Starshine Spa & Salon is founded by Starr Smith, who has been a Licensed Cosmetologist since 2006. After being presented the opportunity to attend cosmetology school while being academically ahead and graduating high school early, she began studying for her cosmetology license at the age of sixteen years old. By 2006 Smith had completed her hours for education and passed her cosmetology state board testing, and received her first cosmetology license at just eighteen years old. While living in Winter Park, Colorado, she founded her first salon company called "Room Service Pedicures," providing mobile luxury manicures and pedicures to tourists staying in local resort hotels in 2007, and became the youngest member to join the Grand County Chamber of Commerce. Shortly after the company became based out of a spa called "Bella Vita" where she expanded to provided luxury haircare & hair color by Paul Mitchell, nail care services, cosmetics application lessons, professional makeup, and bridal hair and makeup services by the dba "Beautiful By Nature." Smith began providing skincare in 2007 after being recruited by Devil's Thumb Ranch Creek Spa, a four star luxury cross country ski resort offering exclusively organic skincare that was featured on Good Morning America. At the peak of her success in Winter Park, Smith was being requested to be booked a year in advance to provide her expertise as a hairstylist and makeup artist for weddings coming to the community.
In 2010, Smith relocated from her native state of Colorado to Los Angeles, California. Quickly she gained popularity providing haircare services and was featured on local tv in Los Angeles on Foxmy13 and Roku as a top hairdresser in the region on the television segment Best Of Southern California: Salons & Spas. The television segment is available for viewing the homepage of this website. Experiences Smith has had while working in cosmetology in L.A. include working as hairstylist in Marina Del Rey at Talk of The Town Salon, being a medical esthetician at a dermatology clinic in Beverly Hills, providing luxury skincare, haircare, and nail care services for the Omni Spa in Downtown Los Angeles, and having received extensive training working with skincare lines such as Obagi Medical, Murad, and Jan Marini Skin Research.
Starshine Spa & Salon, founded in 2019, is Smith's most recent endeavor as a cosmetologist. She provides professional hair color by Joico, and skincare using Dermodality Skin Solutions medical grade skincare for clients at her private skincare and hair color studio located in Marina Del Rey, California. Smith enjoys pampering her private clients when they come to the private skincare and hair color studio for their monthly treatments and colors. A facial or hair color is much more that just an "appointment" to this passionate practitioner. For facials, she will create customized prescriptive facials for her clients and mix unique medical grade masks that result in transformative results and relaxation all in one supreme skincare service. A hair color is more like work of art for Starr, she will custom blend hair color formulas and hand paint hair color designs that best suite her clients' looks and personalities. Smith integrates true healing into her facials with Epic Services Premiums like a crystal grid, or mini sound bath, to enhance the healing benefits of your facial well beyond the skin. This innovative fusion of energy healing and skincare is only the beginning for Smith, as she plans to bring more amazing services to Starshine Spa & Salon guests such as body wraps, raindrop therapy, and the integration of modernized skincare modalities like the Nu Face and LED light therapy.