Today we’d like to introduce you to Tometra Meadows.
Tetra, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I’m Tometra, owner of Bronzed Magnolia Aesthetics, located in Hollywood, FL. My goal is to prove that beauty is more than skin deep. I provide customized facial and body contouring services that treat the mind, body, and soul.
My story began in the inner-cities of Miami-Dade county. I was raised by my grandmother in Opa-Locka, FL, but I’ve also experienced the streets of Liberty City, Overtown, and Brownsville. My grandmother always reinforced the need for Education. Growing up, my grandmother’s only request was that I always continued to learn. I’ve done just that.
I am a licensed and certified Radiology Technologist. My undergraduate degree is in Health Services, and I have a master’s degree in Education. My 25-year career in Health Education and Program Administration has been more than I could have ever hoped. I have been in absolute love with my career.
In January 2020, I decided to take the Facial Specialist course just for fun. I’ve always loved skin products and facials so I thought, why not take a formal course. I had no idea that this decision would change my life. A whole new world opened for me. The beauty business is a billion-dollar business. No matter what, women will always invest in some self-care. My other realization was that this practice was way beyond giving facials. It’s about analyzing one’s skin, learning about how someone’s lifestyle can affect their skin. But most important, it’s about providing someone with a few moments of peace, relaxation, and in most cases, to provide some level of increased self-esteem.
Immediately, I start making plans to set up a spa and then COVID hits. Like everyone else, I had no clue what the next few months looked like. As business started to close, I saw my dream of becoming an esthetician diminish. Then in quarantine, Instagram became my best friend. I liked up with estheticians all over the world. Every day I learned something new. I had time to focus on my goals, make a business plan, virtual network, and set-up my business. Talk about turning a negative into a positive!
As we all get used to our new normal, I’m so grateful for my health, prosperity, and new career and business. Although I’m building slowly, I feel this is exactly what I should be doing!
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Well, COVID-19 has been the biggest struggle. I was not allowed to offer services from April through September 2020. Initially, it was upsetting, but then I realized that there were so many people who did not have the opportunity of seeing another day because of the pandemic. But I was promised myself to continue to focus on the positive and to keep moving forward.
Bronzed Magnolia Aesthetics – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Bronzed Magnolia Aesthetics specializes in true, custom treatments. I personally analyze the skins and provide a very detailed plan for a home regimen and advanced spa treatments. My signature facial infuses CBD. It is fabulous! I also encourage clients to go beyond simple facials. Everyone gets at least one “upscale” add-on in the form of a serum, enzyme, or skin peel. The most common issues I treat are acne, hyperpigmentation, and maturing skin. I’ve also formulated a regimen specifically for men.
Bronzed Magnolia body contouring services are in the highest demand. I use non-invasive techniques including wood therapy, cavitation, radiofrequency, and ultrasound treatments to tighten flaccid skin, reduce the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks, and breakdown pouches of stubborn fat. I also offer special concierge services and treatments for pre-op and post-op cosmetic surgery.
What sets Bronzed Magnolia apart from other spas is personalization and Education. Everyone should have some knowledge of skin conditions and necessary treatments. I love my new clients but my goal is to turn every client into a forever member of the Magnolia Beauti Tribe!
What is “success” or “successful” for you?
In my twenties and thirties, success was directly equated to money. Now in my forties, success is definitely an internal feeling of fulfillment. It’s able to make conscious decisions about my time, money, and schedule. I love the feeling of planning my own destiny. One of my favorite quotes is, “do what you have to do so that you can do what you want to do.
- Facials starting at $40
- Body Contouring Services starting at $50
- Post-Operative Cosmetic Care Packages starting at $150
- Address: Bronzed Magnolia Aesthetics
Inside Phenix Salon Spas (Next to Publix Supermarket)
3251 Hollywood Blvd, 447
Salon Suite #145
- Phone: 305-409-0884
- Email: info@bronzedmagnolia,com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bronzed.magnolia/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bronzedmagnolia