INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT: SONYA DAKAR
I had interest since the age of 15. Forty years ago, it was more of a social thing to go to a facialist. For problems such as eczema, people would go to a physician. My mom would go once a month regularly and her esthetician name Harriett was a previous dermatologist who got pregnant and decided to be holistic out of her house. I went with my mom. I was fascinated with how happy they were. Harriett cleared the teenagers’ acne and took care of the adults with relaxation. I discovered that there might be something behind all this fluffy stuff. She had converted her philosophy to a more holistic approach. I was captivated.
I went to my mom and heard this philosophy from the people waiting in the lobby. I saw the same thing. She combined the two worlds together without using chemicals or anything. I had perfect skin all my life. Estheticians want to help people. I was fascinated with the whole environment. I decided that I experienced and felt an attraction to this business is a full way. I asked if I could be an apprentice during the summer. After the apprenticeship in the summer, I finished my education and then that was how I started my life.