Our Esthetician, Lauren, grew up all around the world. Both her parents were in the United States Air Force, bringing her the opportunity to travel at a young age. She moved to Pennsylvania in 6th grade and ended up going to West Chester University to get her bachelor’s degree in Marketing and International Business. Though she didn’t jump into skincare right out of the gate, she says “It was always a side hustle.” She made a decision to leap from purely working for a Marketing firm to go back to school to get her Esthetics license and she never looked back. Outside of the office, Lauren enjoys kayaking, axe throwing, antiquing, and pottery. We wanted to ask her some questions that would let people get to know her quirky side as well. Check out her answers!
Favorite thing about being an Esthetician?
Solving skin issues with laser work or a combination of skincare products. Big problem solver guy!
Most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
“In college I worked on a farm during the summer. I would have to pick peaches during a specific time during the summer. It doesn’t sounds difficult or back breaking, but I referred to the fuzzy stuff on the outside of the peaches as ‘fire fuzz’ because if it hit your skin it would burn and itch. So I would wrap myself up like a mummy during the hottest month of the summer to pick peaches. Talk about a weird and sweaty job.”
What was your favorite TV show growing up?
“Power Puff Girls was my jam. I dressed up as Buttercup 3 years in a row for Halloween.”
Do you have a motto or personal mantra?
“Always do the right thing for the right reason.”
What person in your life has had the greatest influence on the person you have become?
“I feel that I’m still growing. I think everyone wants to know exactly who they are. That’s why personality tests are so popular. People want to know who they are and why they are who they are. I think I’m still becoming who I am if that makes sense. My husband, Micah, has greatly influenced who I am becoming. He’s the first person who’s taught me to take a deep breath and relax. To enjoy the moment instead of constantly planning for the next moment. He’s taught me to live.”
What is your favorite quote?
“My favorite quote is from my favorite movie, Tombstone. “I’ll be your huckleberry” Val Kilmer (Doc Holiday) says this line before a shootout in front of the barber in Tombstone, AZ. He says ‘huckleberry’ but is actually referring to a huckle-bearer. A huckle is the handle on the outside of a casket and a huckle-bearer is one of the people that carries a side of the casket when being taken to the grave. Doc Holiday was just a sarcastic smarty-pants like that.”