Every Master Esthetician at Glow Med Spa is devoted to glowing and radiant skin. Whether you are quickly popping in for our painless Brazilian wax or trying to get your skin in the best condition possible with a series of facials, our team of highly trained professionals will greet you with a smile and leave you with a glow.
Shia: Master Esthetician Instructor | Laser Technician | Owner
Shia has been working in the skin care industry for over 12 years, during which time she has gained knowledge and experience in all aspects of skin.
Since graduating with her Masters in Esthetics, she continues her education with post graduate courses and seminars across America. To ensure that her clients are getting the latest in products and services, her ongoing studies include: Laser Technologies, Advanced Concept in Medical Skincare, Oxygen Technology, Advanced Treatments of Sun Damaged and Aging Skin, plus many other skin related categories.
As a skin care therapist, Shia feels that educating the clients on their skin is one of the most important aspects of her career. How can you know what to do, if you don’t understand what’s happening? She understands how pigmentation, adult acne and premature aging not only put your skin in jeopardy, but also your self esteem and confidence. Shia believes that by providing her clients with the knowledge and tools to correct the situation, she can help each individual client reach their skin care goal.
As a spa owner, Shia strives to set Glow Med Spa apart from the typical spa business model. She created a warm and welcoming place that the clients can walk into and feel their stressful everyday world melt away. On the Northside she worked with a Barksdale’s set designer to come in and create the amazing sights that encompass you as soon as you open the door – a mythical forest. The Northside location is the “Earth” element portion of the creative concept. And in Short Pump, she built Glow Med Spa “Fire”. Through continued tree incorporation in the entry to the elegant fire torches throughout the treatment area, clients can relax and leave worries at the door.
Shia also puts high importance on making services affordable to everyone. “You shouldn’t have to break the bank to have beautiful skin!” she says. You will find that Glow Med Spa prices are amazingly lower than other day spas, because Shia feels that it’s important to take care of your whole self. Thus, incorporating medical spa treatments to your life should be a consistent element, not a once in a while luxury. Think eating healthy vs. crash diets. Which one works better for you?
Whether you book with Shia or have the wonderful opportunity to book with another Glow Team Member, she knows that you will be amazed with the professionalism and skill of your therapist. All of Glow Med Spa’s Therapist are continuously furthering their knowledge base in order to provide excellent service and exquisite treatments that our clients will enjoy as they continue to return to Glow Med Spa.
Lisa Marie: Master Esthetician | Laser Technician
Master Esthetician, Lisa, continues her education with post-graduate classes and seminars since joining the Glow Med Spa team in 2009.
Lisa chose Esthetics as her career after realizing her passion to help people feel good about themselves. Noticing how much women hide behind make-up, she decided to educate herself and help men and women improve the skin from within. This dedication to skin care leads to others learning how to care for their unique and beautiful skin, leading them to feel more secure with themselves. Thus, ladies using make up for highlighting their assets rather than hiding their imperfections.
Lisa’s expertise in Micro-Current Technologies, Medical Chemical Treatments, Photo Aging and Acne Scars and Advanced Skin Evolution all make her unique in the field. Whether she is providing a custom facial plan or a Brazilian and eyebrow wax, providing comfort and confidence to her clients as a skincare professional is of utmost importance to Lisa. She is excited to help her clients change and improve their appearance, and looks forward to their next visit as an exciting step on their path to healthy, beautiful skin.
Sharon: Master Esthetician Instructor | Laser Technician
Sharon has been a Waxing Technician since 2004 and a Master Esthetician since 2007. She prides herself on making your waxing as pain free as possible! She has extensive experience performing microdermabrasion, chemical peels, therapeutic facials, eyebrow design/correction waxing and full body waxing. Sharon enjoys working with different ethnicities and complexions. Her goal is to help each client achieve and maintain healthy skin. Her ongoing training, dedication and experience along with her friendly personality provide clients with an artistically versatile experience.
Sharon’s interest in skin care was driven by a desire to help people feel good inside and out, as well as look their best. Waxing, face brightening, clearing blemishes – all of these can bring confidence to a person. She works successfully with all skin types including acneic skin, scarring, sun damaged skin, aging skin and dull devitalized skin.
Sharon is a Master Esthetician and feels fortunate to have a profession that she really enjoys, whether it is a treatment that helps a client relax or a treatment that gives some much needed confidence. She is committed to providing her clients with only the best products and services.
Elizabeth: Master Esthetician | Laser Technician
Elizabeth knew she wanted to be part of the skin care industry from an early age. Growing up as the only girl and youngest of 3 children, she loved being a girly girl and embraced the joy of beauty while also being intrigued by the science behind beautiful skin. After Elizabeth got married, she pursued a career in skin care and enjoys a dedication to the well-being of those wanting skin health, guidance and support.
Not only is she a highly trained Master Medical Esthetician, but Elizabeth also brings to her work a multi-faceted interest and knowledge in progressive skin care techniques. Along with medical knowledge, she has a holistic view regarding the role diet and nutrition play in skin health. Trained at two highly reputable schools, American Spirit Institute in Williamsburg, Virginia, and the International Dermal Institute in Washington, DC, Elizabeth has received both her Postgraduate degree and Honors degree in Esthetics.
With these honors, Elizabeth has joined the ranks of elite Estheticians who are recognized as setting the highest caliber of standards for professional skin therapy in the Richmond area. She has built up a loyal client following, as well as a reputation for excellence in the beauty and skin care industries.
As a dedicated skin care expert and waxing specialist, Elizabeth seeks to educate others about proper skin care, appropriate product selection, and customized regimens. She truly enjoys client interaction and can be found dispensing advice on the best types of peels for your skin type to counseling clients on the effects of stress on skin complexions.
Olga: Master Esthetician | Laser Technician
Originally from Russia, Olga grew up as the middle daughter of three. She found herself in the perfect environment to shape her passion for esthetics with her combination of teachings from her father who was a doctor and believer in conventional medicine, and her mother who was a beauty-driven believer that all healing came from within.
She decided to dedicate her education and career to helping people fight life-changing skin conditions after realizing her younger sister lost her chance to continue her modelling career due to adult acne flare ups.
Since Olga graduated as a Master Esthetician, she continues her education with post graduate classes and seminars in microdermabrasion, chemical peels and dermaplaning.
She feels fortunate to follow her passion as an esthetician because “There is no better feeling than knowing you made a difference in another persons life”.
Angela: Master Esthetician Instructor | Laser Technician
Angela graduated in 2000 from the Northwest College of Cosmetology with a license in esthetics. She has been working in the skin care industry in many different capacities ever since. Her interest in esthetics began at a young age, as she was raised by a mother who loved to create beauty and encouraged her to find not just a career but rather a purpose and passion. Growing up she also witnessed her older brother lose all his self-esteem due to his struggle with severe acne. Thus, her mission became to understand skin and why it works the way it does. She believes in treating the whole person, body, mind and spirit. Many times clients will ask her what do you love best: facial treatments, waxing, laser? She loves it all! No matter if you come in to see her for a thorough facial treatment or stop in for a quick wax, you will feel better about your skin, yourself and just life in general.
Having recently moved to Virginia from her home state of Oregon, she did her research before she arrived, and quickly realized that the only place in Richmond she wanted to work was Glow Med Spa. She is thrilled to be one of the newest members of the team! Besides having advanced education in chemical peels, speed waxing, and laser treatments, she is also certified in Reiki and Yoga, and continues her education at American Spirit Institute.
Cody: Master Esthetician | Laser Technician
Cody recently moved to Virginia from Wilmington, North Carolina, and is working towards her Master Esthetics certification. Skincare has always been an important part of Cody’s life, hence the nickname “The Potion Queen” given to her at a young age. She became interested in what products to use, but why she should use them. Learning the science of active ingredients in products became a hobby for her.
Cody became the main source of research and education for skincare for her friends. She loved helping others solve their skincare concerns. Always being a people person, she realized that her passion for helping people and her passion for skin care could go hand in hand for a career she would love.
During her education at Glow Med Spa, Cody stumbled upon an unexpected new passion-Waxing! She began training as a waxing technician, and she found a challenge she loved. “I am all about instant result!” Cody will say. And boy, she will make that happen with each of her waxing clients! Her motto is “No hair left behind (that you do not want)”. If you want a good laugh and a fun conversation during a waxing experience, then Cody is the waxing technician for you.
(Photo coming soon!) Taylor: Master Esthetician | Laser Technician
Taylor’s passion for esthetics grew when she herself experienced the struggles of acneic skin. She became a client of Glow Med Spa years ago and was so excited by the results she saw, that she was instantly hooked. During her facials, Taylor learned as much as she could, and eventually realized that THIS was her future. She wanted to understand as much about the skin, as well as the differences that certain ingredients could make. It was with this thought in mind that she enrolled in school, and is now well on her way to graduating as a Master Esthetician in 2015.
Taylor’s goal is not just to learn for herself, but to extend her education to her clients and help them understand what is going on with their skin in order to correct it. So whether it be acne, pigmentation or maybe even just preventative care, she wants to help each one of her clients achieve their desired outcome. Taylor feels that you can never stop learning in the constant changing field of esthetics and she loves a challenge, so please ask her anything! Whether it is to help you relax or reach your skin care goals, She aims to please.
JaWanda: Master Esthetician | Waxing Technician
JaWanda has always had a passion for the beauty industry which lead her to a career as a make-up artist early on in life. It was during this time as an artist that she realized there was a desire for doing more than just make-up, she wanted to go much deeper, not just camouflage the skin to create beauty, but help the skin become healthy and beautiful on its own.
After doing some research she decided go back to school and get her Masters License as an Esthetician. From there she realized the combination of knowledge about skin as well as what to put on it to help accent it, not conceal it, was something she really enjoyed.
JaWanda loves helping her clients improve their skin and because this is an industry that is forever growing and changing, she continues to educate herself throughout the years as to always have the latest information about skin issues and treatments available for her clients.
JaWanda is extremely excited to be a member of the Glow Med Spa team and looks forward to providing exceptional services and experiences for all of her clients!
(Photo coming soon) Katherine: Master Esthetician
Katherine was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. Growing up as an only child, she tapped into her creativity and imagination at a young age. Before becoming a Master Esthetician, she worked as a preschool teacher where learning to work with children greatly influenced her patient and gentle nature, plus was a natural place to share all her childhood creativity.
When Katherine started considering laser hair removal for herself, here curiosity was peeked by a long-term career in esthetics. With further research into skin care, she felt like it was a career she could become passionate about. Katherine graduated with her Masters in Esthetics from a local Richmond school in July of 2012. She has since fallen in love with the skin care industry. Her favorite part of working in the spa world is helping people look and feel their best!
Katherine has struggled with acneic skin throughout most of her life. Through educating herself on the right products and treatments, she has greatly improved her own skin and hopes to do the same for her clients. Katherine loves working with all skin types and conditions, including: sun damaged skin, aged skin, acneic skin, scarring, and much more. She is committed to helping you meet your skincare goal, no matter how hard it may seem. Katherine is ecstatic to be invited onto the Glow team! She is excited to continue her education and is looking forward to relaying all of her knowledge to her amazing clients!
All of Glow Med Spa’s therapists are continually furthering their knowledge base in order to provide excellent services and exquisite treatments. We enjoy providing a soothing environment and sharing skin care tips and recommendations with every visit.