Day in the Life of Beauty: Celebrity Facialist Joanna Vargas

By  December 11, 2013

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Glam checked in with Joanna Vargas, facialist to the stars and founder of the Johanna Vargas salon and skincare collection, as she navigates through Chelsea Market, meetings, and a VIP client or two — all before making sure her kids get to bed on time. Here, Vargas shares her schedule:

6:00AM I usually try and start my day before my house wakes up. It’s chaotic once the kids are up, so 6am is my only time alone.  I shower and apply my Jiva Apoha body oil to damp skin. I have about 8 different scents, so I try and pick an inspiring one for the day. It leaves my skin soft and it’s super pampering! For face, my go-to is my Rejuvenating Serum. I love an oil on my skin and I feel like I’m glowing once I put this one on. Then it’s sunscreen (Eminence Organics Translucent Mineral Powder) and lip color; I like Bite Beauty.
6:45AM My kids are up and then it’s getting the gang ready for school.
8:30AM I head into the office by way of the Chelsea Flower Market; it’s one of those NYC perks. I love all the smells and colors there, and I love having fresh flowers in the salon. It’s so calming for all of us, and I think one of the reasons people love coming into the salon is the oasis vibe of the place; you can really forget your stress once you enter!
10:00AM I usually have a few facial clients in the morning. My clients are also some of my best friends, so my work is more of a pleasure, visiting and catching up with what’s going on in everyone’s world.
12:00PM I head out of the office to lunch meetings; my go to spot is EN Japanese Brasserie. It’s my home away from home! The food is incredible and it’s a great place to talk.
4:00PM I have been doing some in-store mini-facials to meet some of the people who love the skincare line, so I head over to Space NK and then home! Cooking is my relax time, so I cook dinner and have a few hours to spend with my kids before bed!

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