(831) 325-4078 wendy@bare-studio.com

Wendy Smith
Esthetician | C.M.P. | Owner

(831) 325-4078

Hello!  I am excited to embark on this journey at BARE. I  have been in the beauty and wellness industry for over 8 years. I am a mom of two, a student and now business owner. I am passionate about my life and my work. I started off at  massage school at Twin Lakes College of Healing Arts here in Santa Cruz. I actually started massage as a self healing journey. After realizing the effect massage can have on health, and state of mind,  I knew that I had to share this with others. Massage provided relief for me on so many  different levels.  I was hooked and  started work as  a practitioner.

Years later I  became pregnant with my first of two boys and stopped practicing. I suddenly  became sensitive to most skin care products and had extreme hormonal breakouts. It was reminiscent of my teen years of battling acne (very frustrating). I started making my own products at home with all natural ingredients. I then decided to go to school for esthetics. I attended Paul Mitchell Skin Academy in Costa Mesa, CA.  I received a scholarship to the International Dermal Institute for advanced education from there and continued to take classes. I then set out to find work. I ended up working at Orange County’s premier waxing salon.  I waxed at the Beehive for three years and our specialty was BRAZILIAN waxing and Brow waxing. To be productive I had to become fast and efficient (The speed waxing class came in handy!)

I moved back to Santa Cruz a few years ago and decided to combine my waxing, skin care, and massage skills and work in a day spa. I worked at Serene Skin and Body for a year. I then moved to Scotts Valley Spa and Boutique which has been my home for the last three years.  During this time I have been furthering my studies in skin care. I also have been doing the  Accounting/Business Degree at Cabrillo College.  I love to study as you can see. I love nutrition, skin care, business, and the holistic health care industry as well. Through all my education I have seen how integral all the parts of my studies are to my happiness.  I decided to take all the parts and combine them into my own business and share them with you!  BARE was born.  I look forward to meeting you.