Meet: Amanda Barretta, TIZO Esthetician & Educator
After graduating high school, I attended East Stroudsburg University. After two years, I discovered that my true passion was skincare, so I transitioned to Toni and Guy Esthetics Academy in Ambler, Pennsylvania. From there, I ran my own skincare business out of a local salon where I specialized in chemical peels and teenage acne control. Upon discovering TIZO Sunscreen and Skincare, I have been able to further my passion for skincare by selling and educating on a line that I truly believe in.
Aside from Esthetics, I love to travel and explore new foods with my family and friends. I am also a proud Bocce player. My dad and I started a team and have been playing together for the last 10 years. My four-year-old rescue cat, Tushi, has my whole heart.
What inspired you to become an esthetician?
Growing up, my father always gifted my mom a spa day for Mother’s Day every year, and she always brought my sister and I along. I always looked forward to those days because it was so nice to have a fun and relaxing girls day. My skin always felt amazing and my spirit uplifted after a facial, so I wanted to be able to provide the same happiness for others. Whether somebody comes to me for relaxation or to correct a skin issue, I want my clients to feel amazing and beautiful after a treatment, just like I always did.
What is your favorite treatment to perform on a client?
I love microneedling paired with a great serum. I always love getting microneedled because I can really feel what is happening to my skin, and I know that it is reassuring to a patient to feel that the treatment is working.
What is the most important thing a client can do to maintain healthy skin?
My top three recommendations to maintain healthy skin are: drink a ton of water, moisturize daily, and wear a great mineral SPF.
What are your favorite anti-aging tips or ingredients?
I always tell my clients to use a great eye cream and any products with Vitamin C. I remember being 9 or 10 years old when my mom got me my first eye cream. She told me to use it daily and thank her later. I still use one and thank her often for the early education.