Vail Daily Bizwatch: In Your Face Skin Fitness Studio
Vail, CO Colorado
Location: Riverwalk located in Dogma Athletica
Date opened: October, 2006
Owner: Michelle Connolly
Contact info: 970-688-4433
What goods or services do you provide? We are devoted to the pursuit of excellence by offering custom, corrective facials, peels and microdermabrasions. We individually design each facial based on our clients’ needs and goals.
What’s new or exciting at your place? The Lotus Peel. It comes from the Lotus Flower root that is a free radical scavenger and promotes lightening; additionally a patented natural amino acid compound. Helps to diminish fine lines, brighten skin and improve texture and tone.
What strategy do you use to differentiate your business from your competition? Customer service and a personal touch. We price ourselves so the local community can afford to keep their skin fit and health. I also talk to people about their diets, lifestyle and goals so we can achieve their skin goals.
What philosophy do you follow in dealing with your customers? What can your customers expect from you? My philosophy is to always be honest about results, products and I do so many steps in every single facial. I feel truly honored that so many of my clients not only come to me for their skin but also as a safe place to share what is going on in their lives. We call ourselves a “skin fitness studio” because just as you must work to keep your body fit and healthy, you must also work to keep your skin fit and healthy! The skin is our largest, and one of the most important organs of the body. Through corrective facials, a good home care regime, supplements, proper nutrition and exercise, the aging process can be slowed down. My customers can expect a place to let go of the daily stresses, relax and see a noticeable difference in their skin. I enjoy being able to give back to my clients by allowing them to have a safe place both for their skin, minds and hearts. And a place they can get a lot of value for their hard earned money. I keep my prices low because I would rather people be able to continue to take care of their skin than not be able to afford to come.
Tell us a little about your background, education and experience: After receiving my aesthetician license, I completed eight different advanced classes at the Internationl Institute of Dermatology. I take several continuing education classes every year with my current vendors. And I had the privilege of working in a medical office for a while under an extremely knowledgable individual.
What is the most humorous thing that has happened at your business since you opened? I had a male client who was not excited his wife bought him a facial for a birthday present. I have a TV on my ceiling that I use a skin scope to show people certain conditions in their skin and he asked if he could watch the Tour De France while getting his facial. He is now a regular client. I also had a lady ask me if she could watch Oprah during her facial.