We’re so pumped about our conversation with Victoria Cartagena. Victoria is an Esthetician, Lash Artist, Body Contour Specialist and is also a content partner. Content partners help Voyage in so many ways from spreading the word about the work that we do, sponsoring our mission and collaborating with us on content like this. Check out our conversation with Victoria below.
Hi Victoria, thank you so much for sitting down with us again. For folks who might have missed our initial interview, can you start by briefly introducing yourself?
I am one-woman creative in North Park as a Licensed Esthetician, Body Contour Specialist & Lash Artist who is building an experience around these services that approach and artistically express beauty as it is today. I have always had a genuine knack at making people feeling good about themselves and always had a love for art. Today as an artist, I bring a nurturing and fun aesthetic into my creative studio to provide the complete experience that empowers all of my clients to “Adore” themselves and feel beautiful. My mission is to empower other artists to strengthen their style of vision behind client experience.
We’d love to hear more about your recent changes. What are some new services you have added?
I have recently dipped into body contouring industry. These procedures reduce or remove stubborn pockets of fat to contour and shape different areas of the body. All of my body contouring treatments are nonsurgical and non invasive at reduction by using these 4 principles: Ultrasonic Cavitation, RF Skin Tightening, Laser Lipolysis & Vacuum therapy The complete “Adore You” experience by promoting self-care.
What certifications do you currently have?
I have recently completed a full spectrum body contouring certification this year in May. I uphold many lash certifications as well ranging from techniques, mega volume, volume & Classic lashes from 5 different trainers. And social media and branding & photography certifications. I use these to market my instagram correctly.
Why did you decide to take your career this direction?
Well to be honest after the pandemic I started to feel complacent with only performing one service for 3 years. And not only was my body starting to feel the pain from sitting down most of my days and using micro movements, I just knew I had to make changes fast. I was feeling lost into my creativity and the only thing that ever peaked my interest was body contouring! I decided to give it a try and it has been the most rewarding decision I could have ever made for myself. It peaked my interest because of how effective the results were. Once I made sure I could still perform these under the scope of my practice, I gave it my all and have been happier than I ever have. It promotes wellness and boosts your confidence.
What are you looking to accomplish?
I just want to be able to serve my community at the moment. My mission is to empower my clients and boost their confidence. Its more than just services, its an experience. My long term goals are to open a small boutique one day in San Diego. A little progress each day adds to big results!
What sets you apart from others in your industry?
What makes my business unique I’d say is client experience. I put myself in their shoes and always looking for small ways to enhance that. I believe the details matter and they never go overlooked. I perform each treatment with intent and caring to ensure that everyones experience is truly incredible and unique to them, I like to promote a lifestyle of total self-love so their journey doesn’t end when the treatment does. Beauty is the most diverse expressed form of art. All services + experience is designed with you in mind.
What are some of your inspirations?
I find inspiration from a variety of people and things. Cliché to say this but the industry inspires me most. There are so many different creatives all over the place and recognizing the similarities between them and I, like passion and the love for spirituality and community I take inspiration from most. Creation definitely inspires my curiosity within.
It was so great to reconnect. One last question – how can our readers connect with you, learn more or support you?
Lets Connect! I have worked countless hours on my website with my web designer to answer any question the consumer may have. You can visit my website at www.adoreyouesthetics.com and dive more into the services I provide. IG @adore.you.esthetics
- Website: Www.adoreyouesthetics.com
- Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Adore.You.Esthetics/
- Linkedin: Adore You Esthetics
- Yelp: https://yelp.com/biz/adore-you-esthetics-san-diego-2
Chris Gonzales & Natalie Faiivae