STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Dominique Scarabaggio, 23, all the time thought working within the magnificence trade wasn’t a sensible choice for making a fruitful and fulfilling profession.
“I all the time liked the thought of it, however thought I couldn’t create a sustainable profession for myself if I went this route,” she recalled. ” I simply grew up pondering that I wanted a job that included advantages, or was within the metropolis [Manhattan]. ..I ultimately went to school to be a instructor.”
However in her junior 12 months of faculty at Monmouth College in Lengthy Department, N.J., the Prince’s Bay resident determined to observe her ardour. She launched a facet enterprise providing sunless tanning.
“My clientele grew quickly by way of Instagram, and inside six months of enterprise I had determined to alter my future profession plans fully,” mentioned Scarabaggio.
She left faculty and enrolled in Robert Fiance Magnificence Colleges – Jersey Shore. “I knew I needed to observe my dream,” mentioned Scarabaggio.
“I simply assume that this profession matches my character so significantly better. …I didn’t really feel the identical manner about educating as I do concerning the magnificence enterprise. I believed that educating was simply going to be a profession — that I didn’t should like it. However after I began doing sunless tans, and I liked it, I simply knew immediately it was definitely worth the threat,” she added.
Scarabaggio launched her personal studio, Theresheglows NYC — specializing in skincare, sunless tanning and eyebrow providers — in Sola Salons in Charleston in July.
“There are such a lot of issues that encourage me concerning the profession path I selected, however the one factor I get pleasure from is the truth that I can do one thing I like daily,” she mentioned. “I’ve created long-lasting skilled relationships with quite a few shoppers, who every have one thing distinctive about them.”
And she or he mentioned she has by no means regarded again or regretted leaving faculty.
“I simply wish to do what I like, and I feel each particular person must be courageous and do one thing that makes them completely satisfied,” mentioned Scarabaggio.
She mentioned she places her “coronary heart and soul” into Theresheglows NYC’s facial providers.
“Every facial is designed so that you can calm down and profit your pores and skin on the similar time, together with a radical therapeutic massage,” she mentioned, noting she affords a spread of various facials. “I’m extraordinarily choosy with what merchandise I take advantage of in my remedy room. … I’m very keen on natural, clear merchandise.”
With an increase in pores and skin most cancers diagnoses, sunless tans have turn into extraordinarily fashionable lately. For that reason, Scarabaggio additionally makes a speciality of sunless tanning for particular occasions.
“Weddings and proms are my hottest occasions. I’m recognized for customizing each single one in all my tans primarily based on what colour and elegance they’re sporting, the occasion, their pores and skin’s undertone, and their private objectives for the actual tan,” she mentioned.
Scarabaggio additionally affords tinting, lamination and forehead shaping.
“My favourite a part of the job is seeing the response of my shoppers after their pores and skin has improved. It’s so rewarding to make somebody be ok with themselves,” she mentioned.
THERESHEGLOWS NYC AT A GLANCE
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