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Meet Abbie Gladstone

Today we’d like to introduce you to Abbie Gladstone.

Abbie, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
When I started High School, I personally struggled with my own skin health and never really understood what it meant to truly take care of your skin. As a sophomore in High School, I discovered this Instagram-famous dermatologist, Dr. Sandra Lee… most people know her as Dr. Pimple Popper! It wasn’t long until I discovered my passion for skin (after turning on post notifications for Dr. Pimple Popper’s videos, of course.) After doing some research on careers that deal with skin, I instantly knew I wanted to be an Esthetician!

With a little digging, I found the only “Advanced, Master’s Esthetics” program in the country right here in San Diego. While wasting no time, I put myself through Esthetician school right after high school. After getting my Esthetician License from the California State Board, I obtained my “Master Esthetic’s Diploma.” I absolutely loved all of the advanced, medical-grade, results-achieving treatments during my time in school. With the extensive training, I now specialize in non-invasive Advanced Treatments, and Chemical Peels to help individuals gain the confidence in their skin that everyone deserves. I have had numerous case-studies from acne to anti-aging, and I am proud to say they are all now living their best lives!

I love working with all my clients to see that ear-to-ear smile after every treatment. Facials to me, are more than just taking care of skin… it’s a relaxing getaway for your mind and body. The quiet, calm, stillness of the room is your space to soak in all of the TLC with the peace of mind that I have got your skin covered!

Has it been a smooth road?
Owning a business can be difficult at times, I’m not gonna lie. In the beginning of my Esthetician career, I worked as a receptionist and an esthetician at a local spa. I had an opportunity I couldn’t turn down, and was able to open my business sooner than anticipated. I worked at my own studio on the days I was not at the spa. After trying that for a while, I came to the conclusion that if I wanted Beautiful by Abbie to succeed… it needed my full-time attention.

I decided to take a big risk and just go for it! I resigned from my amazing job at the spa and now was on my own. Let me tell you, that was terrifying! It was all up to me to bring in clients, and keep the business going. At some point, every business has late nights, doubts, or even failures. I had so many mixed emotions. The key that I have found is to stay organized, and DON’T GIVE UP! It was an emotional roller coaster at first, but when you do what you love… it’s all worth it!

Please tell us more about your work. What do you do? What do you specialize in? What sets you apart from competition?
At Beautiful by Abbie, I am the owner and operator. I specialize in advanced treatments and always stay up to date on the latest skincare trends. As a “Master Esthetician,” I have the extensive, hands-on training, and education to take care of each individual’s needs. Beautiful by Abbie is not your typical skin care-studio, I am certified in cupping therapy, and energy healing for an overall wellness oasis. Whether you’re looking to relax or get to your skin goal, Beautiful by Abbie has the perfect treatment for you!

Beautiful by Abbie has been seen on “Voices of Courage,” an international podcast, episode titled “The Courage to be Beautiful.” BBA runs the Facebook group, “Self Care San Diego.” The company is also a member of Associated Skin Care Professionals and the San Diego Regional Chamber. Personally. I have received a leadership award and I am the leader for the San Diego Chamber’s Mission Valley Networking group. I am excited to say Beautiful by Abbie will continue to grow as we continue on year two of being in business!

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
I love our City of San Diego! There are so many amazing businesses, people, and landmarks that make San Diego a great community. I’m lucky to have had the opportunity to run my business in the heart of San Diego. The good thing about SD is that it is large but close enough to be anywhere in just a short drive!

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