About Us


She has worked as the staff makeup artist for Communicator Award winner, Beholder Productions. Linda has also performed her
makeup magic for Versace Couture, MAC cosmetics, Plays & Players theatre, Ambiance and Solid Gold magazines.

In 1998 Linda became the first African-American esthetician/makeup artist to work at Topper’s Spa, the largest beauty facility in the
Philadelphia and South Jersey area. During this time she earned certification as a Softap permanent makeup artist.  

In 1997 Linda co-founded Philadelphia’s first mobile spa company, Moontide, which specialized in full service home spa parties. She
completed training at the most prestigious institutions in the industry including the internationally renowned Von-Lee School Of
Aesthetics in Maryland, and the Atelier Aesthetique in New York City, earning licensure in both Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Students of the
Hit the Ground Running Esthetician's Workshop will benefit from her past experience in the corporate sector, where
she was the top rated manager of Training and Development for Verizon Corporation. Her scope of responsibility included Virginia,
Baltimore, North Jersey and Philadelphia.
Most esthetic schools teach you what you need to know to pass the state boards. We teach     
you how to find the spa job of your dreams.

Hit The Ground Running Esthetician's Workshops are custom designed. We cater to:

  • New esthetic graduates not yet licensed
  • Newly licensed graduates
  • Cosmetologists who wish to expand their knowledge base
  • Massage therapists who are transitioning to esthetics
  • Nervous or unsure estheticians
  • Estheticians who wish to upgrade their employment status
  • Mature estheticians who are changing careers
Linda Harding has an extensive beauty, skincare and management background. Today she
helps to make  the  world more beautiful as esthetic coach and creator of the
Hit The Ground
Running Esthetician’s  Workshop
™, created to give new or nervous estheticians a competitive
edge.Linda also serves as Senior Esthetician at Rescue-Rittenhouse Spa Lounge located in the
heart of Philadelphia's prestigious Rittenhouse Square.

Featured on the popular blog Spoiled Pretty, Linda has also been recognized as a winner of  
Philly Style magazine’s award for “Best Facial” and “Best Waxer” in Philadelphia. She is a favorite
of brides-to-be for her skin care expertise, has been featured on nationally reknown wedding site,
The Knot and has worked with premiere wedding planner Melissa Paul LTD.  Her clientele is
diverse and ranges from spa devotees to fashion and music industry personalities.