‘What do you love about your face?”
On the surface, this feels like a very probing almost invasive question. Yet, when posed by the charming and bright-smiled Vanessa Lee, it’s warm and disarming. Lee is an in-demand medical aesthetic provider and proud founder of Los Angeles-based conceptual beauty bar, The Things We Do.
Lee asks this question of each new client before providing any of her celebrity-endorsed injection beauty services. With it, she reaffirms the beauty that already exists with her clients, before making any subtle and natural enhancements to it. But this self-examining question isn’t solely to build confidence in clients or to steer them from any potential insecurities. It’s also tied to an age-old saying often linked to the lengths women will travel to strengthen their beauty regimens.
“It’s been a common sentiment between my patients and me,” Lee says. “Some treatments can be a little uncomfy, like chemical peels or getting poked with Botox, and the thing I’d always hear from patients is, “The things we do for beauty." I always told myself that when I started my own business, I would name it “The Things We Do” after that phrase.”