I've dedicated myself to working in the skin care and beauty profession for 25 years. In that time my love and devotion to my profession has only grown stronger. I am so gratified by the visible improvements in my clients' skin health.

When I started working in the United States , the only way to cover up a problem complexion or hide the signs of aging was to use heavy make-up. Having attended the Cristian Chaveaux Make-Up Course for Film and Television in Paris , I had specialized knowledge with the use and application of make-up. However, because I worked in both the skin care and make-up professions, I had the opportunity to see that one cannot work without the other. Heavy application of make-up was only a temporary solution to problem skin. I knew there was a better way, and through the years, I succeeded in convincing my clients, many of whom were celebrities, to take their SKIN CARE seriously -- to get a professional facial at least once a month and to use a holistic approach that protects, nourishes and soothes the skin.

A holistic approach to skin care means that I regard healthy skin as an integral part of a person's total well-being. In addition to performing practical techniques for skin care, I believe that a skin care professional has the duty to inform and educate people, especially younger generations, about inner beauty. Healthy living starts from the inside out, with choices that nourish our bodies and our minds to create a greater sense of essential vitality.

I began my holistic skin care esthetic training in Romania and continued training at the Dr. Payot Institute de Beaute in Paris . I owned and managed my own Esthetic Studio on Michigan Avenue in Chicago for more than twelve years. A few years ago, I moved to Champaign , Illinois , and I will never regret the choice I made. This small, remarkable town offered me a better life and spared me from the usual chaos of a big city life. The community was welcoming and immediately appreciated my experience and my knowledge. In fact, I have never advertised our services or products. Instead, I rely on the positive referrals from friends and clients.

Everyday I experience the joy of witnessing the positive changes in my clients' personal lives and careers.Because of improved facial complexions, my clients experience increased self-esteem, which translates into energy and enthusiasm for new endeavors.

" A person is only beautiful, when their own beauty is reflecting on to others. "
Tara Grady


Helping younger people feel better about themselves and their skin is particularly satisfying. I tell young people that inner beauty is important, and that clean, glowing skin lets their true beauty shine through.

Apart from my career as a skin care professional, I am involved in a humanitarian project that is very close to my heart. I am the Co-Chair of the June 1st International Children's Day in Illinois . The project focuses on the well-being of children and searches for solutions to the problems they face all over the world. I encourage all of my clients, old and young, to be proactive and to offer a helping hand to those in need.

As Oprah Winfrey said, So many uncontrollable terrible things are happening all around us. The least and the most each of us can do is make sure we release something good into the universe regularly. I know for sure good will is reciprocal.

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