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At just 23 years old, Olivia Bears is already one of our top medical aestheticians and laser technicians. You might have met her if you’ve come in for laser hair removal, Venus Freeze, or one of our rejuvenating facials. We asked Olivia about her work, her personal beauty routine, and her “famous last words.” Read on for her delightful answers.
Tell us a little bit about you. How did you end up working in the medical spa industry?
Olivia: I’ve always been interested in beauty, but as I got older, my interests were more specific to skin care. When I was 17, I went to a college fair and happened upon a booth for a beauty and wellness school in my area. That’s where my interest grew into a passion. When I moved to Hawaii in 2014, I decided to further my education in esthetics. With the help of my mentors at the Makana Esthetics and Wellness Academy, I was directed to the field of medical aesthetics. I don’t regret a single decision along the way throughout my journey!
What’s a typical day like at Honolulu MedSpa?
Olivia: Busy! Every day is different when you’re working one-on-one with clients because every client’s needs and expectations are different. I could be hopping from appointment to appointment every half hour in the laser hair removal room or I could be spending a little more in-depth time with a client in the facial room talking about different treatments or products he or she could try. It’s exciting!
What qualities do you think someone needs to have to be able to do your job well?
Olivia: Patience, listening skills, the ability to multi-task and be adaptable, and above all… passion for skin care!
What’s your favorite treatment to perform for your patients?
Olivia: I enjoy our medical grade facials the most because they give me time to sit down with a client and get a feel for what he or she is really wanting to get out of his or her treatment and skin in general.
What’s the funniest thing a patient has said to you?
Olivia: While performing a HydraFacial on a first-time client, he said, “Whoa! I feel like a cat is licking me, but I like it!”
What would you say to someone who’s never been to a medical spa before?
Olivia: Don’t be scared! Come in for a consultation. We’ll listen to you and get you started in the right direction.
What is the biggest misunderstanding people have about your job?
Olivia: I don’t get to get facials all the time. Also, there is SO much thought that goes into treatment and products that I discuss with clients — skin care is anything but black and white.
What do you think makes Honolulu MedSpa the best medspa facility on the islands?
Olivia: I feel like we genuinely care about our clients’ well-being, but we also care about what’s doable for a client. We understand that beauty doesn’t come cheap, so we really try to guide our clients towards what will give them the best results for their goals and skin type. Not what will make us the most money.
What’s the best part of what you do?
Olivia: Seeing results and hearing how satisfied a client is.
Famous last words?
Olivia: Beauty is hard work and nothing worth having ever comes easy.
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