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Meet The Poets


the mother-daughter team

Co-Owners Michelle and Monet

Mother-Daughter team Michelle and Monet co-own Beauty Poet together. Their combined love of clean skin care, wellness and holistic health led them on the path to business ownership together in the industry they are most passionate about.

With a shared love of making others look and feel uplifted and beautiful, their joy is found in the many radiant clients who find themselves walking through the doors of Beauty Poet for much needed rest and rejuvenation.  

Michelle Johnson

When entering Beauty Poet you may be receiving your warm welcome from Michelle. Michelle acts as operational manger as well as a helpful skincare and beauty consultant for our shoppers. When she's not assisting clients in finding the perfect shade of lipstick or the best night cream, she's most likely researching the latest in green beauty and holistic health to make sure Beauty Poet is always on the cutting edge.    
Having spent most of her professional life as a graphic designer, creating all things beautiful remained as a steadfast hobby for Michelle until the opportunity to co-own Beauty Poet with her daughter came along. Michelle has managed to synergistically combine her passion for clean beauty and all of the experience from her previous career to create her dream life path here at Beauty Poet.    

Monet Bender

"Be your own kind of beautiful." These words are from the heart of Monet and infused into her own practice as a Holistic Facialist. After traveling through Southeast Asia and living in Bali for nearly a year working on her beauty blog, Monet and her husband Luke decided to lay down roots in San Luis Obispo.
Inspired by nature and her spa visits in foreign tropics, Monet has refined her unique approach as an esthetician. She has an incredible knowledge bank of ingredient info and her wish for each client is for them to have a relaxing, effective and rejuvenating experience here at Beauty Poet. Monet truly cares for the inner and outer you and will grace you with her beautiful energy, knowledge in health and beauty and nurturing hands.
As one who loves to cultivate, Monet has created a beautiful home garden and a Pinterest worthy home she shares with her husband, their toddler son Layth and a 17 lb cat named Zuma. She continues to inspire us with her heart-centered treatments and ideas for creating a blissful culture at Beauty Poet. 
*Temporarily not taking clients

Greta

Holistic Facialist
& Massage Therapist

Greta is the original founder and creator of Beauty Poet.
Her inner light radiates in her passion to nourish feminine energy through restorative treatments and the use of clean beauty and personal care products.
Greta cares deeply about providing a service that is informative, transformational and deeply restoring. She loves spending time with her horse Luke and her dog, Rex.

Jordan

Holistic Massage Therapist

Jordan exudes joyful beauty and brings her grounding and positive energy into her treatments. Expertly trained in holistic practices, she will work with you to curate the experience you most desire. Jordan's innate ability to perceive where there is tension in the body results in a highly restorative massage. Jordan enjoys being outdoors, practicing yoga, chilling with her cats and organic produce from her boyfriend's ranch.

Valerie

Holistic Facialist

Valerie came to Beauty Poet in a movie worthy meet-cute scenario.
Working as a banking executive she provided Monet and Michelle with their small business loan to start Beauty Poet many years ago.
Valerie had already started her own journey in clean living and had long been a skin care lover. After experiencing Beauty Poet herself she decided to leave the banking world to pursue a career that deeply fueled her soul which landed her with us at Beauty Poet. 
Valerie's artful skill, nurturing touch and bright presence will have you feeling instantly at ease, relaxed and truly cared for inside and out.

Nancy


Holistic Facialist

Nancy fell out of love with her career in healthcare and in love with skincare as an Esthetician. Having studied and trained in holistic medicine, herbalism and botanical cosmetic formulation Nancy brings a unique perspective to her craft. 
Nancy has a knack for intuitive healing with a focus on Ayurvedic wellness.
A girl mom of two, Nancy loves spending her down time exploring farmers markets, sourcing ingredients for her own skin and body care products. 

Julia


Spa Operations  & Marketing Coordinator

Along with Michelle, Julia is also one of the friendly faces you may meet when walking into Beauty Poet.
Julia is a self-proclaimed extrovert and her love for people and infectious laugh are both contagious.
Julia loves all things beauty and is frequently reading up on the latest in clean skincare and beauty to better assist Beauty Poet clients. 
When she's not at the spa she may be camping or restoring an old car. She's a woman of many talents!

Whitney

Holistic Facialist

Whitney is an incredibly skillful Facialist, with a passion for microcurrent treatments as well as providing deeply healing and effective services. Her warm presence encourages deep relaxation. Having grown up with one parent rooted in western medicine and one in eastern holistic healing. Whitney's background is a very knowledgable blend of the two philosophies.
A self proclaimed forever-learner Whitney is also currently enrolled in massage school in order to expand her services.
Whitney also has an adventurous spirit, she loves travel and has even cross-country road tripped in a van!

Anika

Holistic Massage Therapist

Anika specializes in intuitive massage, incorporating a variety of modalities and techniques along with a deep understanding of the human body to provide the ultimate healing and nurturing experience catered to each individual client.
She has always loved connecting with others through bodywork and believes strongly in the power of touch to foster peace and wellness.
In her free time Anika enjoys making and teaching ceramics in her beachside home studio in Cayucous.

Laura


Front desk &
Spa Operations Coordinator

Laura is the energetic voice and sweet smile you may interact with when experiencing Beauty Poet.
Passionate about Beauty Poet's clients, Laura's goal is to make every client's visit begin and end with relaxation, recovery and more love for self-care than when they walked in.
In her free time Laura can be found channeling her inner foodie as she explores SLO's best eats and bakes healthy treats for friends and family. She also loves a good cycling or high intensity fitness class!

The Beauty Poet Mission

To enhance the well being, health and enjoyment of life to our clients and customers through life supporting treatments and products. Dedicated to the utmost standards of safety, purity and information.