Meet Kiera DiCicco, local blonde bombshell & boss babe, making women beautiful one syringe at a time!
Every girl dreams of having their own sprawling pink princess castle. Well, local business owner Kiera DiCicco made her dream a reality! Instead of tiaras, ball gowns, and glass slippers, this castle is full of state-of-the-art aesthetic equipment, the latest fashions, and the dream beauty team!
CDM: Congratulations on your new location! This is quite the expansion from your first building located in Downtown Stuart.
KD: Thank you! Yes, we went from 1,500 square feet to 10,000 square feet!
CDM: What was your vision for your new building and expansion?
KD: I wanted to bring something to Martin County that hasn’t been done before. Something unique and next-level that makes everyone feel special when they walk in the door. The ultimate beauty lounge with everything to make a woman feel beautiful in one spot.
CDM: When did you decide you wanted to be in the medical field?
KD: I graduated from nursing school at UNC Chapel Hill in 2009. I immediately began to pursue a career in anesthesiology and became a CRNA in 2016. After starting my own anesthesiology group, I began to pursue my passion for aesthetics in 2018. Since then, my aesthetics career has grown and expanded.
CDM: What do you love most about what you do?
KD: I love making people feel more confident. Aesthetics has pulled out the artistic side of me that I never knew I had. This industry has given me the ability to make anything possible for what a woman might want to improve about themselves. I also love the challenge of successfully waking somebody up after surgery, knowing they feel good.
CDM: What have you seen as far as changes/trends in the aesthetics industry?
KD: Aesthetics has become much more popular and easy to talk about. Women used to hide it and be ashamed of getting procedures done, but now it is all they want to talk about amongst their friends. New lasers and threading techniques are really popular right now. There’s new technology always coming out, so we have to keep up with the current trends and training to be able to offer the latest procedures to the clients.
CDM: You have become quite known for your work, specifically with lip fillers. Do you have a signature look when you do lips?
KD: I love to keep the border crispy and the bottom lip pouty. I also don’t want everyone’s lips to look the same, so I genuinely try to keep the patient’s natural anatomy in mind with my final result. My motto is “up, not out.”
CDM: What makes Albany unique?
KD: Albany encompasses everything a person needs to feel beautiful from the inside out. From a surgery center that can help assist with complicated needs, to a beautiful lip enhancement, all the way to the final touch of what they wear. It’s the full beauty treatment inside out!
CDM: You also have a location in Vero. How did you choose that area to expand to?
KD: We have hundreds of clients that travel from all over the state, but a large majority come from the Vero Beach area. I wanted to provide a location closer to them so they could refer their friends and family.
CDM: In addition to your 2 locations of Albany Aesthetics, you also have Beauty Sleep Anesthesia Surgical Center. Can you tell us more about this center?
KD: I have owned Beauty Sleep Anesthesia since 2017. We cover plastic surgery and pain centers. We are proud to be an all-CRNA group! Currently, we have about 16 nurse anesthesiologists that take pride in specializing in office-based surgery. The surgery center at Albany Aesthetics brings my passions, Anesthesiology and Aesthetics, to one place and creates a space where I can refer my patients and see their treatment through the entire process. We will be primarily offering plastic surgery so that we can offer this to our patients when they have concerns that aesthetics may not cover.
CDM: Another exciting addition to the Albany brand is Albany Boutique! What inspired you to add a boutique?
KD: I have been into fashion since I can remember, and I wanted to capture another part of being a woman that makes her feel beautiful. Most of our styles are feminine, flowy styles and beautiful floral prints. We have high-end brands like LoveShackFancy, Hemant & Nandita, and much more! I wanted to bring these brands to Stuart so that our customers don’t have to travel out of town or shop online to shop for these styles and brands.
CDM: You have opened a newly expanded main location, a second location, plus a new Boutique. It has been a very busy year for you … and you’re a mom too! How in the world do you manage this all and have balance in your family life?
KD: Wine! Haha! Just kidding. My family and my faith give me such strength and determination. My family has always been so supportive and my biggest cheerleaders. I couldn’t do it without them. They allow me to take the time I need to grow and work hard, and they always understand if I have a late night or extra work to bring home. My husband is my rock! He keeps my head on my shoulders, tells me when I can improve on things, and gives me sound advice when I ask. And, of course, my amazing team! They give me peace of mind while I am away that things are being done how I would want them done. I haven’t always had that in the past, and I truly feel that I have my dream team that I can trust! Albany keeps me alive and thriving; I absolutely love it!
CDM: You have a daughter that just turned three. And you are expecting your second daughter in May. Congratulations! Can you share a little bit about your journey conceiving your second child?
KD: I have a genetic disorder called muscular dystrophy. With my pregnancy while carrying my daughter, it exacerbated all of my symptoms, and I had complications after her birth. We knew that we wanted more children, so we had to explore other options that would be safer and healthier. We chose to do in vitro fertilization (IVF) so that I did not pass this on to my children. We also decided to use a surrogate to prevent further breakdown of my muscles so that I can be a strong and healthy mom for my children. The surrogate that we have chosen has given me total peace of mind, and it has been such a wonderful experience. She lives in Iowa and has four children of her own. Our new baby girl is due in May, and we couldn’t be more excited to meet her and expand our family!
CDM: You are a young woman that juggles running a very successful business with multiple divisions and locations, all while being a wife, a mom, and a mom-to-be. Do you have any advice for other women out there that struggle with balance?
KD: Taking time to have fun is huge! I work hard, but I play hard as well. It allows me to have a mental break, so I’m ready to take on the next challenge.
CDM: Do you have any advice for young girls that aspire to be in your position one day?
KD: Focus, make a goal, and don’t let life get in the way. There are lots of excuses that can come up along the way, but as long as you stay focused on your end goal, you can do it! Don’t let others tell you it is too hard or find an easier way.
“Make your own path, follow it, and anything is possible.” -Kiera DiCicco