Hello, my name is Ariell Paterson and welcome to the Portrait Physique blog! Watch this page for weekly updates about the fitness stories of our inspiration ambassadors. I will also be posting about any upcoming events our inspiration ambassadors are currently training for and the links for how to get involved. However, that is not the only thing I will be blogging about. If you have something you are particularly interested in, please feel free to let me know and I would be more then happy to research it and report back.
A little about me:
I currently work at Pearse Street Studio as a session stylist for Portrait Physique and have just landed this exciting role as the social media blogger. I absolutely love it here and it is so amazing to meet such incredible, inspiring people during the Portrait Physique shoots.
I am originally from Vancouver, Canada and my journey began in 2005 when I completed my schooling to obtain a diploma in Esthetics. I worked predominantly in day spas and absolutely loved it. In 2007, I went back to school and further my make-up skills and obtained an associates diploma in freelance make-up and hair styling. I’ve worked in several high-end spas including Vida Wellness Spa in Vancouver and Whistler as well as doing freelance make-up on the side where I specialised in weddings. In 2008, I moved to Australia on a working holiday visa where I worked and traveled for a year. During my time here I had the opportunity to work at the Chahoya Spa at Cable Beach Club in Broome, which was such an amazing experience and introduced me to the west coast of WA. After returning home in 2009, I transitioned into working in a medi-spas (Spruce Body Lab) where I became a laser technician and focused more on medical grade skin treatments while still doing freelance hair and make up on the side. I loved the medical side of things and in 2011 I went back to school to become a Licensed Practical Nurse to broaden my scope of practice in medical esthetics. As it turned out, I actually really enjoyed nursing as well. In 2013 returned to Australia, this time on a student visa where I spent the last three years finishing my degree to become a Registered Nurse.