We caught up with the holistic skin guru who’s based in Palm Beach, Florida.
Tammy Fender’s approach to skincare can be summed up in one word: all-encompassing. At her West Palm Beach spa, and through her sensorial products, she seeks to treat your skin, mind and soul. If you are fortunate enough to meet with her, she will assess not just your skin, but your stress levels, diet, mental state and how you are sleeping. That’s what it means to be a holistic practitioner, caring for the wellbeing of a person, and working to heal them with ingredients from what she terms “nature’s pharmacy”.
Thirty years on, Fender continues to view skincare through a holistic prism. “When I began, and up until 10 years ago, I was always considered ‘alternative’. People would say ‘She treats the skin alternatively.’” But the world is shifting, and for Fender it feels like a mission accomplished. “It’s such a tremendous breakthrough, especially because it’s being driven by consumer demand. It’s amazing to be in my position as a holistic practitioner and to see it come to the forefront. It’s a dream come true.”
To find out more about Fender’s point of view, her sublime collection available at MECCA, and how we can all learn to live more holistically, we called her at her Florida home.