MEET OUR STAFF
REJUVENATION + WELLNESS EXPERTS
ADMIN + CUSTOMER RELATION EXPERTS
Samantha, Massage Lead, Licensed Massage Therapist
Samantha graduated from Alaska Career College in 2015 and is certified in injury prevention. She specializes in deep tissue, lymphatic drainage, and reflexology. Samantha is passionate about bodywork, health, and wellness and enjoys making others feel better.
Alexia, Licensed Massage Therapist
Alexia has been a Massage therapist for over 10 years. Graduating at the top of her class from Keiser Universities Massage program. She specializes in deep tissue, therapeutic, and Swedish massage.On her downtime she likes to look up new modalities that she could use for benefiting clients. She enjoys spending time with we family at home in her downtime.
Chris, Licensed Massage Therapist, Aesthetician, MA
Chris has been with the Essentials team for the past 20 years. He is dually licensed, in massage therapy for 20 years and Esthetics for 12 years. He specializes in deep tissue, Athletic Rubs, and Hot Stone massage. He has specialty training in Thai massage, Oncology massage and is an Essentials Certified MA, offering trigger point, and intramuscular B12 injections. On his downtime, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Dennis, Licensed Massage Therapist
Dennis is from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and has spent time in the Air Force. He specializes in Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Trigger Point and Athletic Massage. He is a graduate of the Space Coast Health Institute which included a comprehensive study of anatomy and physiology and also holds an advanced degree from Univ. of Central Florida. He enjoys offering exceptional customer service and helping clients to relax and de-stress with various massage techniques.
Nicole, Licensed Massage Therapist
Nicole has been practicing massage for 12 years. Nicole has always been fascinated by the human body and how it functions. From a young age, her grandmother taught her about herbs and how they help the body. With time she knew that she wanted to help people heal inside out. She thoroughly enjoys helping people learn how to better take care of themselves. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her husband, 3 kids and 2 dogs. She loves to be able to give her kids the knowledge that the body, mind and soul have to be balanced.
Sara, Licensed Massage Therapist
Sara has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2003. She specializes in Athletic, Swedish relaxation massage, prenatal massage as well as hot stone. Her goal is to resolve a client’s issue whether it be the stress of tension related and recommend services specific to their needs. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children.
Scott, Licensed Massage Therapist
Scott graduated from the Florida School of Massage in 2010. Scott integrates various modalities such as Myofascial Release and Thai Massage into services to provide a uniquely designed massage treatment for each person and their specific needs. Also holding a certification in Manual Lymphatic Drainage (Vodder technique) and a NASM Personal Trainer Certification, Scott uses this as insight to meet each person where they are at and to meet their wellness goals.
ESTHETICIAN & WAXING EXPERTS
Victoria, Aesthetic Lead, Medical Aesthetician
Victoria joined the Essentials team in early 2012. She has been an esthetician for over 10 years and has vast clinical experience in both medispa and dermatology settings. She received certification as a master esthetician from Image International and also has specialty training with ZO Medical and ZO Skin Health lines. She specializes in advanced clinical facials, medical grade peels, micro needling, dermaplaning, and Hydrafacials. She enjoys utilizing her knowledge of skin health and expertise in aesthetics to create customized clinical treatments for each and every client.
Carrie, Medical Aesthetician
Carrie graduated from Space Coast in Melbourne, Florida and furthered her education at The Esthetics Association of Florida in Orlando before landing her dream job at Essentials MediSpa & Salon. She specializes in medical grade facials, Hydrafacials, peels, dermaplaning and enjoys recommending customized skin regimens for her clients.
Charlotte, Medical Aesthetician, Licensed Massage Therapist
Charlotte has experience assisting a Licensed Medical Aesthetic Physician, as well as extensive experience working one-on-one with clients as a Licensed Medical Aesthetician since 2011. In 2017, Charlotte earned her license as a Massage Therapist. Charlotte is devoted to maintaining her proficiency on the latest skin care techniques and products in order to better serve our clients. She is well versed with medical treatments and can answer questions that you may have guiding you toward a productive treatment offered by her or our medical staff. Charlotte has received additional education and specializes in but not limited to; microneedling, chemical peels, and other dermabrasion treatments. Charlotte is passionately driven and committed to providing you with the most effective treatments and relaxing facials. In her free time she enjoys learning and experiencing new things.
Desiree, Medical Aesthetician
Desiree is a Florida native that graduated from Academy of Cosmetology. She is passionate about helping people feel beautiful and improving their skin and has found her esthetics career to be a perfect outlet for that. She has a variety of modalities in her career including professional makeup, dermaplaning, microneedling, Hydrafacial, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion. Her goal is to create a long-lasting client/practitioner relationships within her practice knowing that skin care is an important aspect in a healthy lifestyle.
Samantha, Aesthetician, Waxing Specialist
Samantha is a Licensed Esthetician, and specializes in Speed Waxing, Dermaplaning, Peels, and Microneedling. She has been working in the spa industry for 9 years and has been licensed for 6. She is eager to share her knowledge with Essentials clients. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the gym, spending time with family, and continuing her education in skin care.
SALON EXPERTS (HAIR, MAKEUP, NAILS)
In loving memory of Kelly Apkarian 12/22/1981 – 2/2/2017
She lived her life with courage and grace, in spite of adversity. She touched many lives and made friends wherever she went. She excelled at dance, art, and photography, and had an incredible talent for finding style and beauty in everything. Kelly lived her life independently and to the fullest; no mountain was too high to climb. When faced with difficulties, Kelly rose above and faced the challenges head-on, setting a great example that will live on in her family and her daughter. Right until the end, her biggest concern was for her family, friends, and cats. Kelly will be dearly missed and forever will be a part of our Essentials family. RIP beautiful girl.
Nathaniel, Salon Lead, Master Stylist
Nathaniel attended the Aveda Institute Orlando for Advanced Cosmetology and Make-Up Artistry. With over 6 years of experience, Nathaniel has had many roles in the industry from salon management, International Extension Trainer, to RedKen Diamond Educator. He specializes in blonding, color correction, Keratin Complex Smoothing treatments, and extensions services. Nathaniel is passionate about guest connections and has an individual understanding to provide a sincere professional experience. He is an artistic innovator who appreciates the technical challenges of hair artistry and is results-driven.
Julia, Hair Stylist
Julia has been a licensed cosmetologist since 2013 in the state of Florida. She loves to do all types of coloring, cutting, and styling. She has always enjoyed doing hair since a young age, with her mother and aunt’s support whom are also hair stylists! Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Kaylynn, Stylist, Nails and Makeup Artist
Kaylynn went to school in Seattle, Washington where she received her cosmetology license in September of 2015. While loving everything that has to do with the beauty industry, she enjoys playing a part on the nail side while taking a break from doing hair.
Kaytlin has been a licensed cosmetologist since 2011. She was born in Lake Tahoe but raised in Indialantic, Fl. She loves doing color but specializes in blondes. On her down-time she spends time with her daughter, and 6 siblings across the US, traveling and making memories.
Phyllis, Senior Stylist
Phyllis brings 35 years of salon experience to Essentials MediSpa & Salon from the Seacoast of Portsmouth New Hampshire. Her vast experience includes up close & personal training with industry icons such as the real Paul Mitchell, Robert Cromian, Oscar Blandi & John Sahag to name a few. After successfully raising a corporate daughter, she decided to move to the Sunshine State of Florida and became a beauty advisor for Lancome. She is joining Essentials as a Senior Stylist, specializing in hair cutting. Phyllis loves her family, the ocean, and driving her Mini Cooper observing nature.
Amber, Nail Lead, Nail Specialist
After graduating and obtaining her nail license in 2009, Amber jumped straight into the industry and began building her knowledge, skills, and clientele. She has continued to excel with her career thru the Nail Field by taking additional classes and always staying alert of the latest techniques. Amber specializes in gel manicures, exceptional attention to detail, and massage. She believes Nail Services not only add beauty to the nail but is also important to health and wellness.
Kelly, Nail Specialist, Cosmetologist
Kelly has more than five years experience in the industry and has delved into many roles in the cosmetology field from nail technician, makeup artist, hair colour specialist, salon manager, and Redken Diamond School Educator. She is a multi-faceted artist who is passionate about helping her clients feel confident and valued.