Joan Uemura Shure
"One of my main goals during a facial is to lead clients into parasympathetic nervous system dominance; rest and digest mode, which will not only help your skin glow but help your whole body feel recharged."
Q & A with Joan
What lead you on your path to become an Esthetician?
I started in the beauty industry as a makeup artist in the early '80s. After moving to LA in the late '80s and working as a freelance makeup artist I enrolled in an Esthetician program to get licensed to do makeup in salons but ended up falling immediately in love with the art of the facial.
Why do you choose to use evanhealy in your practice?
So many reasons. evanhealy is unparalleled by any other skincare out there. Super clean, no chemicals, super effective, amazing sourcing, beautiful philosophy that I completely agree with. I have used it on myself for 8 years now and my skin has never been happier.
What lead you to evanhealy?
I was working at the Pacific Palisades Pharmaca in LA when it was brought into the store. There was an immediate alchemical attraction to it that was kind of amazing now that I think about it retrospect; I remember asking, “What is this line and when can we get a training on it?” I would stand next to it because it energetically felt good.
I eventually met the LA broker, Kim O’Leary, and we went on to create the mini facial program and esthetician program together for evanhealy.
I am one of the few very lucky estheticians that received training with Evan personally. I have learned SO much from her and continue to learn from and be inspired by her every day.
What makes your approach special/different?
I come to my role as an Esthetician as a spiritual practice. In these crazy times where it seems like people are struggling just to find a moment for themselves, it’s truly an honor to be able to create a nurturing field where people can relax deeply and restore.
How long have you been practicing?
What is the most fulfilling thing about your work?
For me, being in service is what makes life worthwhile. I feel so honored to be able to nurture people and give them time and space for self care.
Being a Holistic Esthetician has given me the opportunity to create deeply nourishing treatments that leave clients with not only glowing skin but also restored on an energetic level.
I LOVE nurturing people so this work actually never feels like work to me, and is very satisfying.
Can you tell us a little about your practice?
Along with using evanhealy exclusively in my treatments, I incorporate holistic energy work and crystal healing into my treatments. I have have studied Swedish deep tissue, Reflexology and Shiatsu Massage techniques. I also have studied aromatherapy, lymph drainage, and acupressure facial massage techniques.
One of my main goals during a facial is to lead clients into parasympathetic nervous system dominance; rest and digest mode, which will not only help your skin glow but help your whole body feel recharged.
How does evanhealy play a role in achieving the effect you want in your facials?
evanhealy is by far the most effective line I’ve ever used in my 30 years as an Esthetician. My clients leave glowing, hydrated, balanced and feeling wonderful.
What inspires you?
My clients. They understand that importance of self care and their dedication to receive regular treatments inspires me everyday.
Working with this beautiful line is endless inspiration... reminding me of who I really am, getting in touch with true nature. It’s been such a beautiful gift using evanhealy in my practice and on myself. Using this line inspired my life in so many beautiful ways, the most dramatic one was moving out of the city, and finding our little house in the woods. After attending an annual evanhealy Distillation trip in 2010 my perception changed drastically and we soon moved closer to nature.
My amazing husband, Michael, my best friend, Jordan, and all my amazing teachers and friends, my yoga practice, music, nature, art all inspire me endlessly.
Life itself is a wonderful inspiration; what a privilege it is just to be alive.
Why do you chose holistic, non-invasive skin care instead of conventional skin care?
It is much more effective than conventional skincare. Bringing the acid mantle to a place where it can heal and protect the skin works much more effectively than rapid exfoliators and chemicals.
I started esthetics in the late '80s and have worked with dozens of different lines, I can honestly say evanhealy is truly the best like I’ve ever worked with.
What other interests do you have outside of esthetics?
I’m a musician, artist, and yoga instructor, I’m also a foodie, animal lover and tree hugger for life. Laughing is one of my favorite pastimes.
What is your favorite product and/or combination of products?
Pomegranate Repair Serum, Whipped Patchouli Vanilla Shea Butter, and all the HydroSouls.
Any cool testimonials about EH and your clients?
Every client that comes leaves with glowing skin and renewed sense of self.
What is your personal evanhealy ritual?
I use Pomegranate Repair Serum and HydroSoul daily. I switch between HydroSouls. I mask weekly with Clay and Shea. My skin is so happy so I don’t feel the need to change much.
What makes you a truth seeker?
I try to never let myself be a victim for too long in a situation that could bring up that archetype in me. My rebel warrior isn’t comfortable with the status quo. I am happiest when I am learning and growing. Forever a student, forever a truth seeker.
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