Two former co-workers and licensed estheticians have joined forces to each start their own business but share a salon space at Saah Salon Suites Farragut, 102 S. Campbell Station Road.
Andrea Sessis of Farragut has opened Hebe Esthetics, LLC., Friday, Aug. 28, while Whitney Hause of Kodak opened Hause Esthetics Tuesday, Sept. 7.
Both said they are excited about the future.
“I know it’s going to be an adventure,” Hause said. “Especially during the times that we’re living in right now, it’s even more of an adventure, but it will be really cool to see God work in business. I’m excited for the future.”
While Sessis is still getting her business going, she said it is “definitely growing.
“As I go further along, I just see myself growing more and more,” she added.
Sessis provides full-body waxing services, from eyebrows down to full legs.
“I use a vegan-friendly wax, called Mermaid Wax,” she said. “It’s hypo-allergenic, which means it’s really good for sensitive skin, and it’s really ideal to use for facial waxing, body wax and bikini area waxing as well.
“I plan on adding facials, lash and brow tinting and lash curling later on down the line,” Sessis added.
The name, Hebe, comes from the Greek goddess of eternal youth and beauty.
“I’m Greek, so that was personal to me and that just fit right into what I was looking for in my business,” Sessis said.
She has been in the spa industry since 2015 and has been an esthetician since 2017.
When Sessis lost her job due to COVID, she said it gave her time to reflect and consider striking out on her own. She noted her former employers were excellent.
“They helped me through this process of going out on my own,” she added.
Hause provides facial waxing, body waxing, lash and brow tinting and lash lifts.
An esthetician since 2017, Hause said opening her own business was “one of those things I felt like God was calling me to do.”
While she had thoughts of starting her own salon in the past, it was not until the middle of last year when “I started feeling like that was something God wanted me to do.”
Sessis and Hause met working at the same waxing center.
“We were both looking for a space at the same time and got to talking about maybe we could share a space and do alternate days,” Sessis said.
The women will be alternating the weeks they work. While one may work Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on one week, the other would alternate to Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays the following week. Sessis will be available from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on her days, while Hause will be available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on her days.
To book an appointment, Sessis can be reached online at (https://hebeskinclinic.com) or her Facebook or Instagram pages. Hause can be reached online at Vagaro.com/hauseesthetics or by messaging on her Facebook page at hause.esthetics. She also is working on Instagram page.