Erica HJELMAA, Licensed Master Esthetician, Owner
Growing up, I always knew I wanted to be doing this—skincare, makeup, it’s always been my ‘thing.’ Both my mom and my aunt were hair stylists and I remember as a child watching the magic of their hair and client transformations. What they did with hair was certainly special but even more so was how in doing hair they empowered their clients to realize their own beauty. I wanted to be able to do that too.
In 2006 I earned my license as an Esthetician followed by a Master Esthetics License for Washington State (2007), certification as a PCA Skin Professional (2007), and a degree in Esthetic Sciences (2008), all the while gaining experience in medical esthetics and specialty training at various salons and medical spas under doctors and naturopaths. During this time I was also personally trained by Rick Norvell, owner of Norvell Spray Tanning, as a Master Spray Tan Artist and received Billion Dollar Brow training at the flagship in Beverly Hills. In 2013, I opened Lux Beauty Lounge. I wanted to offer my neighborhood—the Renton Highlands—the same kinds and quality of services typically expected from the major cities, Bellevue or Seattle. And I wanted to do beauty my way.
I am very selective about the products I use at Lux. You will only find what I consider to be the best here. My intent is to give my clients the boost they need or want to look and feel beautiful. I’m committed to creating a comfortable environment where my clients can sit back and relax while I apply lashes in a flash, wow their brows, get them glowin’, or treat themselves to another of my signature services leaving them feeling refreshed, renewed, and re-energized. I have been in the industry for twelve years now and I still strive every day to do what I saw my mom and aunt do when I was a child—empower all of my clients to realize their own beauty.
When I’m not at Lux, I’m keeping up to date with regular courses and education in Skin Biology & Advanced Chemical Peel Fundamentals throughout the year. I’m also all about family. I’m a mom of super cute identical twin boys and two incredibly chill dogs.