Updated: Apr 14
I am thrilled to introduce you to Pilar DiVittorio, an industry-leading organic facialist and one of the most influential mentors in my life that I have had the privilege of working with. Pilar believed in me before anyone else did, and helped me to build my skill set in the real world after college. She has incredible passion and vision and is an inspiration to many. Check out her interview below!
1. What inspired you to become a skincare professional?
I was inspired to become a facialist following a career as a jewelry designer and, an education in the Arts. At that time, over 20 years ago, working with my hands was the essential part, creating Beauty was the other. Becoming a boutique owner allowed me to work from my own vision, philosophy, work ethic, and ever-evolving creative impulses.
2. What is your favorite part about your job?
My favorite part of my work is definitely the in-the-moment experiences. Where my intuition aligns my creativity and connection to my client and, allows beautiful healing and positive results to manifest.
3. What is something you’ve accomplished in your career that you are most proud of?
As someone with endless interests and, a desire for change, I am most proud of continuing to stay in this field! I have done this by challenging what is possible from the experience of serving others. And continuing to make my impact on the beauty industry, a mirror of life that it is to me. How we treat ourselves and share our values around Beauty, resources, and service is a reflection of so many things.
4. Did you ever see yourself becoming a facialist as a young woman? Would the younger you be surprised by where you are now?
No, I never saw myself becoming an esthetician. I never had a facial, nor knew of the career prior to finding my school, one day seemingly out of the blue! Yes, I would definitely be surprised to have created the career that I have had. As the younger me never knew I was quite as ambitious as I later became.
5. What would be your advice for a young person trying to make it in your field?
My advice is to definitely take the time to learn the art of true skin care, before it became the medical profession that it is today. To me, it is an art form with the ability to heal and, authentic beauty to offer. With many dimensions that are needed more than ever. Benefits even the best new technology cannot provide. Embrace working with your hands, not just machines.
6. What are your biggest dreams for the future of your business?
My biggest dream would be to find the energy to share a lifetime of work, tips, and inspiration with an audience on a larger platform than I was able to ever do before.
7. What can we expect to see from you in 2019?
8. What has been your favorite part about working with me?
2019 is currently still a mystery to me. I answer this question after closing my beloved Studio, moving across the country and now creating space to imagine my next evolution.