What sets you apart from other aestheticians?
Probably my compassion for imperfection. I’ve adopted a holistic approach when working with each client, considering all aspects of their well-being.
Why did you decide to go into the field of aesthetics?
I entered the field of aesthetics due to my fascination with what happens under the skin. After transitioning out of my previous career, I found myself constantly pressed for time. Rushing to and fro all day. It was overwhelming how many things I felt I needed to accomplish in one day. It became apparent that exhaustion and burnout were universal issues for many women. Recognizing the need to prioritize self-care, I began dedicating at least 30 minutes of my week (or more) to being more intentional with others.
What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
“Fear and time should not hinder great achievements.” It wasn’t until I started Balance that this made sense. My mother is a local entrepreneur who owned and operated a Home Health business for over 30 years. Growing up surrounded by older adults, I was particularly fond of one patient, Attorney Hattie Briscoe. Despite her advanced age, she remained sharp as a tack; she was the first African-American graduate of St. Mary’s University School of Law. At one point, I aspired to become a lawyer and follow in her footsteps. However, she was a woman of a certain age when she started! This realization made me interpret the quote as a reminder that if something was good in the past, it could still hold true in the future. It encourages me to enjoy the journey rather than rushing through the process.
What would people be surprised to know about you?
I was born and raised in San Antonio. I have always referred to San Antonio as the Reno of Texas – a big city with small-town vibes. However, I have developed a genuine appreciation for the warmth and kindness found only in this part of Texas.
Who has influenced you the most in your life or career?
I am genuinely grateful for the multitude of individuals who have played a significant role in shaping my life. Each person has taught me invaluable lessons, as I believe every encounter has a purpose, whether for a short while or a lifetime. However, if I were to highlight one particular influence, I would undoubtedly mention my parents. They have imparted wisdom to me through their unwavering love, patience, and dedication, which has made me the person I am.
Rashonda P. Davis | Owner, Medical Aesthetician & Sr Laser Professional
Balance Skin + Wellness Advanced Aesthetics
5800 Broadway, Suite 105, Alamo Heights, TX, 78209