Entrepreneurs endure a lot in their life, from personal grievances to business and financial problems. They still stick it out and make it big in their industry. They go on to make an influence and achieve their dreams. Some take it even further, making sure they leave behind a legacy not just in the market but also off it. Deisy Suarez Giles, a successful entrepreneur in the SPA and wellness Industry turned renowned author, talks about her inspirational journey from her spa business to her love for being an author.
Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Giles is a successful entrepreneur and the founder of DESUAR Spa in downtown L.A. Having originally entered the beauty and wellness industry more than 16 years ago as a makeup artist in NYC, her passion started years earlier as a child who made scrubs and mud masks in the kitchen sink. A wife and mother of 2 young sons, she is also a speaker, philanthropist, author, content creator, and animal lover. Giles published her first book, Marriage Material: How I Found My Husband in 2020, a book that shares the accounts and challenges Giles faced in her life as she journeyed towards love. She narrates how she found the person destined for her in a place where she least expected to see him.
In 2002, after receiving her BA in Marketing Communications from UTESA, Giles attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC while freelancing as a makeup artist along with working for several stores and beauty salons. Her design and practical experience led Giles to start her first entrepreneurial endeavor in 2004, with DESUAR Cosmetics. Since then, Giles opened DESUAR Spa, a 4400 sq. ft. space in the heart of L.A. and soon to be launched second SPA location in Silver Lake/Los Feliz Neighborhood in Los Angeles. DESUAR Spa has continued to grow, providing clinically proven skincare procedures, ultrasonic, chemical peels & microdermabrasion facials, and Giles’ very own “secret” body scrub formula, along with massage treatments, spray tanning, body scrubs, wraps, and waxing services. Desuar Spa offers healing as well as high-end relaxing treatments fit for royalty, be it massage, waxing, facials, body scrubs, saunas, or even CBD treatments. Giles will also launch her first Skin Care Product along with her second book as an author called, “Holy Skin” in December 2020.
With her entrepreneurial spirit and emphasis on education, it is no surprise that Giles has been featured in Forbes, LA Magazine, Zoe Report, Voyage LA, Spa Insider, Well and Away, DTLA Weekly, DTLA Life, Coast to Coast, Style & Society, and MTV. She has also worked with many Hollywood celebrities and sports figures. Success is important to Giles but philanthropy also has an important place in her life. As a mother, she cares about giving back. She has volunteered at the Living Water Children’s Centre in Tanzania, Africa where she applied her touch therapy to healing orphan children. She continues to support this charity today. Giles has lived in several different countries and has traveled extensively to over 40, experiences that inform and inspire ideas for her spa and her writing experiences.