WOMEN TO WATCH

Katherine Thomas, RN

Owner & Aesthetic Injector
Arkansas Aesthetics

I was working for a medical device company during the health care reform. After the changes, I saw a shift; patients were no longer the focus. As a registered nurse, we are taught the patients always come first. One year later I resigned, determined to find something I truly loved. I took an injection training class, and I found that something. Arkansas Aesthetics has become a million dollar brand, has a training institute and now offers franchises. It’s a lot of work but definitely a dream come true.

PRESSING QUESTIONS

Best career moment so far:

The ability to give back. As my business grows, nothing is better than doing what you love and being able to help kids in Africa through Blue Door sponsorship.

How I knew this was my passion:

It never felt like work. I always love coming to the office and seeing my patients.

Biggest challenges in my career:

Not having enough hours in the day.

Best advice I ever received:

Do what you love and love what you do. Life is too short to do anything else.

I wish I knew how to:

Play the piano. I think it would be an excellent life skill to have or a great party trick.

Most rewarding part of my job:

I love seeing my patients truly happy with their results. Helping people feel better or more confident is amazing.

Favorite part of living in Little Rock:

Being close to my family and friends. My whole family is still in the Little Rock area.

If I could lunch with any woman, it would be:

I think it would be one of my grandmothers. They passed away when I was younger, and now as an adult, I have so many questions I would like to ask.

IT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS

Neighborhood you live in

West Little Rock

Hometown

Little Rock

Last good read

“Cosmetic and Clinical Applications of Botox and Dermal Fillers” by William J. Lipham

Favorite Food

Cinnamon rolls

Favorite Lunch Spot

The Nutrition Place

First thing you do at the office each morning

Look at the patients for the day

Last splurge

A handbag

Hobbies

Spend time with my family

Dream Vacation

Tuscany

Favorite Song

Anything by the Goo Goo Dolls

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