Amy Leavell Bransford, eco-aesthetician and graduate of Atlanta Institute of Esthetics launched “Aviary ” last fall. Aviary, a collective located at Studioplex Lofts in Old Fourth Ward, is “a warm welcoming nest from which beauty and wellness take flight. It provides an oasis that is more about eco than ego, where the personal is professional and clients are considered friends.” The collective includes a hair stylist, makeup artist, massage therapist, Christine Legnon , also an ASM graduate and Amy Leavelle Bransford.
I asked Amy how she grew her successful skincare business and if she had any advice to share with current students and fellow graduates of Atlanta School of Massage and its skincare program, Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics. Since graduating in 2005 from ASM Amy has worked from home, worked with Natural Body Spa and rented space at Plum Salon. Last fall she bought the loft where she was renting space which is now home to Aviary. With a PR background, Amy has been persistent and attentive to marketing. A story in the Daily Candy last fall had a dramatic impact towards increasing business.