By Ike Wilson
The Frederick News-Post, Md.
Phenix Salon Suites was the impetus for Amanda Johnston to launch her own business — Simply Beautiful Skin.
“This great new concept allows hairstylists and skin care professionals like myself to rent out a suite and operate their own business without the large overhead of a full-service salon or spa,” Johnston said. “Renting a room and decorating it any way we want to was the ideal situation.”
Main product or service — My main services are facials, peels and full-body waxing, specializing in Brazilian wax for women. I am a waxing specialist. I use a wax that came to the United States in 1995. This wax is 98 percent natural ingredients. It allows for superior hair removal, less pain, and it’s gentle on sensitive skin. I specialize in Brazilian wax services for women. The main product I use is Sanitas skin care. It’s the best skin care I have used in my 20 years.
What is unique about it? — No other skin care uses two cleansers as part of a regimen that promotes healthy skin. It’s amazing for adults and teenagers suffering from acne. Sanitas is also animal-friendly.
What do you do that nobody else does? With the proper skin care — facials or peels — I can clear up skin in about three treatments with the client using the proper skin care kit at home. I use techniques I have learned over the years and have a large clientele. My clients range from the stay-at-home mom to the business professional. They all have the same goal — to pamper themselves, and to maintain a healthy, youthful appearance.
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Why do you believe you’ll be successful? It’s affordable and does not hurt the skin or require chemicals and/or prescriptions. Healthy skin is beautiful skin. I love what I do — helping people relax and giving them the proper skin care regimen for all their goals and needs. I do free consultations for all my clients — from the teenager to mature adult.
I am about to expand my services by adding body wraps for all occasions. Body wraps make the body look and feel beautiful.
I believe I will be successful because my goal each day is to make people happy with the services that I offer and will continue to look for that new latest fad that my industry offers. This is a brand-new building, and the vibe in here is amazing. There are 20-plus other rooms in here, giving a high traffic volume with the other stylists’ clients that do not offer facials or waxing.
I’m working with more than 25 other amazing people who are trying to succeed without someone taking half of our paycheck after the workweek is done.
Simply Beautiful Skin
Phenix Salon Suites
220 Shorebird Drive, Frederick, Suite 117 (between Buffalo Wild Wings and Pier 1)
Hours of operation: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
Number of employees: 1