“As a professional model, I always loved working with the makeup artists, and they always told me a beautiful face always starts with beautiful skin,” Campbell explains. “So, I went to school to learn just that!”
Initially, she worked for large cosmetic companies, such as Yves St. Laurent, Givenchy and Lancome. At one point, she was the spa director for the Estee Lauder spas. She went into business for herself in Michigan, and carried on when she moved to Marco Island in 2006. “I decided to continue to do what I love,” says Campbell. “After working in a salon atmosphere for a few years, I knew that I preferred more of a medical setting, and really felt that it was time to go on my own.”
Inher third season at her current location — 997 N. Collier Blvd., Suite A — Cambell’s business has grown from a steamer, a bed and a hot towel cabinet to a state-of-the-art boutique, offering skin care, make-up, facials, micro peels, VI peels, Microcurrent “Mini Lift” Treatments, Botox, dermal fillers, airbrush spray tanning, airbrush make-up, bridal make-up and hair artistry experts, waxing, massage therapy and sports massage. She also offers permanent cosmetics and eyelash extensions. Her newest piece of equipment is an LED light that gives dramatic results firming the skin. She also is continuously going to classes and training sessions to remain up to date on the latest products and procedures.
Campbell recognizes that passion and knowledge are two very important aspects to starting any business. For those interested in starting a skin care boutique, she says, “you must be passionate about what you do and educated on products other than what you carry. People will ask your opinion of products, so you should know something about them before you comment.”These components help her educate her clients and treat them special.
For Campbell, though, the ultimate key to her business — the key to maintaining and persevering — is remembering that personal care treatments, such as skin care and massage, are very personal and should be tailored to the desires and needs of the client. “I believe that we can bring out the best in anyone through taking time to know their lifestyle, eating habits and routines,” she notes. “Not everyone stays inside the house and stays out of the sun. I try to develop skin care routines for people based on their personal lifestyles.”
At the end of the day, though, Campbell has two secret weapons upon which she relies to recharge her own motivations and passion for her work. “I give glory to God for my success and have dedicated my business to Him,” she says. “My family is very supportive of my business, and my husband John is my biggest fan.”
For more information on Marco Island Skin and Body Boutique, call 239-398-0244, visit the boutique on Facebook or check out the website at www.marcodivaboutique.com.