The Honey Pot
My name is Srita Kamala Edgecomb, and October 2021 marks my 15 year anniversary of being an esthetician. I was raised on the beautiful island of Hawai’i, which is where I now operate my skincare and waxing studio, The Honey Pot. I recently purchased a 1920’s plantation era home that has been converted to an appointment-only treatment oasis in the lovely town of Hilo.
My love of esthetics began at 19 years old, when I received a gift certificate for a facial with Andra White of Skin Dance, in Santa Barbara, California. I continued to see her for a facial every couple of months, when I had finally saved up enough coins and dollar bills in my jar to afford it. I was constantly dealing with troubled skin, along with the frustrations and the self-consciousness that accompanies it, and she always made me feel so loved, nurtured and cared for. The lightbulb went on in my head, and I knew without a doubt that I wanted to reciprocate that feeling! Several years later I enrolled in esthetician school while being a single mom and working full time. It wasn't an easy task, but I was determined to make it happen.
My business has grown from just waxing once a week on my days off at my full time retail job, to now having a thriving business utilizing some of the best skincare products and treatment modalities in the industry, including Neurotris microcurrent, Intraceuticals oxygen treatments, Diamondtome micro/hydro dermabrasion, and Rezenerate nano pen.
DNA Skin Institute products have absolutely taken my facial offerings to a new level. The results in the client's skin speak for themselves, the products sell themselves, and the science and quality ingredients involved in creating these products is a level above. I am constantly getting feedback from clients saying that nothing else has made their skin look or feel better than DNA products. The sensory journey that accompanies the product experience is a bonus for many, but for others it is a necessity, offering them a little escape from stresses of life while they perform their daily self care ritual. Having complete label transparency and no preservatives, chemicals or additives makes myself and my clients feel comfortable knowing exactly what is going on their skin, which is paramount in navigating the current skin care industry that is saturated with toxic ingredients. This was a very important aspect for me, as I have been a lifelong naturalist and always focus on organic and natural foods and products for the health of myself, my family, and the overall health of the planet.
Combining DNA products with various modalities has achieved some amazing results for clients. When someone tells me that I changed their life by doing what I love, that is the biggest compliment I can think of, and it makes me feel that I have completed the circle in giving back. Andra passed from cancer two years ago and I continue to carry her legacy in my heart and keep paying it forward. She changed my life and so many others, including a best friend of mine who is now also an esthetician (and the one who gets to take the credit for introducing me to DNA!)
It truly takes a village of working together and helping each other learn and grow so we can all succeed. I am honored and proud to be a part of the DNA family of estheticians, Mahalo!