Meet Regina Read, the spa director at Skin Experts (Skinexperts.com).
Tell us a little about your business. – We offer hi-tech, affordable, luxury facials that are lifestyle friendly and safe for the whole family! We customize the treatment to every person’s individual needs.
How did you get started in the business? – I began as a makeup artist on the west coast, but my personal skin type had always had me at the dermatologist for severe acne since my early teens. That experience had me hyper-focused on the correction and treatment aspect of the beautification/wellness process and I pursued that portion of the industry. I stepped out of that career and adjusted it to more of a wellness aspect massage therapy, aesthetics and permanent makeup licenses. I spent years on all aspects of the industry but my passion is in the area of skin.
What has been your most important achievement professionally? – Consistent growth in an industry where I truly get to take care of others through my passion and education. I enjoy using my personal experience and knowledge to take care of clients’ needs and help them meet their goals is my priority.
Tell us a little about your family. – We are a blended immediate family and we split our time between here, Iowa and Florida. With our extended family living mostly in Oklahoma, it’s in the air and in the car a lot but it’s worth it.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – My biggest workouts of the week are on my days off! I usually do long outdoor runs and enjoy spending time with my family and our two dogs.
If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be? – Photojournalist and firefighter. Such a childhood ambition, but it was more in the last decade that I started being fascinated with a public service career!
What is your favorite movie? – My son and I can watch Fantastic Mr. Fox on repeat.
Who inspires you? – My son. He is such a gift. He is 13 and he and I are running his first half-marathon in Chicago together this year. I am so excited.
What is your favorite quote or the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – “My mission in life is not merely to survive but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be? – Authentic.
What local nonprofit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why? – I truly believe in the community and growth of those around us. We have and will support anyway we can as a business. We’ve been able to support a variety of local charities in our short amount of time here. Please reach out to see how we could serve yours.
What is your favorite local restaurant? – Momo’s! I love it and it’s just next door to our business. The cedar salmon is my favorite, but I will absolutely not say no to any pizza on that menu.