Master Estheticians

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.Glow Med Spa_ Richmond, VA

Richmond VA day spaShia: 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.

Richmond VA day spaLisa 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 TechnologiesMedical Chemical TreatmentsPhoto 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.

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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 microdermabrasionchemical peelstherapeutic facialseyebrow 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 EstheticianElizabeth: 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.

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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.

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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.

NaKisha: Master Esthetician 

A Summa Cum Laude 2010 graduate of MedSpa Careers Institute with an Associates Degree in Applied Science, Massage Therapy, NaKisha is also nationally certified and licensed through the Virginia Board of Nursing. She believes that touch is more than just a skin to skin interaction —  it’s a healing factor and a basic human need. Certain that bringing healing touch to others is her life’s purpose, NaKisha finds complete gratitude in being part of her clients healing and well being.

NaKisha is continually looking to further her bodywork practice and is extending her education into other areas of bodywork and modalities, such as Reiki with Angels and Acupressure. She looks forward to incorporating a volunteer and work practice that gives her access to help patients of muscular dystrophy.

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!

Pheenie: Master Esthetician

A Master Esthetician who comes to Richmond from the Chesapeake area, Pheenie has been practicing esthetics since 2015.  With a focus on active ingredients, she loves learning about skincare products.  Pheenie is constantly seeking product knowledge to understand how unique skincare needs will react or be activated by products and therefore supporting her clients by helping them reach their skincare goals.

At a young age she was intrigued by products and ingredients and how they worked in synergy with one another. The desire to learn more led her to the esthetics industry, where she has the opportunity to see amazing results in her clients.

Pheenie also has a passion for waxing believes waxing is fundamentally part of her clients’ wellness journey.  If her clients feel good about themselves, then that makes Pheenie feel good.  She is always grateful and thankful for her clients who allow her to be a part of their skincare journey. Her motto is, “You dont always need alot of products, just the right ones.”

Anna: Master Esthetician

Anna, born and raised in Ukraine, has always had a passion for helping people, medically as well as holistically. It was because of this that she felt her calling in life was to be a doctor and made the decision to become a medical assistant at one of her country’s rehabilitation centers for the military immediately after graduating high school. After a couple years, she was accepted to Crimean State Medical University, where through hard work and years of dedication, she graduated as a doctor of medicine in 2001 and started her career in Otolaryngology in Moscow, Russia. 

It was also during this time at the university that she met her husband, a student of dermatology, and they started their exciting life together as a family. While working in Otolaryngology, and raising her beautiful baby boy, Lev, Anna continued to advance her education, which led her down a more alternative path when it came to treating patients. She studied mesotherapy (a branch of medicine founded by the French Doctor of Medicine, Michel Pistor – 1952) and spent time at educational centers (such as Martin”ex) to study more of the paramedical side of esthetics to work with her patients on transforming the skin. 

Anna and her husband then began to pull away from the traditional medical environment and started working together at a Wellness/Rejuvenation Center where the focus was more on full body health, wellness and Aesthetics. Together they offered Mesotherapy, Fillers, Chemical Peels, Bio Rejuvenation in Ukraine. It was around this time that Anna’s family expanded, and she gave birth to her second, beautiful, baby boy, Simon. Though she and her husband had made a wonderful life for themselves in Ukraine, she missed her family, who during the changes that were taking place in her country, had made the decision to leave and start a new life in the United States. So after 15 years Anna, her husband, two boys and family dog decided to pack up and reunite with her family here in America.

As the years went by, she studied the English language and started her path in the Medical Esthetics industry, going back to school to get the licensing Virginia required for her to be able to carry forward her knowledge in this industry and continue to help people. During these years she had heard of Glow Med Spa from coworkers as well as clients, and made it her focus to become a part of the Glow team.  She is so excited to be able to continue in her career with such a strong team of professionals around her here in Richmond and can not wait to meet all of Glow’s beautiful clients. When Anna is not working, she enjoys hiking, oil painting, knitting, aikido, and playing tennis…which their dog, Fina, loves to join in on.

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.

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