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Meet Harmony Kearney of The Essence of Harmony in Worcester

Today we’d like to introduce you to Harmony Kearney.

Harmony, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
My career in Aesthetics began essentially following graduation from Leominster High School in the Fall of 1992 with enrolling in Catherine E. Hinds – Institute of Aesthetics in Medford, MA. I received program certification in 1993 in Basic Aesthetics, Advanced Aesthetics, and Spa Therapy. The minimum requirement for graduation was 300 hours, however, I chose to complete an additional 600 hours, allowing me to be certified in the advanced therapies. Shortly thereafter, I passed my state board examinations and began my career in skin care.

I was employed at two salons, one in Milford and one in Grafton, MA, (just shy of six years total) to help gain as much experience as I could with the ultimate goal of becoming a Master Aesthetician. Upon completion of this employment, I opened my own business, The Essence of Harmony.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The road has been smooth, but times have certainly changed with an increased desire for “quick fix” procedures regardless of the risks or results such as plastic surgeries, botox injections, fillers, over tanning, etc. Though fitness gyms, personal trainers and “clean eating” are a focus in today’s fast-paced society, I have seen a decline in the desire to seek out holistic methods which are my specialty and belief for the healthiest long-term care.

My facials are designed to clean and treat the skin with using aromatherapy based products, no harsh chemicals, no parabens, or SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate), which are chemical ingredients that cause allergic reactions in many people. I am sensitive, skilled and knowledgeable about these chemicals and other allergens and still manage to care for skin clients of all needs and types.

The Essence of Harmony – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Holistic skin care specializing in deep cleanings, adult/adolescent acne, aging, facial/body waxing, lymphatic drainage, Henna base lash/brow tinting, skin peels, wedding makeup application and relaxation as well as, customizing individual skincare regiments for home maintenance.

What I feel sets my business apart from other salons is that you are working one on one with only myself, the owner, with every appointment vs. a spa that often times may book you with an inexperienced staff member or even student with higher chances of inconsistencies, lack of follow up, and non-personalized services, which in this field is unacceptable. Many spas today can be compared to “manufacturing plants” as in for example, how many faces they are able to serve in one day rather than the quality of services they are delivering, not to mention the inflated prices they are also charging.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
Overall, I would say that I am most proud that my career in skin care began some 23 years ago, and that I have owned my own business for 18 of those 23 years. Clients patronage has been extremely loyal and humbling. The most unique of all compliments that I do receive from clients is that after receiving treatments at The Essence of Harmony, they are able to continue on with their day or evening plans of running errands, going to lunch or dinner with friends, etc. because they are amazed at how radiant their skin looks with no sign of irritation or side effects.

Additionally, as my headshot discloses, I am now age 43 and have had no Botox or filler treatments.

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Worcester Telegram & Gazette Photo, Stacie Kirkwood – Wedding Photography

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