Steph graduated from Nova Academy in Rochester, MN and became a licensed Nail Technician. While training for nails, Steph was introduced to the esthetician program and knew she wanted to pursue that too. As soon as she finished the nail tech program, she returned to complete the esthetician program.

Steph never considered working in this industry until her sister, Jenn (yes, Jenn Slifka and Steph are sisters) suggested it. At first, she thought her sister was crazy, but the more she thought about it the more it seemed like a good idea. Since getting her nail and esthetician licenses in 2011, Steph’s been part of Chateau de Chic.

Steph’s knowledge of and passion for skin care has drawn her to clean products that not only feel good on the skin, but also give back to the skin. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing moisturizing facial or have questions regarding troublesome skin, Steph’s your gal.

When not working, Steph hangs out with her husband Nick and 2 cats and 1 dog, Boogie, Lemmy and Conan. She also enjoys hiking, live music, gardening, reading, sushi and scary movies.

FAVORITE PRODUCT: “I really like the Ormedic Balancing Antioxidant Serum from Image. It helps to reduce redness more than any other product I’ve tried. Also, if I could only live with one product for the rest of my life, it would be sunscreen. The Prevention+ Matte is my favorite.”

MY INFLUENCERS: “I love watching the Welsh Twins. James does skincare and Robert does makeup. I mostly like their goofy stuff that has nothing to do with either. Cassandra Bankson is a very informative esthetician. I love her quote, “Aging is a privilege and not all of us get to do it.””