Why Seoulful Glam?
My story is a deep and personal one that holds a lot of meaning to me. I struggled with very severe acne from my pre-teen years up until my second year of college. I got made fun of A LOT throughout my entire adolescent years and it completely ruined any ounce of self-love I had for myself. I came to believe that because I was not beautiful on the outside, I had nothing to offer as a human being. I really viewed myself as worthless for a very long time.
Years later, I came across a bible verse that would change my life forever. “For people look at the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart.” Bit by bit, I began to love myself and my imperfections, and I really began to believe that the truth that my outer appearance does not define who I am.
I graduated college in 2016 and went to South Korea as a graduation trip. There, I was exposed to the world of skincare. I realized I had been taking care of my skin incorrectly my entire life and I became hooked onto skincare and it grew into such a strong passion.
My love for skincare and beauty kept growing and I then realized I wanted to help others who were dealing with the struggles I once dealt with. In 2018, I quit my full time 9-5 desk job and enrolled in beauty school. I received my esthetician license and then in August 2019, Seoulful Glam was born.
I believe that the world of beauty and skincare is not meant to hide our imperfections, but are ways to empower ourselves and to embrace who we are and who we were meant to be. It’s a way to take ownership and through that, will bloom confidence and strength.
Seoulful Glam is all about empowering women through results-driven facial treatments and corrective skincare to help build their confidence and inner strength.
Empowering clients through results driven treatments and effective quality skincare.
Early AcneAcne decided to barge into my life when I was just 11 years old. Little did I know, it would only get worse and worse every year. Getting acne at the start of puberty was pretty detrimental to my self-esteem and caused me to develop serious image dysmorphia.
The guy sitting next to me in my 8th-grade history class called me ugly because of my acne. I spent an hour crying in the bathroom and from that day on I hated myself even more. I began to truly believe that I was hideous and worthless.
The Hardest Year
Not only was my acne at an all-time high here, I was going through a lot of hardships at home. I felt extremely helpless. I literally couldn’t do anything about my situation. I was very sad, depressed, and unmotivated. I really hated my life.
1 Samuel 16:7
My junior year of high school I came across a bible verse that would change my life: 1 Samuel 16:7.
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
This verse changed my life and slowly I began to love myself more and began to grasp the concept of how my outer appearance doesn’t define my worth as a human being.
1st Year of College
This one of the peak years of my acne. But despite my skin being pretty bad during this time, I was so confident in myself and my appearance was no longer holding me back. My confidence really stared to grow this year.
My acne had started to finally subside, but my skin health still wasn’t the best. But I didn’t bother investing in quality skincare or seeking out help from an esthetician. I didn’t even know what an esthetician was. I thought because my acne was calming down that I didn’t need skincare or facials.
College Graduation Trip
I graduated college and went on a summer trip to South Korea. Despite being Korean, I never knew how much my culture places such a big emphasis on skincare. I was blown away. I stopped using my harsh products and began to use actual, effective ones. My skin health started to transform, and it was such an empowering feeling. I felt strength and power being able to take ownership of my skin health, and that in return helped me to become a stronger person.
Stepping into the “Real World”
My first year out of college was a confusing one. I had zero idea what my dream career was, and I longed for a meaningful, purpose driven career. I was so jealous of my friends who got amazing jobs at all these big companies. Deep down, I already knew my true love was in skincare and beauty. But I didn’t think it could be a career, so I continued to work at jobs I hated.
I decided to take the jump and go after my dreams. I quit my miserable 9-5 desk job, and I enrolled in beauty school. Leaving that job was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my entire life. I enrolled at Career Academy of Beauty and I started in September 2018.
A few months after getting my esthetician license, I opened Seoulful Glam. The first year of being in business was a difficult one. A lot of days and nights were spent crying and doubting myself. I realized that running a business is extremely hard work. I began to regret EVERYTHING, and I compared myself to others all the time. I felt lost and un-driven.
Being in a worldwide pandemic made me feel even more worse. I really thought I was going to have to shut down for good. But through the fire, you rise from the ashes. Through a lot of trial and error, I learned how to change my mindset and that in return helped my business tremendously. Covid is still here, but despite of that, Seoulful Glam is growing in ways I didn’t even know were possible! I am so thankful for the progress it is gaining day by day. Seoulful Glam is here to stay and it is only going to get bigger and better!
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