From her grandmother’s salon to her own renowned company, her passion for the beauty industry has driven her success.
Renée Rouleau, an Austin-based, celebrity aesthetician, skin guru, and founder of Renée Rouleau Skincare, has been in the beauty and skin care industry for 30 years and is continuing to expand her expertise. Her first exposure to the beauty industry was growing up in her grandmother’s hair salon and playing with all of her beauty supplies. When Renée was 18 years old and trying to figure out what to do with her career, her mother recognized that she had a passion for all things beauty and for helping others. Her mother encouraged her to pursue the industry. Renée started out doing hair, but quickly transitioned to the world of aesthetics. She fell in love with all aspects of the industry, including being of service to others, helping people feel more confident in their skin, and loving cosmetic chemistry. This ultimately led her to start her own skin care line.
As a teenager and young adult, Renée was always picking at her blemishes. During her early to mid-20s, she experienced cystic acne around her chin and jawline and would try to squeeze out the painful, sore infections. Since she did not have much experience studying cystic acne, she did not realize that the body reabsorbs the infection. She did realize that picking at her own skin was further damaging it. Understanding the lifecycle of a blemish through her own personal experiences really helped Renée’s career. Knowing when to touch a blemish, when not to, and the tools and treatment needed to make it go away fast without scarring was very important. Many of Renée’s young Hollywood clients rely on her expertise, particularly with breakouts.
Eight years into her career, Renée determined there were nine different types of skin and created a product line to help each of those unique skin types.
Driven by her passion for skin care, Renée’s theory is that the road to improving skin is a marathon, not a sprint. It requires great patience, as there is not immediate gratification. Renée stresses that professionals should not be discouraged if clients are not able to resolve skin issues immediately. Many people try to figure it out themselves and end up spending money on products that ultimately are not giving them the desired results because they are confused about their skin type. With her expertise, she has transformed her career path and skin care company into a growing, successful business. It has made her one of the most renowned aestheticians and skin care experts in the world. Renée continues to create incredible skin care products that help others solve their skin care needs.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT RENÉE
“Renée Rouleau is someone I have deeply admired for years before ever meeting her. I do not know anyone more dedicated to excellence than her. She has an exact vision and is able to execute that vision down to the last detail.” Joanna Vargas, founder of Joanna Vargas Skincare