Celebration of Women // Eastwood meets Amanda Hlatky

  • In honour of International Women’s Day, we’re highlighting an amazing group of strong, incredible women who inspire us daily.

    Next in the series is Amanda Hlatky, founder of Glow Dermal Therapy.

    –       Describe a typical day

    I work in the treatment room for most of my day. I love connecting with people daily on a very personal level. When I am not at work you can find me around town trying out Vancouver’s incredible restaurants, or walking my mean little dog
    around.

    –       What made you interested in beauty?

    I’ve always had a fascination with beauty. I’ve been a product junkie/hoarder since age 10, I’d often keep products because they were “special” until they went off and were unusable. My real interest in skincare grew when I was 20 and developed adult acne, this profound effect on my self esteem was a significant driver of my current profession.

    –       When + what made you decide to launch Glow Dermal Therapy?

    I opened Glow in 2015. I worked in the industry for 8 years before beginning my venture. I was incredibly fortunate to work alongside dermal therapists at a clinic in Sydney, Australia. I really wanted to merge clinical and comfort into one space.

    –       How did you go about picking a location for your new studio?

    Our new location on 1st and Cypress was a very lucky find! I had been scoping this location for over a year. I love the neighbourhood vibe, the European style row houses, the cafes. Serendipitously I viewed the space on our second birthday, and I just knew it was going to be the perfect fit.

    –       What do you wish you’d known before starting your own business?

    Not everything has to be done perfectly right away.

    –       If you could give your teenage-self one piece of advice what would it be?

    Don’t doubt yourself so much, You are capable.


    –       What is your ultimate life goal?

    To be part of a female collective that creates a positive impact on women’s self esteem…. If I could throw in lots of travel and an abundance of exotic food I think my life would be complete 🙂

    –       What’s the first thing you read each morning?

    Emails – then (trying) to meditate.

     

     

    –       Fave Vancouver eatery

    Restaurant: Minami

    Cafe: Chocolate Arts

    Coffee Shop: Bel Cafe  

    –       Fave place to hike

    Eagle Bluffs

    –       Fave local brands

    Woodlot, Spread Em Dips

    –       Fave Vancouver neighbourhood

    I am pretty in love with our new Kits hood

    –       Feminine Hero

    Megan Markle – Beauty, Brains, Creative

    –       AM or PM workouts   
    AM

    –       Dream vacation spot

    Bali Ayurvedic Retreat

    –       Can’t live without item

    Moisturizer


    Find out more about Glow Dermal Therapy + book your next visit here