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Name: Sophie Bel (Beyond Beauty Studio)

Posted By Andrea Perez

Sophie Bel's main focus as Beyond Beauty Studio's manager is to make her clients feel relaxed. In fact, her unique approach to skin care therapy is through the Ayurvedic healing treatment, a whole-body holistic system based on the entire wellness of the body. According to the Studio's mission, balance is as important as a diligent skincare routine and Sophie works to incorporate that lesson into each therapy session she gives.

Years in Tampa Bay


Hustle (job)

Skin Care Therapist & Microblading Artist

What do you do?  

Customized skin care correction, maintenance, and relaxation. Ayurvedic healing and beauty. Massage.

Why do you do it?

Because I love to make others feel great! My job is so rewarding and challenging at the same time. To have clients walk out saying “I need more of that in my life” is an amazing feeling. It’s a fabulous environment. People are there because they want to be. It’s an experience not just a facial!

What was your Catalyst? (How did you get started?)

I was a client of Michelle Foster. A successful entrepreneur who owns Skin Deep. I was given an opportunity to work for her, so I went to school, got my certifications and then more opportunities arose from there.

What’s a common misconception or unknown aspect of what you do?

A misconception is that facials are a luxury. They sure do feel good! However, your face takes the biggest toll on the environment. It is never covered completely. It does not get the attention it needs/should. Therefore, facial metabolism slows down and everything else slows down.

What’s the most challenging part of your Hustle?

Being patient. I have so many ideas, and so much more I want to add to the business. Slowly but surely. It’s about making good decisions and being patient.

What’s the most valuable piece of business advice/insight that’s helped you?

Be patient and don’t get in over your head!

What is your signature treatment?

Indian Head Massage. This an ayurvedic healing treatment to help with certain issues. The head does not get the credit it needs. It is the driving force to the rest of the body. It is a personal space and when you can surrender and trust someone to give it the attention, it’s a pretty good feeling! Pressure point massage on the face and head gives an instant serotonin release. Nothing bad about that! The Indian Head Massage also helps with migraines, stress, depression, spasms. A signature treatment of Beyond Beauty Studio.

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