Where Beautiful, Ageless Skin Happens

See your skin regain its youthful glow and silky smoothness right before your very eyes. At THE FACE PLACE by kc in Bluffton, South Carolina, you will experience this in a comfortable and intimate studio spa setting. Let Kathy show you how it happens.

Kathy Cooksey L.E., Owner and Operator

Your Personal Skin Care Therapist

Having been in the beauty business for more than 45 years, Kathy has seen and experienced the many changes that the skin care industry has gone through and is truly excited to share these changes with her clients.

Learning the Ropes

Her journey began in 1968 when she became a licensed hair stylist in Erie, Pennsylvania. By 1976 she had expanded her training into skin care and cosmetics culminating in 1983 when she trained at the Westmore Academy for the Cosmetic Arts in Los Angeles to become a certified reconstructive, paramedical make-up artist. 

Her First Business Adventure

Kathy opened her very first business in 1984 named "The Face Place" where she not only did paramedical makeup but also bridal makeup, photographic and runway makeup as well as teaching private makeup lessons. Kathy taught adult education courses for the area colleges and hospitals on skin care and makeup do's and don'ts that also included teaching the women how to become informed consumers in the purchase of their cosmetic products.

Talking Another Road

By 2002 and a few major life changes later, Kathy decided to once again explore her passion for the beauty industry resulting in her licensure as an Esthetician or more commonly known as a skin care therapist. She opened the Arbor Door Day Spa in 2004 in Hilton Head, South Carolina. It was a full service day spa that featured facials, makeup, massages, nails and body services, employing seven wonderful full and part-time employees.

The recession of 2008 closed many fine small businesses including Kathy's Arbor Door. She was hired by a medical spa where she once again learned a great deal more about the skin and the medical innovations developed to produce more youthful results for women of all ages. These included injectables, laser and surgical options, and pharmaceutical skin care products.

Back to Basics

As an innovated self-starter, Kathy began to yearn to be on her own once again. In 2014 she opened THE FACE PLACE by kc. She used the name she originally started with in 1984 as a celebration of the years she spent learning about the ever changing and exciting field of beauty particularly in the area of anti-aging.

Her new business is an intimate studio spa where Kathy is able to personalize treatment plans for each individual according to their needs and wants. It is where she is able to teach her clients all that she has learned over the years and to incorporate this knowledge into giving her clients the best possible results. 

Know What's Good for Your Skin

At her new studio spa, Kathy features a number of innovative skin care products that she recommends to her clients for their particular skin care needs. Not only will they receive the best skin care products for their skin but will also receive a wonderful and relaxing treatment experience.

Mission Statement

To offer a tranquil sanctuary for your skin care needs that is both memorable and beneficial.

Get in Touch

Call, text or email Kathy to set up an appointment. You may also get in touch with her to buy products or online gift certificates, or to inquire about special offers and articles she has posted on social media.

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