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WHO IS CARRIE BRADSHAW

Today I am going to reintroduce you to our staff. Since she was our first employee we will start with our lead Aesthetician Carrie Bradshaw.

Who is Carrie Bradshaw?

 Well isn’t that a loaded question!

 

NO NOT THIS ONE

No, not this one.

 

Yes, this one

I can tell you she is more than just a fictional TV and movie character (Sex In The City). Our Carrie Bradshaw is a very passionate skincare specialist that has personally struggled with skincare issues for as long as she can remember. She tried it all, and I do mean all, from lemons on her face (it burns the bacteria. Yeah right) to Accutane (That was after her high school crush told her he would never take her to Prom because she looked like “I stuck my face in an ant bed”… Ouch!)

After years of facials, microderm treatments, chemical peels, & plastic surgeon visits her wonderful husband, Mr. Big, made a joke about learning this “stuff” on her own so she could save him some money. Well, let’s fast forward. I’m not sure about the saving money part, but the learning of this “stuff” has become part of her every day life.  Now she has made the skincare industry her career and her mission is to help as many people that are willing to listen, about their skin.

In talking to Carrie for this article she said, “This giant leap of faith has paid off and being a licensed aesthetician has become better than any dream I could have dreamt. My heart is full and I hope that comes through with all of my services I provide for my clients.” Trust me when I say it does!

Carrie was the first person that we hired last year, 5 months before we opened. We knew the moment we spoke to her that we needed her on our team of professionals. She is a graduate of the Artistic Nail and Beauty Academy in Lakeland, Florida and has worked in several Polk County spas. She was craving the opportunity to expand her skill level into the medical side of aesthetics, (deeper peels, microneedling, etc) so it was a perfect match for both of us. She is currently working on some CEU’s so that she may expand her list of services to include more medical services.

Carrie maintains a Facebook page, Pretty in the City, Ask Carrie Bradshaw, where she helps her followers with their skincare needs. She is constantly researching, attending conferences and training with our vendors so she can stay at the top of her chosen field. Her zest to improve her craft and overall passion for skincare is contagious. Honest, easygoing, and incredibly skilled, she makes you feel refreshed, relaxed and informed.

Her list of services includes:

Facials

Waxing

make-up

Dermaplaning

microdermabrasion

Norvell spray tanning.

Eyelash tinting and extensions

chemical peels including medium and deep medical grade

Carrie lives in Lakeland with her husband and 3 daughters.

See you next week!

Bella Viságe – Faith, Friends, and Family

Welcome!

This is the 3rd piece of our blog on the beginnings of  Bella Viságe. Our partnerships have strengthened us and allowed us to open with great confidence and support. Copious amounts of thanks goes to our faith, friends, and family.

One of the best ways we can take care ourselves is in recognizing when we are too stressed or too tired to keep on keeping on. This past December we were at the end of our remodeling phase and had just found out that we were facing 3 – 6 weeks of further delays because of some state licensing issues.  So there we were, “all dressed up and nowhere to go”.  I had recently connected with an old friend on Facebook, Mark Richardson. Mark and his wife had relocated back into the Gainesville area and opened an art gallery in Micanopy, FL. So I jumped in our brand new sport turbo, headed north and opened her up.  I spent the day walking thru all of the shops in town and catching up with “Sark”.  Their shop; “Somewhere Along The Way” is a great place to stop in and enjoy the works of artists of Somewhere Along The Way Micanopyseveral different media and forms.   Micanopy is truly a gem to be found.  If you like vintage and small town charm this is the place for you!  Just minutes from Gainesville, Micanopy is surrounded by some amazing natural resources.  Camping, hiking, biking and more adventures are yours to be had.  

Let me close with this thought: Faith, friends, and family.

Faith.  Without it Shelli, Jeanna and I would have never begun this journey. It has been amazing to watch as things “just fell into place.” Jad Tremel was sharing with me and described it as a “season of growth.” We opened our minds and hearts, and HE allowed the right people at the right time to enter our lives. What a ride so far!

Friends. We have made a lot of new ones the last 6 months, and depended on our old ones for strength and support. You know who you are—enough said!

Family. Sometimes it’s your siblings, parents, sons and daughters, etc.  Other times it’s those who you have gravitated towards. You know, the people who know your heart and your dreams and decide that they are in. We are moved by them. They have “it.” It’s hard to define, but you know it when you feel it. That thing that inspires you to be a little better. They take the journey with you; all of it, the good and the bad. They lift you up and support you, and they keep you grounded. When you hear us say Bella Viságe is a family owned business, “now you know the rest of the story.”

Thank you again for taking this journey with us. Keep watching our website for more blog posts! Our topics in the future will lean more towards skincare, wellness, massage and all things spa however, I’m sure we’ll also be keeping you updated with happenings from ‘around the spa’ as well. Here’s to a fantastic adventure! Make sure to follow and share us on social media.