When I was a preteen my mom and I would spend girl’s day getting facials, mani/pedis, waxes… you name it, we got it. As our schedules got busy and our budgets got tight, our priority of primping took a back seat. Over 10 years later, here I am getting my first facial in a decade all thanks to Advance Beauty College. I heard about ABC through my Fiancé of all people! John traveled to Vietnam on a school trip last year with Linh, the Vice President of the beauty college as part of their MBA program at Cal State Fullerton. John and Linh recently ran into eachother at school and John connected me to her. He’s apparently a beauty match maker!
Advance Beauty College’s mission is to inspire students by providing a quality education preparing each graduate for employment while serving their communities.
Their goal is to:
INSPIRE . EDUCATE . GIVE BACK
I LOVE that Advance Beauty College’s mission is to give back and serve their local communities which is why I was so eager to partner with the school. They offer spa quality beauty services to clients by students from hair, make-up, nails, facials, and waxing for a fraction of the cost at a salon or beauty center. I was dying to book an appointment and Advance Beauty College spoiled me rotten!
When I arrived for my appointment, I was greeted by Suzette, the VP of Industry Relations and Linh’s business partner. She gave me a tour of the school and I was so impressed by all the celebrity editorial content that the students and the instructors have been a part of. I knew I was in good hands!
The facial I received was called ‘The Works’ which was a 75 minute Dermalogica Skin Treatment. From the moment I changed out of my new favorite ‘Redhead’ sweatshirt and into my towel wrap, I was in full-blown zen mode. The facial studio is designed as a classroom, so there are eight facial beds in one large classroom setting. During service hours it is transformed into a treatment center and it was so quiet and peaceful that I didn’t even notice that there were girls to my left and right also getting their facials at the same time. My facialist was a senior student in the program who was confident, professional, passionate, and gave me a gosh darn amazing facial!
Dermalogica is a brand that I use regularly at home, so I was so thrilled to try more of their products in my treatment. I communicated that I had sensitive skin, so if there were portions of the treatment that were stronger that my skin was used to, we left those products on for a shorter amount of time. I learned to double cleanse my face after wearing makeup to make sure that the remaining skincare products could penetrate my pores. I was exfoliated, hydrated, extracted, toned, and moisturized. My skin was so buttery soft and supple after every step in the process. Between the steamer and the shoulder massage (which was an unexpected, yet fabulous touch), I could have been in there for 8 hours! I was so relaxed it felt like I had just napped for 3 days. I didn’t know what I was missing in my young adult life and now I am completely hooked! I can’t wait to go back next month!
See the Menu of Services and Book an Appointment HERE
Join me this Thursday for a ‘Women for Girls’ Event at the Laguna Hills location!
‘In every way and everywhere we accept this with all gratitude.’ Acts 24:3
Thank you Linh and Suzette for the fabulous experience!
Advance Beauty College
25332 McIntyre Street
Laguna Hills, CA 92653