Today we’d like to introduce you to Jessica Cooley.
Hi Jessica, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself
I have no idea where to start with telling my story. I had been a military wife and mom for 21 years when the promise I made came back to haunt me. What was that promise, you ask? On my wedding day back in 2000, I made a promise to my husband that I would support him during his time in the Air Force and when he was ready to retire, I would be the sugar momma he always dreamed of. In 2017, my husband reminded me of that promise I made so many years ago. I had been in retail management for most of my adult life and knew I didn’t want to be in retail for the rest of it so I decided to go to Esthetics School and become an Esthetician.
Fast forward to 2022 and I have yet to slow down in my journey through the beauty industry. I own and operate LAYERS: Skin Journey in Lexington SC. I specialize in Oncology Esthetics and Corrective Skincare. I also have my own skincare line, LAYERS: Skin Care that is an organic/natural line that is both safe and effective for all skin types. In 2020 I also competed in an international competition for beauty professionals called The Skin Games and was able to bring home an award for Mentorship. This year I will be competing again and just like last year, I am a finalist. I am also a working MUA and licensed esthetics instructor teaching a Bella Beauty School in beautiful Columbia SC.
During COVID shutdowns of 2020, I developed an At-Home Nano Channeling device called Skin Wand Pro and we launched April of 2021. Skin Wand Pro has been able to grow to become one of the #1 retail home beauty tool on the market. SWP has been featured in some of the biggest lifestyle magazines and listed as The Best New Device by Hollywood Beauty Gurus. This journey has taken me to Las Vegas, Chicago, Palm Beach, Jacksonville, and later this year, Puerto Rico.
I never in million years thought that this would go as far as it has. I can’t get enough of all things Esthetics.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
The biggest challenge is balancing work, family, and military life. For the longest time, I was my husband’s biggest supporter. When he said we needed to pack up and move, I packed us up and we moved. When he would tell me he had to deploy, I made sure that everything ran smoothly while he was gone. Having 2 beautiful children made things a little difficult but we all became the best team ever and we pushed through together to ensure my husband could thrive in his military career without having any worry about how things were going at home.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your business?
LAYERS: Skin Journey has been able to bring soothing spa treatments to active cancer clients at no cost to them through the “Know Your Skin” program. This program sells t-shirts as a fundraiser to help bring awareness to the skin concerns that arise during cancer treatments and after treatments are over. With the purchase of any “Know Your Skin” shirt, proceeds go to active cancer clients wanting relief and soothing of these skin issues, so there is no payment required.
Do you have any advice for those just starting out?
My best advice is to be yourself and don’t be afraid to take chances. No one else can ever be you. Don’t let your decisions be dictated by what others say about you. You do you!!!
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.layersskinjourney.com
- Instagram: layers_skin_journey, skinwandpro
- Facebook: layers_skin_journey, skinwandpro
- Youtube: Skin Wand Pro
February 22, 2022 at 8:34 pm
Jess is truly the sweetest person. She does an amazing job at every service. She is so knowledgeable and makes sure I am throughly educated regarding products.