictures and even the mirror, so I vowed never to support a brand or a treatment I hadn’t already tried. The goal isn’t just to clear their skin; it provides a routine and experience that instills confidence for each person to walk out feeling more confident with each visit.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank or give credit to?
Everyone has been amazing through my journey, but my mom is my biggest advocate. She and my dad are always there, being my biggest cheerleaders, and it’s great to know I have the support I do from them. In the beginning, I remember mentioning I was expecting a slow day of just a couple of clients and being discouraged. The next day I had a full schedule, she would somehow rally up her friends on a day’s notice, and it would become a full day’s worth of work.
I would also like to thank Aubrey for inviting me to share a studio with her in February of 2020 at Luxe Skin, where I was going as “Bare Beauty by MJ” at the time. She helped jump-start my career and showed me how to run a small business. For that, I will always be grateful to her.
The list can go on and on! to sum it up, I want to say thank you to all my friends who constantly book and refer clients to me and to my clients who continue to trust me and who have quickly become friends. Thank you for making this dream of mine so possible and fulfilling.
- $50 Brazilian wax memberships
- 20% off referrals