Meet Kim Evans, MA, BA, LE, CMT. Up Close and Personal with Kim Evans
Health Educator & Nutrition Wellness Coach, Licensed Aesthetician, Makeup Artist & Holistic Massage Therapist.
In 1991, I started selling Mary Kay Cosmetics, in addition to working full-time. In January 1996, I entered Delux Cosmetology School in Concord, CA. After completing my esthetics curriculum in April 1996, I passed the State Board. Within 30 days, 2GORJIS, The Facial Studio was born, May 1, 1996, in Walnut Creek, California. Then one year later, I moved 2GORJIS to Orinda, CA for bigger, brighter and greater business opportunities. Our location flourished for nine and a half years later. In 2006, another expansion, 2GORJIS relocated back to Walnut Creek, CA. Now after growing three spa beautiful locations, we have transitioned to a much smaller private facial clinic setting in the beautiful city Pleasant Hill, CA to give clients a more one on one personal service setting.
I have had the opportunity of working for several fortune 500 companies after graduating and earning my degree from the University of California at Berkeley, in Berkeley, California. After a decade of working extremely long hard hours for companies such as; AT&T, Bank of America, Unum Life Insurance and Levi Strauss, I was not satisfied with the corporate culture. I chose to make a direct career change. I chose to invest in myself. I made a decision to live life with passion and to discover my ultimate purpose. I took a leap of faith and developed my own business, to ensure my success and to secure my future.
I began my esthetics career as an Aesthetician in Walnut Creek, California by renting a room inside another small spa business. All I had was a room, empty with no products, no equipment, no money, no new customers, nothing. What I did have was prayer, an enthusiastic smile, and plenty of faith in myself, faith in my ability to succeed, faith in my dream of building a successful business, faith in GOD, and faith to make women feel and look 2GORJIS. Success is what you make it, and I had decided failure did not and would not exist in my vocabulary. An attitude filled with passion determines your altitude of success. Six months later to keep revenue coming in, I became a certified massage therapist graduating from McKinnon School of Massage in Oakland, CA in 1996. I fell in love with the practice of massage and I loved making people feel better and well.
I had my existing Mary Kay clientele to work from, but knowing that was not enough, I began working 80 hours per week and attended as many Chamber of Commerce meetings as I could. I knew that achieving success would mean that I had to take steps and do what I had never done before and go places I had never gone before. I began to network and meet people and began receiving lots of referrals.
After just one year of operation, I expanded and moved to my very own facility in Orinda, California. I am pleased to say business has continued to grow at very successful rate. To date, 2GORJIS offers a variety of services, ranging from clinical facials, massages, spa body therapies, waxing, and professional makeup. 2GORJIS also offers a variety of retail products, including skin care products, bath & body essentials, and color cosmetics. We are continuously expanding our services and creating new ways to better serve our clientele. I created my own line of makeup, 2GORJIS Color Cosmetics. 2GORJIS bath & body essentials line consists of custom-blended shower gels, lotions, essential oils, aromatherapy soaps, bath salts, and aromatherapy candles. Specialty all occasion custom gift baskets are also available year round.
As an educator for the (IBS) International Beauty Show Group and Show Management I have taught extensively in Chicago, Long Beach, New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, and Orlando, Florida. I have had the opportunity to educate salon owners, spa owners and other makeup artists on advanced makeup techniques around the world. 2GORJIS has just completed a make-up video. It is entitled: Kim Evans presents bridal make-up for multi-ethnic skin, a guide for the professional, 57 minutes) It can now be ordered via email, for our sale price of $59.99
Kim recently completed her Masters Degree in Holistic Education and Nutrition from John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, CA and holds a BA Degree from University of California at Berkeley, in Social Welfare and Industrial Organizational Behavior. A graduate of (WISE), Women's Initiative for Self Employed Women of San Francisco, CA. Since being a graduate of WISE, UC Berkeley and now JFKU, I have presented seminars as a guest speaker for the University of California Berkeley School of Business & Marketing, and University of Phoenix on topics such as marketing, developing a business niche, business branding & effective customer service.
The KME Group™ promotes health education about nutrition, lifestyle & wellness and help to facilitate, design, and implement custom corporate wellness programs for companies and small business. 2GORJIS Integrated Health & Wellness Spa offers wellness spa services at their private facility. 2GORJIS also produces advance makeup seminars and training for makeup professionals around the country with specialization in areas of bridal make-up, make-up for multi-ethnic skin, advance make-up techniques and business marketing for inspiring make-up artists. Please review our calendar of events for upcoming seminar dates.
Who says dreams do not come true? Not me-I am living my dreams and making people 2GORJIS in the process. The best advice I could give is to not quit; do not ever give in, live passionately towards what brings you happiness, and do not ever stop working towards your dream. God is still in control!
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"Look Fabulous, Feel Great & Live Well" Kim Evans