Tricia Sterling


Tricia Sterling is a top aesthetician and educator of advanced skin care, including medical-grade technique and equipment.  Just prior to joining Place360, Tricia was teaching the Master Esthetic Program at Bellus Academy – a program focused on teaching advanced aestheticians the latest developments and equipment used in skin care. 

Tricia is highly skilled at reading the skin and adeptly applying the most effective techniques to achieve each individual’s best results.  Her experience and skill is quickly apparent which instills confidence upon immediate introduction to her touch and professional style. 

Tricia started on her journey into beauty at the age of 19 as an independent skin care representative.  This sparked a keen interest into the world of ingredients, formulations and the latest technologies. In 1992 she trained with a Permanent Makeup Master in San Francisco where she learned eyebrow, liner and lip application.  After two years she continued her education to learn camouflage application as well as areola restoration.  Simultaneous to her education, she managed an Acupuncture clinic during the day, which propelled an interest in exploring Oriental Medicine, Tai Chi, Chi Gung, Chinese Herbs, and various types of massage.

In 2000 Tricia relocated to San Diego to pursue a management position focused on employee and client retention.  Her move to San Diego ultimately led her to the strong medical community, working with Plastic Surgeons to help cancer survivors through their reconstructive process with the help of camouflage application.  Tricia continued her education and established her own business with a La Jolla plastic surgeon while also consulting with other doctors on setting up their own medispa practices.  Combining her experience with medical grade peels and her natural ability to teach others, she also trained aestheticians on choosing and applying medical grade peels for best results.

In 2007 Tricia followed her heart to Chicago where she worked with Ulta designing their employee training series as well as becoming the spokes model for their training videos.  It was in Chicago that she was also certified in Syneron laser technology including LASER hair removal, Intense Pulsed Light and Velashape machines with the largest hair removal provider in the United States.   She returned to San Diego to work with the same company to manage her own clinic, affording the opportunity to present to a number of spas, businesses and schools in the San Diego area, one of which was Bellus Academy.  At that time she was made aware of the Master Esthetic Program and was selected to teach as well as redirect the program to reflect the latest developments within the field as well as educate the students about lasers and medical equipment. 

Tricia is licensed in multiple states including California and Illinois with a pending Master Licensure in Utah.  She is also working on her International Licensure with ITEC.

Tricia Sterling
  • Skin Care, Dermaplaning & Waxing, Permanent Makeup & Camouflage, Eye Lash Extensions