My dad always told me, ‘I don’t care what you do for a living, just make sure you’re the best at it,’ ” says Sheila Hone, master esthetician and owner of Payson, Utah’s Renewal Day Spa & Wellness Center. “I’m not there yet; I feel I have a long way to go.” It is this no-holds-barred attitude that has guided Hone throughout her career, beginning when she received her cosmetology license in 1986 from Evans Hairstyling College in Lindon, Utah. “I did my first facial 24 years ago, and I remember how much I loved sitting in that room and doing facials. Esthetics wasn’t really big back then,” she explains.
After obtaining her cosmetology license, Hone was a hairstylist for several years, then stopped doing it because she believed it wasn’t what she was meant to do. Taking a break from her career, she focused on raising her two sons and stayed away from the beauty industry for a while. “I kept up my license, and when I was ready to get out of the house and do something, I noticed a new building that said GlyMed Institute of Skin Sciences when I was driving through Spanish Fork, Utah. I was immediately intrigued,” says Hone. “My first phone call to get back into this industry was to GlyMed, and that’s where I learned the word ‘esthetics.’ ”
The person Hone spoke to guided her in the right direction, leading her to Bon Losee Academy of Hair Artistry in Provo, Utah, where she eventually obtained her master esthetician license ... but her experience was not without a few bumps in the road. “Because I had kept up my license, I was qualified to have my basic esthetic license, so I only needed four more months for my master esthetician license. It was so over my head that I dropped out the first day and waited three weeks for the next basics class to start,” she explains. After dedicating eight months of full-time course study, Hone graduated as a master esthetician in 2003.