Armed with quick wit, years of professional experience and more get-pretty tips than a beauty pageant coordinator, Susie Galvez is an internationally-known beauty expert and a leading consultant in the spa industry. The founder of a day spa in Richmond, VA, Susie is an esthetician, makeup artist, cosmetic product formulator, and author of eight books on beauty and lifestyle. Her latest book “The Thrifty Girls Guide To Glamour – living the beautiful life on little to no money,” launched internationally September 2006.
In addition, Susie is the co-host of a weekly radio show on WLEE 990 TALK RADIO entitled “Girlfriend We Gotta Talk!” The show is designed to bring more sanity, confidence, and fun to women’s lives. After the show airs live Sunday 3:00 – 3:30 PM, past shows are available for listening on www.girlfriendwegottatalk.com
Susie is a frequent speaker at international spa conventions and has been featured on radio and TV programs around the nation, as well as in publications such as Allure, Elle, Good Housekeeping, Fitness, Self, Oxygen, Woman’s World, Health, ivillage.com as well as several international publications such as The London Times, among others.
Inspired by the thrill she gets from helping women rediscover their beauty on a daily basis, Susie is dedicated to giving women tools to help them accept themselves and realize that each day is another chance to be beautiful.
In between writing, speaking, and her weekly radio show, Susie is hard at work with “Hello Beautiful,” her international skincare line specializing in professional spa strength products designed for at-home use, which she launched on the Home Shopping Network channel (HSN) in September 2008.
In addition to her beauty knowledge, Susie is sharing her love of women entrepreneurship by launching Richmond’s’ Ladies Who Launch,’ a franchise designed to help women with a business idea in their hearts, their minds, or already in business – propel it to the next level with fun, creativity, and solid how-to tips.
Susie received the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) award of “Member Of The Year for 2005. In addition, Susie is a member of Cosmetic Executive Women; Society of Cosmetic Chemists; National Association of Female Executives; Network of Enterprising Women; National Speakers Association; American Business Women’s Association; and the American Pen Women.