We’re incredibly proud of NAA members and CNAP students, and the unique ways that they apply Nutritional Aesthetics® in their personal and professional lives. It’s our goal to support them and share their wisdom by highlighting their stories with you in a periodic ‘Member on a Mission’ feature. Our latest featured member, Tara Swagger, of Taraesthetics has successfully brought together her passion for a multitude of different modalities including aesthetics, brow artistry, permanent makeup, massage, reflexology, and wellness.

Tara has been in the spa industry for for over 20 years and is dedicated to providing the highest quality services for those who are looking to have treatments that provide results. She is a Licensed and Certified Nail Technician, Aesthetician, Massage Therapist, Reflexologist, Lash and Brow Artist, and CT Licensed tattoo artist offering permanent cosmetics. She is the owner of Taraesthetics in the beautiful and historic Downtown Putnam, Connecticut.

We spoke to Member on a Mission, Tara Swagger, about the role that Nutritional Aesthetics® plays in her business and her approach to skin health:

CNAP Student and Nutritional Aesthetics Alliance Member on a Mission, Tara Swagger, of Taraesthetics.

Nutritional Aesthetics Alliance:

What excites you the most about the Nutritional Aesthetics Alliance?

Tara Swagger:

What excites me about the Nutritional Aesthetics Alliance is the support it can provide for those in the industry that are working hard to help their clients achieve their skin health goals. I have worked more than 20 years in this industry, and it occurred to me very early on how important and valuable diet and lifestyle is in reaching those goals.

For years I worked in tandem with this concept, really spending hours and hours researching this on my own. The Nutritional Aesthetics Alliance is really cultivating a place for practitioners to learn this fundamental concept in one place, and support you through new concepts in the field of holistic skin health.


How do you apply Nutritional Aesthetics® principles to your work?

Tara Swagger:

I utilize Nutritional Aesthetics® principles in my work with every single skincare client. It is essential to discuss their diet and lifestyle habits regarding their health, to truly assist them in the skincare goals as we move forward.

Many people experience inflammation that is signaled through their skin as really a response of something greater occurring in their overall health. Sometimes simple changes in this category can be the exact remedy they need to achieve their goal.


Please complete this sentence, and elaborate as much as you wish: “For optimal skin health, I wish people would do more of ___________________, and less of ___________________.”

Tara Swagger:

For optimal skin health, I wish people would spend more time seeking health from within to achieve their goals as opposed to scouring the planet for “the miracle product” that’ll give them all their skin answers. 

We are so grateful to Tara Swagger for being a dedicated Certified Nutritional Aesthetics Practitioner® student, and member of the Nutritional Aesthetics® Alliance!

Connect with Taraesthetics:

Learn more about NAA Membership HERE, and our Certified Nutritional Aesthetics Practitioner® Training Program HERE. We’d love to feature YOU as an upcoming Member on a Mission!

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How do you apply Nutritional Aesthetics® principles to your own work? Please share in the comments below!