Putting it simply, we live in an era of rapid changes that effect us all.
We are a proud member of Green Spa Network (GSN).
We are spa groups that are focused on:
Sustainability, Eco-friendly partnerships, Reduced Waste Concepts, Industry Leaders, Etc...).
I have have gone through many shifts in business regulations (changing sates, building departments, codes, insurances, updating Technology, etc..) to continue to deliver services at a price you deserve.
I have been hard at work to find a way I could cut our over head costs which directly relate to customer savings because we are not paying high rent rates and common area costs
This is Our Way of being Sustainable.and Going Green.
see About Us page for more details.
North Lake Tahoe's Original Skincare Studio.
O.G. is paving the way.
Owner of Second Youth Complete Skincare for Men & Women, a custom Aesthetician Office in Incline Village, opened in 1995 - 2012 and then Brockway, North Lake Tahoe from 2013- current day.
Understanding what the Skincare Clients of Tahoe (and the Midwest) need.
Born in Washington State, raised in North Lake Tahoe Elementary, Middle, High School - (college in Minnesota).
Worked in Uptown Minneapolis (SUDZ) - rented the lower floor in the salon/building
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Was also featured in the Minneapolis Times Newspaper.
Moved back home (Tahoe). with property interest in Hawaii (ie., understanding Island lifestyle as well).
Opened the Original Facial Services at the Hyatt's (old) Still Water Spa. Moonlit as a Florist.
In 1995 I opened a skincare studio called Second Youth Complete Skincare for Men & Women.
Our Studio meet the qualifications to train many Incline High School (Big Green). These Honor Students who were looking for "work Experience" to add to their school portfolio for college credits. I am proud to say I still currently work with one young gal who has been with me for 13 years, her name is Michelle Mendez.
I also attended IHS and later went to college out of state and moved around the USA then came back to Tahoe; giving me advantage to the deeper understanding of the Tahoe Life styles and the Seasons.
Have held up to five (5) State Licenses: Nevada, California, Washington State, Minnesota and Hawaii. Really understanding diversity in demographics and skincare that goes with.
2010 - 2013
I retrofitted a new ToyHauler RV and went Mobile (self contained):
I added Solar, Sinks, Facial Station (in rear), Washer/Dryer, and reception area in Coach (and more).
In Researching Change:
2013 - 2015
I downsized and shared an office space with Kim Grow's Pilates at the Sanctuary Building in Crystal Bay, CA.
The building sold and I took the opportunity to take a sabbatical. And next I went to the drawing board to think how I can best serve my clients and be be as green (clean & sustainable) as possible.
2015 - 2017
I was on the property but in a temporary spot.
2017 to Current Day:
Now located in (old) Brockway CA, with a new custom studio made to last) (and to keep costs low ie. eliminate as many utilities as possible: we use minimal electric mainly solar, no natural gas, no propane, no phones - website and email is most cost effective) (and fine for appointment basis) (we can certainly talk by telephone if needed).
I bought the empty lot next door to my cabin and size wise I was inspired by dentist offices, so I built a Skincare Studio.
We used as much recyclable material as we could.
It's a Small, Efficient, Clean, Cozy, Professional Clinical Skincare Freestanding Office on Private Property.
(see also About Us page):
Perfect setting in the Peace and Nature.
Offering Lake, Mountain & Skylight views - private; not Commercial Retail Space. without any People Traffic In & Out.
In building this we did not cut any trees We built in-between the trees as part of the art., natural scape.
We built the roof so the snow would feed our existing trees.
Additionally we are expanding to Hawaii.
Thank you for being part of the Family here at Second Youth/ Tahoe Skincare, we value our relationship.
And look forward to seeing you again soon.