A licensed aesthetician of 27 years and certified laser technician, Judit Fuster is a service provider at the CONRAD Spa in Florida.
What is your educational background, and how do you continue your education in the industry?
I am a master aesthetician and laser technician and have just received my electrolysis certification. I have always worked to stay educated about the skin care and beauty industry, and I am really passionate about every new thing. I continue my education through in-person classes and online courses.
How long have you been practicing, and why did you choose this field?
I have been an aesthetician for 27 years. I began my career in Hungary, and then connected my work as an aesthetics instructor to work in Virginia eight years ago. I finally came to work in Florida two years ago. I became an aesthetician because I have always loved the beauty industry and wanted to make others feel more beautiful. I also loved studying and learning more about skin and how it functions as an organ.
Why is Repêchage your ultimate go-to skin care brand, and how has it helped you become one of the best professionals in the industry?
Our spa is located at Fort Lauderdale, Florida and this skin care line, made with sustainably harvested seaweed, fits in perfectly with our location and brand personality. The brand also represents authority because the treatments provide such instant, visible results. Additionally, it is very important to work with a brand that is a CIDESCO associate member, with approved manufacturing standards and does things the right way. Repêchage has products that are dermatologist tested and plastic surgeon recommended. Our confidence in the efficacy of the products contributes to our success.
Why did you choose Repêchage, and how did you find out about them?
The CONRAD Spa is about empowering our guests to discover this destination and to make a positive impact. Repêchage aligns with this mission. We first learned about Repêchage at the IECSC show in West Palm Beach, and there was an instant connection. They are family owned, manufacture all their products in the United States, and are dedicated to excellence with their products. The cultivation and infusion of seaweed into every product, along with the way they ensure the highest quality, best ingredients, are all truly aligned with CONRAD’s dedication to excellence and integrity in everything we do.
How do you stay educated with this brand?
We are in constant communication with the brand owners. Shiri Sarfati, the executive vice president, visits us for one-on-one training anytime we ask. I also attend the online master classes once a month, and their educational portal at lydiasarfati.com is always up-to-date. If I have any question pertaining to protocol or need to find out more about a certain ingredient, it is readily available. We get monthly reminders so we can stay informed about what is happening and can immediately translate new techniques in a practical way in the treatment room.
What benefits do your clients see from using the retail of the brand?
After the professional treatments, we always consult on what would be the best products to help maintain the effects of the facial. Repêchage now has starter collections that work alongside all the professional facials. With products available in travel sizes, our clients can continue nourishing their skin and enjoying the results.
How do you promote yourself and the brand?
We have events for our community once a quarter, which we promote on social media. These events help us reach out beyond our clients to new people in the area. We also have monthly promotions geared towards our clients that we promote throughout the property on reader boards, in the guest suites, through concierge services, and in the restaurants.
Besides working with the brand, what else has helped you become one of the best?
I take the clients on a journey through education and consultation so that they will not only receive the instant gratification of the visible results but will also be able to retain the benefits at home. It is so important to educate my clients on the proper skin care, from cleansing to moisturization to especially protection because of the weather in Florida.
How do you give back to the industry or community?
I give back to my community through the positive energy I bring to my work, which affects not only my clients but my co-workers. It is what we give each other that is important. Here at the CONRAD I am always giving skin advice – how skin can be maintained, how to be diligent, and the steps clients need to take to have beautiful skin. I give back by always educating. This creates a domino effect.
Judit’s Must-Have Products
Repêchage Hydra Dew Pure™ Gentle Foaming Cleanser
Repêchage Algo® Mist Hydrating Seaweed Facial Spray
Repêchage Hydro Complex® PFS Moisturizing Cream
Repêchage Mineral Face Shield®