I became an esthetician in 2009 and started working at A Little Touch of Heaven (ALTH) in Newport Beach. There I met Crystal, the Owner, who is a dear friend and a huge support. I started diving in and getting to know the skin by making a lot of mistakes. I was fortunate in that because Crystal had already been doing skincare for a while, she knew how to properly train me and which products were the best to use. That was a huge help as the options for skincare products are seemly limitless. It was there that I understood the importance of high-quality products, cleanliness, relaxation, calmness and professionalism. If you are ever in Newport Beach absolutely go, see her and enjoy your Little Touch of Heaven.
From there I moved to Santa Barbara and started working for Peaches Skincare. I learned so much through that experience. I worked hard at Peaches and took a lot of pride in how beautiful the space was. We gave great facials and I saw peoples skin dramatically change when they commit to a series enabling the gift of time. During my time there, I began noticing a tingling sensation in my arms at certain points during the facials. It was a soft gentle tingling that moved slowly up and down my arms. It was a slow process but over time I would feel the energy move through me and into my client and then back to me again in waves. At the time I didn’t quite understand that I was giving them healing energy, but I knew that something unexpected was happening and I was very open to it.
After Peaches was Lucent Skincare. There I worked for Natalie who is a beautiful soul and she taught me a lot about balance. Natalie was able to own a business, juggle’s 3 kids and still look perfect. I worked for Natalie as I went through my divorce. It was a gift from God to work there. Natalie put up with a lot from me. I was such a devastatingly sad time and I felt lost for many years as my marriage was ending. She was incredibly flexible with me and completely understanding which I am forever grateful for. She also forgave me a lot – which truly meant a lot to me. She was an angel that was carrying me when I couldn’t quite do it alone. I love her so much. Go see her and get her to laugh because she has such a beautiful smile.
The time eventually came and the stars aligned for me to follow my souls original prompting to open up my own spa. I found a space that fit perfectly with my vision and I jumped off into this new adventure. It has been a journey. It has had so many highs and lows and its only just beginning.
I opened my Spa Dialyn (Named after myself: Diana Lyn) in March of 2020. My intention with the name was to signify the importance of Dialing into our skin and getting into atunement with our bodies. Everything was great for the first week of March and then the World was hit with a Pandemic. I felt a lot of doubt at that point in time. I wasn’t quite sure what to make of it. I had felt so guided to do this and yet here I was in the midst of my dreams crumbling around me. Luckily, I had a lot of support and strong empowered friends around me that believed in me and encouraged me to keep going. I was tested. I was given the chance to quit and to give up and to take another path. I really contemplated my life at that point. What choices had I made to get me here? Is this really what I wanted? Was I even good at this? The time gave me perspective and the space to create my vision and fast track me onto it. Dialyn – is so much more than a spa. It is a sanctuary where people can come to know more about themselves, gather for classes and to learn.
Was I scared? Yes. Was I afraid of rejection? Yes. Was I afraid of Failure? Yes. Yet, I discovered a very courageous part of myself emerge through this process and I recognize that I can feel very intense feelings and still move forward through them. I can feel fear around my dreams yet still do them. I am choosing to embrace this next step in my journey, and I hope that if you are reading this that you will come find me and give me a chance. I have designed it to support you wherever you are in your process.
When all is considered I know that I have a beautiful divine gift to share and a strong desire to share it. I have a lot of ideas as to how we can make this Industry better. It has to start with me. I learn new things every day and I will continue to tweak the experiences to make them the best that they can be. I will focus on education and empowerment through knowledge, healing and love. I’m feeling very good about it. Wish me luck.