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Beauty in the Eye of the Businessman – Spa Sciences by Michael Friend

A good idea, a great team, and immense passion: these qualities found together make up a beautiful formula for a successful business. These qualities are also the secrets to success of beauty tool company Spa Sciences. In this article we interviewed Michael Friend, beauty expert, doting father, and co-founder of Spa Sciences, to learn more about these values and find out how each contributed to the beautiful state of his beauty tool company.

A Good Idea

Michael Friend has always had a passion for beauty. Michael believes that everyone, regardless of race, gender, or social standing, deserves to be beautiful, confident, and comfortable in their own skin. In addition to this, Michael realized that while there is a large selection of high-quality beauty products available on the market, consumers did not have the tools needed to really take their skincare routines to the next level. Michael wanted to take the professional spa experience to the common household user who may not have the luxury of time or the money to get them. 

It was toward these goals that Michael established the beauty tool companies Michael Todd Beauty, and then Spa Sciences with his co-founders Lewis Hendler and Lisa Friend. Michael’s failures and successes with Michael Todd Beauty gave him the necessary wisdom and capital to establish Spa Sciences. Rooted in the slogan of “Bring The Spa Home,” Spa Sciences promises to offer the tools needed for affordable, home-based equivalents to expensive spa treatments. With Spa Sciences patented beauty tools, expensive dermatological services like epilation and dermaplaning facials can be done safely and effectively at home by the average consumer.

As a busy working father to twins Hannah and Leo, Michael’s business idea was rooted also in his personal experiences in having a passion for beauty but without the time or finances for expensive routines. Michael and his twins are usually the first to benefit from Spa Sciences’ products. In establishing Spa Sciences, Michael was able to achieve his dream of an accessible and affordable way toward beauty not only for himself but also for his satisfied customers.

A Great Team

Of course, Michael’s dreams would not have come to fruition without his great team, which he calls his ‘work family,’ that he managed to assemble. Behind the beauty tool company is a beautiful team with a quality relationship that goes beyond the job. The members behind Spa Sciences are like-minded individuals who can support and trust each other. Michael credits his employees for having the independence, creativity, and collaborative attitude to allow for the development of new ideas while keeping focused on the company vision. Such a working relationship within the company lifts much of the burden off of Michael, who can focus on overall management, secure in the knowledge that the company’s bases are well taken care of.

Immense Passion

Michael, however, does not use the space his team gives him as a reason to relax. Instead, he uses his ever-burning passion to think of new directions and ambitious projects for the company. Using the passion he used to establish Spa Sciences, Michael continues to take risks turning his ideas into reality. Michael is currently working on the company’s ever-expanding catalog of skincare tools, with new products as well as upgrades on some of their best-selling originals. There’s also a big upcoming project between Spa Sciences and one of the company’s retailers, though Michael is keen to keep things under wraps for the time being.

Final Thoughts 

Michael believes these three things are all you need for a successful business. Everything starts, however, with one’s unhesitating passion. The passion to turn your idea into a reality, to keep trying and learn from failure, and to ignite this passion in a hard-working team: this is the beautiful recipe that made Spa Sciences a reality. If you want to learn more about Spa Sciences, you can follow them on their Instagram at @spasciences or visit their website at www.spasciences.com.

Nicolas Bueno is a Columnist at Disrupt Magazine. Nicolas Bueno is also the Content Manager at HighKey Agency. With a background in public relations and his passion for business, he now shares exciting stories of entrepreneurs and how they’re succeeding in their fields!

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