Having been raised in Santa Barbara and a surfer since childhood, Camille Ysebrands has always had a passion for handmade hair and skin care products to help with the damaging effects of the sun and salt water. In 1982, Camille became a licensed aesthetician and cosmetologist. Working as a hairstylist and make-up artist in the fashion industry for three years, she decided to open her first salon, called “Camille Designs Hair Studio,” in the college town of Isla Vista, California in 1985. Three years later and a few blocks away she opened her second business, called Camille’s Essentials & Body Shoppe, where she sold natural beauty products and also offered spa services such as facials, body treatments and massages. Camille’s clientele kept growing and so did their need to have her open another location.
Responding to the wishes of her South Coast clientele, she opened her third business in 1993 by fusing the salon & body shoppe concepts together to start the first “Day Spa” in Santa Barbara, called “Camille The Day Spa, Salon & Essentials.” This new space offered everything from a full beauty retail store to a Bumble & Bumble Salon and French Sea Spa that included hydrotherapy, Vichy, skin care, body treatments, massages along with nail services. Later, Camille noticed a need for medical skin care treatments in a spa-type setting so she partnered up to start Artesia Medi-Spa in 2002, one of the first of its kind in California.
Eventually, she launched her own online skin care, body and hair care website at www.camillethedayspa.com for all her clients near and far to get the products they knew and loved without having to leave their homes. Today, Camille is still working esthetics and hair at two locations in Southern California while overseeing “The Sea Spa” at the Cabo Surf Hotel in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico. Camille’s website, www.surfherskincare.com and www.camillethedayspa.com are still going strong and growing with new products every year.