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Enthusiastic Esthetician is an Inspiration

By: Abby Penning
Posted: November 25, 2008, from the December 2008 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
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Graduating in December 2005 and passing her state board exams in January 2006, McGuire’s new career was launched and she went to work in Howard’s spa for the next six months as an apprentice while Howard mentored her. “Tricia is still my mentor,” McGuire says. However, after Howard sold her business in June 2006, McGuire moved on to her next challenge.

“I received a call from a physicianwho owned The Anti-Aging Center located in Centerville, Massachusetts, and she asked me if I’d be interested in managing photorejuvenation there,” saysMcGuire. She worked there for the next six months, performing IPL treatments and hair removal services under the physician’s supervision, but realized she wasn’t following her initial path.

“It started to include things that I didn’t want to be doing, getting too intense, so then I went to work for Innovations Hair, Skin and Nails, also in Centerville, for a year and half,” McGuire says. “During that time, Kelly White, the owner of Body Sense Day Spa in Hyannis, who I had been friends with for several years, invited me to a Repêchage seminar in Boston. On the ride home, she offered me a job. I’ve been at Body Sense since May 2008.” And along the way, in January 2008, McGuire received her full esthetic license.

Now, at Body Sense, she provides facials and massage to her clients, and often helps them most by allowing them to relax and rejuvenate. “Many times, people fall asleep,” McGuire says. And she continues to gather inspiration from her co-workers and White. However, it seems to be the connection with clients she most enjoys. “I just want to make people feel good. At my age, I am financially secure, so money is not my goal. I just want to make as many people as happy as I can and help make a difference.”

Always eager to learn new techniques and trends in the industry, McGuire often practices on her built-in support system—her family. She’s refined her techniques and product usage on her daughters, granddaughters and even her husband, and is grateful to them for their patience and encouragment of her esthetic adventure.