- Gabriella Palmieri
pampering is not a luxury, it's a necessity
Licensed aesthetician and owner of Pamper Aesthetics and Makeup in Locust Valley, New York, Bessie Poulos Ktistakis, has steadily been bringing her clients a sense of peace and friendship alongside her beauty and aesthetic services. Bessie offers a variety of services from from facials and waxing, to makeup and skin care. True to its name, when you enter Pamper - a beautifully decorated and sparkling clean abode, you will feel a sense of relief as your stress begins to float away. Pamper is not a large factory-type spa. In fact, there is only one bed at Pamper, so Bessie's entire focus remains on you while you're there. Covering all the woes of troubled skin, Bessie will likely have a solution for you and work with you to get past your issues and bring you on your way to glowing skin.
Featuring Bessie Poulos Ktistakis, owner of Pamper Aesthetics and Makeup
What's your craft?
How did you get your start?
I started out as a Make Up Artist specializing in wedding and special occasion make up. Also, a former makeup artist at Vogue magazine events, Chanel, Shiseido, and Prescriptives cosmetics. Then I honed in my skincare techniques working at renowned clubs and spas, namely Equinox Spa and Georgette Klinger Spa. With experience behind the scenes of photo shoots for several magazines and ads for fashion lines, including Guess.
What has been the largest obstacle you've encountered so far?
Being a new mommy and starting a business
What has been the 'best day ever' for you and your business so far?
When I realized that facials are not just a luxury, they are a necessity!
What types of marketing have been key to your success?
Mostly word-of-mouth and social media
Who inspires you?
Successful women in business
Any words of wisdom to leave us with?
Do not be the least expensive, be authentic and confident.
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