Ashley Love | Medical Aesthetician, MHA

As long as I can remember, I have been the daughter my Mom called “Pollyanna” for my prim and proper, stay clean approach to all the girl things. I saw the world through creative eyes, constantly doodling and prettying up my handwriting with this pen or that marker. Fast forward 28 years to having my own children…..BOYS! Wait….what? Boys aren’t clean and they don’t doodle! Surrounded by dinosaurs and toy trains, dirt and stink, I quickly adapted a “don’t touch that” attitude into a “we can build it, yes we can” system. Every dilemma had a creative, but rarely perfect the first time, solution. This process of trial and error with stops along the way in business, retail, art and education brought me all the way to a love for my work in skincare.

I was raised in Scottsboro, AL and Huntsville, AL mostly by feisty, fun and fabulous women until venturing off to Auburn University for a BS in Education, and University of Houston for an Masters in Health and Business Administration. I lived in Texas for many years before returning to Huntsville in 2014. I had always wanted to work in the “spa” environment and decided it was the right time to get my license as an esthetician. I knew skincare would be a perfect mix of stay clean with just enough grime to keep my creative brain looking for answers and better ways to reach the goals of each client.

I opened Refinement Skincare in 2015 and began offering skincare treatments to many wonderful clients. As time went on, I found a desire to grow into the ability to offer more advanced treatments. Around the end of 2018, a rather fated phone call from a friend urging me to meet one of her colleagues who very much subscribed to the same approaches in skincare came my way. I met her colleague in January 2019 and I am now proud to say my approach to skincare is enhanced through partnership with my best “girlfriend in skincare”, Sharon Rauh, RN, BSN. We thoroughly enjoy the work we do together in our happy place, Encore Aesthetics. I am incredibly humbled by the clients, many of whom are now friends, that have followed me from the early days at Refinement all the way to Encore without hesitation. The trust built with each of my clients is something I will always hold dear.

Outside the office, I enjoy painting furniture, researching natural health to create unusual solutions to common problems, and driving my boys crazy with all kinds of conspiracy theories.