Today we’d like to introduce you to Alicia Flanagan.
Alicia, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I’ve always loved taking care of my skin. For years, I would watch so many GRWM videos and cleansing routines on YouTube. I would also be zoned for hours watching makeup tutorials and recreating the looks I saw on their pages. Too afraid to make my own videos. I decided to start a beauty blog to chat about inexpensive beauty supplies, new skincare products, DIY projects, and makeup. My blog was my online outlet to talk about what I loved, but I was craving more. I’ve always made my own hand-whipped body scrubs and body butters and I wanted to sell them. I sold those products locally for a year or so. I put the products on hold on until I figured out what I wanted to do.
While working as a legal assistant at a law firm full time, I enrolled as a night student at Elaine Sterling Institute. At that time, I was working towards enhancing my makeup skills to further my career as a makeup artist. I decided to sign up for the Esthetician program. Quickly, my love for skincare grew during the course of my program. The more I studied skin, my obsession for makeup was no longer an obsession. Realizing I was hiding behind the makeup, I stopped applying makeup every day and started to take care of the overall health of my skin. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy a great beat! I began to love my natural skin and transform what I wanted to change. I was fascinated with the facial machines and learning about how they can help improve your skin. It brings me so much joy taking care of people and making them feel great. Working in the spa while in esthetic school really helped prepare me for what to expect when I have my own spa.
After graduating and passing my state board testing, I opened AliciaDion Beauty Spa in Marietta, GA. I have been in business for over a year now and just relocated to another space near Marietta Square.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It hasn’t been smooth but it hasn’t been bad either. I would say one of my most challenging struggles has to be balancing home life and my career. Being a mother to a seven-year-old, working a full-time job and going to school at night part-time, was not easy. During that time, I missed out on a lot of things. I wasn’t prepared for a lot of the sacrifices that I had to make. There were many nights I felt like a horrible parent for missing out on my sons first year of school, not being able to read to him, go to his games. I enjoyed those things about being a parent. I didn’t realize that I would be missing out on all of that. Once I figured out how to balance the two, it became less stressful.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about AliciaDion Beauty, LLC – what should we know?
AliciaDion Beauty Spa offers a wide variety of mind and body healing and beauty services.
We’re a unique skincare boutique offering unique facials and body treatments that will refresh, rejuvenate, and relax your entire body. We’ve carefully selected skincare and body care products that are formulated with natural botanical ingredients.
AliciaDion Beauty will provide you with the finest treatments available in a beautiful, zen environment and to help you develop a healthy lifestyle through a wide range of personalized beauty services including spa and machine facials, lash and brow services, makeup and waxing.
Ultrasonic Skin scrubber
LED Light Therapy
Full Body Waxing
Revitalize your beauty, Revitalize your soul.
Here at AliciaDion Beauty, we provide you with unlimited luxury for your mind, body, and soul.
You will Walk in & Float out!
Embark on your journey.
“Beauty is what you want it to be” – AliciaDion
AliciaDion Beauty has grown so much in over a year. I’m excited to see how my business will continue to expand and grow.
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
God has blessed me with a supporting family. Thank you to my parents who helped me start my business.
Huge thanks to my love/my son’s father. Thank you for picking up where I lack. Thanks for motivating me when I’m unsure of myself.
I wouldn’t have made it through esthetician school if it wasn’t for my Etsy sisters. We truly leaned on each other and we still do now. If I have a skincare question, I know I can always reach out to one of them.
Thank you, family and friends, who listened, helped, encouraged and pushed me. I’m so grateful for you all.
AliciaDion Beauty wouldn’t be here if not for your love and support.
- Classic Lash extensions $80 ; Hybrid Classic St Lash Extensions $95 $
- Glow Facial $75 – (New Client Custom Facial) Perfect option for first time Facials Clients. Treatment includes: Consultation Custom facial treatment involving three modalities Extractions Product recommendation treatment plan This treatment is available for clients with all skin types.
- Ultimate Diamond Microderm $75 – Our new Microdermabrasion sloughs off the dead and dull surface layers of the skin and includes LED light therapy, to eliminate surface bacteria, stimulating an increase in collagen production and rejuvenation. Many patients see dramatic improvements in the tone, texture, and color of treated areas after just one treatment. Microdermabrasion can also improve: Oily or dull skin enlarged Pores Clogged Pores Fine Lines Dull Looking Skin
- Ulitmate DermaPlaning Facial $75 – Our new and improved Dermaplaning now include an additional bacteria eliminating treatment. Dermaplaining is a safe and highly effective physical exfoliation procedure. It requires the use of a sterile, surgical scalpel to gently exfoliate the skin’s surface, removing the top-most layer of dead skin along with fine, vellus hair (aka peach fuzz). Includes Extractions and LED therapy A chemical Peel can be added to this
- Acne Facial $65 – Eliminate Acne breakouts and Hyper-pigmentation with the LED therapy. Improve skins complexion, clarity and tone. Perfect for ingrown hairs, Hyper-pigmentation and active acne breakouts. Chemical exfoliation manual extractions this facial is totally customized per client other modalities may be included.
- High Frequency Facial $70 – High Frequency is used to help treat and prevent stubborn acne by killing bacteria, shrink Enlarged pores, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, decongesting and reduces puffy eyes. Double cleanse and extractions. Additional add on available. Includes:Extractions, LED Therapy, Oxygen Infusion
- Address: 50 Whitlock Place
Ste 400 A
Marietta, GA 30064
- Website: AliciaDion.com
- Phone: 6784587780
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aliciadion_beauty/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aliciadionbeauty/
AliciaDion Beauty, LLC