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A Spa Owner's Ayurvedic Focus

Abby Penning February 2010 issue of Skin Inc. magazine
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Making a connection with people is one of the most important aspects of esthetics to Shanti Claire Savarese, owner of Skin Goddess SpaCare in Tempe, Arizona, and it was also one of the motivators that spurred her into joining the profession.

“Growing up in New Jersey, I was always aware of skin care and the spa industry, but it was still a little bit under the radar,” she notes. So, after attending William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey, as a vocal major for two years, she headed in a different direction, working as a singer in Atlantic City casinos. Eventually, however, she got involved doing public relations work for a perfume company, bringing her attention more fully to the beauty industry. “I was going into upscale department stores, talking with the women at the makeup and beauty counters, and I developed a connection with cosmetology,” Savarese explains.

Taking her interest to the next level, she enrolled in the cosmetology program at Capri Institute in Brick, New Jersey. After only a short time in the program, however, she changed her focus to esthetics. “I always wanted to do skin, and once I got in there, I loved it. I got my esthetic license and never looked back.” That was in 1997, and soon after, Savarese began working at various area facilities, eventually becoming the manager, lead esthetician and trainer at Bellezza Spa & Salon in Toms River, New Jersey.

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