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Spa Owner Weathers Storms to Enjoy Sunshine in Skin Care Industry

By: Cathy Christensen
Posted: December 30, 2011, from the January 2012 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
E. Thorpe

E. Thorpe

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“For me, doing skin care is more than just taking care of someone’s skin; it’s like a ministry to me,” she explains. “When someone comes in, sometimes her skin is not the most important thing that needs to be taken care of. That’s where the name ‘Aesthetics & More’ came from.” And it is this “more” that helps Thorpe persevere in an industry that isn’t very economically forgiving—however, she insists it’s not about money. According to Thorpe, “Money can’t buy the feeling of gratitude I get when someone says, ‘Thank you for taking care of me.’ ”