Beauty Business Extraordinaire and Esthetician, Elyse Whisby, Provides Fall Season Skincare Tips For Melanated Women

Elyse Whisby, certified esthetician and owner of Ascension by Elyse Spa and Training Institute located in Jonesboro, GA, is on a mission to further heighten accessibility to local wellness services and training for metro Atlanta residents. She was recently asked about what she would like to see more of from and for women in the beauty industry. Elyse stated that she would like to see more ownership and less commercialism.

Be your own brand. Learn, train and teach. Put your faith and resources into yourself, you’ll be surprised at the outcome. -Elyse Whisby

We Empower Magazine obtained an exclusive interview with Elyse.

What defines beauty from your perspective and why did you choose a career in the beauty industry?

Elyse Whisby: Beauty to me is how you feel about yourself as well as how you appear to others. The inner beauty must shine in order to illuminate the outer beauty. That is what Ascension’s purpose and goal is: To bring the outer you to the surface. That is why we focus on organic products that won’t tear down the internal foundation of your body.

What can you tell us about your company Ascension by Elyse Spa and Training Institute?

Elyse Whisby: Ascension by Elyse is an advanced aesthetics technique institution that focuses on secondary learning for students and provides a pathway for those entering the world of beauty through continued apprenticeship. We provide the guidance, tools and motivation you will need to conquer the beauty world.

What would you like our readers to know about your achievements as a Beauty Business Extraordinaire and Esthetician?

Elyse Whisby: I have long had a dream of being an esthetician and beauty professional. Recently, through networking, schooling and hands-on training, I’ve learned what my niche in this industry is. My purpose is to not only help beautify, but to uplift and educate.

What are some of your personal favorite skincare methods and practices?

Elyse Whisby: Over the years of my beauty journey, I have tried many but now I keep it simple. A few of my personal favorite skincare methods and practices include regular exfoliation with organic products as well as hydrating from the inside out. I am a firm believer in practicing what you preach.

What skincare tips would you have for women of color as we change seasons from summer to fall?

Elyse Whisby: My message to Women of color to help maintain their beauty through changing seasons includes yogurt and lemon. Using yogurt in my daily regime as a gentle mask is great for the winter seasons. My next tip would be utilizing lemon, because it has become my solution to blemishes, acne scars, and discoloration. We offer a yogurt and lemon combination that works well with all skin types. Changing seasons can provide new challenges for brown skin such as dehydration and dryness, but these two products have helped me become a brown skin blemish-free naturalista. Ascension by Elyse Spa has a vision that focuses on quality products for better results.

How can our readers keep up to date with you on social media?

Elyse Whisby: All of our Social media handles can be found @Ascensionbyelyse, and our website is

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