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
– 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
Cafe: Chocolate Arts
Coffee Shop: Bel Cafe
– Fave place to hike
– 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
– Dream vacation spot
Bali Ayurvedic Retreat
– Can’t live without item