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Jennifer Rasa’s vision for “Pretty Please” comes from her love of makeup and skin care. She has been involved in the beauty industry for over 16 years assisting top spa and salon owners. This experience has enabled her to learn and grow within the field. While working in the industry throughout her high school and college years, Jennifer realized at an early age, that her true passion was to make people look and feel beautiful. She started her career by performing makeup applications on countless brides, bridal parties, models and actors. This inspired her to create her own freelance makeup business.     Read More

Jennifer Rasa

Founder

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Juliana Isaac

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Anne Paulick

 

Flawless skin will never be out of style.


You can say Anne has found her calling in life. With twenty solid years of experience in the Esthetics industry, Anne has made skin her business.   Read More

Anne Paulick
Senior Skin Therapist

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Natasha Zuluaga

“I believe in using clean skincare that delivers results and I love that Eminence is an all-organic line with active ingredients. My favorite is the Blueberry Detox Peel to exfoliate and really deep cleanse my pores”.

 

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Natasha Zuluaga
(on Maternity Leave)

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Sarah Khedr

 

Sarah has had a lifetime passion for skincare, from making homemade masks and playing "spa" as a child to working in luxury beauty sales and makeup artistry at Shiseido and Chanel.   Read More

Sara Khedr
Skin Therapist

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Apple Ann Norman

Aloha! Apple comes to us from the beautiful Hawaiian Island of Oahu, and brings along with her the Aloha Spirit and great passion for the beauty industry!

 

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Apple Ann Norman
Skin Therapist

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Michelle Thurston

From first-hand experience, Michelle knows how debilitating a skin condition can be for a person’s self-esteem.  She feels it is her life's true calling to help others look and feel their best.

 

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Michelle Thurston
Skin Therapist

 

Jennifer Rasa

Founder

Jennifer Rasa’s vision for “Pretty Please” comes from her love of makeup and skin care. She has been involved in the beauty industry for over 16 years assisting top spa and salon owners. This experience has enabled her to learn and grow within the field. While working in the industry throughout her high school and college years, Jennifer realized at an early age, that her true passion was to make people look and feel beautiful. She started her career by performing makeup applications on countless brides, bridal parties, models and actors. This inspired her to create her own freelance makeup business.

 

Becoming so involved in makeup, Jennifer began to realize that in order to have flawless makeup, one needed to also concentrate on their skin underneath the makeup. With that realization, came her obsession with skin care. Although she already had a 4-year degree from SUNY Farmingdale in business communications, Jennifer enrolled herself in the New York Institute of Beauty, where she received her esthetic’s license. It now became her mission to help her clients achieve their best possible complexions.

 

Realizing that beautiful skin is the canvas for beautiful makeup, Jennifer started researching different skin care lines that could help her clients achieve those desired results. After experimenting with, and being disappointed with so many different product lines, Eminence Organic Skin Care came into her life and she never looked back! Her experience with using Eminence products combined with her unique expertise in facial technique has been a proven success.  Jennifer is also a firm believer in working with the skin from the inside out. This philosophy is put into practice by coaching her clients on important lifestyle choices in order to further help correct each skin condition. With the combination of both lifestyle changes and organic skin care treatments, she has been able to help her clients heal difficult skin disorders such as acne, rosacea, and premature aging.

 

In addition to being a New York State licensed esthetician and the proud owner of Pretty Please Skin Care Studio, Jennifer has also worked as an educator for the world-renowned president of Eminence Organic Skin Care, Boldijarre Koronczay. With Boldijarre’s client list including celebrities such as Katherine Heigl and Jennie Garth, be assured that Jennifer’s training has been nothing short of perfection! She has studied, acquired and delivers the secrets of Hungarian massage and facial techniques to her clients. These techniques provide instant skin plumping and rejuvenation using award-winning natural and organic skin care products bursting with fruit pulp, seeds, herbs, and biodynamic ingredients. With the success of her organic skin care treatments, Jennifer has devoted her full attention to facial treatments and invites you to see for yourself that you too can achieve the complexion that you’ve always dreamed of.

 

Is it any wonder that Jennifer’s Pretty Please Skin Care Studio was named one of the top ten facial studios in Manhattan by Racked NY?

 

Anne Paulick
Senior Skincare Therapist

Flawless skin will never be out of style.


You can say Anne has found her calling in life. With twenty solid years of experience in the Esthetics industry, Anne has made skin her business.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, she graduated with honors from Jean Madeline Esthetics School and received her esthetics license in 1992. While working at Philadelphia’s premier day spa, Toppers, for three years, Anne’s interest in esthetics led her to Chicago, where she worked for over a decade. Wanting to establish herself as a pioneer in the industry, she trained with several physicians and attended both medical and organic skin care seminars.  She has been able to fuse both of her passions together to create the best personalized skin care treatments possible.  Her philosophy is centered on helping each client achieve their personal best.  She regularly attends skincare seminars around the country and is also an expert in advanced organic facial treatments for acne, aging and sun-damaged skin. Her spa experience includes The Peninsula Chicago, Kiva and even her own private practice!

 

Anne’s passion for this industry is growing stronger year by year. By testing new products and modalities she is able to educate her clients on the best choices for their individual needs.  Anne has always loved working with Eminence Organic Skin Care and by working with Jennifer Rasa, the owner of Pretty Please Skin Care Studio/Eminence Organic Skin Care Educator, she has mastered the treatments!  An all-around health enthusiast, Anne believes great skin comes from lifestyle choices, inner peace and of course, a great natural skin care regimen.  Pretty Please is lucky enough to have her come on board bringing her passion and knowledge to more and more clients!

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Natasha Zuluaga
(on Maternity Leave)

Natasha Zuluaga graduated from New York School of Esthetics in White Plains, New York in 2015 and also received her certification for Advanced Chemical Peels. She also trained at the Dermalogica Academy in New York City. She has worked with various professional skincare lines, Eminence being her favorite company.

 

“I believe in using clean skincare that delivers results and I love that Eminence is an all-organic line with active ingredients. My favorite is the Blueberry Detox Peel to exfoliate and really deep cleanse my pores”. Natasha found her passion for skincare through years of trying to find the right products to treat her own skin.

 

As a teenager, she dealt with breakouts like many of us and post-inflammatory pigmentation. Working as a beauty advisor during high school and college she became extremely dedicated to finding what products and ingredients worked for her skin. She decided to pursue a career in Esthetics and has loved being an Esthetician since. In addition, she continues to search for innovative ways to achieve lasting results and expand her knowledge by attending aesthetic conventions and continuing education courses to stay informed of the newest trends.

Natasha understands that no two skin conditions are the same, and is committed to building a customized program for each individual, ensuring effective and sustainable results. Her dedication to beauty and skincare promises that you will leave your visit feeling rejuvenated, refreshed and glowing. “Sharing my own skin issues and supporting my clients provides an opportunity to not only treat but also educate. I understand the skincare journey can be a delicate one filled with personal emotions and frustrations. I strive to make everyone I see knowledgeable and confident in every step of their journey.” 

 
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Sarah Khedr
Skincare Therapist

Sarah has had a lifetime passion for skincare, from making homemade masks and playing "spa" as a child to working in luxury beauty sales and makeup artistry at Shiseido and Chanel. At Shiseido, she became certified in their facial massage technique and that led her to become a licensed esthetician.

 

After graduating with honors from Christine Valmy in 2017, her passion for natural, less invasive techniques and facial massage grew. Sarah is certified in Nefeli Gua Sha, Dien Chan Zone facial reflexology, and Thai herbal Poultice massage.

 

Having sensitive skin herself, she aligns with Pretty Please's philosophy of working with, not against the skin. You can achieve beautiful, lasting results using herbs, fruits, and vegetables, all featured in the Eminence line. Facial massage is so effective, not only at lifting and sculpting the face but helping detoxify and increase circulation. She loves to blend ancient eastern and western techniques with modern technology to help you achieve your skincare goals. 

 
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Apple Ann Norman
Skincare Therapist

Aloha! Apple comes to us from the beautiful Hawaiian Island of Oahu, and brings along with her the Aloha Spirit and great passion for the beauty industry! At an early age, Apple has always been naturally drawn to helping people look and feel their absolute best.  She got her start in 2004 by attending the Susan Page Modeling Institute of Make-up Artistry in Honolulu, where she received her cosmetics diploma.  Soon after, she found herself with an amazing opportunity to become a make-up artist and salon advisor for the Marsha Nadalin Salon and Spa of Hawaii Kai.  Since then, she has managed numerous Skincare and cosmetic lines such as Chanel, Lancome, Elizabeth Arden, Bare Minerals, Clarins, Shiseido, Estee Lauder, and the many brands of Bluemercury Spas, Sisely, and Aveda. 

 

After working with Aveda, Apple fell in love with the brand and its natural/holistic approach to skincare.  She felt compelled to further her education in the esthetics industry.  She's a firm believer in being a "forever student" because as the industry progresses, so should she.  She immediately decided to pack up and move to New York where she could enroll herself in the prestigious Aveda Institute of Esthetics, where she graduated and received her esthetics diploma.  She also enrolled herself in Ice College, where she was able to receive her degree in Hospitality Management.  Soon after she got her esthetics license, she began managing spas and medispas all around New York and New Jersey.

 

After managing countless spas and observing different approaches to skincare, she has gravitated completely toward the holistic approach and treating clients.  With her natural nature to want to help heal and nurture people, she made it her priority to devote all of her aesthetic knowledge to help her clients heal and correct their skin conditions.  Apple has also been trained in lymphatic massage techniques and enjoy's incorporating them into her facials.  She believes that lymphatic massage is essential in boosting the youth and vitality of the skin as it drains lymphatic fluids, plumps, and contours the face.  She's a true believer in using massage, natural sources, and elements to create a skincare routine that not only is results-proven, but truly beneficial for overall health!    

Mahalo! 

 
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Michelle Thurston
Skincare Therapist

Michelle’s love for the beauty industry started at a young age.  The minute she discovered makeup, and the ability it had to enhance one's natural beauty, as well as boost people’s confidence, she was instantly hooked! She remembers being fascinated with the industry and eager to experiment with every makeup product available.

 

It wasn’t until she developed acne and hyperpigmentation herself, that she became obsessed with the skin underneath the makeup.  As much as she loved makeup and the ability it had to camouflage problematic skin conditions, she became even more intrigued with trying to find a solution to those skin conditions and concerns.  She was determined to heal her skin, and thought, if I could heal my own skin then I will be able to help others heal theirs.  This determination led her into the wonderful world of skincare.  

 

After trying many different skincare products to heal her skin, Michelle started to gravitate more towards the organic/natural skincare lines.  She noticed that her skin would get irritated by harsh chemicals and found a lot of success with gentle, natural, and nourishing products.  This was a huge factor in healing her skin, but it wasn’t the only thing.  Michelle also realized that reducing stress, cleaning up her diet, and incorporating exercise into her daily routine were just as important for skin health as what she was putting on it. She realized that achieving healthy clear skin is also about a balanced healthy lifestyle.  

 

After changing her lifestyle choices, nourishing her body with wholesome foods, regular exercise, and switching to 100% natural/organic skincare like Eminence, her skin had made a huge turnaround!  From that point forward she was determined to help others correct their skin issues as well and help them feel confident and beautiful with or without makeup!   Michelle immediately enrolled herself in the Lia Schorr Institute of Esthetics in NYC, where she graduated and received her esthetics diploma.  Since then, she has been utilizing her education and personal experiences to help heal and correct her client's skin concerns.  

 

From first-hand experience, Michelle knows how debilitating a skin condition can be for a person’s self-esteem.  She feels it is her life's true calling to help others look and feel their best. Now as a licensed esthetician and several years in the industry, it is with her great honor to share her knowledge with each one of her beautiful clients! 

 
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