Leading the way

Randi Horne, MSN '15

Randi Horne has taken every opportunity to further her nursing career, and it has paid dividends. Now, she owns a concierge business, offering facial injectables and skin care in her hometown of Houston, Texas.

While working in orthopedic surgery, she took a per diem position in a plastic surgery practice, which piqued her interest in the industry. On her off days, she chose to shadow an aesthetics nurse in the clinic, while also taking care of post-surgery patients in their homes.

By the time she began earning her Master of Science in Nursing in adult-gerontology primary care at UC during her period as a travel nurse in Florida, she had her mind set. To work toward her career goal, Horne chose to complete clinical hours in dermatology and plastic surgery clinics. After graduation, she began working for a medical spa with locations across the U.S.

Randi Horne

“Seeing the growth in demand for aesthetic procedures allowed me to know that transitioning to that area would be a great move. I took every opportunity to deep dive into all the different treatments and mechanisms they had for aesthetic medicine.”

When COVID led to the shutdown of dermatology and plastic surgery offices, Horne leveraged her industry connections and became a dispensing account for Skin Better Science, a L’oréal brand medical-grade cosmeceutical. Once established, she added facial injectable treatments to her services. She offers these services on a concierge basis, meaning by appointment only in a non-traditional clinical setting.

Since 2021, Horne has impacted the aesthetics industry on a broader scale. Again, seizing a career opportunity, she accepted a full-time job as an aesthetic research nurse practitioner at Allergan Aesthetics, where she applies her nursing and aesthetics knowledge to collaborate with engineers, scientists, marketers and commercial staff in the research and development of body contouring treatments.

When Horne entered the field, she did not see herself reflected in the profession, but she did not give it a second thought.

“I didn’t see that as a barrier for me, and now that I’ve been in this field almost 10 years, I’ve seen it grow, especially with trying to provide services for patients of color,” Horne says. “I have so much fun explaining skincare and skin health to people of color, because that’s not something people of color focus on.”

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