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 two decades, 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.

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.

NaKisha: Master Esthetician | Laser Technician

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.

Anna: Master Esthetician | Laser Technician

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.

Taylor: Master Esthetician 

Taylor’s passion for skin care started at a very young age, when she would experiment with her mother’s skincare products. Creating these skin concoctions excited her, and she wanted to do more.  This escalated to her making masks from household items such as bananas, avocados, and honey.

After taking a few years away from an emphasis on skin care, her interest was resurrected by working in the modeling industry, and a desire to work in cosmetics marketing. This all culminated into a thirst for hands on experience, as she could learn the most about products by using herself.

That led her to pursue her Master Esthetician’s license in 2018. Despite being relatively new to the industry, Taylor has taken full advantage of the learning opportunities afforded to her. This stems from a dedication to ensure that she is providing the most comfortable and memorable service to ensure that people feel welcomed from the second they interact with her. She also understands that everyone’s experience will be different, and tailors her recommendations for every situation, lifestyle, and budget. Feeling and looking good are a few of the many steps to feeling confident, and she’s happy to help you start, and continue that journey.

Taylor is excited to be part of the Glow Team and looks forward to learning as much as she can from her co-workers and clients. She believes that knowledge is the first key to unlocking a wide variety of experiences and opportunities, and she can’t wait to share her knowledge with everyone who will lend an ear (or a face!)

(photo coming soon!) Kaveeta: Master Esthetician 

Since a young age, Kaveeta has been extremely passionate about skincare and skin improvement. Her skincare journey started in her kitchen, where she and her mother would concoct soaps, lotions and masks with the information they had gathered from the library and latest trends in the fashion magazines. She grew up always believing in the power of ingredients and loving the effect she could achieve when helping her friends treat skin issues. To Kaveeta, beautiful skin equals beautiful confidence.

After obtaining her Master’s License, Kaveeta focused on growing her knowledge by gathering as much information as she could, wherever it was available, but she feels she learned the most over the years from her clients and the many different skin concerns they would request her expertise for. She enjoys being a part of her clients’ journey as they overcome skin challenges and truly finds happiness in seeing their excitement and smiles as they achieve their goals.

(photo coming soon!) Laini: Master Esthetician

Since she was a little girl, Laini loved skin care. Struggling with acne herself, sparked her interest in all things skin. She would try and experiment with different products to achieve healthy that “healthy glow.” In 2019, she decided to turn her passion into a career by enrolling in the Master Esthetics Program here in Virginia.

Although she completed the program in July 2020, she is constantly learning to better help every one of her clients. Her goal in the treatment room is to educate her clients about their skin and help them achieve all their skin care goals. Everybody deserves to feel confident, her goal is to make all her clients feel confident and love their skin.

Ashleigh: Master Esthetician 

Ashleigh was born and raised in Mechanicsville, VA. She always loved makeup and skincare, even as a child. She would always research different skincare products and routines online and loved trying out new makeup. Her family always called her the beauty queen!

After graduating high school, she received her Associates of Applied Sciences, thinking she wanted to go into the medical field. Around this time, she started struggling with severe acne.

After a lot of research and trying many different products that not only did not improve her skin, but actually worsened it, she went to a med spa and received her first facial. After receiving monthly facials and starting a good home care regimen, she noticed major changes in her skin and began to feel confident again. She learned a lot about her skin during this journey, but wanted to learn more. While finishing her master esthetics program she began waxing at the Waxing Station in Carytown. She loved and enjoyed waxing but was excited to be able to offer more services to her clients!

She knows how it feels to be self-conscious about your skin and want to help others achieve healthy, glowing skin. Ashleigh believes it is important to educate clients not only on what is happening within their skin but what we can do at home and in treatment to achieve their skin goals. She is looking forward to continuing her education so she can give the best care and education to all of her clients.

Jessica: Master Esthetician

Jessica was born in North Carolina and raised in Chesapeake, Virginia. Her passion for skincare blossomed at an early age. She drew inspiration from her Vietnamese mother, who would use holistic, Eastern medicinal treatments in addition to western medicine. As her interest grew, she began testing and researching skincare products and treatments, taking a specific interest in Korean skincare products. We all have to start somewhere! However, she learned through trial and error, that there is a lot of misinformation and false advertising in the skincare industry, and wanted to learn about professional skincare in order to really help people address their skin concerns. She also wanted to focus on healing people and helping clientele to reach their skincare goals.

After earning an Associates Degree in Applied Science, she decided to attend esthetician school and became a licensed Master Esthetician. With her knowledge of how skin works on a cellular level, combined with her efficiency in providing services, she is able to provide a well-rounded skincare experience, including waxes, peels, facials, microdermabrasion, and product knowledge. She focuses on incorporating healthy lifestyle changes into client’s skincare routines and providing a manageable approach to the regimen. Jessica is always looking for growth and continuing education with new services, technologies, and products to provide the best possible results to her client’s skincare journey.

Victoria: Master Esthetician

Victoria worked in the beauty industry for 15 years as a makeup artist before deciding to take it another step further into the esthetic world. After taking some time off she decided to pursue her Master Esthetics License, embarking on a new career. From a young age, makeup was her first love.

But as time went by, she discovered that beauty is incomplete without attention to the care and health of one’s skin. Infused with a new passion and purpose, Victoria attended the Lotus School of Integrated Professions and graduated in June of 2020.

Originally from Delaware, Victoria has also lived in Arizona, and California. She moved to Virginia in 2011 and it’s been her home ever since. Victoria has had two amazing careers as a flight attendant and as the Bobbi Brown Artist and Cosmetic Department Manager for Nordstrom Beauty. Throughout the years, she has always been her friends “Go To” for makeup and skincare tips. Seeing how her suggestions gave people a boost of confidence and had them facing the day with a more positive outlook, she decided Esthetics was the logical next chapter in her story of beauty. Victoria is ecstatic to be part of the Glow Team and to work with some of Richmond’s best estheticians and clients!

Rory | Glow Med SpaRory: Master Esthetician

Rory started her journey with skincare in 2008 while she attended American Spirit Institute in Richmond. She had a calling to use her hands to heal and went to school at the same time for both Basic and Master Esthetics as well as massage therapy. Having a background in energy work, Rory has been a Usui Reiki practitioner since 2003. After taking some time off in the industry to pursue other endeavors and after a serious accident, she was called back to the esthetics industry to use her hands to heal and help people.

She loves to combine both aspects of medical and holistic skincare. She believes what we put into our bodies will affect us on the outside. Creating authentic connections with her clients and educating them on how they can care for their skin is of prime importance for Rory as the bond between a client and their therapist is one of the most cherished things one can possess. She loves to learn and plans on continuing her education within the esthetics industry.

In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her dog, Eden and spending time in nature.

Victoria (Vee): Master Esthetician

Born in Richmond, but having been raised overseas for the majority of her life, Victoria has been exposed to a myriad of different approaches to skincare health and beauty. From Chinese Traditional Medicine remedies, to German apothecary DIYs, she found fascinating results through trial-and-error on herself and her family.

With a Bachelors Degree in Global Affairs and International Relations from George Mason University, Victoria often felt unfulfilled at her various desk jobs, yearning for a career that could actually make a difference in the lives of others. However, while suffering from severe acne throughout school, she took the Korean 10-step skincare approach to remedy her skin concerns. After such a drastic transformation, from both physical skin improvement and boosted confidence, Victoria now knew where she wanted her career to start — to begin helping others heal and to have their inner beauty reflected through their skin health and wellness.

Since then, Victoria has graduated from the Dermal Science International Aesthetics Academy for Aesthetics, and Lillique Training Institute for Permanent Cosmetic Makeup, and she is a well-rounded individual who, through the Master Apprenticeship Program at Glow Med Spa, understands how skin health effects a person both physically and mentally. She is adept at various facials, full-body waxing, eyelash extensions, microblading, sunless airbrush tanning and more. Constantly engaged in the realm of skincare, Victoria stays up to date on the newest technology, products, and CEU’s available in the industry.

Victoria enjoys educating clients during their treatments, and is an eager advocate for home care to help keep them achieving their best skincare results.

Healthy skin is happy skin, and Victoria is ready to get you Glowing!

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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