Blink Beauty is owned and operated by Gloria Fuentes, a licensed Esthetician and Instructor of esthetics. Gloria has been an esthetician for nine years and has worked among Austin’s spa and salon elite. She interned and worked under master Esthetician Marisa Hernandez for two years. Until Marisa’s passing in February 2012, her skills and expertise in skin care were sought after by many estheticians. Gloria was extremely fortunate to be one of the few who worked side by side with Marsia for many years. After working with Marisa at her skin care spa and selling her skincare line Gloria went on to work at the beautiful urban retreat, Mecca Spa and Gym for over two years. She then opened her first business Fresh Esthetics in 2004. Gloria co-owned Fresh esthetics for three years. While operating Fresh Esthetics she also taught esthetics at Avenue Five Institute. Additionally Gloria was also a wax specialist at Brazilia Waxing Spa for two years.
Blink Beauty was established in May of 2009 by Gloria Fuentes. Gloria originally operated her lash business out of Frou Frou Salon. Gloria’s lash business grew so rapidly that after just one year she needed to move into her own space. Blink Beauty now has its own storefront located in the center of downtown East Austin. Gloria now has the opportunity to use her many years of training in skin care and in the field of esthetics to provide an array of beauty services. While lash extensions are still the emphasis at Blink Beauty, Gloria is dedicated to continuing to expand her knowledge and education in services that complement the lashes.
Brooke moved to Austin in 1998 to attend the University of Texas. After graduating with a psychology degree, her interests turned towards esthetics and she pursued a career as an esthetician. Brooke graduated from Avenue Five Institute in 2012, gaining certifications in microdermabrasion, chemical peels, Rhonda Allison skin care and as a lash stylist. She is now a co-owner of Blink Beauty Too, Blink’s Central Austin location and a Master lash stylist. Brooke is passionate about emphasizing a custom and personalized look for each of her clients when doing lashes, as well as keeping up with new lash trends and styles. “The fact that my clients leave my salon feeling more beautiful than they already are, is what I love most about my job and why I continue in this profession.”