Skin care expert makes two big moves

MIDDLEBURY — August is not a time to kick back and relax for Middlebury business owner Jenn Buker. At the beginning of the month, Buker was downsizing and rebranding her skin care business. By mid-month she was moving to Texas.
Her business, formerly Glow Esthetics in the Zeno House on Court Street, has moved to the Star Mill building on Mill Street and opened there as Pro Skin Studio. Buker offers skin care services including facials, body waxing and eyebrow design for men and women.
After the studio opened at the new location, Buker, 43, moved from her home in Lincoln to a town near Houston. Her ex-husband got a job there, and she’s relocating there along with their two children as part of their “commitment to keep the family together.”
Starting in September, she intends to return to Vermont one week per month to serve clients in her studio’s new location. Business next month already appears brisk; Buker reported that she is “100 percent booked.”
“It’s been busy,” Buker said with a laugh. “I had to be creative and change my plans.”
Buker said that an associate skin care professional is available to offer waxing services when Buker is back in town, however she doesn’t employ anyone right now.
“The long range plan might include employing someone to keep the business active when I’m not here,” Buker said. She added that she has also considered the possibility of opening a business in Texas.
Buker earned her license as an esthetician two years ago, and Glow Esthetics has been open since May 2012.
“The minute I got out of school, I started my own business,” said Buker, adding that word of mouth and her contacts here in Vermont helped her develop a reputation and a trusting client base.
 Buker said she is the only certified Dermologica Expert Plus in New England, a certification in skin care that she earned after successful completion of a program in Massachusetts. Buker also has a degree in marine biology, which she said contributed to the way she looks at skin care.
“I come at skin care with a really scientific mind,” Buker said, adding that she is proud to tell clients how her skin care treatments help promote greater health.
“I’ve been working really hard in the new space,” said Buker, who is looking forward to welcoming customers into her new business location. “I think these changes will work well.”

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