Sonya's Skin Care & Nails

About Sonya

Sonya Clark, owner of Sonya's Skin Care, was born and raised in Bangor, Maine. She was attending Bangor High School, working with a local photography studio when she met her true love and now husband, Dean. Graduating from High School in the early '90's, Sonya and Dean started a videography business which produced wedding love stories for many couples, both in their hometown and from afar. It was during this time that Sonya realized that attention to detail and personalized customer service was so important to her....in any line of work she might choose. For a few summers, the time was spent videotaping weddings and receptions. Hence, they chose to have an intimate wedding in Maui, Hawaii. In 1996, they moved to Dean's hometown of Belfast, Maine. Dean is the owner of Coastal Lawn and Landscaping there.

Sonya worked at MBNA for 5 years until their daughter was born, and then two years later, a son. Sonya loved being a stay-at-home Mom; she found it very rewarding. Dean would give her a gift certificate on almost any occasion, so that she would have some "me" time. In 2004 , when redeeming another of Dean's gifts, Sonya mentioned her interest in skin care to her manicurist? "When," she was asked, could she start school?" There was an immediate opening for a skin care therapist. Sonya went to school with the understanding that she would start working there immediately after her graduation.

Sonya was very excited to be offered such an opportunity but had to inform the owner that she would be coming to work for her with no real experience. "Sonya," the owner said, "I would be hiring you because of your personality, your character....no amount of training or experience can give you that." After graduating from Capilo Institute in Augusta, Maine she spent additional time in Boston at the International Dermal Institute for Skin Care. When she completed this course of study, she knew she had found her passion in skin care.

In 2006 a 3rd child was born and Sonya "fell in love all over again." How could she do well by both of these passions...motherhood and skin therapist? Together Sonya and Dean decided that she would leave the Camden shop (and the long commute) and for a time, be a full time, stay-at-home mother, wife and homemaker. But like so many professionals, Sonya missed her work as a skin care therapist; she missed the joy and comfort she had brought to so many clients. She again talked her feelings over with Dean who immediately understood and supported her need to return, at least part time, to her other passion, skin care. "Why not have your own studio here in Belfast," he said, "and return to work at least part time?" With hopeful enthusiasm, she began scouting out a location closer to their home where she could open a business that would best suit both the needs of her family and her love of skin care. And, indeed, she seems to have found the perfect balance!!!!!!!!

"Integrating monthly skin care as part of a health and fitness routine is important," she says, "noting that this means using professional services on a regular basis and making sure the products used at home are the best they can be." Like all the best service professionals, Sonya brings together her extensive training and her life experiences; her clients benefit from both her ongoing education at the International Dermal Institute in Boston and her personalized attention to client preferences and needs. She has learned from experience that taking care of yourself is one of the most important gifts that you can give to your family.

Sonya recommends and uses only Dermalogica products. "The health of your skin," she says, "relates to the health of the body." A positive attitude and sufficient water intake has as much affect on your appearance as what you apply to your skin. A regimen of skin care --- it needs not be complicated--- is as important as flossing and brushing your teeth.

This is not self indulgence; simply put, "monthly skin care from a professional helps create healthy skin as well as reducing stress and enhancing one's overall wellbeing."

Sonya recently received this letter from one of her long time clients: "I have never left your studio feeling other than lifted in both body and spirit. You have a truly unique and loving way of bringing care and peace through your hands to my face/to my overall body and spirit. Thank you so much."

Sonya's Skin Care is located in beautiful downtown Belfast, on the mid-coast of Maine, less than 8 minutes from her home. She is open by appointment on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Our Clients Say...
"My wife has been getting facials for years and recommended I get a facial at her favorite place. Sonya made me feel comfortable and relaxed. The scalp massage was my favorite part. My skin feels great and I plan on going back."
- Jason, Camden, ME
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