Brittany Bustamante- Licensed Esthetician New Orleans

Name: Brittany Bustamante, Esthetician

Years in the Wellness/Beauty Industry: 2 years

Most Memorable Tip: My most memorable tip was a $60 personal check from a very quirky client who shared a lot of personal information with me. I think she gave this to me because I listen to her without judgment and made her feel special.

How did you choose a career in the Wellness industry?  I had skin problems.  I went for facials often and I experienced the Esthetician’s ability to make changes. I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life.  A friend suggested skincare and I realize that it was a possibility for me to pursue that as a career.  Also, I would like to gain more licenses in nails and massage therapy.

Greatest reward of doing the work?  Most rewarding aspect of the career is helping people. Finding the products tools technology and take the guest helping them feel better so they look better. There's some much to do and learn in this industry I find it very rewarding

Something you wish or would like to change in the industry?  I would change the current situation with reciprocity of licenses interstate. I would also change and regulate the scope of practice of each licensure to be more consistent across the country.

Who is your Mentor and why?  Cathy Ringer has been a mentor to me. She's super helpful and has stayed after work many times to help me. She has trained me on product knowledge spending her own time to teach me. She always cares for me while I'm at work. I feel like she sets me up for success.  My friend Amanda is a mentor to me as well. She is really there for me she believes in me when I doubt myself. 

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