I am an Ohio Licensed Cosmetologist focusing in Esthetics. I am also a Certified Holistic Acne Specialist, Certified Face Reality Acne Expert, Certified Procell Microchanneling Provider and I am Ohio’s first Oncology- Trained Esthetician.
I opened Identity Skin Spa in June of 2021. My reason behind opening Identity Skin Spa stems from my feeling that the holistic approach to skin health and wellness was being dismissed by the increase of the medicinal approach.
The problem with the traditional “medical grade skincare” approach is that those treatments are designed to mimic the body’s function. My holistic approach instead focuses on aiding the body’s natural design and function and targeting the root cause of the skin concern(s) rather than band aid fixes. The holistic approach is safer and more effective as our body can heal if given the right resources and that is exactly what this approach provides.
I decided on our mission statement based on what I knew our community was missing. My safe haven has always been going to the spa. But the one problem I always found was I had to choose between the “bright light med
spa with professional skincare” and the “relaxing facial with poor quality skincare”. And to me this was unacceptable. So at Identity Skin Spa I provide proper skin health and make it deeply relaxing. I even took it a step further and decided to make everything fully customized because no two bodies are the same and comfort is different for everyone.
In September of 2022 I became Ohio’s first Oncology Trained Esthetician making it possible to open our doors to cancer patients. I am the first in Ohio able to treat skin reactions induced by cancer treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy. I am also trained to be able to provide massage and facial treatments to cancer patients safely to avoid causing harm and be able to provide a safe haven for them to come get pampered and relax.
And in 2023 we officially began accepting referrals from multiple local cancer related wellness centers and hospitals including Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.