Meet Kelsey Burton from Violet Grey Studio

Another week, another exciting Aesthetician to highlight for National Aestheticians Month! This week we have the talented Kelsey Burton from Violet Grey Studio. We asked Kelsey a series of questions ranging from her favorite COSMEDIX products to her favorite treatments to perform on clients.

Introducing Kelsey Burton and

When sitting down with Kelsey, we started by asking her about herself and how she ended up being an aesthetician and co-owner of a studio. See what Kelsey said about her journey below:

“I started out in the industry freelancing airbrush makeup for weddings & then quickly decided I needed to be licensed. So, I went to esthetics school & fell in love with skin care & treating clients in a spa environment. I then worked at a spa for 2 years & now I co-own a studio where I have been practicing for 2 years. Over my time in the industry, I have dabbled in different areas of esthetics, but my main focus now are facials & creating skin care regimens for my clientele.” 

Violet Grey Studio

Violet Grey Studio opened its doors in the heart of Main Street in Lafayette, Indiana. Co-owned with Kaylee Lehnen, Violet Grey Studio has a hair stylist department as well as an Aesthetician department where Kelsey offers various treatments ranging from Oxygen Facials to bridal makeup to Advanced Layering Peels. See what Kayley has to say about her business here:

“My passion for my business is to allow my clients a space to relax & indulge in self-care. Many of us live such a busy go, go, go lifestyle that we often neglect ourselves. I love being able to provide a space & experience where clients feel totally at ease. I pride myself on being able to offer knowledge on the skin & how to create habits outside of the treatment room that will support wellness,” in regard to what makes her business different from other competitors.

Favorite Retail Products

Kelsey revealed that her favorite COSMEDIX products “are any of the products with Opti crystal technology - Opti Crystal eye serum, Eye Doctor, Lumi Crystal.” Keep reading to see which fan-favorites she is referring to below:

Our #1 bestselling Eye Serum is specially formulated with powerhouse ingredients to radically help reduce the look of dark circles and improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles and sagging around the eyes. Opti Crystal helps hydrate and plump the under eyes while protecting skin from environmental stressors, which can accelerate signs of aging.

Eye doctor High Potent Eye Treatment is an age-defying, liquid crystal eye serum that replenishes moisture and helps improve the appearance of damaged, thinning skin around the eyes. Eye Doctor contains antioxidants to help protect skin from environmental stressors.

Lumi Crystal Liquid Crystal Lip Hydrator is a luxe, age-defying lip hydrator infused with liquid crystal technology to deliver unprecedented hydration to the delicate lip area—plumping and softening the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Bestselling Lumi Crystal hydrates and replenishes lips while helping to diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

Favorite Backbar Product

When we asked Kelsey about her favorite backbar product, she chose Blueberry Smoothie (Professional Use Only). Our Blueberry Smoothie Antioxidant Exfoliating Scrub is part L-Lactic Acid exfoliant, part manual scrub which softens rough, uneven skin for a more balanced-looking complexion and smoother-looking texture. See why Kelsey loves our Blueberry Smoothie below:

“I love the functionality of the blueberry smoothie. It's such a friendly peel that can be added to a lot of treatments. My favorite part about the blueberry smoothie is that it's both a chemical l-lactic acid & physical exfoliant with the jojoba beads.” 

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Favorite Treatments

To wrap up our interview with Kelsey, we asked what her favorite treatment was to perform on clients. Kelsey says:

“Picking one is so difficult. I love to do a facial that has all of the relaxing techniques incorporated & then at the opposite end of the spectrum I also love to do advanced peels.”

A relaxing peel that Kelsey offers at her salon is our Pomegranate Peel. This peel is made with fruit enzymes and L-Lactic Acid designed to gently exfoliate surface skin cells and pore-clogging impurities. Kelsey says that this peel is perfect for newbies!

The most advanced peel offered at Kelsey’s studio would be the Level 3 Advanced Layering treatment. This peel is not for the faint of heart as skin must be prepped for 14 days with Retinol + Vitamin C before receiving the peel. Level 3 has the highest level of potent ingredients to encourage healthy skin renewal while improving the look of wrinkles and pigmentation.

We loved getting to learn more about Kelsey Burton and her tips in the beauty and skincare industry. To see the options at Violet Grey Studio or learn more about the Studio and Kelsey, you can see her treatments and other salon options at or follow Kelsey on Instagram at