I have been a licensed esthetician since 2012, and have honed my skills in various salons in the Bay Area. Now as a solo entrepreneur, I am able to provide personalized skin care treatments in my private studio, in an environment that focuses on whole-body, spiritual and emotional wellness.

I took a brief sabbatical from esthetics to start a family and to receive my post-graduate degree from a pre-medical program. My studies in advanced organic chemistry and biochemistry is the foundation for my practice, and I use this knowledge daily to provide the most efficacious treatments and products for my clients.


As a mother of 2 young children, my philosophy toward skin care has grown as well. I understand that “me moments” are important to nurturing oneself, so that we can continue to nurture those that we love. While my treatment approach is clinical, my passion for skin care and for my clients is also evident.

Growing up in the beautifully diverse Bay Area, as well as coming from a multi-racial family, I have a deep understanding of the intricacies involved in mixed-race skin types and conditions. It is for these reasons that I ensure that all of the treatments I perform are inclusive and 100% safe and effective for all skin pigments.

I look forward to working with you to achieve your skin care goals, and to provide the personalized care and focused attention that my clients have become accustomed to.


I regularly attend continuing education classes, seminars, and workshops to further my knowledge and ultimately, to better serve my clients.

I am also a candidate for NCEA certification. The NCEA Certified credential is the National Certification for Estheticians who meet advanced training standards and is equivalent to a 1200-hour licensing program.


Becoming NCEA Certified represents the highest skin care credential available in the United States.​​​​

Bio-Technology Basic Certification​

  • bt-micro and bt-sonic

  • Bio-Ultimate Platinum

  • bt-Accent AIR

  • Bio-Synthesis

  • Bio-Brasion


DMK Certified Esthetician

  • Fundamentals Into Skin Revision​​

International Dermal Institute

  • How the Skin Works Theory

  • Aging Skin Theory

  • Chinese Accupressure


Dermalogica Certified Professional

  • D.N.A. Online Retail + PRO

  • Pro Power Peels​

BellaPelle Skin Studio (Atelier Emmanuel)

  • Advanced Chemical Peels

  • Advanced Extraction Techniques

  • Advanced Depilatory Techniques

​Certified PCA Skin Professional

  • PCA Products

  • Advanced Professional Peels

  • Body Treatments

Health and Safety Certifications

  • Bloodborne Pathogen Training


  • First Aid


  • Associated Skin Care Professionals adheres to a code of ethics that includes commitments to clients, to Do No Harm, to the profession of esthetics and to
    good business practices

  • California Aesthetic Alliance was created to advocate for beauty professionals as they navigate complicated state regulations

  • International Dermal Institute represents the international gold standard for postgraduate professional skin care education

  • NCEA (National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors, & Associations) helps estheticians raise standards with national credentialing and continuing education accreditation


I am licensed by the California State Board of Cosmetology.


In 2012, I graduated at the top of my class for Esthetics from the San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology, one of the leading esthetics schools in the United States.​



2719 Encinal Avenue, Ste A2

Alameda, CA 94501



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