The COVID-19 epidemic and shutdown inspired local makeup artist Dominique Hunter, giving her time to rethink the direction of her career in the beauty industry.
The inspiration led to the opening of her Everything Polished Esthetics, a salon specializing in all things beauty, body, and healthy skin.
Located just south of Hydraulic and Douglas in the Douglas Design District, Hunter and her team of estheticians and cosmetologists concentrate on addressing and transforming skin concerns, handling issues such as hyperpigmentation, aging, acne, dark circles, and more.
Everything Polished services include:
A complete line of facial care services, including massages, exfoliation, skin analysis masks, and more.
Body treatments including body masks and scrubs
High-Frequency Light Therapy
Lash extensions and full-face makeup
In addition to individual services, Everything Polished also hosts polish parties for birthdays, bridal showers, and even the office pamper party. Everything Polished will service and hold your party in their space with four rooms available, including a kitchenette and a DJ.
Hunter is a Wichita native who has worked in the beauty and makeup industry for over seven years, specializing in bridal makeup, makeovers, and fashion shows.
“When COVID happened, it was my wake-up call; I was tired of working for someone else,” Hunter said. “So I decided to go to school to be a Licensed Esthetician because it’s something that I’ve always loved, but I also wanted to learn more as it relates to healthy skin.”
After graduating from the Eric Fisher Academy in fall 2020, Hunter rented booths in various shops but always had the vision to open her own salon. On September 12, her vision became a reality.
Facials and body waxing have become a nice addition to her makeup skills. The thing she loves the most is helping her clients with acne.
“I love dealing with African-American clients and clients with hyperpigmentation. I have teenage girls that come in with all these pimples on their face, and after working together, they come back a month later, and their face is clear and their mom’s crying because they have newfound self-esteem,” said Hunter, who is the mother of four girls. “ Those interactions matter the most to me.”
“ Shoutout to Dominique for getting my skin right and getting me on a good regiment! Not only are her facials amazing, but the education on how to maintain healthy skin is second to none,” said Win Crabtree.
Hunter underwent her own makeover before enrolling in esthetics school, shedding 80 pounds and discovering a new love for health. While she studied to become a skin therapist, she learned that health and beauty are intertwined.
“When I was doing makeup on the side, I was helping women feel better about themselves, but I didn’t feel completely whole myself,” said Hunter. “ So my husband Najay and I decided to start eating clean, working out, and lifting heavy.”
Being healthy eventually segwayed her into wanting to go deeper into what being healthy means in the realm of skin, beauty, and body.
Visit https://everythingpolishedbydominique.com or call (316) 807-4757 to book your next appointment or event with Everything Polished Esthetics.