We had the good fortune of connecting with Nikki Parish and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nikki, what do you attribute your success to?
As an entrepreneur, licensed esthetician and makeup artist, the most important factor behind my success is my authenticity when it comes to the relationships I have built with my clients and colleagues. It is my ability to connect with clients and give them a deep understanding of what their skin needs. I really believe the most important part of a service is to hold space for my clients. My personal philosophies are very much woven into the fabric of my business and that’s what makes me successful.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Resting Witch Facials is an esthetics and makeup business. My industry has been impacted by Covid-19 and while I am not offering in person services at this time, I currently offer virtual consultations, skin coaching, and a curated organic online apothecary. With over 15 years of experience in the beauty industry I have been face to face with everyone from a-list celebrities to everyday people of all skin types, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender, and gender non-conforming folks. The common denominator is a lack of understanding of how to care for their skin. Folks buy products looking for a “quick-fix” solution; when what they really need is a fundamental understanding of how their body’s largest organ functions and protects them. Skin is as unique as we are. I integrate my wealth of knowledge of clinical and plant based ingredients with a therapeutic touch to optimize the skin’s health and clarity. Providing education and supportive skin therapy to my clients is my calling in this industry. Creating customized skin spells guide my clients to skin empowerment beyond the treatment room.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
It’s a little tough with Quarantine life, but there are many outdoor activities and small boutiques open. I definitely would recommend Griffith Park observatory. It’s one of the best views of the entire city, plus there is a statue of James Dean. I heard he’s wearing a mask these days! A day at Malibu beach always nurtures the soul and is a sight to see. For a downtown adventure, The Last Book Store, Angel’s Flight, The Broad, and then drinks & hors d’oeuvre on the rooftop at Perch. I take anyone and everyone to Kitchen Mouse in Highland Park. On Sundays you can find me at my local Farmer’s Market in Atwater Village.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to shout out Rene De La Garza. A big part of your success in your career are the people who supported you along the way. Rene is an incredible brow expert and entrepreneur and pushed me to pursue my esthetics license in addition to giving me my first job as a licensed esthetician. I have to also give credit to my holistic esthetics community on instagram. Their support and connections have been so integral in my evolution to pursuing holistic modalities and offering organic and non-toxic skincare to my clients. Lastly, I have to shout out my spouse and filmmaker Ross Kolton. He has been my supporter from day one; emotionally, financially and creatively. I am inspired by his ability to pursue his creative passions as a career. It is so important to have a positive support group as a creative and entrepreneur
Photographer: Alissa Noelle Photography Photographer of model shots: Kat Magsaysay Model: Imani Bias