Industry Leaders:

Most Popular in:

People

Email This Item! Print This Item!

A Good Influence With JoElle Lee

By: Kristen Wegrzyn
Posted: May 30, 2014, from the June 2014 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
JoElle Lee

Lee was the speaker for the “Opening Session: My Journey from Chicago to the White House” at Face & Body Midwest on March 22.

JoElle Lee, founder of JoElle SkinCare, is a licensed esthetician, speaker, educator and mentor in the esthetics industry. Lee received her license from Dudley Beauty College in 2000. She is currently the personal esthetician to First Lady, Michelle Obama. As a highly regarded expert in the field, Lee has been featured in national beauty and fashion magazines, and has been a featured guest on radio shows.

Q: What influenced you to go into the skin care industry?

A: “Growing up, I loved skin care products. I was always experimenting with products by putting things on my face and trying to make products in the kitchen ... Later, I met a very successful esthetician, and when I told her my interests, she introduced me to the skin care industry and all of its career options. She became my first mentor and the rest is history.”

Finding inspiration

“When you get to the point in your career when you have the opportunity to share your knowledge and gifts, it can fuel the ultimate forms of inspiration, and not just for the person you are inspiring, but for yourself,
as well.”

Common feedback

“‘I have had a lot of facials over the years, but never one like your’s.’”

Skin care mentor

“I have a few mentors. I need different mentors for different areas of life. When the chips are down, my mentors keep me feeling encouraged, help me to grow, and are always willing to offer additional ideas and success strategies.”

Staying current

“I subscribe to industry publications and attend industry conferences to increase my education. I also like to visit and look at what other spa industry leaders are doing here and abroad to stay on top of current trends.”

Favorite treatment

“My Signture Triple Enzyme Peel Treatments! Facial treatments have always been my favorites to provide for clients ... Creativity is endless with facial treatments and clients love it because there is always something new to look forward to.”