Rachel Deschamps graduated from Spa Tech Institute’s Aesthetics Program just this summer. Today, I was lucky enough to visit her at her very own spa, Radiant U Esthetics, located right in beautiful downtown Newburyport. She has been open for just about 5 weeks, however, within minutes I found myself waiting for her to finish a call from a new client booking a facial from a referral.
Rachel offers an array of services and skincare products from natural to more advanced. Radiant U Esthetics specializes in skincare therapy and staying current with the most innovative facials. At this point, her most popular service has been her Radiant U Signature Facial, a classic European style facial that includes massage. She is also seeing a lot of interest in her European facial, which has a very relaxing and natural twist to it, including aromatherapy infused foot bath and steaming over a bowl of botanicals.
Rachel also offers some innovative and result-based services for the client in need of deeper exfoliation, hydration, or more mature skincare concerns. One of the most fascinating to hear about was the “Aqua-dermabrasion” treatment.
Prior to attending Spa tech Institute, Rachel had a career in medical and aesthetic device marketing for a laser company and is also laser certified. She decided to make a career change and had a dream to open a laser spa. She visited our Open House event because she wanted to be fully educated about skin. She remembers that when she spoke to one of our Instructors, Ruth, she was convinced of how important it would be for her to get proper education of the skin in order to be successful in her field. Hearing our school’s founder, Nancy Risley’s, speech also had a profound impact on her decision because the holistic aspect was very important to her
Holistic healing has always resonated with Rachel. As early as childhood, she recognized the benefits of natural healing. Hearing about our school’s background and the natural treatments included in the curriculum is what made her choose Spa Tech Institute above all others. “People look for different aspects of a school, but for me, this is what fit and felt right.” She has had three fellow classmates join her practice as well. She said she recognized their healing and calming abilities, in addition to the way they took the clinics and classes very seriously.
Advice Rachel would give to a future aesthetician dreaming of opening their own spa is “You can do anything you set your mind to. If you love what you do, it will show in your treatments and your clients will be back. It is also very important to realize the marketing portion of a spa business, as this will include marketing budget and advertising to build your clientele’. She is extremely dedicated and creative in building relationships throughout her community and devotes herself to weekly small business meetings in town. The time she has spent is clearly working for the business. We wish her well and are so proud of what she has done with her education!
Check out her website at www.radiantuesthetics.com. Amazing job Rachel!