Aloha! I am Darla. I grew up in Palm Springs, CA and came to Arizona to attend ASU, where I got my degree in Women’s Studies. After working in politics and as a public school teacher I decided to follow my excitement and pursue an aesthetics license. I have been working in the skincare and spa industry for almost 13 years. In addition to being a licensed aesthetician I am also a Licensed Aesthetic Instructor and CMLT (Certified Medical Laser Tech). I worked in medical aesthetics for over 7 years then I transitioned into consulting and education. I taught skincare at an aesthetics institute for 3 years then became a corporate educator for the world’s largest professional skincare company. It was there I taught advanced and masters level skincare as well as ingredient and product knowledge. As a consultant for a spa franchise I developed their catalog of spa protocols and assisted with product development.
I then pursued a Life Coaching certification to help me discover who I really am and how I want to show up in the world. As life progressed, I began to find traditional corporate work unfulfilling. I missed the treatment room and caring for clients one on one. I want people to leave my treatments feeling relaxed, revitalized, cared for with a sense of satisfaction they did something healthy and beneficial for themselves. I believe proper skin care to be more about health and maintenance than vanity, its essential to overall wellness. I believe that exterior beauty radiates from the inside out (but a good eye cream and SPF sure do help!). I am so happy to be part of the Hawaiian Experience Spa ‘ohana. It is a joy to work in a happy, supportive environment with a focus on health.
I love to exercise, read, laugh and have mastered the art of relaxation! I juice and meditate and make caring for my physical and energetic self a priority. It feels good to be happy and healthy. I’m excited to help you do the same!