Today we’d like to introduce you to Franziska Bernhard.
Hi Franziska, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, you could tell our readers some of your backstories.
My decade-long practice has been about connecting inner beauty to the outer self and creating harmony for the whole person. A dual Licensed Esthetician, Certified Oncology Esthetician, Reiki Master, and Yoga Instructor, these multiple disciplines allow me to address a client’s life circumstances and goals to translate into physical and noticeable changes. After spending 20 years in the fashion industry, I yearned for a meaningful profession. Being able to assist clients in letting go of an impossible ideal and rather nurture the soul has been a dream come true. Enhancing your beauty and striving for healthy skin is more realistic than trying to follow every fad and trend. My goal is not perfection; it is peace. We address the client’s issues – like getting rid of breakouts, calming rosacea, and reducing signs of aging – but we honor skin at all points in our lifecycle. Only when you appreciate your natural beauty can you exude it to those around you.
Alright, let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what challenges have you had to overcome?
Having owned a successful spa in NY, starting over in a brand new place is scary. I still need to get a following in Fernandina Beach, and I still need to get a supportive network. Will I be able to cover expenses? It’s a risk worth taking! I knew the first time I visited this gem of an island, I had found MY paradise. I have never been happier!
Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about FB Skin & Wellness?
FB Skin & Wellness is Fernandina Beach’s newest luxury spa. Offerings range from bespoke facials to result-oriented skincare to guided meditation and hypnosis. FB Skin and Wellness is about connecting the inner beauty to the outer self and creating harmony for the whole person. Rather than chasing some unattainable, ever-changing ideal, I incorporate esthetics, sound therapy, and meditation to help my clients feel refreshed and cared for. Providing my clients with results-driven treatments and guiding them toward inner peace sets FB Skin & Wellness apart in the beauty business. “It’s More Than A Facial” has come to characterize my holistic approach in many client reviews. Believing that the power of the hands, of actual touch, is paramount to my practice, I specialize in result-oriented skin treatments combined with pampering and nurturing that leaves you recharged and refreshed. Opening FB Skin & Wellness in paradise, I am thrilled to welcome you to downtown Fernandina Beach, where upscale restaurants, quaint shops, art galleries, and live music give the perfect atmosphere for my rejuvenating and inner-self-affirming treatments.
The crisis has affected us all in different ways. How has it affected you, and are any important lessons or epiphanies you can share with us?
The best lesson I learned during the Covid-19 crisis was to slow down. To check in with me, to listen to my true needs. I used to be overscheduled, overworked, busy, busy. Being forced to stay home for months helped me find my inner peace. I only need or want so many things. I treasure time and connection with my loved ones above all else. During the crisis I was called to be of service, and being able offer complimentary oncology services to those affected by cancer treatment has brought so much joy and a sense of gratitude to my life.
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Franziska Bernhard connects the inner beauty to the outer self.
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Wed | 10am-4pm
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Sat | 10am-4pm
308 1/2 Centre Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034