Your Sugaristas

My mission is to introduce you to sugaring, and that this is THE way to go for affordable hair removal.

I was introduced to the world of sugaring at a skin care show while still in aesthetics school several years back. I couldn’t tolerate the pain of waxing, and it was completely unbearable to me, having sensitive skin. It was a totally different experience than getting waxed.  The paste looked like honey!  She applied it with her gloved hand, there were no sticks or strips and she extracted in the natural direction of hair growth. Yes, it stung but it was quick, there was no after burn and there weren’t any awful pink bumps that accompany the waxing I always had gotten.  I knew that this should be the mainstream way for hair removal.

I got certified with Alexandria Professional immediately after receiving my aesthetician’s license.  In 2009, I had the very fortunate experience to perfect my technique working one on one with Lina Kennedy, CEO of Alexandria Professional at Studio L.A. in West Los Angeles, the first sugaring studio that Alexandria Professional opened in the U.S. I was able to build my business in SCV while working there and after a year.

Today, almost every one of my clients tells me “I can’t believe I never heard of this!”

My passion for skin care and makeup artistry goes way back to high school when I first discovered Revlon’s Silver City Pink lipstick and Sea Breeze face toner.  If you are in your early 40’s, then you know what I’m talking about!  I would read whatever I could get my hands on regarding skin care and beauty although becoming an esthetician really came to me after I had my daughter in 2005. It was the perfect fit. I wanted to work one-on-one with people, have my own schedule, inform, teach and make others feel beautiful, relaxed and special.  Becoming an esthetician and expert Sugarista has provided all that and much more.

My philosophy is based on the belief that my clients’ needs are of the utmost importance and I am committed to meeting those needs whether we are focusing on smoothing the skin and refining the hair or making effective changes to your skin with deep cleansing facials, microdermabrasion and/or peels.

As a result, a high percentage of my business is from repeat clients and referrals and I would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust, introduce you to sugaring and my knowledge of skincare so I can deliver the best service in the industry. – Angela

Founder of The Sweetest Skin Company, Angela Lark became a licensed esthetician in 2008 and founded TSSCo in 2010 in Stevenson Ranch. Known for making her clients feel comfortable and offering excellent service, she is one of the leading certified sugaring experts in California. Angela was awarded Best Hair Removal in the SCV in Elite magazine & regularly contributes to beauty blogs and SCV magazines raising awareness that sugaring is hands down the best way to remove unwanted hair! After renting a room in a Stevenson Ranch salon for over 6 years, she opened the beautiful and spacious two room Sweetest Skin studio in Newhall in June of 2015. Sugaring, sunless airbrush tanning, and facials are done all day! Skin care has always been important to Angela. Angela is funny, caring and has a keen attention to detail. You can trust you are in excellent hands with Angela.

Tara Ortega has been an esthetician for over 10 years and was added to our sweet team in 2014. Certified Sugarista and airbrush tanning expert, she is also our lash extension specialist, having her advanced natural and volume lash certifications through Bella lashes. Our products are cruelty-free, using a vegan base glue. Warm, professional, great sense of humor and her close attention to detail will make you feel comfortable with her immediately!

We are pleased to welcome Natalie Cruz to our Sweetest Skin team! Our sweet Natalie is a native to the Santa Clarita Valley. Natalie graduated the Master’s program at the Make-Up Designory (MUD) in 2011. After a few years working freelance Natalie went back to school to become an esthetician at The Academy of Salon Professionals in 2013. She truly has a passion for beauty and is easily seen in her work. Since then Natalie has spent 3 years working as a Make-Up Artist and Esthetician in the Santa Clarita Valley. Natalie’s Make Up background is impressive. Natalie’s beauty makeup has been printed in local magazines and red carpet events. Also, she has had the pleasure to work special effects makeup for Comic Con and the MTV Movie Awards. The past three years had led her to gain a true appreciation for skin care. Natalie has also been working with facials and organic care for the past few years and is eager to expand her knowledge both sugaring and skin care. On Natalie’s off time she enjoys keeping a healthy and creative lifestyle with Barre and Hot Yoga.

Michelle Garcia has joined our Sweet Team from Lay Bare Salon. She loves all things beauty and started out as a makeup artist. She took an advanced course in makeup specializing in runway, bridal, and editorial looks. She is a licensed Esthetician who is trained in many fields, from lashes to microdermabrasion. Michelle has been an airbrush tanning technician for 2 years and was trained by St. Tropez’s ambassadors. She specializes in body contouring. You will not only be getting a nice healthy glow – but a more defined, toned, and slimmer-looking physique. Michelle also specializes in all forms of hair removal. She loves sugaring because it’s the perfect exfoliate – especially before you tan! On Michelle’s time off she loves to do Pilates!

Tabitha Brown started her career in dermatology and cosmetic surgery as a surgical nurse, where she quickly developed a love for skin care and esthetics. After 8 years in medical esthetics, she went back to school to become a licensed esthetician. She graduated from The Academy for Salon Professionals in 2014. Since then, Tabitha has spent 3 years working as a waxer and makeup artist. Tabitha’s passion for skin care, makeup, and hair removal, plus her attention to detail and warm, caring spirit has made her a favorite amongst clients. She enjoys all things beauty & loves spending time with her children.

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