Tatum began her journey in the health and wellness industry after graduating from Appalachian State University with a BS in Medical Anthropology, which in 1997 was equivalent to an alternative medicine degree. After graduation, she managed Sanctuary, a day-spa in Boone, North Carolina. During her time at the spa, she fell in-love with skin and decided to attend Guilford County Community College to obtain her Aesthetic license. While attending school, she was hired by Skin For Life, and she entered the trade-show circuit demonstrating new technologies. After graduation, she relocated to Miami, and Florida became her sales territory. Tatum’s responsibilities grew to training doctors, nurses, and technicians on protocols and procedures.
The International Dermal Institute
Although she was extremely successful, Tatum didn't feel this was her calling. Then she made the fateful decision to teach at the largest post-graduate education center for skin in the United States, The International Dermal Institute (IDI). After three years of intense study, Tatum taught all six levels of education, 48 different classes based on many different Eastern and Western modalities. After her time at IDI, Tatum became an educator for Bio-Therapeutic in 2007, the leader in Anti-Aging technology.
Skin by Tatum
Today, Tatum owns an advanced skin care studio, Skin by Tatum, located in Sunset Harbour, Miami Beach, where she continues to educate her clients and help them balance skin conditions through multiple modalities. “Skin is the largest organ of the body. Skin comes from within, so to treat it you have to treat the whole system. Here’s my recipe for perfect skin: eat clean (nutrition is a must!), get regular skin treatments to keep your skin breathing & absorbing nutrients that are applied topically, and use the right products to maintain or improve conditions between visits. Having great skin is that deep and that easy.”