Jennifer O’Hare has just opened JO Esthetics in Woodbridge. O’Hare has been an esthetician for 15 years and always worked for other people. During the pandemic she realized she wanted to work for herself and found a space that fit just right in Woodbridge.
“I’ve always liked Woodbridge,” she says. “I worked in Woodbridge a long time ago for a now-closed spa business. The community is strong, and businesses help other businesses. I like that about the town.”
First Selectman Heller attended a ribbon cutting at the business in early November and welcomed the new business to town.
In addition to running her own business O’Hare also teaches esthetics at Oxford Academy. “I am really passionate about teaching esthetics and helping people to know more about their skin. People don’t take good enough care of their skin, so I want them to know it’s important and how to take care of it,” she said.
At JO Esthetics customers can get waxing, customizable facials, pedicures, lash lifts and body sculpting. For facials O’Hare can help address issues like pigmentation, dry skin or acne. “Anybody can get a facial and it helps with cell turnover and keeps the Ph levels balanced.”
The lash lifts, she says, are gentle and are “like a perm for eyelashes.” Body sculpting is non-invasive fat and cellulite removal. She uses a frozen lotion that creates thermogenesis which speeds up the metabolism. O’Hare is certified in the process following many trainings. “You still have to diet and exercise and take care of yourself, but this is an additional tool,” she adds.
JO Esthetics is located at 19b Hazel Terrace. For more information or an appointment, call (203) 927-6030.