How did I become interested in electrolysis?

MartaI come from a line of hairy women. I remember as a child my mother shaving her facial hair. As a child, however, I never imagined that later in life I would be inducted into what I call "The Hairy Women's Hall of Fame" as one of millions who would carry with them a most embarrassing personal secret that I refer to as - "A hairy little secret."

In 2001, I graduated from the Electrology Institute of New England in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, and I immediately started to practice my new profession in Shelton, Connecticut where I am presently located. I started small and now I have a thriving business, which caters mainly to women. I have come to know and provide my services to women of all ages, colors, and ethnicity and have grown in this profession with them.

I am like all of them. We all share an internal shame that has led some of us to low self-esteem and a poor self-image. I personally began my fight with "The Hair" using depilatory creams. I then graduated to bleaching creams. From time to time I went for a wax at a local salon, and I also plucked here and there. I ended up shaving for the last five years of my war against the "hairy chin chin."

On July 2000 layoff came knocking. I was just about done with my electrolysis treatments at the time when I began to get curious about this line of work. The woman that became my Mentor was lovely, professional and generous. She gave me all the information I needed to start my new journey of self-fulfillment and service to women. By entering this field of work I began helping women who were enslaved to the tweezers, waxes, and hair creams, to become liberated from their own "hairy little secret". While treating each of them one by one I started to see clearer what a difference I was making in these women's lives - A number of these women have become friends.

2010 finds me in great health enjoying life and all it has to offer. I find myself learning great lessons as I meet women from all walks of life. Women that have paraded through my office and my life – Household CEO's, Engineers, VP's, Director's, Nanny's, RN's, University Professors, Teens, The girl next door. You name them, I've had the privilege of providing a very needed service, and learning very much in the process.

I am a mother of an only son who gave me 4 beautifully wrapped gifts by fathering along with his wife four amazing grandsons. Each one of them is unique and incredible in their own way. I just turned 56, but live and feel as though I were 26. Life Lessons in Self-Love, Self-Learning, Motherhood, and Marriage have brought me to The Most Fabulous Time Of My Life. Each of these lessons having left indelible strokes of Love painted all over my life, which reflects in the mirror of my face. "Our face is our mirror."

I am a member of the Valley Chamber of Commerce. I belong to the American Electrology Association and the Connecticut State Electrology Association. I also have a membership with the Women's Business Development Center and I belong to a womens' networking group called Powerful You. I endeavor each day to live consciously, savoring life as much as possible and giving my best to the world. I pray in order to get through difficult times; I laugh, play, and dance when I am happy. I highly recommend this formula for living.

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