The Beauty Nurse Is Live On Squarespace
Melissa Berg is passionate about her job as an injection nurse and loves helping other women on their journey to becoming confident in their skin. Confidence is beauty, Melissa believes. She created The Beauty Nurse out this passion, a blog where she’ll be sharing her wisdom from years in the industry, wellness and beauty tips, and encouraging other women on their own journey to feeling beautiful and confident! With such an empowering mission, we were honored to work with Melissa to create an online home for The Beauty Nurse.
Melissa chose our Etoile Template for her Restyle to fit the chic, beautiful, and graceful feel she was going for. Etoile is perfectly feminine and pretty, totally ideal for The Beauty Nurse brand. We elevated the Template's design through simple graphics elements such as pink diamonds and borders on her photos. We LOVED capturing Melissa's vision with her new site!
Check out our Q&A with Melissa
Get a peek into the beauty industry with Melissa's insight as an injection nurse and her journey to starting The Beauty Nurse
"The classroom can only teach you so much, and I learned quickly that experience was the most impertinent teacher."
GO LIVE: WHERE DID YOUR PASSION FOR THE INDUSTRY OR CRAFT START?
Melissa: At age 18, I starting dealing with acne. I remember vividly the aesthetic nurse who helped treat my skin and I remember saying to myself "I am going to do exactly what she does someday, how amazing that she can help something that creates so much insecurity in myself." 17 years later here I am living my own dream!
GO LIVE: DID YOUR EDUCATION HELP PREPARE YOU FOR THE INDUSTRY? OR ARE YOU SELF-TAUGHT?
Melissa: My education in nursing was acquired through seven difficult years of experience. The classroom can only teach you so much, and I learned quickly that experience was the most impertinent teacher. At some point in my career, I decided to take my future into my own hands. I attended trainings and shadowed professionals in the Aesthetic Industry in order to get a toe in the door. The plastic surgeon I worked for after seven years at Sacred Heart Hospital was my mentor in learning all facets of the aesthetic world.
GO LIVE: WHAT'S THE HARDEST LESSON YOU'VE LEARNED IN YOUR BUSINESS?
Melissa: Perfection does not exist. That is a lesson for not only my clients, but for me too. I cannot make anyone perfect despite my perfectionist mentality. I am very much attuned with detail, and have to remind myself that sometimes I have to put my hands up and say, that is enough. Because I am aware of this concept of perfection, I can do that. My clients have a more difficult time accepting that I cannot make their face perfect, and they can’t be perfect, and our ideas of what appears perfect can be contrasting. You will not make every single person happy in this industry, and thus rejection happens. I am a people pleaser, so this has been an extremely hard lesson. Another lesson I have learned is having the power to say “no”. It took me a long time to learn to say NO to clients: “No you don’t need more Botox,” or “No you don’t need any more in your lips,” or “No, you are perfect just as you are.”
GO LIVE: WHAT DO YOU WISH SOMEONE WOULD HAVE TOLD YOU WHEN YOU STARTED OUT?
Melissa: The biggest piece of advice I needed prior to working in this field is that you have to be prepared for the emotions (all of them!) people attach to their faces. The general population believes this job is glamorous because they see the highlight reel on social media. There is a lot of counseling, affirming, empowering, and guiding behind closed doors. Because of the amount of trust my clients have in me to meet their expectations, it can feel a bit stressful. With all that said, I love this job. I love all the stress leading to highlight reels that the world sees on Instagram.
GO LIVE: WHAT WAS THE MOMENT YOU HAD WHEN YOU SAID "I SHOULD DO THIS" OR WHAT MADE YOU TAKE THE JUMP INTO WORKING FOR YOURSELF?
Melissa: I know we aren’t islands as human beings. It takes a village to make this world go around. I wouldn’t be where I am without my mentors, but they did teach me to be brave enough to forge my own path. Working in the Aesthetic Industry has been my dream, and teaching others how to inject is an even grander dream. Even though I don’t work solely by myself, I do believe it’s my responsibility to grow The Beauty Nurse brand. Social media has been a huge benefactor in that process.
GO LIVE: WHAT THINGS HAVE YOU GAINED/DO YOU HOPE TO GAIN FROM FOLLOWING THIS DREAM?
Melissa: Working hard to obtain this dream has allowed me to gain flexibility, not only in my personal life but my career as well. I get to travel and train other nurses in my passion. I get to work at three other clinics seeing people from all over the U.S. Besides family and keeping myself healthy, there isn’t much else better than that.
GO LIVE: WHY DID YOU ULTIMATELY DECIDE TO WORK WITH US FOR YOUR RESTYLE?
Melissa: Honestly, I started this process because of one of my favorite beauty bloggers, Marianna Hewitt. I have been following her on Instagram for a few years and when she started her website Life With Me I loved the look and feel of it. I found out who did her website and here we are!