MEET OUR STAFF
Rex, General Manager
Rex specializes in Operations and Human Resource Management as well as safety and security. He has over 25 years of experience leading teams within multiple business functions in two Fortune-100 companies. Rex is certified in Operational Excellence and has degrees in Business Administration and Asset Protection Management. He is an active member of The Society for Human Resource Management and is a Certified Workforce Development Professional. As a lifelong learner Rex enjoys studying leadership, management as well as health and wellness. He has lived in South and Central Florida for over 20 years and enjoys many outdoor activities with a passion for nature and animals.
Brian, Rejuvenation Director
Essentials MediSpa & Salon is proud to welcome Brian Whaley as our new Rejuvenation Director!
Brian Whaley ARNP-BC has over a decade in the healthcare industry. Upon graduation of Georgetown University Neonatology ARNP program, he began his career in newborn critical care medicine and has served in leadership positions in one of Miami Florida’s top neonatology practices. Upon a colleague’s suggestion, he turned his focus on to the Aesthetic Medicine realm and completed training in advanced fillers and techniques.
Brian was then recruited by The Miami Institute where he was mentored by Florida’s top plastic surgeons and anti-aging doctors. He became the Aesthetic medicine provider and injector to a who’s who of local and international celebrities and doctors alike.
After noticing that so many providers all across the country were treating symptoms of the appearance of aging, not the root causes of the facial volume regression, he began to perfect and teach his method, the 3D face Injection Method ™, to doctors and nurses from all over the United States. Instead of an outside in approach, an inside out approach is taken and in this 3D method, the results are better in appearance, safer, and longer lasting.
He also specializes in Regenerative Wellness Medicine, low testosterone treatment, and PDO thread lift aka the “Weekend Facelift” which is a minimally invasive and effective cosmetic technique that lifts and tightens sagging skin tissues.’
In his spare time, Brian enjoys playing the drums and spending time with his sons.
Renee, Nutritionist, Wellness Coach, MA
Renee has been a nutrition coach since 2012, specializing in holistic wellness techniques. She is a certified Reiki-Master, as well as yoga and meditation practitioner, with the particular focus on energetic healing modalities. She is also an Essentials Certified MA, offering intramuscular B12 and Lypo B+ injections.
Mike, Infusion Specialist, NSCA-PT
Michael started working in Emergency Medicine in 1993. Graduated Eastern Florida State College Paramedic program in 1995. Has 15 years experience with several Fire/EMS Departments in Central Florida. He also has 9 years in Emergency Departments and as a Flight Paramedic with Hospital based Helicopter Service. Michael was an instructor for the EMT and Paramedic programs at Eastern Florida State College and Florida Medical Training Institute. Was an instructor for Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Basic Trauma Life Support and Emergency Response to Terrorism. Michael is a long time resident of Satellite Beach, graduating from Satellite high School. Enjoys helping others achieve their fitness goals as a Personal Trainer. Loves the outdoors and tries to spend as much time as possible in the ocean kayak fishing of the coast.
Chris, LMT, Esthetician, MA
Chris has been with the Essentials team for the past 16 years. He is dually licensed, in massage therapy for 16 years and Esthetics for 8 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 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.
Kelly, LMT, MA
Kelly has been a licensed massage therapist since 2011 and specializes in relaxation massage. She enjoys body wraps and scrubs and on her down time, spends time with her family. She is currently enrolled in nursing school.
Kristina has been a practicing Licensed Massage Therapist since 2004 and has her National Certification with the Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork. She specializes in therapeutic, prenatal, and sports massage and is currently enrolled in the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Eastern Florida State College. She enjoys the outdoors, live music, and time with her family.
Mike has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2012. His specialties include Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Thai and injury management. He is also a native Floridian, and his personal time is spent at the beach, playing guitar, martial arts, drawing and attempting to surf.
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.
Stephanie has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since April 2015. She has continued education in PNF stretching and specializes in Relaxation Massage and Trigger Point Therapy. She understands that each client’s needs differ, focuses on the areas of concern and is committed to providing exceptional service, for each and every client.
Alicia, Massage Therapist
Linda, Massage Therapist
Megan, Aesthetic Lead, Medical Aesthetician
Megan was born in Melbourne, Florida and has resided in Brevard County her entire life. She has been in the skincare industry for 18 years and has been a licensed facial specialist since 2005. Megan spent the last 5 years in dermatology where she had the opportunity learn in depth medical treatments and procedures. Her specialties include corrective medical peels and dermaplaning. Megan loves teaming up with her clients to help them achieve their highest skin potential.
Camille, Paramedical Esthetician, Makeup Artist
Camille has been a licensed esthetician since 2012. She recently graduated with her paramedical degree in 2016. She has a background in makeup with MAC Cosmetics and specializes in classic spa facials, microdermabrasion, facial waxing, peels, and makeup. On her, down time she enjoys continuing education within the spa/beauty industry.
Nara, Master Waxer, Brow Designer
Nara, originally from Brazil has over 30 years experience with waxing. She specializes in full body waxing for both men and women. Her specialized technique makes waxing quick and virtually painless. She also specializes in brow and lash tinting and creating Designer Brows which go beyond a basic brow wax and more into brow architecture. On her down time, she enjoys spending time with her grandchild.
Victoria, 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 Ultherapy. She enjoys utilizing her knowledge of skin health and expertise in aesthetics to create customized clinical treatments for each and every client.
Julianna, Salon Lead, Master Hair Stylist, Makeup Artist
Julianna joined the Essentials team in early 2015. She also became the Salon Lead in 2016. With over 8 years of salon experience, she specializes in custom/corrective color, trendy cuts, brow shaping, formal hair designs, makeup and bridal makeovers. She has experience in high fashion photo shoots, senior portraits, and fashion shows. On her down time, she enjoys continuing her education within the cosmetology field and spending time with her husband and children.
Anna, Sr Stylist, Makeup Artist
Anna attended the Eastern Florida State College cosmetology program and has been working in the industry since 2014. She has dedicated herself to her career and is always pushing herself to learn more about the industry. She is passionate about everything beauty, from makeup to hair. She specializes in women’s’ and men’s’ cuts, and all color from highlights to balayage. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family and play with her dog.
Cynthia, Hair Stylist
Jilian, Hair Stylist, Makeup Artist
Jilian has been a licensed hair stylist in the state of Florida since 2013. She is an artist who loves working with color, from brunettes to blondes and keeping up with the latest trends in the salon industry. On her down time, she enjoys spending time with her family and continuing her education within the cosmetology field.
In loving memory of Kelly 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.
Lauren, Hair Stylist
Lauren attended the Aveda Institute of Cosmetology in Jacksonville and has been a stylist since 2012. She apprenticed under some of the most talented stylists in Jacksonville for a year after graduating school. She enjoys everything from color to treatments to formal styles, but she specializes in cutting and carving hair as well as internal cutting. She loves a challenge and will always focus on the health of the hair above anything else.
Julie, 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.
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.
Tricia, Nail Specialist
Tricia has been a Licensed Full Specialist for since 2016. She specializes in gel nails, natural nails and facials. She enjoys helping clients achieve any goal whether it be healthy skin or well-maintained nails. When she’s not working you can usually find her at home with a book, or at the beach, being that she is a Florida native, it is one of her favorite places to be.
Cristina, Client Relations Supervisor
Cristina has been with Essentials since 2011. She has enjoyed getting to know all of our clients and especially working with brides on getting their wedding day booked! Cristina takes pride on having a great work ethic as well as excellent customer service for every individual that walks through our door. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her two beautiful children Audrey and Oliver laugh and play around her Victorian home as well as spending time with her loving husband Michael.
Taffy, Salon Assistant
Rachel, Inventory Specialist
Rachel has been with Essentials for two years. A Florida native, she graduated from the University of Central Florida with her degree in Psychology. She enjoys interacting with clients on a daily basis and helping to make their visits enjoyable and relaxing. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and experiencing new foods and different cultures.
Kaylynn, Stylist, Nail Specialist
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.
Iris, Medical Aesthetician, Laser Hair Removal Technician
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Originally from Brazil, Iris has always had passion and keen eye for beauty and health. She began her career in Medical aesthetics 10 years ago, working with cancer patients, educating them in non-surgical procedures to improve their skin complex..
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 classic spa facials and enjoys recommending customized skin regimens for her clients.