Licensed Medical Aesthetician
Licensed Massage Therapist LA0303
Professional Makeup Artist
Ginger has practiced clinical aesthetics and massage therapy for over 20 years. In addition to her work with healthy skin, as one of the first medical estheticians in the country, Ginger specializes in facial anti-aging and offers both pre and post operative care of the skin as well as post laser care. This multidisciplinary approach to skin care has proven successful in other areas of the country such as the Mayo Clinic, University of Maryland Shock and Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland, as well as in many private medical practices in the U.S.
Besides her private practice as an esthetician, as a skin care educator, Ginger's expertise has taken her all over the country teaching professional aesthetics for AVEDA as well as private medical doctors and their staff. Ginger also teaches in-house advanced aesthetics on a regular basis to her own aesthetics team.
Ginger began her career in 1989 as a one person, one client business as both an esthetician and massage therapist. In 1998 she expanded her business into a 3500 sq.ft. facility and opened what is now Spa Mizan. In addition to her skin and body care treatments, she added full service hair and nail departments and employed 10 people.
In February of 2009, Ginger moved her business to its present location and expanded once again, establishing Spa Mizan as the premier salon and spa in Lafayette. With over 8500 sq. ft. of salon and spa space, Ginger now employs more than 30 people and anticipates hiring additional staff this year. More than just a Day Spa, Ginger's goal is to be a resource center for her clients in regards to beauty, health and nutrition and a healing place where the importance of self care and health is the focus. She also provides a place where her employees receive regular in-house continuing education with a strong focus on career and goal setting. She incorporates the mind, body and spirit in everything that she does where each holds a place of equal importance in her holistic approach to life.
In addition to her practice as a medical aesthetician, Ginger's mission is to change the face of the salon industry by focusing on and teaching the business side of the industry. She is a graduate of the Aveda Business College as well as Strategies Leadership Training Program which is dedicated to empowering salons and spas to achieve the highest levels of success and profitability. She is also a graduate of Inspiring Champions, a training program that provides proven practical solutions to the business needs and challenges of the Salon and Day Spa industry. As owner of Spa Mizan, Ginger has developed profitable service and retail sales programs – maintained a profitable and successful business during challenging economic times – created sustainable systems to increase staff productivity - created profitable career paths for service providers who demonstrate passion for their chosen profession – created systems that create profitability, productivity, staff retention and customer loyalty. Under her leadership, Spa Mizan was named Louisnana's Small Business of the Year by the Louisiana Economic Development Association. This was the first time this award was awarded to anyone in the salon and spa industry. Spa Mizan has twice been named one of the Top 200 Salons and Spas in North America and has won numerous local “Best Of” awards.
Certified - Pre and Post Operative Aesthetics
Certified - Electrical Facial Myotonology
Certified - Clinical Chemical Facial Peels
Certified - Clinical Facial Epidermal Leveling
Certified - Treatment of acne, grades 1, 2, 3 and 4
Certified - Clinical Aesthetic Educator
Graduate - Westmore Academy of Cosmetic Arts, Los Angeles, California