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Katlyn Jacobsen Garcia – Who is SHE?
SHE is a Holistic Hero. Katlyn is passionate about helping women in the Upstate achieve a healthy lifestyle and positive self-esteem through natural, earth-friendly methods. She strongly believes that God has given us everything we need in nature for our health and skin care needs. Katlyn also believes that we are all fearfully and wonderfully made but that we can only reach our greatest potential and glorify the Lord if we are healthy, rested and have freedom. Her faith has taught her that we are meant to serve others and she has channeled her great passion into Selāh Aesthetics Facial Spa & All-Natural Skin Care Products.
SHE is Beautifully Brave. Selāh Aesthetics grew from a lifetime of experience with natural skincare, (Katlyn’s mother used all-natural products like oatmeal soap and witch hazel when she was growing up). It wasn’t until five years ago that Katlyn started making her own facial oil, which she gave as gifts to family and friends. When they began asking for refills, she knew she was onto something good. After taking an entrepreneurship class, Katlyn took a huge leap of faith and started producing100 bottles at a time – and they sold like wild fire! With some mentoring and encouragement from her friend Mickie (who we hear is an outstanding esthetician!), Katlyn then started giving facials to friends and family in her home.
To take her vision to the next level, Katlyn knew she needed to acquire a license. With lots of prayer and support from her husband, she started classes when she was newly pregnant and earned her esthetician’s license one month before delivery. With license in hand, she immediately launched Selāh Aesthetics and Skin Care. Kaitlyn puts her whole heart into every facial, and customizes treatments for each client using her arsenal of herbs and natural ingredients.
SHE is Clearly Compassionate. Prior to starting Selāh Aesthetics, Katlyn was very involved in the local community, particularly with organizations dedicated to empowering women. She served as a mentor to teen moms with Little Steps and helped mothers conquering addiction with The Family Effect. Through Selāh Aesthetics, Katlyn has founded Beautiful You – The Day of Rest Campaign (B.You). The B.You campaign is essentially a stress-free spa day (for selected recipients), free of charge, that includes professional messages, facials, mani/pedis, food from a local restaurant, hair, makeup, motivational speakers and a photo shoot to document the memories!
The Day of Rest Campaign is a grassroots program, currently in its first year. The campaign was birthed from a vision Katlyn had a few years back to gather her like-minded and talented friends together to collaborate for community outreach. Katlyn has recruited other local aestheticians, massage therapists, cosmetologists, clients, and friends to make B.You a reality. On April 22, 2017 the first B.You Day of Rest event treated nine mothers from the Down Syndrome Family Alliance to an unforgettable day of much needed pampering, encouragement, and tranquility. Several local businesses including Bevello Boutique, Goose Feathers, Biscuit Head, Kuka Juice, and Instant Imprints also contributed to the overwhelming success of the inaugural B.You event.
SHE is Blissfully Blessed. When she’s not making Upstate women feel more beautiful, Katlyn enjoys spending time with her husband of seven years (Eric) and their 17 month old daughter (Hazel). You can usually find them exploring the outdoors, downtown Greenville, or at a play date.
Katlyn has a great deal of gratitude for the current season of her life as she worked to overcome alcohol addiction, shame, and feelings of worthlessness just four years ago. Now completely free from addiction, depression, anxiety, and bondage, she openly shares that chapter of her life as a means to better serve others. While each day is a battle, Katlyn cherishes the belief that we as women are all in this life together and that we must be open and non-judgmental towards one another. She is eternally grateful that God has opened her eyes to the fact that no matter where we are from or what we believe, we are more alike than we could ever imagine.
SHE is an Aesthetic Angel. SHE is Katlyn Jacobsen Garcia, our SHEro!