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Meet Nicole Rhangolan of Essential Skincare in Forest Park

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nicole Rhangolan.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Nicole. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Well, I modeled professionally back in the late eighties early nineties…. I guess I’ve always considered myself an entrepreneur. I realized that modeling was not my long term career goal and I’ve always loved skincare and makeup. So in 99 I decided to attend esthetics school. Upon graduation I began working at various salon/ spas and at a plastic surgeon practice. In 2003 I decided to go on my own and opened Essential Skincare. One of the best decisions I’ve ever made!

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
As a small business owner there are always struggles and growing pains, there is always the unknown. From services to products to clientele.

However, these struggles have helped to make me a better business person and to appreciate and value each and every one of my clients.

Essential Skincare – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
I provide facial treatments, waxing services for a diverse clientele. It’s not about fluff at Essential Skincare. It’s about real results. It’s a very quiet atmosphere. I’m by appointment only and my clients love the one on attention.

I’m proud of the faces of my clients when they see their skin’s potential. Nothing makes me prouder of my business than hearing a new client say that they’ve been referred by another client.

What sets me apart is my attention to detail. I enjoy every dynamic of my job and making sure that my clients walk out thinking that they will not find a better service in the entire state.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
I define success by the positive responses of my clients to the skincare regimen I design for them and their trust in recommending me to their friends, family and co-workers.

Making people feel beautiful is the reason I’m in this business.


  • Facial treatments – $85 – $110.00
  • Microcurrent -$100- $130.00
  • Microdermabrasion-$90 – $125.00
  • Peels- $110
  • Waxing services $15- $65

Contact Info:

Image Credit:
Head shot – Jimmie Sit
Spa shots – Ross Rolondo


  1. Morgan

    May 8, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    Very nice Nicole
    The photos are awesome
    Your dreams came true!

    • Anne Secker

      May 9, 2017 at 12:45 pm

      Great article Nicole. You really are the best!

  2. Anne Secker

    May 9, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Great article Nicole. You really are the best!

  3. Marianne Perry

    May 10, 2017 at 3:09 am

    This is awesome! You deserve the recognition!

  4. Kasy

    May 10, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    I can’t wait to book my next facial with Nicole! The recognition she received is worthy and so well deserved❗️
    I absolutely love your work and the pictures are beautiful so well done ❗️Thank you ❗️

  5. Helen Gullo

    May 15, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Nicole has the wonderful ability to gain ones confidence as she guides clients to superb skincare and treatment. Thank you, Nicole! Great article and well deserved.

  6. Lisa

    May 18, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Wonderful article Nicole! I always leave my appointments feeling amazing! Thank you!

  7. Courtney Coke

    May 19, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Even as a middle-aged man I still had issues with razor bumps, in-grown hairs etc. I have followed Nicole’s skincare advice and treatments over the years and am now able to put by best outer self forward. Even my teenage children have started to see Nicole. Congrats Nicole! Thanks for taking a seat and listening to your clients. The accolades are well deserved.

  8. Lori L Barnicke

    May 20, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    Before meeting Nicole, I would get a facial once a year. Since then, Nicole has provided me with a good education in skin care and products. It is so nice to be in the hands of a professional who truly cares. Can’t wait until I see Nicole again!

  9. Ranford

    May 24, 2017 at 12:45 am

    As a man I am always skeptical when it comes to facials. However, after receiving a gift certificate for a facial with Nicole I am now a believer! Great gift for any man you may know!!

  10. Paulette Psarras Collias

    May 25, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    Great article. You truly are the best!
    You have taught me so many ways to take care of my skin. Thank you for all you do!!

  11. Ellen

    June 3, 2017 at 2:10 am

    I’ve had such great results from the facials that Nicole provides-she is also so helpful with addressing my concerns and teaching me about available products.

  12. Ellen

    June 4, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Great service with wonderful results! Nicole is very experienced and professional and Forest Park is lucky to have her business in the community. Highly recommend!

  13. Calvin Hollins

    June 9, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    Let me first say how proud I am for you the work you have done it has been fantastic both on me and my son you started at Pivot Point now you’re teaching the classes great job

  14. Myrtis House

    June 10, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    Nicole is especially dedicated to making you feel good as well as looking your very best with the right products she’s results focused her method is consistent by making sure you’re following her regiment daily I had fantastic experience I’m all natural now and loving it thank you Nicole

  15. Sherry

    July 5, 2017 at 3:37 am

    Hello my name is Sherry, hope I get chance to meet you and book an appointment. You have awesome testimony, it is very inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing your story to the world.

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