Véronique’s story: From home studio to her very own spa

Growth Factor student and aesthetician Véronique always dreamed that she would open her own spa one day, and now she has made those dreams a reality.

An aesthetician for almost 23 years, hailing from Ottawa in Canada, Véronique has had a passion for all things beauty since she was a little girl.

After having her son in December 2012, she knew she wanted to work on her dream of creating her own little haven where she could focus her time and energy on one client at a time.

With the support of her husband and family, her dream came true, and in 2013 Vie Esthetic Studio was born.

The beautiful little space grew from humble beginnings in her home basement where she could greet her clients and let them escape reality for a little while.

Vie Esthetic Studio and Boutique owner Véronique has actualised her dreams of owning her own bustling spa in Ottawa, Canada.


After the pandemic brought multiple closures and restrictions for the beauty industry, Véronique not only survived the shutdowns but emerged from the experience a stronger person and business owner.

In early 2022 Véronique moved the business out of her home and opened the doors to her new location for Vie Esthetic Studio and Boutique. The spa has been operating for nine years where Véronique now employs three staff including another aesthetician and a Front Desk Manager to support her in running the bustling business. .

Véronique first joined the Addo Aesthetics family by signing up for Spa Retail Rockstar which supported the busy aesthetician with retail sales and bringing revenue numbers up, later investing in Post with Purpose to gain greater clarity with using social media to promote her business and how to reach more clients..

Most recently Véronique is a Growth Factor Framework student since June 2021, which has helped her grow her business, move her business from her home to a brick-and-mortar location, hire a team, improve her mindset and achieve her business goals.

“Before starting with Addo I had a home business in my basement in one room and now I have a beautiful little spa with two treatment rooms, a Pedi mani room, and a beautiful retail area with lots of natural light,” Véronique said. .

“This was a huge achievement for me in being able to achieve these things, to have my very own spa and hire a team and most importantly to actually overcome the mindset challenges that made this all possible.”

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