Ellen Krijgsveld, Aesthetician and Skin Specialist
My love for esthetics began when I was 16 years old. I’d always loved doing make-up and hair especially for my mom when she would go out an evening. My mom always taught me to take care of my skin and use high quality skincare. On my 16<sup>th</sup> birthday she took me for my first facial, I knew right then that this is what I want to do for a living. Now convincing my old-fashioned European father to allow me to do esthetics was a different matter altogether. My father called it “beauty school”! After those two words I vowed that I would represent the esthetics industry on a higher level and to educate, care for and inspire people to think beyond that stereotype. Over the next 25 years I’ve had the privilege of working with many amazing products, trainers and fellow co-workers who have made me the esthetician I am today. I have had the opportunity to work in a high-end spa in Holland right at the beginning of my career and learned that taking care of one’s body and skin was not a frivolous thing but a necessity for ones selfcare and health. I have worked for 18 years in the White Rock area, Femme and Homme Skincare Boutique, and continue to provide services to my clients thereafter. Over the years our industry has evolved to a much higher level of treatments and products that truly amaze me every day and the thirst for more knowledge is my goal. I’ve worked with Microdermabrasion, Laser Light Therapy, The Oxigeneo 3-in-1 Super Facial and now Jet Peel and Scarlet Microneedling with Radio Frequency. I look forward to continuing my journey at the Beta Wellness Centre with Dr. Galina Bogatch and staff, and to share my expertise with all my clients, past, present and future.