Afton Segault and the art of skin care | Women in Business profile

Afton Segault is living her dream as the owner of Omari Beauty Bar.

“I really wanted to be able to make a connection with people and help instill confidence,” said Segault, a licensed aesthetician. “My work is very rewarding, and I truly enjoy every aspect of it.”

Five years ago, she attended the Euro Institute of Skin Care in Renton, Washington. It was an intensive program with classes six days a week that combined a holistic approach to skin care along with anatomy and nutrition.

“What we put on our skin has the same effect as what we put in our bodies,” she said.

More than two years ago, Segault opened her spa at 434 Madrona St. (across from the vet), where she offers facials, corrective peels, sugaring hair removal, lash and brow tinting and bridal makeup artistry. This past year she had 20 bridal clients. Omari means “of the highest or high born.”

“My vision for the spa was to create a space that felt luxurious yet comfortable,” she said. “I wanted to incorporate a product line that had a strong combination of nature and science, that’s effective for all skin types. Ultimately, Omari represents a space to pause, escape from everyday life, and indulge in a little self-care.”

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“I knew I wanted to own my space in a small town,” she said. “It’s everything I dreamed it would be. I’m forming relationships with people I wouldn’t have crossed paths with otherwise.”

Segault says it’s “very powerful” helping clients improve their skin so that they no longer feel required to wear makeup.

Every season Omari Beauty Bar offers a special, and this fall it’s a “Pumpkin Vitality Series,” a three-part facial and peel series. For those who haven’t tried a skin treatment, Segault encourages everyone — even men and teens — to give it a try.

“It’s an experience that shouldn’t be missed,” she said. “You get the relaxation of a massage but also amazing results with a glowing complexion. It’s the best of both worlds.”

For fun, Segault enjoys paddleboarding, cooking, painting, home projects and spending time with her family. She and her husband Joseph recently bought a new house that they are renovating together. She grew up on Orcas but never thought she’d settle on the island as an adult.

“But there really isn’t any place like home,” she said.