Up next on our North Shore business features is Jillian Oppenheim of uGlow Med Spa. uGlow is your personal skin care oasis! Offering just about every service you can think of, Jillian and her team will keep you looking and feeling your best for years to come!
Tell us a bit about your company! What do you do? What is your mission?
uGlow Med Spa is located in Salem, Mass., and offers a wide range of medical aesthetic services — Botox®, Kybella®, Microneedling with PRP, CoolSculpting®, Silhouette InstaLift®, Laser, Plasma Pen™, Dermal Fillers, Facials, Waxing, Spray tan and Diamond Glow ® — all in a warm, inviting and confidential environment.
uGlow Med Spa was founded by Jillian Oppenheim, NP, APRN-BC, and brings together highly educated and talented practitioners who want to make you look and feel your best in the most natural way.. We always say “you should look like you had a good night sleep”.
How did you get started with your business? What made you decide to join this industry?
I worked for 12 years as a family nurse practitioner in primary care. Dermatology was always my greatest passion. The staff would joke that if there was a good derm patient to put them on my schedule. During those 12 years I had my two children and was looking for a good work/life balance. I continued with primary care part-time and pursued my passion of dermatology. It led me medical aesthetics. I quickly learned that it was a mix of medicine and art and I had an eye for it. I took a chance and it really paid off. I absolutely love what I do and am continuously learning more and more.
What does it mean to you to be a small business owner on the North Shore?
The North Shore is near and dear to my heart. I grew up here and am now raising my own family here. Being able to combine my passion for medicine and aesthetics with the community I love has been so gratifying.
What is your favorite part of being a business owner?
My favorite part of being a business owner is being able to make my vision and passions a reality. I can keep my practice small and family like, while continuing to grow and meeting the needs of our clients.
When you were growing up, what is your ultimate dream job? If it's this, how does it feel to have met your dream?! If it was something different, how did your dream change over time?
I always wanted to be in medicine. I knew it from the time I was a child. However, I also loved style and healthy living. I couldn’t be happier having the ability to now combine it all. I would say I am one of the lucky ones as my dream has definitely come true!
Every business owner faces challenges. How are you empowered to overcome yours?
This is not the easiest industry to be in. I have learned though that when I am true to what I believe in and always put the customer first I can overcome most challenges. I alway say “I’m just going to stay in my lane”. I also find that leaning on my staff and other’s in the field that I know I can trust helps me through.
Tell us (in one word) how you would describe your bosschik business!
Anything else we should know about you, your business, or just a fun fact?!
We have the most wonderful, down to earth and dedicated staff. I feel truly blessed.
Where you can find her:
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