Today we’d like to introduce you to Melyssa Moose.
Hi Melyssa, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstories with our readers?
I am Senior Regional Account Executive who has been in the Aesthetic skincare Arena for 23 years. I started at 20 years old. I was a single mom and struggling student when I stumbled upon Aesthetics.
I was enrolled in nursing school in 2000 and had a hard time juggling the pressures of school and my workload and providing for my daughter on part-time pay. I was eager to be success full and provide a life for my child but was struggling on many levels mainly financially.
My nursing school took up the majority of my time. I needed income and a job. A student college of mine asked me to get a facial at a local beauty college in Scottsdale called at that time Artistic Beauty College. My college sister was attending and needed a model. I remember feeling how excited I was to get a facial. I had never had nor could afford a facial and I needed a break from life.
I remember lying there relaxed and calm as she was cleansing my face. I was in my deep thoughts as her fingers massaged and pressed into my skin. I felt exhilarated when feeling and smelling all the products she was applying. They felt expensive and luxurious and I remember thinking this is an amazing experience. I felt renewed and recharged when the facial was over. My skin and my tired new young adult mom’s eyes felt less puffy and more awake.
My skin was glowing and radiant. I felt important and I felt beautiful. These were feelings I had not felt in a long time being a new young mom. I decided at that moment I needed to know more about what my college sister was actually going to school for and what was her career choices associated with.
I learned all about the school of Aesthetics that night. I drove home and it was the only thing I could think about. I decided from that experience that I wanted to learn how to make others feel what felt. I decided to look into attending that college and that program to become licensed in Aesthetics. I knew with the nursing school on the back burner I could be licensed in a trade I fell in love with and still, one day come back to nursing. I did just that.
I submerged myself in the world of skin and never looked back. I have been here for 23 years and have loved every role I have taken on. Upon graduating from my Aesthetics program, I worked for myself. I leaned in on the business side and rented a space to create a mini skincare spa in the heart of PHX. I had many small successes and wins on my own but I also had many growing pains.
I was learning quickly it’s hard to build a brand and small business at the same time. I was building at a time when Social Media did not exist. After years of working in the field, I decided I needed the next steps in this career. Still staying in the Aesthetics arena I started taking on jobs that were more educated related and I wanted to provide the tools to help aestheticians who started their careers just like me on passion alone.
Gaining knowledge along the way I wanted to help others be successful. That is what I have grown into today. I have worked with various companies in my 23 years, I furthered my education and moved into professional makeup artistry, and professional brand building, and I have helped educate and build brands inside successful small businesses and I love what I do.
That passion from that first facial created a path of success for me in the most glamorous of industries and it has been a beautiful ride.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has been a smooth road for the most part because I love what I do. The struggles to me are areas of opportunity or building blocks to get better or be better.
The struggles often have led me to bigger and better things or more opportunities. My biggest struggle is time. I often wish I had more time to impact more professionals in following what they love to do.
I also have found a few struggles being a Native American woman in this industry. My struggles relate more to the standards of beauty. How that standard is viewed and seen. I am proud to be a leader in this industry for sure.
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I am currently a Regional Account Executive for COSMEDIX Professional. Cosmedix is a professional skincare brand that pioneered the standards of clean, luxurious skincare with clinical-level results. Cosmedix is based in Atlanta, GA, and services the professional Aesthetic community in all of the USA and internationally as well.
We are consistently REDEFINING CLEAN. This company is positioned under the Astral Beauty Umbrella which also houses national brands like Butter London Nails, PUR mineral makeup, Aloette, and LYS. I specialize in Brand Building and Education within professional aesthetics. In my position, I oversee all of Southern California, all of Arizona, and all of New Mexico.
I work with all existing and new businesses within the brand. I specialize in bringing on new locations and helping build success in current accounts that carry us. I love what I do and I love all my accounts. I am proud of what I give to all of my professionals who trust me with their passion, education, and small business. I am proud of the quality reputation I have in this industry. I am proud I treat all my accounts the same. They all get 150 % no matter what.
What sets me apart from others is I don’t give up and I won’t quit even if the road is hard ahead. I am genuinely invested and passionate about what I do. I am genuinely passionate and invested in all of my brand partners who trust me to grow their business with them.
In terms of your work and the industry, what are some of the changes you are expecting to see over the next five to ten years?
I see myself moving on to education deeper.
Meaning a director of programs for a pro company or a Director of Aesthetics division with a pro company. I am currently working on my own business platform and putting together a training academy for Aestheticians who are looking for affordable continued education and small business brand support.
I have over two decades of knowledge to share and I am happy to do so.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.cosmedix.com/pro
- Instagram: @southwestmely_Cosmedix
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