About Me

My name is Abbie Keating and I am a licensed Esthetician located in Tinley Park. Services I offer include luxurious and advanced facials, lash lift and tint, waxing, special occasion makeup and am Reiki Level 1 certified.

My whole life I've been interested in the beauty industry from the time I was 6 when I first got into my mom's makeup kit. Growing up I would read magazines, draw fashion designs, build Barbie a dreamhouse and give my friends make overs. I got my Bachelor's degree in Fashion Marketing and Management and in 2007 I entered the beauty industry working for Boots Retail USA. I worked in corporate beauty for 6 years before deciding to get my Esthetician's license in 2014. My end goal is to create my own skin care line which I have been working on for the past few years. But in the mean time I'll settle for making people feel beautiful inside and out.

Beauty is all around us and I'm just happy to be a part of it.

ESTHETIC MISSION

My mission is to make clients look and feel beautiful using the best products that utilize the highest quality ingredients; keeping environmental integrity as my top priority without compromising efficacy.

 

EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS

G Skin & Beauty Institute,​ Chicago, IL

Esthetician license #131.010864, 2015

  • Specialize in special occasion and wedding makeup application, microdermabrasion, chemical exfoliation, skin analysis, waxing, body treatments, and multi-use machines

  • Vast knowledge and experience with many different skin care lines

  • Retailing experience while performing services

  • Halloween makeup contest winner

The Illinois Institute of Art, ​Chicago, IL 

Bachelor of Arts Marketing & Management, 2008

  • President’s List, Dean's List, Kappa Omicron Nu-Honors Society

Lillstreet Art Center, ​Chicago, IL 

Digital Arts classes, 2012

  • Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign latest version

EXPERIENCE

Busy Bee Beauty, Orland Park, IL 11/1/2018 to present

          Esthetician

  • Specializing in advanced anti-aging modalities, Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion, LED Light Therapy, Microcurrent

  • Classic and Volume Lash Extensions

  • Lash Lifts and brow and lash tinting

  • Full face and body waxing

  • Special Occasion Makeup, specializing in Bridal

Serenity Skin Studio, Orland Park, IL 11/1/2018 to 5/1/2019

          Esthetician

  • Specializing in advanced anti-aging modalities, Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion, LED Light Therapy, Mesotherapy, Microcurrent

Spa Remedy, Frankfort, IL, 03/2017 to 10/2018

          Esthetician

  • Specializing in anti-aging treatments, Lash Lifts, Eyelash Extensions, Makeup Applications, Peels, Microdermabrasion, Microcurrent, Waxing

Massage Envy, South Loop Chicago, IL 01/2016 to present

          Esthetician

  • Work with Murad skincare products

  • 53% Retention Rate

  • Annual average sales per client $20

RE;ACT 4 Ryan, Chicagoland Area, IL 04/2016 to present

          Marketing Committee Manager

  • Create and design all printed and digital marketing materials.

  • Created Logo and website www.react4ryan.com.

  • Manage Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.

  • Manage budgeting for Marketing materials.

  • Recruited volunteers and donors for monetary and physical donations. 

Whole Foods Market, Chicago, IL, 01/2015 to 7/2015

Customer Service/Cashier

  • Ring groceries, provide information and guidance on product and company knowledge

The Body Shop, Chicago, IL 11/2014 to 1/2015

Seasonal Sales Associate

  • Skincare focused selling to boost sales in the facial skin and makeup department

Salon Commodities (aka Avlon Industries, Inc.), Melrose Park, IL, 05/2013 to 5/2014

Brand Manager

  • Conducted market research and developed the concept for the launch of a new skincare brand by working with a team of chemists and R&D specialists

Boots Retail USA, Inc., Norwalk, CT and Chicago, IL, 03/2007 to 04/2013

Retail Environment Operations Manager

  • Rapidly progressed from entry level sales as ​Beauty ​Advisor​ to ​Assistant District Manager then relocated to corporate HQ as ​Marketing Intern, Marketing Assistant, Sales & Operations Coordinator​ ​then​ ​Retail Environment Operations Manager

  • Experienced manager of staff, processes and call center operations including training, planning, strategy and display initiatives

  • Supported semi-annual national sales conferences by producing training materials, videos, PowerPoint presentations and operational tools for field team

Freelance, Graphic Designer and Branding, USA, 09/2012 - Present

Best Buy, Computer Sales Associate, Danbury, CT, 09/2009-05/2010

Menards, Flooring Sales Associate, Homer Glen, IL, 04/2006 – 02/2007

  • 3 time winner of Guest Service Award

Torrid/Hot Topic, Sales Associate, Orland Park, IL, 11/2002 – 07/2005

  • Employee of the Month Award

Bryles Research, Recruiter and Moderator, Mokena, IL, 05/2002 – 11/2002