Licensed aesthetician Haley Everett knows that a large part of health and wellness stems from good skincare, not just in how a person looks but also in how they feel. That’s why she founded HD Skin: to help clients feel good in their own skin as they age using both medical and holistic products and techniques to address different skin issues. Her new space, located in The Village, is tailor-made to provide real results along with relaxation for those in the Park Cities and beyond. We caught up with Everett about all things skincare and wellness.
Tell me about HD Skin. What can your clients expect?
HD Skin was born from a vision to create a corrective skincare studio where clients see great results mixed with a space of relaxation, because I believe that you can have both. For services, I offer chemical peels, facials, nano needling, micro channeling—a variety of services that help with fine lines, wrinkles, texture, acne, and hyperpigmentation.
You just moved to a beautiful new space, but why did you start your business originally?
I’ve been in the skincare world since 2018, and I’ve worked in skincare sales with a lot of aestheticians and felt like there was a void in the market. I didn’t see many spas that were customer-oriented as well as business-minded. I wanted to offer an experience that focused on both the correction and the relaxation, and I just didn’t see that anywhere. I wanted HD Skin to be an experience where you can have both. I decided to get my license in 2019, and the vision began.
When it comes to health and wellness, what role does skincare play in someone’s life?
Skincare is a huge piece of wellness because in everyday life you always want to put your best face forward. When it comes to skincare, maintaining, preventing, and aging gracefully all give you confidence in yourself and confidence in your skin. In addition, skin plays a crucial role with physical health. Skin cancer is one of the deadliest cancers in the world, and it’s important not only to correct and look great, but also to prevent and protect. Make sure to get checked proactively at the dermatologist.
I know you’ve personally struggled with acne and other skin issues. How has adopting good skincare yourself affected your overall wellness?
My personal wellness is a driving factor of why I started HD Skin because I have struggled severely with acne and tried so many medications. Being an aesthetician, I have a unique advantage to not only help other people but help myself take a more holistic approach to our skin journeys.
How does nutrition affect our skin?
Skin really requires a 360-degree approach. Your skin is always trying to tell you something, so what you’re putting in your body is a huge factor. There are natural supplements you can take that help to promote healthy skin. Zinc is one that can help with skin inflammation, and the No. 1 biggest thing that you can do for your skin is drink more water.
Your job can be physically demanding. How do you take care of yourself so you can take care of your clients?
It is definitely a physical job, so I have to make sure I focus on my posture every day. I also have to make sure to get a good workout in to keep myself flexible and strong. My secret weapon is getting dry needled in my neck by a physical therapist, which does wonders.
If someone doesn’t know where to start when it comes to at-home skincare, what would you tell them?
There are five basic products for a well-rounded routine that everyone should be on: a good cleanser that’s not stripping, vitamin c that helps fight free radical damage, a great moisturizer that nourishes the skin barrier, retinol that helps to turn over the skin, and sunscreen, no matter what. Skincare is for everyone. hdskindallas.com