When you start your own business, it is tempting to try and do everything yourself. When I started Sarah Akram Skincare, I was careful to ensure that everything — even the tiniest of details — met my very high standards of service and skill. It didn’t take long, however, before I realized I was going to need help. Still, I was afraid I wouldn’t find another skincare specialist who shared my expectations and commitment. Luckily, I found Gosia.
Gosia has worked with me since January and she couldn’t be a better fit. Having grown up in Poland and now a doting mother of two, Gosia moved to the United States to pursue a career in skincare after traveling the world in search of the newest and most effective skincare practices and products. Her passion for the industry and our clients is what makes her so good at what she does. Specializing in signature facials, she hones in on the needs of the client, tailors her treatments accordingly, and approaches skincare with a rare level of creativity that provides optimal results. She, like me, believes that external beauty is a reflection of internal health.
Trusting someone else with my clients was a major step for me, but I am so glad I took it. Gosia’s technique is exceptional and I am excited for our Stylebook readers to get to know her!
Gosia’s dress, accessories, and shoes are from Kiskadee.
How do you spend your time? My very favorite way to spend my spare time is travelling with my family.
How long have you lived in Alexandria? I’ve been working in Alexandria on and off for the past 10 years and my heart has been always here but last year I’ve moved about 45 miles West of Old Town.
What is your hometown? My home town is a small spa resort town in Poland called Busko-Zdroj.
What brought you to Alexandria? I came to the U.S. as a student 15 years ago and always lived in Alexandria area.
What would surprise people about you? I believe that many people would be surprised to know that I have practiced and was heavily involved in Martial Arts before coming to the U.S.
You’re a superhero: what’s your superpower? My son told me on Mother’s Day couple of months ago that my superpower is being a MOM. I have to strongly agree that being a parent often requires super power.
Favorite cocktail: Hemingway daiquiri
Last book read or movie seen: BFG by Roald Dahl.
Guilty Pleasure: Skin care, haircare, and makeup products
Phrase you overuse: Too hard to put in just one phrase
Facebook or Instagram? Instagram
Latest binge-watch: Master Chef
Bucket list travel destination: Tuscany and San Tropez
If you only could have one for the rest of your life: wine or coffee? Wine
Define your style in three words or less: Black and classic
The go-to piece in your wardrobe: Black dress with a school girl color
Favorite trend ever: Jeans and leather jackets
Favorite current trend: Depends on the day and mood I’m in
Beauty product you can’t live without: Sebuwash by Environ and too many to list
Favorite fragrance: Au the Blanc by BVLGARI and Un Jardin Sur Le Nil by Hermes
Heels or flats? Heels
Favorite room in your home: Living room
Antiques, modern, or a mix? Definitely a mix of both, as long as it’s simple.
Last item bought for your home: A nice warm gray paint color for my bedroom
Next planned purchase: Kitchen remodel and master bath remodel, for sure
Favorite way to entertain: I always enjoy having friends at my home.
Clutter-free or well-lived in? Well-lived in
Wallpaper: yes, totally modern or no, so dated…Totally yes!!
Your go-to work-out: Running
Fitness goal: To keep my body in motion and stay active.
Haven’t yet, but might be willing to try with coaching / encouragement: I’m good with encouraging myself, but positive feedback is always welcome ☺
Proudest fitness achievement: Feeling happy and staying active is my proudest achievement!
Favorite spot in Alexandria: Sarah Akram Skincare, of course!
Last purchase in Alexandria: A dress for my daughter from Pink and Brown.
Best coffee / happy hour / date night spot: Coffee: espresso with my husband at 7am at home / date night spot: Vasso’s is my place to go.
Favorite charity: I randomly give to families in need.
Favorite annual Alexandria event: Definitely the St. Patrick’s Day Parade!
Photo Credit: Sarah Marcella Photography
Sarah Akram provides clients with more than just luxurious skincare. Everyone who walks through the door of this historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia-based boutique receives a full experience, complete with customized skincare, to help you look and feel your best.
125 South Fairfax Street, Alexandria Virginia 22314