meet vanessa hernandez
Vanessa Hernandez isn’t exactly a secret, but she’s arguably the most under-the-radar, in-demand skin expert in Los Angeles. A first-generation Mexican-American, Hernandez is a self-made powerhouse in the world of skincare and an inspiring female entrepreneur.
Hernandez has built a completely referral-based business that continues to thrive despite the competitive landscape. Her technical, results-driven treatments and affable personality have set her apart and led her to become the highly sought-after skincare guru she is today. While Hernandez remains tight-lipped about her notable clientele, Angeleno’s like Eiza Gonzales, Amber Valletta, Elyse Walker, Katherine Schwarzenegger and Gwyneth Paltrow, have all publicly touted VH Skincare as their go-to destination for beautiful skin.
Hernandez began her career in esthetics training under skin legend Dangene (Bailey) Enterprise. Then at the young age of 26, VH Skincare was born and Hernandez opened with one treatment room inside the office of renowned Beverly Hills plastic surgeons, Dr. Michael Groth & Dr. Robert Hutcherson. In 2017, she moved into a three-room Clinic in Brentwood, and just two years later, the demand for Hernandez’s technical and efficacious treatments led her to grow once again. As of October 2019, Hernandez opened the doors to a stunning five-room, 1,600 square foot Clinic in the heart of downtown Brentwood. The space, decorated by LA-based interior designer, Tracie Butler, has a sophisticated, feminine vibe. With sleek black floors, brass accents and pastel pink and lilac hued velvet couches, the atmosphere takes a modern-day spin on old Hollywood glamour.
Q+A With Vanessa
What's your skin type?
Combination Skin. With the goal to prevent break outs, shrink pores, lift and prevent sagging skin, all while glowing.
What is your AM skincare regimen?
Ayur-Medic, Antibacterial Wash with Exfoliating Beads
Vintner's Daughter, Active Treatment Essence
SCBI, Stem Cell Eye Firming Cream
SkinMedica, Neck Correct Cream
ColoreScience, SPF Brush on Shield (if outdoors)
What is your PM skincare regimen?
Brave Soldier, Clean Skin Gentle Cleanser
VH Method Peel
Vintner's Daughter, Active Botanical Serum or Ayur Medic, Clearifying Cream
SkinCeuticles, A.G.E Eye Compelx
SkinMedica, Retinol Complex .5 (2-3 times per week)
What is your favorite product and why?
VH Method Peel all the way! I love the instant glow that it gives me. Knowing that I’m simultaneously treating, exfoliating, brightening and anti-aging my skin with a clean and conscious formula that is results driven makes me feel so good about my skin and makes me truly happy.
What is your favorite service and why?
My favorite treatment is Exilis Ultra 360. I love having this done on my lower face and neck. This instantly lifts and tightens skin, while stimulating collagen. It is super relaxing and pain-free. Once I’ve done 4 sessions, my face is more contoured, lifted and chiseled...
37-year-old Vanessa looks like 27-year-old Vanessa!