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Meet LaTanya Lazar of Skincare_by_latanya in Peoria

Today we’d like to introduce you to LaTanya Lazar.

LaTanya, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I became really interested in skincare when I was in junior high school and had severe cystic breakouts which then lead to scarring. I had no confidence to leave my house without piling makeup on. Which i had trouble convincing my parents that I wanted to wear Makeup at such a young age. I began making my own masks at home along with seeing a licensed professional. As I got older, I fell in love with ingredient knowledge and different facial services. That lead me to become a licensed professional myself. I was afraid to leave my full-time job with a set paycheck and amazing benefits to do what I loved. I worked a full-time job Monday-Friday along with taking clients on the weekends. I realized working 7days a week wasn’t healthy for me. I took a chance of leaving my set paycheck job and focusing on skincare starting off with barley any clientele. I went above and beyond for each client I had and with my knowledge, personality and love for the skincare industry.. word of mouth spread. That lead me to where I am today.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Every day is a hustle when working in such a competitive industry, especially when you can’t rely on a salary or hourly pay. Changing my budget was one of the biggest struggles for me, I couldn’t eat out anymore, I avoided online shopping, canceled my amazon prime membership and traded in my dream car. I knew I had to make sacrifices now so that my future was well taken care of.

Skincare_by_latanya – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
I am a licensed aesthetician, I perform cosmetic treatments to the skin to enhance an individuals beauty while healing their skin. I work with clients of all skin types and ages to achieve clean, glowing and beautiful skin. I have to admit my main specialty is working with acne/acne scarring. I have been told that what sets me apart from others is working with my client as a team. Almost all of my clients have my personal phone number and know that they can call or text me anytime if they have any questions, concerns, letting me know how their skin is doing after a treatment.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
I define success as making a change in another individual’s life. Assuring you’re going above and beyond for them. Along with enjoying your job and being able to make an income doing what you love.


  • Customized facial starting at $69.00
  • Microneedling starting at $190.00
  • Hydrafacial starting at $170
  • Chemical Peels starting at $65.00
  • Dermaplaning $65.00

Contact Info:

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  • Instagram: Skincare_by_latanya

Image Credit:
Ashley Betkouchar And Gloria Jawaro

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