Meet The Team
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?
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!
(on maternity leave)
From an early age, Juliana remembers being fascinated with having beautiful, healthy flawless skin and always loved experimenting with different products. It wasn’t until several years ago, however, when she developed cystic acne that skincare became an obsession.
Juliana embarked on a quest to heal her skin and realized that her acne was the source of constant stress, poor diet, lack of exercise and irritating skincare products. After changing her lifestyle choices, nourishing her body with wholesome foods, regular exercise and switching to 100% natural skincare Juliana saw her skin make a complete turnaround. This was a huge Aha moment and it’s when Juliana realized that achieving healthy clear skin is all about a balanced healthy lifestyle paired with amazing natural and organic skincare like Eminence.
This experience fueled Juliana with a passion to help as many people as she could with their skin and so she decided to leave her job in the social work field and enroll at Atelier Esthetique Institute of Esthetics, where she received her Esthetics diploma. From first-hand experience, Juliana knows how debilitating any skin condition can be for a person’s self-esteem and she has made it her mission to share her knowledge.
When she’s not working her magic on your skin, Juliana shares her skincare expertise and her lifestyle inspirations over on her blog. Now as a licensed Esthetician and after several years in the industry, Juliana is truly living her life’s true purpose!
Daniela has always had a passion for wellness and health.
She is a veteran of the beauty industry with over 24+ years of experience in some of New York City's top spas. Daniela believes that skincare is not an extravagance, but an extension of health through self-care.
As an esthetician, she very much enjoys an important aspect of a therapist's work: taking care of others. Daniela appreciates working one-on-one with clients to resolve their skincare needs and concerns. She loves taking care of others, and with that dedication, she finds her work most rewarding.
Daniela believes that education is an important life long journey. As such, she believes in educating clients about their skin in addition to obtaining continuing education as a professional. In fact, one of the things she loves about the beauty industry is the ongoing need for education because of the ever-changing nature of the industry which holds much excitement for new ingredients, techniques, and discoveries.
A lifetime interest in science and health led her to study skincare and a lifelong drive to take care of others led her to study non-profit work and human rights. Daniela obtained a Master's degree in which her thesis research project focused on women's rights and health, another interest of hers.
As a compassionate skincare therapist, Daniela looks forward to working with clients to address their skincare needs and achieve their goals.
Alexis’s passion for the beauty industry began at a very young age. She loved observing all the older girls applying their makeup, lotions, and potions! She could see the magic it could bring in making people look fabulous and radiate such self-confidence about themselves. It had her heart ever since.
It wasn’t until Alexis herself started to develop horrible hormonal acne, that she really dove in and wanted to learn how the skin works and how to correct it. Even though there was so much access to so many products, she realized that most of these products were hurting and not helping her. She felt that she was misinformed by so much product marketing and made it her priority to learn more about the actual ingredients. She realized how harmful certain synthetic ingredients could be for the skin and experienced the benefits of what clean ingredients could do. Alexis was determined to gain a better understanding of how to properly treat, correct and maintain certain skin conditions. Soon after she went on to earn her esthetics license from Christine Valmy International School of Esthetics and never looked back. She also earned an ITEC diploma which allows her to practice esthetics world-wide. This had given her the opportunity to work with and learn from so many knowledgeable professionals all over the world! With this experience, she has been able to master the knowledge and techniques needed to be the fabulous esthetician she is today.
After discovering a variety of different skin techniques, products, and methods while traveling the world, Alexis fell in love with the results organic/holistic skincare could bring. She has now prioritized working strictly with organic and clean skincare products which lead her to Pretty Please Organic Skin Care Studio. While working with Jennifer, the owner of Pretty Please, she has now mastered the cocktails and facial techniques to customize the perfect Eminence treatments for her client’s skin concerns.
With continued education, using clean ingredients topically and making lifestyle changes, Alexis has successfully been able to reverse her acne and has made it her mission to share her knowledge with you! Her ultimate goal is to help make you feel confident in your own skin. She knows first hand how much it could change a person's life. To help someone feel and look their best is absolutely the most fulfilling part of being a skin therapist. If she can make you feel like you are shining inside and out, then her work is done!