Yasmin Sharifi | RN, MSN, CNOR, SKY Essentials Founder
Born to Persian parents in New Jersey, this Persian American has always been exposed to cosmetic care and the beauty industry with hours spent in her mother’s salon as a child. Her mother, a professionally trained make-up artist in New York, who serviced such brands as Chanel, Shiseido, and the like; didn’t usually bring the latest trend in beauty home, but preached “natural organic beauty,” a concept learned and carried over into all Yasmin’s Sky Essentials Skin Care products. Now, as before, “less is more” and “natural” is key.
Yasmin moved from New Jersey to Southern California in 1987, soon after graduating nursing school. Always interested in the science of the human body, inside and out, with a strong emphasis on chemistry and biology, she immediately found her deepest desire to be an integral part of the operating room environment and started her medical career. Working alongside cosmetic surgeons and performing numerous cosmetic surgical procedures, along with orthopedic, cardiovascular, and neurological surgeries, she gained extensive clinical experience, which provided her the opportunity to obtain her Certification in the Operating Room (CNOR).
Soon after, with much encouragement and support, she graduated from California State University Dominguez Hills with her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing. She continued her nursing career, rising to the level of Director of Surgical Services for major hospitals in the Orange County and Los Angeles area; all the while finding time to follow her passion for beauty by participating as “first assist” in countless cosmetic procedures for prominent cosmetic surgeons in Beverly Hills and Newport Beach, California. She enhanced her knowledge in the surgical world as an administrator and later went on to receive her Masters of Science Degree in Nursing from California State University Dominguez Hills.
Thirty years from the start of her journey that same drive and support of friends an close family led her identify the life learned essence of pure, simplistic beauty, utilizing organic compounds and create Sky Essentials. While focused on her Medical Aesthetics career, Yasmin created her own place of cosmetic perfection, Sky Salons & Spas where hair and skin care come together. Her time in the operating room created an even stronger passion for cosmetic and aesthetic procedures and helping women look and feel great about themselves. Yasmin quest to expand her knowledge in the aesthetics industry led her to acquire focused training and certification in Botox and Dermal Fillers, as well as IPL and lasers treatments and has used her knowledge in the development of Sky Essentials Skin Care, a product used by all her estheticians and sought after by clients serviced in her spa.