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Community Highlights: Meet Chivonne London of SKIN.GLOW.GOD

Today we’d like to introduce you to Chivonne London.

Hi Chivonne, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
I would say that I have always been great with my hands. Since I was five years to maturity, I played competitive soccer, my position was Goalie and nothing could get past me. You could include playing the piano, writing, Massage Therapist, and Aesthetician to that list where my hands have been the conduit.

With over 18 years in the beauty and wellness industry, I first started out as a Massage Therapist. Desiring to provide my clients with a more complete experience, I naturally dove into the field of skincare. I have done everything in this industry, including traveling as an Aesthetician, bringing skincare and the spa ambiance to events, hotels, on set production, and into people’s homes. I developed my skills by working with various skin types, often customized my client’s treatments by formulating products specific to their needs, this is where I discovered a passion for ingredients.

My longevity in this forever evolving industry, the invaluable hardworking Aesthetician’s that I have worked beside, and the gems that I have picked up along the way, I have poured into SKIN.GLOW.GOD which is conceptualized with love. I hold space for women and men to not only achieve their skincare goals but also in a dimly lit room an exchange of energy is happening, secrets are divulged, past traumas are shaken loose, as well as celebratory monumental events are shared. Yes, all this through a facial! I create a safe environment and construct a holistic experience.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
One of the hugest hurdles along the way has been location. Where SKIN.GLOW.GOD once called home I decided to relocate the business. I signed a new lease within days of what I dubbed “the greatest wellness retreat of all time,” the pandemic lockdowns. This was a difficult time because I had equipment, products, and furniture just sitting. With so much uncertainty of when the skincare industry could safely open slowed the momentum that was anticipated with opening at a new location. Not only was I forced to cope with my feelings during the lockdowns but I also had to navigate the emotions of my clients who were eager to receive their regular scheduled treatments. As high-touch businesses were shut down indefinitely, some clients could not understand that I had to shut down also indefinitely. With being a solo Aesthetician, the slightest bump in the road can be detrimental to your business. There have been several obstacles along the way but I chose to look at my setbacks as a time to become more seasoned, to home my craft so that I am well prepared for the greater opportunities that will come my way.

Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
SKIN.GLOW.GOD is equal parts skin correction, anti-aging, and relaxation. Aiming to connect with my clients by blending a range of modalities and integrative nutrition, My approach is results-driven and nurturing with the primary focus of every treatment is to provide a thoughtful curated individualized experience. You do not have to sacrifice between advanced treatments or pampering, both are delivered.

Known for my magic touch, paired with my perpetual curiosity for the human anatomy and the healing capacity of plants, my practice emphasizes the maintenance of healthy skin as a reflection of inner optimal health.

My offerings include virtual wellness consultations deemed, Ask An Aesthetician where I deep dive into clients lifestyle, nutrition, skincare and wellness routine. The outcome of these consultations are client-focused herbal remedies, skincare product recommendations, and successfully navigating balance. Also, there is a secret menu that pops up from time to time called Divine Therapy. This menu strays away from the conventional treatment menu and taps into holistic energy facials.

Who else deserves credit in your story?
The demands of the skincare industry as well as being an entrepreneur includes working on the weekends, keeping long hours, and maintaining the needs of clients above your own. My work life balance was nonexistent. My son, Hiram London has been my biggest supporter in the success of SGG. Although when I felt guilty for not being able to spend as much time with him, Hiram viewed it as an opportunity to see entrepreneurship in action. He has performed like my personal IT Technician setting up the proper technology when I have business meetings or when I am on a virtual consultation with a client. When I need to load up my car with equipment and supplies, he is the first to spring into action to ensure I am taken care of. Hiram is always a willing participant when it comes to being the guinea pig for any new products or services before they are introduced to the public. Nicknamed Little Yoda, not only is my son so thoughtful and helpful, he constantly speaks words of encouragement over me he reminds me of my greatness. Through social media or word of mouth, he constantly spreads the word about SKIN.GLOW.GOD

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Hiram London

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