Susan Brown

Esthetician grad launches business

Susan Brown, of Dickinson, started as a makeup artist when she noticed that the same products looked different on different skin types.

“I wanted to find out why,” said Brown.

She enrolled in the nine-month College of the Mainland Esthetic Specialty Certificate Program. to explore skin care, facial treatments and more. A final project discussed the details of launching a small business, and she was hooked.

"After graduation, I started [a business] out of my house and it grew from there,” said Brown.

Now owner of Inner Beauty Esthetics in Seabrook, Brown offers facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion and other treatments.

“I educate clients on their skin type and how much they should be exfoliating and what products can help them,” said Brown. “Anytime I can send someone out with a smile it makes my day.”

Since graduating, she’s learned about eyebrow micro-tattooing and other techniques.

“[Instructor] Nickey Fowler taught me that if I was always learning I’d never have a slow time. Those words replay in my head all the time,” said Brown.