About Us

Wendy Christman- Licensed Master Esthetician
I battled acne as a young girl and through my teens just like most. I tried everything, even Accutane. It helped, but I continued to break out into adulthood. I decided in 2000 that I had enough, no one was able to help me, so I was going to learn about skin and figure this out for myself. I went to Clover Park Technical College Esthetics Program for the single purpose to fix my skin, I had no intentions of helping anyone else. I was also told by another classmate that I should not take this up as a profession because no one would let me touch their skin since mine looked so bad. She was right, mine was terrible. My self esteem was at rock bottom, I hated to look in the mirror. I hated to touch my face, it was lumpy and bumpy. It wasn’t long that I started to understand how skin worked, and how I was actually causing my skin issues. I was mortified. No wonder these doctors couldn’t help me in the 15 minutes they spent with me in their offices. I made a few changes to my diet, a big difference to my skincare routine, and within a few short months I was seeing a huge change. Don’t get me wrong, I still get the occasional hormonal breakout along my jawline. I am a woman, it is going to happen, I don’t freak out about that and it doesn’t affect me the way it used to, I think because I am educated about acne and how to keep my skin clear. Since I was able to clear my skin up, and I wasn’t embarrassed anymore I decided that I could help others with their skin as well, and went into providing esthetic services. I didn’t stop with skincare though, laser services really intrigued me. I went on to do laser hair removal, photofacials, microdermabrasions, and then to eventually own a successful medical spa with my friend and physician, which years later we sold.  I still had too much to offer, and wanted to stay in the industry so I worked for Dr. Brazil at Olympic Dermatology providing laser services and skin care.  Then started working on my business degree.  Later I  decided that I wanted to have a more flexible schedule to have time with my family, finish my business degree and still do what I love – taking care of clients with skin issues. So I opened a small private studio “Saving Face Skinspa” , that is by appointment only, where you will have 100% of my attention,  expertise and professionalism.

Professional History

-Clover Park Technical College -Esthetics Program – 2001
-Advanced Laser and Skin in Tacoma-Esthetician
-American Laser Center in Tacoma- Clinic Manager
-Aesthetic Laser and Skin in Puyallup -Managing Owner/Operator/Esthetician- Sold Business Dec 2012
-Olympic Dermatology and Laser Clinic/Dr. Brazil- Master Esthetician
-Saving Face Skinspa and Acne Clinic- Owner/Master Esthetician

Certificates and Workshops

-Dermalogica Skincare Certified 2001
-PCA Skincare Certified – Skin Biology and Chemical Peels-2006
-Lumenis- IPL and Laser Application 2007
-Certificate of Training- Revitalight 2008
-Certificate of Training- Quanta Technologies/ Eliminink Tattoo Removal 2009
-Certificate of Training- Zerona Body Slimming 2010
-Latisse LashExpert 2010
-Certificate of Training- Venus Freeze 2012
-Epionce Skincare Product Knowledge July 2013

-Certificate of Training – Palomar Vectus July 2013
-Certificate of Training- Solta Medical- Clear and Brilliant 2013
-Certificate of Training- Hoya Con Bio- Nd:Yag 1064/532 Tattoo Removal 2013
-Certificate of Completion-CryBaby Mascara Technique and Safety 3/2014
-ASLM-The Skinny on Fat Reduction and Skin Tightening Workshop 4/2014
-ASLM- Nursing/Allied Health Course 4/2014
-Epionce Advanced Clinical Training- 10/2014
-Member- Associated Skin Care Professionals 8/2015
-Certificate of Completion-Face Reality Acne Specialist 2015                                                                                                                                           -Epionce Advanced Clinical Training/Dr. Carl Thornfeldt April 2016, 2017, and 2018.
-Training in other skincare lines as well such as Skin Medica, MD Forte’, Keyano, Vivite’, Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup, and Elta MD, Priia Acne Safe Makeup,and  Illuminare’.

Personally

I love spending time with my family. I am a homebody, we love doing things at home. We have 5 acres, so there is always something that needs to be done. My husband and I have two wonderful sons ages 20 and 19. We have three dogs. A Belgian Malinois, Mini Golden-Doodle, and now a Standard Golden Doodle puppy, and last but not least we have a talkative Cockatiel that is getting grumpier the older he gets!

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Sheila Dames- Clinic Manager Extraordinaire

Sheila DamesShiela is our saving grace at the front desk. She is everything amazing! Sheila moved from Guam to WA in 2017. She has a Bachelors in Business Administration focusing on Management. Has an excellent background in customer service. She is a mom of FOUR! Her 2 oldest sons are serving honorably in the military. Her younger ones : 10 year old son, plays soccer and her 13 year old daughter is a wrestler and does AMAZING makeup. (she is an esthetician in the making). They just added “Enzo”- a Yellow Lab to their family. We love having Shiela at Saving Face.  Sheila was also an acne client before starting to work here.  (ask to see her before photos!)

 

 

 

 

Racheal Hicks, LE

 Racheal is a wonderful Esthetician. She takes great pride in her work and performs every service flawlessly. She is very detailed and listens to her clients needs and makes necessary adjustments to get them the goals they are after. Racheal is married and a mom of 2 sons that are destined to be basketball legends. She also is enjoying having a foreighn exchange student from Germany staying with her family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In The Media

Acne Specialist or Doctor?

When is the Right Time to Choose an Acne Specialist? 

By: Wendy Christman  Published by: Thurston Talk

The Dream of Saving Face

By: Lisa Herrick / Published By: ThurstonTalk

Pore Clogging Ingredients

Are your Products Making your Skin Worse?

By:Wendy Christman  /Published by: ThurstonTalk

Dreaded Facial A’s Acne and Aging

By: Lisa Herrick / Published by: ThurstonTalk

Natural Acne remedy olympia

Saying Goodbye to Acne the Natural Way

By: Heidi  Smith  / Published by: ThurstonTalk