This month we got to hear Aubrey Donnelly’s story about how she got her start in esthetics, and it was inspiring to hear! She’s a spa instructor for Skinworks that uses her experience as an esthetician to elevate the students at the school. Her passion for esthetics is infectious, so we’re excited for you to get to know her as well!
About Aubrey Donnelly
Aubrey originally worked in the corporate world. At the age of 16 she landed herself a corporate job that she enjoyed, but when she was 24 the company had to lay off a large percentage of the staff. She had always noticed and been interested in all things beauty and skincare, so when she lost her corporate job, she knew it was the time for her to pursue her passion for skincare!
Aubrey visited Skinworks for a tour to decide if it was the right choice for her, and the school immediately resonated with her! She says that the school really impressed her because it wasn’t just about enrolling students to pass the licensure exam, the school also has a spirit of love and care that visitors can feel. The instructors and staff all care so much for the students and want them to succeed, so it made sense for her to enroll at Skinworks!
Aubrey completed the Skinworks Master Esthetics program and graduated in 2009. She started working right after graduation, during which time she got a ton of excellent experience. Once she had worked about 1000 hours in the field, Natalie, the owner of Skinworks, reached out to Aubrey to invite her back to Skinworks to become an instructor!
Aubrey’s Role at Skinworks
Aubrey now works as a Spa Instructor at Skinworks, which means she has opportunities to help the school in many different ways. She usually works in the spa with the students a few Saturdays each month and helps to facilitate their education. It’s her job to help the students as they practice their services and to make sure that the clients are satisfied. She’ll also help substitute for other instructors or help with tours and orientations. She loves working with students at every step in the process because it is fulfilling to see students learn and grow!
What Aubrey Loves About Skinworks
Aubrey says the biggest reason she loves Skinworks is because of the students. At other types of schools you often run into students who are there because they have to be or are supposed to be, but the students at Skinworks all want to be here! They are passionate and enthusiastic about their education and it makes teaching and guiding them incredibly satisfying. Aubrey has felt like she’s gone through the motions at other jobs, but at Skinworks, she feels like an expert at what she does and she loves her job!
Advice For New Students
Aubrey knows that taking the leap to enroll at Skinworks can be intimidating. She has some sage advice for people who are considering an education here:
I think sometimes people are scared of a few things, so if you’re passionate, take the leap! I can say from my personal experience that you can do whatever you want with your career. I wouldn’t be where I’m at now without Skinworks.
Aubrey’s most important piece of advice is that if you’re interested in learning esthetics, you should visit Skinworks:
I encourage people to visit other schools and come into Skinworks. You’re going to see how much we care about you. It’s a fraternity and sorority. It’s a family. Having a support system like that is unheard of, so why not do something you’re passionate about and get all of that behind you as well?”
The Skinworks family is what continues to attract the outstanding students and staff we have here, so if you’re not sure about esthetics, come visit Skinworks and find out for yourself!
Meet Aubrey at Skinworks!
If you want to be a part of a family of passionate, supportive beauty professionals, Skinworks could be your new home. You can come in and meet Aubrey and the rest of our wonderful staff for yourself, so please reach out to us so we can set up a time for you to visit! We offer programs in basic and master esthetics to meet your educational needs. Contact us to learn more and get started on your professional journey!