Today we’d like to introduce you to Cory DeLisle.
Cory, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I’ve been in the health & beauty industry for 20 years now. I’ve worked in many different fields-sales, marketing, training, education & services. I’ve worn a lot of hats over the years. I love being a part of an ever growing & evolving industry. I am result-oriented & love being able to use quality products to obtain those results with some of the latest technology. I’m a fixer & an educator at heart, so I’m able to do both to help people get the results & answers they are looking for. Whether they have suffered with a skin condition their whole life or just want to avoid costly & intense medical procedures, I probably have a solution. I focus on the products & the client instead of having a flashy facility. At Simply Scentual Spa, we are a group of professionals that lean toward wellness & total body health over glamorous packaging. We are a green spa & focus on the environment as well, trying to leave as little impact as well. So instead of huge fluffy robes that require a lot of water to clean, we opted for simple gowns that are better for the environment. We keep low lighting & a softer feel, even though we offer many clinical treatments. We do everything from an Express Facial to Chemical Peels. Human touch is very important to building a relationship & trust with our clients. Our therapists & technicians perform the treatments instead of expensive, fancy machines. We use performance ingredients that feed & nourish the skin to get optimal results. We customize every treatment to suit our client’s needs. We want to be the go-to neighborhood spa for our community. We strive to be a place of relaxation & comfort. A place where our clients don’t feel rushed & where we can handle all their personal needs-nutrition, skincare, massage & body care, hair removal, body contouring & so much more. We may never be the biggest but I would be proud to be the best. We work at it every day. I work at it on every level. I believe in myself & my team. I try to build my clients up. I feel I’m more of a “skin therapist” than an esthetician. My clients are my family as well. I’m always happy to give advice on products, lifestyle changes, nutrition or help with another woman in business. My goal is to have a great network of amazing women in my life that we can promote one another, grow as people & support each other. We have monthly events at the spa to do just that. Our VIP Beauty & Wellness Expos are becoming very popular & a great opportunity to showcase our talents. This magazine article is a great opportunity & I’m very grateful for the chance to share my passion & my knowledge. Growth is a very important part of this journey & I personally appreciate every opportunity.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
No, but nothing great ever is. My 1st spa was in Pacific Beach & the building owner didn’t want to make repairs. So rather than invest in the property, it was sold & all tenants were ordered to vacate. It was a blessing in disguise because I found our new location & it has so many better features, including a huge parking lot. Our sign can be seen from the 5 & we are very centrally located. I hope our returning clients will love the new space as much as we do. It’s an older building but it has a great energy inside our offices.
Before I found this space, I was given the opportunity to educate future estheticians, which I love. I have helped shape some minds & shared my passion along the way. Many of my students support my venture & often work with me. I’m proud to have had a hand in that.
Simply Scentual Spa – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
We offer quality, custom treatments here using natural & organic ingredients. I create & mix many of my own treatments. We want our clients to get the right treatment for their skin type & conditions.
We offer facials, peels, microdermabrasion, massage therapy, waxing, make-up, custom spray tanning, private parties & events, eyelash extensions, nutrition counseling, body contouring & body treatments. We also offer classes to professionals & our clients. I personally specialize in microdermabrasion & peels.
I’m proud of our rebirth & growth. We have wonderful clients & friends that support me & us, as we build a better brand.
I feel what makes us different is our energy & our passion. We may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but that’s ok. What’s important is that the people that find us, love us & allow us to be a part of their lives. You can’t please everyone, but the ones that understand our brand belong with us.
Everyone has to find what works for them. We will never be an establishment that pushes unnecessary treatment or products. We work with our client’s needs & desires. We will always find the answers to their questions. We are constantly seeking more education.
What is “success” or “successful” for you?
For me, success is finding the answer to give my client the results they are seeking. Although we all have bills to pay, it’s never been about the money. I got into the industry to make a difference, to make my mark. Having a client tell me they “feel amazing”, or that I “gave them what they needed”, is what drives me. One of my clients never treated herself before & is now a regular, because I make her feel “like a whole new person”. She hugs me after every treatment & is such a delight to have in my life. She was a referral, which is my best compliment-someone loved us enough to tell someone they care about. That is success in my eyes.
- Custom facial for new clients $45
- Microdermabrasion for new clients $75, reg $99
- Deep tissue massage, new clients $65
- Body contouring anti-cellulite package 3 for $250
- Pumpkin peel 3 package for new clients $150, reg $450
- Facial & massage combo $150 2 hr treatment
- Address: 1675 Morena Boulevard #201
San Diego, CA 92110
- Website: www.simplyscentual.com
- Phone: 8582551115
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @simplyscentualspa
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/simply.scentual.bodycare
- Yelp: www.yelp.com/biz/simply-scentual-spa-san-diego