Kristie Caron is living proof that a healthy skincare routine can work wonders for your physical and mental well-being.
It’s also why the Penticton woman started a business in the same industry. She wants other women to feel the same way she does today after struggling with skin issues for long periods of her life.
âI’ve been battling acne since I was a teenager and I know how a pimple can hurt a woman’s self-esteem,â Caron says. âBut now I rarely have a breakout because I’m on such a great skin care routine with in-home treatments and treatments.
âI am so happy that I can help other women let go of their insecurities. “
Caron started Essentials Beauty Lounge in the South Okanagan because she knows the industry so well and loves nothing more than helping other women feel good about themselves.
âWe have the ability to change lives by helping our clients feel good about themselves, allowing them to be themselves shamelessly,â she says.
When battling acne, Caron, a voracious reader, consumed every possible literature on the subject she could find. It helped her understand what was going on and how it could be handled. She has done the same with all the other treatments she offers, which is why Essentials Beauty Lounge is getting results.
For example, who knew that fall was the best time to start laser hair removal treatments? Caron does.
âFall and winter are the best time to start, because the way the laser works is that the light energy from the laser is attracted to the pigment in your hair, so it’s best not to tan,â says -she.
âYou can get enough treatments so that when spring and summer come, you don’t have to worry about shaving or waxing. “
Caron knows that receiving advanced cosmetic and medical treatments can be stressful, which is why she makes sure her clients are relaxed both physically and mentally. Her space is warm and inviting, and she will answer any questions about a procedure before it happens.
There is nothing more relaxing than knowing exactly what is going to happen during a treatment, and Caron has the knowledge to relieve any anxiety that might be caused by not knowing about a procedure.
And once this concern is removed, Caron and his staff will get to work to strengthen that assurance.
âWe want to build the confidence of women,â she said. âAs with radio frequency, I have clients who wear shorts who haven’t been comfortable wearing shorts for a decade. I have clients who cleanse their acne and can leave the house without wearing makeup.
Essentials Beauty Lounge, which recently moved to a new space at 100 Crescent Hill Rd., Offers a wide range of treatments and services, including:
â¢ Microneedling – This non-invasive and painless skin rejuvenation procedure uses a needle pen to create thousands of micro-wounds in the deep layers of the skin to promote the skin’s healing mechanisms to stimulate new fibers of collagen and elastin.
â¢ Facial Photo – These are the perfect solutions to help your skin look younger and healthier, as they simultaneously treat the three main elements of aging skin by coagulating surface blood vessels, targeting pigmented spots and increasing collagen and elastin.
â¢ Radiofrequency – This can be done on both the face and the body. On the face, it stimulates collagen and elastin, and reduces excess fatty tissue. It’s like a non-surgical facelift or chin rest. Results are immediate, with a more lifted, smoother, and tighter appearance, and collagen and elastin continue to build for 90 days. On the body, it is the perfect addition to a weight loss trip as it can help reduce stubborn cellulite and firm and firm the skin.
â¢ Facials – There are many facial care options to meet all of your needs. If you want something fast and very results-oriented, the best choices are a clinical peel or one of the Institute’s DERmed skin treatments, or the Essentials facials. If you are looking for an incredible sensory experience with an incredible massage, but still targeted results, the Comfort Zone, known as Essentials + Facials, is for you.
Essentials Beauty Lounge also offers some of the best products in the beauty industry, including Jane Iredale makeup, which is so clean and sheer that it can be applied to the skin immediately after microneedling treatments. Other elite products include Institut ‘DERmed, the Italian-made comfort zone and Coola.
Caron’s new location features two treatment rooms and a warm waiting room which only adds to the relaxed atmosphere for clients.
Essentials Beauty Lounge will be holding a Black Friday sale this week (November 26). Anyone can book a free 30-minute makeup consultation, a free upper lip or chin laser, or a $ 45 microdermabrasion treatment. Appointments are limited, so don’t hesitate. In addition, all services and products will be purchased one, get the second at half price.
To make an appointment at the Essentials Beauty Salon, click here.
(Left to right): Danielle Post, Kristie Caron, Rylea Arnold, Nicole Knorr and D Said.