Skincare Your Way: At Your Door

Skincare Your Way: At Your Door

PHOTOS COURTESY OF VIS JOLIE

Have you ever wanted to enhance your skincare routine but didn't know where to start? Are you unsure how to determine which products, facial procedures, or treatment programs fit your skin? Then Kaylee Harris, owner of Vis Jolie (Live Pretty), is the woman to see! As one who “went through puberty at a very early age,” Harris understands the insecurities and frustrations that often accompany acne and frequent breakouts. With the first-hand experience of such battles and vulnerabilities, her career path as an esthetician permits her to assist her audience, who are primarily composed of individuals lost and misguided in their skincare journeys.

Being a mobile esthetician, especially during a pandemic, proves to be beyond difficult. Apart from the unknown variables when pursuing a mobile business within a client's home, Harris asked herself, “How can I be mobile while being comfortable?” To guarantee the safety of her clients, herself and ensure exceptional service, she created a mobile oasis where clients can receive skin consultations, customized skin treatment, and the opportunity to dive deeper into self-care.

"Clients do not typically know what they need... all facials are custom.”

Moreover, Harris explains her experience in starting her own business, sharing that she hasn't had much difficulty since taking that leap of faith. Understanding her passion for skincare as a teenager, Harris began her career as an esthetician in the doctor's office and learned more in her gynecologist’s office. Her desire and experience allowed for a smooth transition into her career. Using her lessons on how to “treat the external and internal” will enable her to grow her business quicker than most and naturally surrounds her with clients and patients that “are already confident in [her].” Yet, despite this, Harris is prepared and willing to dream bigger and think larger about the future of her skincare business as she also explains her distant goals to having an office where she can hire those that align with her vision.

For some who have never seen an esthetician, the process requires a lot of studying, patience, and time. Habitually, as Kaylee Harris shares, “Clients do not typically know what they need,” hence why “all facials are custom.” Custom service promises that each client will get the most out of their experience and ensures that these services are productive and effective. Some common issues as an esthetician come with skincare trends, as many often become influenced by celebrities and social figures. She says, “Celebrities haven't gone to school and don't know the skin,” as such products that they are promoting “...work for their skin, but maybe not the next person.” These skincare companies and over-the-counter products often lack the more active, pure, and potent ingredients that change the skin without damaging or harming it. And because the skin is constantly changing with the weather, especially with the “bipolar” weather in California, these skin issues and transformations should be treated with an esthetician such as herself.

Within communities of color, many, if not all, struggle to find products made for them, let alone ones that allow them to see active change. With the help of Harris, her skincare journey as a Black woman, and her extensive studies in the holistic therapy and skin mapping of the BIPOC community, she is well aware of the relationship between certain parts of the face and its connection to the organs of the body. Due to the dietary history and the oppressive history of communities of color, it is common for the skin to be affected by what one eats, how one feels, and the surroundings. This reiterates the concept of the internal and external being of her clients as she asserts, “I just want to make sure that my people are definitely treated well, and I do dedicate time to learn about our skin.” From hyperpigmentation, larger pores, and oily skin, she naturally hopes to “educate and bring effective, clinically proven results that help to change the skin.”

Apart from her inclusive skincare business and new mobile bus service, Harris has plenty of opportunities for clients and potential patients to get access to her assistance. For her New Year special, you get one free if you buy three treatments! There are also plenty more chances to access her services, so be on the lookout! Kaylee Harris shows herself to be an extraordinary esthetician and persists in educating herself to be of better aid to her clients. Do not underestimate the expertise of Ms. Harris, and if I were you, I would book her as of yesterday!

You can find Vis Jolie online at visjolie.com or follow her on Instagram @visjolie.

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