Meet the CEO
Hi and welcome to the Vie Esthetic Studio & Boutique; my name is Véronique and I'm so glad you stopped by!
Ever since I was a little girl I knew what I loved and discovered I had a passion for everything beauty and self care. Every year when the Sears Wish Book was published I couldn’t wait to go through it to see if the gift I asked for every year was still in there so I could ask for it again. It was the bust of a doll that came with makeup and hair accessories(you know exactly what I’m talking about don’t you?!). Man, did I ever want that doll so I could make her up and get her ready to “go out at night”. I never did get her but that’s okay, it never stopped me from developing my passion.
I remember getting my first tube of “Lipsyl” when I was about 4 years old thinking I was so lucky to have my very own lipstick! As I got older I was busy clipping out articles from popular teen magazines on how to take care of your skin, your nails, feet, hair…you name it, I was on it and most nights when I had no plans I spent hours giving myself facials, pedicures and manicures. I always made sure to have the latest trends in colour for my nail polish and changed my colour weekly!
Fast forward a few years I’ve been an esthetician for over 22 years! I still can’t believe I’ve been doing what I love for this long; it’s a truly rewarding feeling! Over the years I have worked in large, high end, busy spas and smaller, more intimate ones. The latter appealed to me more as you have more of an opportunity to get to know your clients, their needs and to build meaningful relationships with them.
After having my son in December 2012, I knew I wanted to work on my dream of creating my own little haven where I can focus my time and energy on one client at a time. With the support of my awesome husband and family, my dream came true and in November 2013 Vie Esthetic Studio was born! I had a beautiful little space in my home where I could greet my clients and let them escape reality for a little while for over 8 years!
Then, the pandemic happened. With it came multiple closures and restrictions for our industry. It was a really difficult time for businesses but I made my clients a promise to not only survive all the shut downs, but to come out of this experience a stronger person and business owner. My dream was evolving and so was I. In July 2021, I made the decision to move the business out of my home and in February 2022, we opened the doors to our new location!
Vie Esthetic Studio will be turning 9 soon, my son will be 10 and my daughter 6. All my babies are growing quickly and most days I wonder where the time has gone. As busy as life has been. I have to say that I feel so very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to do what I love and to share the importance of self care for as long as I have.
Throughout my many years in the industry I have enjoyed the variety of my work from day to day but over the years I have really found my passion for facials and skin care. Anyone who knows me knows that facial services are my favourite!
I've always known that self care is not only important but an essential part of a balanced lifestyle but after becoming a mom it has become even more evident that it is a necessity and not a luxury. Self care isn't selfish; it allows us to better care for our loved ones in the end. So yes, I'm an esthetician, I love what I do and how my treatments make you feel but I also believe that the self care experience shouldn't be over just because you leave my studio.
Self care is the new going out, get on board!