In the self-care arena, Erin Blake is a double threat. That means that when you’re looking for a results-oriented service in one area, you can keep it moving towards the next professional treatment she offers.
Be it a facial or a deep tissue massage, Erin has you covered because she’s both an esthetician and a massage therapist.
At Kneaded Rose Massage & Skin Care Services, the signature skincare treatments she provides are rose-based, reflecting, of course, her business name.
Erin’s expertise in massage therapy is guaranteed to make a facial you receive from her even more potent and healing.
She shares more about what sets her apart.
How long have you been a practicing esthetician?
I have been an esthetician for one year.
And, what inspired you to become an esthetician?
I was inspired to become an esthetician because I wanted to be a part of making people feel good/beautiful about themselves.
Where are you based?
Charlotte, North Carolina.
What’s the name of your business?
Kneaded Rose Massage & Skin Care Services, LLC. I am currently the only dual massage therapist and esthetician.
What is your signature technique and approach to skincare?
My signature technique includes the use of paraffin dip, a rosé tea, and hydrating rose masque.
My approach to skincare is to start simple (enzyme peels) and work my way up (PCA peels).
What sets you apart from other estheticians?
I believe my touch and bedside manner is what sets me apart since I have a background in massage therapy and as a nursing assistant.
What is your specialty?
My specialty is enzyme peels.
What advice or suggestions would you give to a first-time client who has never had a professional beauty service?
My advice for first time clients is to have realistic expectations, i.e., your hyperpigmentation didn’t develop overnight so don’t expect it to disappear overnight.
Trust your beauty professional and do your homecare. That’s extremely important.
What industry trends do you think will make the biggest impact this year?
What industry trends do you think should fade away?
I’m not sure. Even old trends can still be very beneficial.
What’s your skincare regimen?
AM: Cleanse, Tone, Serums, Moisturizer
PM: Double cleanse, exfoliate, tone, serum, moisturizer
When it’s time to get a facial, who gives you yours?
I like to go to different colleagues of mine so I can see what they do differently than myself.
For people living in your immediate area, what advice would you give to them for protecting their skin from the local environment?
Wear sunscreen of at least 30 SPF and moisturize daily.
What is your proudest accomplishment in the esthetics industry?
I haven’t had that moment yet. I still have a ton of things to learn.