Your Skincare Game Plan: Q&A with Ninette Ooman

Jul 30, 2018

Hello, my name is Ninette Ooman! I’m a Licensed Esthetician at The Still Point at Haven on the Lake.

My holistic skincare journey began when I graduated from the Aveda Institute in Washington DC. Before that, my background was in Human Resources and Mental Health. I’ve always loved taking care of people, honoring what each of us really needs, and making genuine connections.

Q: What led you to choose a career in this field?

I was led here by faith. I believe we all have talents we are blessed with and pampering others has always been mine.

For one of my previous clients who was getting married, I gifted her a full bridal makeover. I’m happy to say that a side effect beyond everyone looking great was that the bride became a lot more relaxed than normal.

I can remember doing face masks on others when I was 12 years old. I also grew up giving my mom, who was a nurse, a lot of massages. Now I provide gentle facial massage for clients to promote healthy skin.

Q: What are common skin challenges that people come to see you for?

Hyperpigmentation, acne, and aging are usually my top concern. I’ve helped brides clear up acne before their wedding. And one of my clients, who used to wear so much makeup to hide her skin, now goes bare.

More than the aesthetic side of skincare, I also really enjoy working with women to build each other up. As women, we are fed since birth through imagery and media a lot of what we are “supposed to” look like, and I like to break that mold. I aim to celebrate our diversity and also educate my clients on how the skin really acts and ages. I don’t like using a fear tactic to strong-arm someone to take care of themselves. I’d rather just be very transparent and let women know how they can enhance their skin if that interests them.

Q: What’s your approach to treatment?

I always start by asking what my client wants to change or what they don’t like, if anything. I never assume this because we all have different perspectives on what we want or don’t want to work on, so I respect that.

I go through a series of questions to see where the problem is coming from. Together with transparency, we get to the root of the problem and then I recommend products or treatment to address it.

I’m honest in my approach. Some things can be fixed quickly while others take time. We come up with a game plan and go from there.

Q: What’s your favorite skincare product?

I’m definitely a TOMA girl. You really want to be careful in selecting products that are going into your skin, because it’s scary what all is lurking in many products out there. But I love and trust the TOMA Skin Therapies line, which includes natural ingredients without any harmful chemicals.

Q: What’s your go-to mantra for healthy skin?

Trust the voice within.

 

Book a skincare treatment with Ninette at Haven on the Lake today!

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