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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!

Why locality is the heart of Bella Visage – Part 2

Bella Visage lakelander Jeanna ParkerFirst, we offer our sincere thanks for your interest in the Bella Viságe blog. In this post we’ll share part two of our story and why we absolutely love being a part of the downtown Lakeland community!

Our Website

After we had hired our lead aesthetician, Carrie Bradshaw, she heard the three of us discussing our want to build a website. We had already narrowed our list down to three companies, all of which are great choices, and some of them I even consider friends. It was then that Carrie mentioned two of her best friends were website designers and worked in downtown Lakeland. The next day we were sitting in the office of Mosier Data, meeting Brook and TJ Alcock. Carrie had told them about our spa and they already had some ideas to share that matched our vision. We never looked back. The job they have done for us far exceeded our expectations, and we now consider them friends, too.

Fixtures & Furnishings

Just a short walk down Traders Alley and a quick turn up Kentucky Ave is a very charming store, Simple Vintage. We were in a pinch one day and needed some finishing touches to be completed on several of our pieces we were going to use in the spa. Enter Nicki and Kim. The very next day they showed up and completed our pieces. Being lovers of all things vintage and shabby chic, we felt as if we had found heaven via downtown Lakeland in their store. Now Bella Visàge is peppered with furniture and fixtures that we found at Simple Vintage. We absolutely love their vibe!

The Lakelander

While there are many downtown businesses that have supported us and welcomed us with open arms I want to mention one more that has stepped to the plate, The Lakelander Magazine. Jeanna has known Curt and Deb Patterson quite a few years, from church. I met Curt several years ago and knew he was the “Lakelander guy.” One morning I was heading down “The Alley” and Curt comes out and we start chatting. I tell him that we are opening a spa in a couple of months, and since that moment Curt and Deb have supported us and prayed for us.

Thank you downtown Lakeland!

All of us at Bella Viságe are very thankful for the warm welcome that we have received from all of our downtown Lakeland neighbors. Thanks for taking a few minutes of your time to get to know us better. Talk to you soon.[/fusion_text][/one_full][separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”10″ bottom_margin=”10″ sep_color=”” border_size=”” icon=”” icon_circle=”” icon_circle_color=”” width=”” alignment=”” class=”” id=””][images picture_size=”fixed” hover_type=”none” autoplay=”no” columns=”5″ column_spacing=”13″ scroll_items=”” show_nav=”yes” mouse_scroll=”no” border=”yes” lightbox=”no” class=”” id=””][image link=”#” linktarget=”_self” image=”http://bellavisagelakeland.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/bellalakelander-1.jpg” alt=””][image link=”#” linktarget=”_self” image=”http://bellavisagelakeland.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/simplev-300×170.jpg” alt=”simple vintage lakeland”][image link=”#” linktarget=”_self” image=”http://bellavisagelakeland.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/10923507_898029156922594_3800744987296365622_n.jpg” alt=”TBA Marketing TJ Brook Alcock “][image link=”#” linktarget=”_self” image=”http://bellavisagelakeland.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Screen-Shot-2016-04-28-at-7.19.18-PM.png” alt=”lakelander magazine bella visage”][image link=”#” linktarget=”_self” image=”” alt=””][image link=”#” linktarget=”_self” image=”” alt=””][image link=”#” linktarget=”_self” image=”” alt=””][/images]