We had the good fortune of connecting with Veronica Tristan and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Veronica, is your business focused on helping the community? If so, how?
Making an impact is one of my core values and beliefs I place my life upon. We can make this world a better place through our existence and ways in which we impact the lives around us. And I really don’t think the effort has to be all that extravagant either. A smile, compliment, holding space for someone to feel heard, reminding someone how great they are or just making someone laugh. All ways we impact the people around us. Whether it be a stranger, a family member, friend or even one of my clients. I don’t believe people just show up in our lives by accident and that we all have so much to deposit in one another’s lives. So much of what we do in esthetics and the beauty industry in general, is human connection. I always say being good at what I do is 10% skill and 90% you! Meaning your personality, your ability to build trust and connect with people in a genuine way. Make them feel better inside and look better out. If I can leave someone feeling uplifted and confident after a treatment with me, maybe they go one to have a better day. Spread the light and love around and make someone else’s day. And just maybe that is making more of an impact in ways we’ll never really fully know. But I also just donate haha that’s a lot faster way of answering the question.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
My approach to esthetics is results! I am all about the “before and afters”. I love to see the transformations and want people to feel they are getting what they pay for. It makes me feel so good when my clients say they trust me, that is something I will always take pride in. Especially with permanent make-up. I mean, they are allowing me to put a tattoo on their face! It’s wild! Being someone who happened to stumble into an entrepreneurial role, the biggest lesson I have learned along the way is that you cannot allow fear or doubt to hold you back. You don’t know what you’re capable of until you try. Sounds cliché but, sometimes, even we don’t see the limitations we are placing on ourselves. It is one I have yet to master and will continue working on. Changing the inner dialogue, “Maybe you can do it, maybe you are capable, maybe you will actually kill it, and just maybe it’s what you’re supposed to be doing and it will all fall into place beautifully.”
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Oh man, there’s so many great places! I’d definitely recommend catching the sunrise at Red Rocks then hit up my favorite brunch spot, Sunnys in the Highlands. Maybe a museum or drinks at the View House in the DTC. For sure use them as an excuse to go to Habit Doughnut Dispensary and force them to try the raspberry brioche doughnut infused with Jameson Whiskey. Ridiculous. The sunset hikes at North or South Table Mountain are killer and then take them to Mariscos El Rey for a mexican sushi dinner that will ruin traditional Japanese sushi for them for life.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
People I owe a shout out to. Wow! There’s so many. My growing success has been supported by a tribe of both friends and family. But if I had to pick some essentials I would definitely shoutout Jackie Van Ruler, owner of Mind Body Beauty Institute. She hired me as her first employee and later ended up helping me launch my own practice. And she brought the lovely Alexandria England, owner of England Esthetics, my current business partner, into my life. Alex and I started our businesses together and have leaned on each other for support and guidance along the way. I love her dearly and my business wouldn’t be what it is today without her. And last but not least my tribe at Color Up Therapeutics, where NVUS Brows & Skincare is located. Color Up is a skincare manufacturer head-quartered here in Denver. Half our warehouse is dedicated to the lab, where products are formulated, made, bottled and shipped, and the other half is the wellness center with estheticians and massage therapists who utilize the products in our treatments. Everything is done in house, we say “it’s like farm to table for your face!”. It is such a unique collective, and they do a ton to give back to the community. It really is such a privilege to be one of the practitioners here. So I’d definitely shoutout William Parker, Shauna Blanch, Bryce Conley and Claudia Tyron.
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