Bunnell, FL – Everyone needs a little pampering now and then, and Flagler County’s newest luxury salon Skin Bar 386 is ready to make it a reality.
Led by 19-year old entrepreneur Hannah Blevins, friends and family gathered to celebrate the official opening with a ribbon cutting mix and mingle on Thursday evening.
Congratulations were all around as Blevins chatted with guests and talked about the spa’s menu of services.
“Skin care has always been a big passion of mine. I’ve always been super dedicated to giving people the skin they want and deserve, and making them feel great in their own skin is what drove me to open this,” shared the licensed medical esthetician.
“We have acne facials, anti-aging facials, all medical service facials, lash extensions, waxing, massage, we have it all,” she said.
As the sun set over Bunnell, well-wishers assembled for the official ribbon cutting hosted by HT Production Company and emceed by Flagler Broadcasting’s Kirk Keller, who remarked with appreciation on Blevins’ foray into the business world.
“Nineteen years old and she just opened her first business, in a brick and mortar. She’s just a very sharp girl and I wish there were more young people like Hannah that would say “this is my dream, this is what I like to do” and do it,” said Keller.
While less than 23 percent of all new entrepreneurs were between the age of 20-34 in 2018 according to the Kauffman Foundation’s national report on early stage entrepreneurship, statistics like that aren’t daunting to the aspiring entrepreneur.
The professional athlete has been facing down challenges from an early age, and she’s grown accustomed to accomplishing her goals and spending time in the spotlight.
“At first I was nervous because everyone’s scared of failing but I’ve been in the media industry, I was a pro surfer before I became an esthetician so whatever I set my mind to, I know that I want to do it,” she said.
She’s even planning for the future.
“It’s been my dream to put a Skin Bar in every area code and branch out, but for now we’re going to see what happens,” she said.
Supported by local businesses like Southern Table and Pisces Nutrition for the opening, Blevins’ parents Sherry and John Blevins, owners of Honest Heating & Air in Bunnell, were thrilled for their daughter’s new venture.
“I’m thrilled, but Hannah’s an overachiever anyway because she used to be a pro surfer, so she’s always been in an adult world,” said Sherry.
“She graduated at 17, then went to college for her esthetician license, then her medical esthetician and got her Florida state tattoo license and micro-blading license, so we’re very proud of her.”
To book an appointment, visit www.Skinbar386.com.
Skin Bar 386
Owner: Hannah Blevins
City Plaza Bunnell
2405 E. Moody Blvd, Suite 106 Bunnell, FL