Skye Crounse, Esthetician
Skye Crounse has always been fond of skincare and pampering. It began as an interest, then a hobby, and ultimately a profession, but it has always been a passion.
“Even before I got into the field, I was into skincare products and always recommending ways friends could brighten or improve their skin. I love making people feel beautiful. My goal is to reveal “the most beautiful you” for each person,” she said.
A native of Palm Springs, Skye graduated from Palm Desert High School in 2000 and went on to obtain an AA from College of the Desert. She worked as a veterinary tech and at a bank for a while. But that passion for esthetics kept calling her name. She graduated from the International School of Beauty in Palm Desert in 2011. To be hired as an esthetician, a person must have a year of industry experience, so she began hers representing Dermatologica at Ulta. She then operated her own salon on El Paseo for a few years and worked in esthetics at the Miramonte Resort & Spa in Indian Wells. So, Skye had nearly a decade of esthetics experience before she joined Contour Dermatology in December 2019.
Shortly after joining the team, the pandemic hit. Skye worked as a receptionist during that time. In 2022, she worked briefly as a cosmetic consultant, but she returned to her true passion and joined the Contour esthetician team full-time in December 2022.
Among the esthetic services she performs, one of her specialties is doing extractions, including removing blackheads, comedones, and milia, those stubborn whiteheads. She also has had success in helping people calm down inflamed acne. Skye also has advanced training in microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, and chemical peels.
“I love doing extractions and think I give an amazing facial and scalp massage.” Clients tell her: “That was the best facial I’ve ever had.” “Your hands are magic.” “Your touch is out of this world.”
“It makes me feel accomplished to see someone feeling so comfortable in their own skin and loving the results,” she said.
Education is also a part of her treatment plan, interviewing patients about their makeup and skin hygiene. “If you don’t change your habits at home and be consistent with your skincare regimen, you’re only getting half the results from a facial,” she said. “Consistency is key; you have to stay on it.”
When Skye is not working, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, including kayaking, catch-and-release fishing, hiking, and target shooting. And as a former vet tech, she loves dogs but doesn’t have any pets. So, she enjoys taking a relative’s dogs to the park to play frisbee and giving them a doggy spa day.