I started out specializing in sugaring hair removal as well as provide top quality Advanced Skincare Treatments, Permanent Make-Up, and Skin Tightening/Body Contouring Treatments. I take a lot of time researching the products I use, participate in continuing education and technology to stay up to date. I aim to perfect my craft and never stop learning with continuing education. Taking pride in giving clients the best experience I can in all the services I am providing and their personal experience with me. I believe that being a great esthetician & PMU artist is not just about providing a great experience but also building a great relationship with each client.
I'm Laura, Esthetician since 2016 and owner of Karelia Advanced Beauty & Aesthetics. I have always loved serving others and making others feel special. After 4 years of college and fashion design I decided to go back to school for esthetics where I can blend those two passions of mine. When I moved back home to Washington from California I opened up a small fashion boutique in Bellevue in Old Town. It was such an amazing experience with red carpet events, ball room dancing, a buyer and designer of my own line. I made my own designs for my ball room competitions which led me the opportunity to design for world champion dancers. Also being asked to be a part of Seattle Style week picking the top 10 designers 3 years in a row. What happened? 2008 crash happened and sadly had to close the doors. A lot happened in between the time when I made the plunge into esthetics. I always had a love for nutrition and skincare because of my sensitivities. Everything I put on I would break out into hives and I was extremely frustrated. I also knew that ingredients in skincare can and will alter your hormones. I made the plunge and here I am today with my own esthetic and permanent makeup business Karelia Studio.
WHAT DOES KARELIA MEAN?
Karelia has special meaning for me and it means beautiful in Finnish. It was the county my grandma was born in which was a part of the Finnish country that now belongs to Russia. Being Scandinavian, in memory of my grandma Liisa and remembering our roots Karelia seemed to be the perfect name.