|Beauty is in the eyes of Cartwright|
Guardian Business Reporter
Published: Jun 22, 2012
Like most little girls growing up, Christa Cartwright has always been fascinated with beauty and the need to help others feel beautiful.
In this edition of “Da Plunge”, Cartwright shares with Guardian Business that she always loved dabbling in all things beauty, from products to jewelry. This passion has been coupled with her need to help people.
“I knew that I could help people through beauty. When I was younger, I had a friend that was a beautician and she used to practice on me. This also sparked my interest,” she shared.
After working in the skin care field for more than seven years, it was then Cartwright realized that she wanted to help Bahamians feel good about themselves, so she opened Pearla Rose last June.
“After I graduating from high school, I went off to school to study it. I worked at Mandara Spa for seven years. After a while, I realized that I wanted to do my own thing. At Mandara, most of my clientele were tourists. But I really wanted to help the Bahamian people out on their skin. I want to teach them on what to use and not to use. I also really believe in the product line,” Cartwright noted.
Pearla Rosa is a company that specializes in facials, waxing and massages.
She noted that business over the past year has been good, as word has gotten out about her unique approach to skin care. Cartwright believes she sets herself apart from the competition by offering a personal touch to all of her services, as Pearla Rosa operates on appointments only.
“I like to book appointments where you come in and I can spend one on one time with my clients. I want to hear your thoughts and concerns so that I can help you with it. There is no waiting in line, so there is no need to feel rushed,” she explained. “Depending on the service requested will be the time that I spend with you. There’s 45 minutes for a facial, but I book it for an hour because some people may require some more TLC with their skin and that’s what I am here for.
“I am not here to rush you out. As I provide each service, I explain to you what I am doing as I am doing it. A lot of people leave here saying that I didn’t even think of it like that.”
Going forward, Cartwright said she is hoping to grow her company by offering new services like body treatments and nails.
However, as it stands, she isn’t looking to hire any staff. She loves providing her clients with personalized services that her clients have become accustomed to, as she describes Pearla Rosa as a very intimate and relaxed environment.
“There are a lot of people that come here because of me. They ask for Christa. They don’t want anyone else to do it. There are a lot of people that do not have the passion like I do. For me, I think it would be risky for me to hire more people because they might not do it the way that I do it. I never want to see Pearla Rosa get a bad name,” she added.
Pearla Rosa is located on Tedder Street off Madeira.