Lani Duran, who opened the studio in late 2018, brings the fruits of her diverse background to each person who comes in, whether they are a student seeking to train and build a career as an aesthetician or a client hoping for top-of-the-line beauty processes and skincare, or even a combination of the two, someone inspired to learn the complex art after an enriching personal experience. Bare Lotus offers a wide variety of products and procedures, ranging from permanent make-up and advanced skin care to intensive opportunities in training and externship.
One of Duran’s many specialties is CBD-infused products, and she brings years of experience and knowledge to her work with them, and a profound personal familiarity with their underlying benefits. Lani sources her products from a grower/distributor in Colorado with whom she’s been working for more than a decade, she has built a strong relationship with her source in Colorado since the state opened up as a prime locale for hemp-derived CBD, and she herself experienced a dramatic change in her quality of life from CBD-infused balms and oils.
A core aspect of Duran’s vision lies in teaching. From the very beginning, she conceived of Bare Lotus as an apprenticeship spa, offering a much more hands-on alternative to cosmetology school for anyone, from any walk of life, who wants to put in the significant effort to become a self-sufficient expert in the field. There are considerable opportunities in working and learning there, as a number of aspects of Bare Lotus are quite unique, most particularly Duran’s expertise in CBD treatments, and she is extremely interested in passing on her knowledge as she grows her enterprise up and down the West Coast.
Apart from her experience with CBD, an industry growing massively every year, her lifelong passion for skin, tattooing, and body art informs her sense of beauty and health in a way that not every studio can claim.
Our logo is very deliberate - the lotus petals are colored with opal shades to represent karmic energy. The hands are holding a priceless lotus, representing the trust my clients put in me to care for their skin. The open lotus petals hold a significant spiritual and philosophical meaning - be open to the future. The use of gold is also highly symbolic, as a precious metal and mineral. Gold is known for a wide array of health and skincare benefits.
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I knew I needed the ability to still help others. So I spent '15 - '17 planning this journey, becoming a Master Aesthetician & PMU Artist. Carefully thought out.
My roots in skin care began in Colorado, while studying for my undergraduate degrees. I am for the woman who doesn’t feel her best, that struggles to see her worth, her strength, her true beauty inside and out. Who works hard, but goes unappreciated, unappreciated, undervalued. 💞 Who needs authentic, sincere genuine care.
Who always has to be strong, when you’re simply falling apart. I see you. I hear you. I understand you. I am here help you with your journey to reignite your spark ⚡️
I've never been able to use many face products. I've used several moisturizers and cleansers and I always feel a sticky pasty residue. I had a great dermaplane facial with Lani and included in the aftercare pack is a great product. It actually absorbs into my skin!! I don't feel the sticky residue! I'm completely amazed. The experience was very relaxing. Lani explained what, and why she recommended each service. I've never had anyone else explain things as thoroughly.
Bare Lotus Aesthetics is hands down the best place to go for anything skin/lash/brow related. Lani is super educated and professional when it comes to any service she provides. She helped me created a custom skin care regimen to target my trouble areas as well as maintain results from services! I love getting my skin dermaplaned when I have a lot of dry skin build up. It helps my skin feel fresh and leaves my face glowing My favorite service is lash lifts and tints though. I am super busy in my day to day life and I rarely have time to do a full face of makeup. Getting my lashes done gives me a super easy natural look and saves me time from putting on mascara. Love Lani and her work. Highly recommend
Lani enrolled on my Permanent Cosmetics training program recently and having trained over 400 students she stood out of the crowd.
Dedicated to continually learning expanding and building her skills she now now brings permanent cosmetics to her lucky clients.
Highly recommended Lani for any esthetics services you need in the Olympia area and soon a VINE Certified artist too!
LOVE Lani!! She’s so professional, and makes you feel comfortable! She does EXACTLY what you ask, and her prices are SUPER affordable!! She’s so sweet and I love coming to her suite!!
Lani has been my esthetician for a couple years now and I can't read enough about how much better my skin feels since I started going to her. I have more confidence in being natural as well as working on my sparse brows with her. She really understands the depths of the skin and the care and time that it takes to improve it no matter how damaged it is. I highly recommend the microneedling service, lash lift and tint and brow henna and botox! 🤍🧖🏻♀️👌🏼
I have really dark little peach fuzz on my cheeks and lip and I hate it so much. Lani did the dermplaning and it is amazing. It got all the hairs and dead skin off and my face was so smooth and glowing. It made me feel better about my skin and made my makeup look better too. Easily my favorite service ever.
The miracles Lani has done with my skin. Omg. I thought the brown spots on my skin would be there forever. She created a treatment plan for me, and over about 6 months, doing chemical peels, the led, microneedling and some others, my skin is bright and evenly toned. I could not be happier. I even wear so much less makeup!
If you want the best sugaring, without being bruised or pain, go see Lani. I’ve been getting waxed and sugared for years. Lani has the best application pressure of the sugar, and really knows how to mold and remove while minimizing any discomfort. Other places have bruised me. Or had to get help from other esthetician’s. Lani really knows what she’s doing. I won’t go anywhere else. She is worth the wait.
The precision skill Lani has while using the dermaplane scalpel is comforting. I had been dermaplaned before, at other places in town, and always ended up with scratches or nicks or red lines going down my face. I was scared at first, because of my past experiences. But Lani restored my faith in this service and now I won’t go anywhere else. My skin is always so soft and smooth and glowing. I could not be more happier that I found her, and that she took the time to talk with me, and listen to me, and hear my concerns. And despite that, she still asked if I would allow her to dermaplane, and restore the service good name. Hands down, most polite, professional and skilled esthetician I’ve been to.
I always love getting my lashes done by Lani. She does this amazing cat eye look with my lash lift, and its always amazing! Love love love
Absolutely my favorite place to go when I need a beauty refresh. As someone who does not wear a lot of makeup, I try and keep my skin happy and healthy and my lashes and brows on point. I always get my lashes lifted and tinted for a beautiful but natural look, especially for easy no makeup days. Lash lifts/tints are easily my favorite service because they look more natural than extensions but less work and upkeep. When it comes to skin care, my skin is super sensitive. Lani created a personal skincare plan for me and helped me understand my skin and take care of it which has helped my skin to a 180. With each visit I could see major improvements. Even if you cannot make it in for regular services, Lani can help you make sure you are doing the most for you skin at home with different brand/product knowledge. Love this place and how passionate Lani is about her work :)
Very professional. Knew what she was doing. Made me feel comfortable. Genuinely concerned about my skin. I would recommend this business to anyone.
I referred my sister to Lani and will continue to refer people! I love the work she does. Super knowledgeable and explains her processes. Definitely worth the investment! I am excited to see her and her business grow!
I've known lani for years at this point and watching her grow has been amazing. She definitely has her head on her shoulders and is SMART. I'm usually hesitant to get services done by my clients because I don't like to mix personal and business life BUT Lani has proved me wrong, I've been 100% happy with the work she's done with my skin. I urge you to contact her and let HER suggest what service you should book for. Also, please take her suggestions on products and let her order them for you. I can't even begin to explain how much better her products are than any available in Ulta, Sephora, etc. (and we are talking about the same price range too! Not even more expensive than the nice stuff at big name stores).