About

“I love faces. I think the face is the most interesting and beautiful part of the human body. Just as every face is different, I believe each has its own unique needs, especially when it comes to skincare.”
Rachel Spillman of skin by Rachel posing with her dog in the interior of skin by Rachel
A little snapshot of my background: In the 1990’s & aughts, I worked in film, television, and theater production, from casting and assisting directors to set design and studio makeup. During this time, I discovered how much I liked the genuine one-on-one time with the actors and extras while working in the makeup department. I found I  was a natural at helping them troubleshoot problems with their skin before, during, and after their time in the make-up chair. I thought to myself, “If I could only work to improve and enhance skin and faces all the time…”. That’s when I had my eureka moment to become an esthetician.
  
Fast forward to 2007, I received my esthetic license and started exploring the industry while working for dermatologists and high-end salons in Austin. Although I learned a lot, I realized that the only person who could provide clients with the kind of overall experience I wished for them was me. I needed to channel my talents with and passion for treating skin by focusing on my own style of service as both an esthetician and a business owner.  My approach to skincare is simple. I believe in progressive and educated applications, and I never sell my clients anything that will not be beneficial.

So, I decided to open a business in 2008 to call my own that is not only down-to-earth and affordable but also based on services and products that really do work.  If it’s beyond my scope, I always refer clients to my list of dermatologists and plastic surgeons, who are as passionate about taking care of your skin as I am. 

In addition to offering tailored facials, I have added lash extensions, brow and lash tinting, air-brush tanning, waxing and sugaring, and makeup applications and lessons utilizing vegan, organic products as well as cosmeceutical grade lines.

I look forward to helping you achieve your skincare and esthetic goals!

My very best,

Rachel Spillman-Johnson

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