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A Casual Sit-down With Michelle Obama's Esthetician

Posted: March 5, 2013
JoElle Lyons-Lee, esthetician for Michelle Obama

By Linda Harding-Bond

Linda Harding-Bond is an international spa trainer and principal of Moontide Consulting. She specializes in global skin and sales training for the spa professional.

JoElle Lyons-Lee is on fire! As a master esthetician with a new husband, new work location and signature product line, she is hot! By the way, did I mention that she is also the caretaker of Michelle Obama's skin?

I met with JoElle at Citrine, a very upscale salon and spa in Bethesda, Maryland, roughly eight miles northwest of Washington, D.C. The first thing that strikes you about her is her smile, the warmth of which reflects in her eyes. The second thing is her skin, which is virtually perfect and glowing. JoElle is a hugger and extremely gracious; after offering me tea and something fattening to eat, we got down to the business of the interview.

So JoElle, why skin and not hair?

See JoElle Lee speak at Face & Body Midwest!

Join us at theFace & Body Midwest Advanced Education Conference Program, where JoElle will kick off the day with an inspirational presentation! She will talk about her career trajectory and motivate you on how to make the most of your journey; how to remain successful in this ever-changing industry; and how to set attainable goals while increasing your self-confidence. Register now!