Kayla Johnson, Owner
Skin Care by Kayla Marie at Z Salon and Spa
Skin Care Rep for A Natural Difference
Body Sugaring Educator, Beauty Blogger & Dancer
Imagine someone with
their leg up on the sink, as if it were a ballet barre, repeatedly practicing
sugaring. Well, that wasn’t some fantasy that was Kayla Johnson’s realty for
“That was me,” she
said. “Leg propped up on my bathroom counter thinking, ‘I’m never going to get
A former ballet
dancer, Johnson wants everyone to know that sugaring takes time to learn, and
is one of the reasons she became an educator.
“Some things are unexplainable,”
she said. “I can explain things over and over again, but sometimes it doesn’t
click or work quite how it should the first time for a student; but, in time,
it just happens and they’re on their way.
She said that teaching
brings her valuable inspiration, which she hadn’t expected.
“I often go back to
work the next day (after teaching) feeling so great. It’s so much fun teaching
estheticians that are so hungry to learn something new, and see their eyes
opened to this amazing art form.”
One thing she’d like
to teach everyone is the difference between sugaring and waxing.
“It is truly
astounding!” Johnson said. “How we got away from sugaring to waxing, I will
Johnson said she
believes her business, Skin Care by Kayla Marie at Z Salon and Spa in Berea, Ohio, is more than a place where
people’s faces get massaged or learn to work with makeup.
“I’m a skin changer,
confidence booster, therapist, and often leave work after a long day feeling
satisfied, yet my body aches,” she said. “Just because I work in a spa doesn’t
mean I don’t work very hard.”
She especially loves doing brow sugaring, she said, noting that the creativity it involves brings to light one of her strongest skills.
“My clients always
say, ‘you’re the expert, so do whatever you want’!” she said. “This allows me,
if needed, to completely re-frame a face. The look of shock and happiness after
a brow sugaring is why I do my job.”
philosophy on business it to offer treatments how she would want her own
treatments done, she said.
“I do this while staying true to my love of
natural and organic products, and a holistic approach to skincare,” Johnson
With that in mind it
was a instinctive that she would partner with Tamara’s Sugar. She said that she
first found Tamara’s company more than three years ago when she was searching
for a company to train her in sugaring.
“At the time, I didn’t
really know all what sugaring was, or had ever seen a treatment before,” Johnson
said. “After getting such a quick, kind, and informative response from Tamara,
I knew hers was the company for me.”