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Revive’s team of talented and creative individuals is the foundation of our salon and spa. Everyone at Revive receives on-going education in the latest trends. Our team is constantly growing in their craft and learning new ways to improve and enhance their skills in order to provide our guests with superior quality services, experience and value.

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Vishal Verma, M.D. Medical Director

Dr. Vishal Verma is originally from Minnesota and has spent the last decade in San Diego. He earned both his Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Medicine in the prestigious accelerated 6-year Honors Program in Medicine (HPME) at the University of Miami. He continued his medical training with a residency in Radiology at the University of Chicago and an MRI fellowship at the University of California – San Diego. His passion and talent for aesthetics led to the creation of a truly unique salon and spa concept incorporating both medical and non-medical beauty services. Revive is recognized as one of the top salons and medical spas nationally. Dr. Verma strives to stay at the forefront of aesthetic medicine. He has served on the Allergan Medical Aesthetics Advisory Board, which serves to provide leadership in partnering for the future of aesthetics and focuses on future innovations in products and programs.

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Vinita Parekh Verma, D.D.S.Dental Director & Managing Director

Dr. Vinita Parekh Verma was born and raised in Michigan. She earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan and her Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. After practicing traditional dentistry for 8 years, she helped create Revive Salon & Spa and infused the “spa teeth whitening experience” to its menu of professional services. Beyond the scope of her professional training, Vinita has always had a strong interest for fashion, beauty trends and marketing. She thoroughly enjoys her interaction with clients and fellow colleagues both in person and via social media outlets. She also manages Revive’s new online skincare store, SkinSolutions.MD.

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Richard V. Balikian,MDDirector of Facial Plastic SurgeryPhoto Gallery

Dr. Balikian is an experienced, double board certified, facial plastic surgeon. He is double board certified both in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Balikian belongs to a very select group of elite cosmetic surgeons with at least six years of specialized surgical training exclusively in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck. Dr. Balikian graduated from Boston University Medical School, where he was honored and elected to the AOA Medical Honors Society for graduating in the top ten percent of graduating physicians. He has been enthusiastically involved with charitable foundations such as the “Face to Face” program, which provides victims of domestic violence pro-bono cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

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Stacey Ross, RN, NP Medical Supervisor & Nurse Practitioner
Mission Valley 

Stacey has more than 20 years experience in nursing. Since 2001 she has focused on cosmetic dermatology. Her experience includes:  neurotoxins/ Botox,  dermal fillers, lasers, chemical peels, teaching in the medical community and to peers, and med spa ownership. Currently, Stacey performs Botox and dermal fillers at Revive and uses her experience to develop individually tailored, comprehensive skincare programs for her clients. She is a member of the Dermatology Nurses Association as well as the California Association of Nurse Practitioners and is a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist.

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Kristen Tantuwaya, RN, NP Nurse Practitioner
Carmel Valley

Kristen has been a Nurse Practitioner since 1999 and has been practicing aesthetic medicine since 2001. She earned her Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Pittsburgh. Her specialty was in the field of Oncology/Hematology. Kristen especially enjoys helping patients achieve their desired goals.

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Angelica Camargo, cFNP Nurse Practitioner
Mission Valley

Angelica Camargo has been a nurse since 1996. In 2003 she received her Master’s Degree/FNP Certificate in Nursing from UCSD/SDSU. Angelica has been working in Family Health and Nephrology in San Diego for 12 years and Aesthetic Medicine for the past 7 years. She regularly attends seminars and training programs to enhance her Aesthetic Medicine knowledge and techniques to bring the best possible solutions to her patients’ areas of concern. When not attending to the needs of her patients, Angelica practices yoga at every opportunity and loves to travel.

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Sedi Feizi, RN.MSN, FNP-C. Nurse Practitioner
Carmel Valley
As an RN since 1991 and Aesthetic RN since 2002, Sedi has extensive experience with Botox and Fillers, including Juvéderm, Restylane and Perlane. Her expertise also includes Laser Hair Removal, Laser Vein Removal, Laser Collagen Rejuvenation and IPL. Sedi received her NP-C in 2014 from University of Massachusetts Boston. She enjoys playing tennis, dancing and going to the beach.
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MENA MESDAQ, PA-C Physician Assistant
Mission Valley & Carmel Valley

Mena has been a Physician Assistant since 2012. She completed her undergraduate degree at UCSD and received her Master’s in Physician Assistant Sciences from Loma Linda University. Her background is in internal medicine and dermatology. She has maintained a strong interest in aesthetic medicine and began injecting with Botox and fillers in 2012. She has also received training in laser treatments, sclerotherapy and chemical peels. She is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. She is very passionate about the field of aesthetic medicine and is always interested in learning new techniques. Mena likes to work closely with her patients to help them achieve their goals. She strives to educate and inform them every step of the process so they are completely comfortable. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors and trying out new sports.

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Kimberly Hottmann, PA-C Physician Assistant
Mission Valley

Kim has been a Physician Assistant since 2000. After completing an undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kim attended the Physician Assistant Program at Des Moines University. Kim’s focus since 2000 has been in dermatology and aesthetic medicine. She has worked with multiple laser systems and the latest techniques in injectable fillers. Kim’s experience, attention to detail and commitment to providing the most natural results are a perfect reflection of our standards at Revive. Kim volunteers her time in non profit organizations that serve underprivileged families locally and internationally.

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Kathleen Hood, RN Registered Nurse
Mission Valley & Carmel Valley

Kathleen has been in the medical field since 1993 as a respiratory therapist and registered nurse. She has been in the aesthetic arena since 2004 and a member of the Revive Med Spa since 2008. Kathleen specializes in injectables such as Botox, Juvéderm, Voluma and Sculptra, as well as lasers. She is also a Nurse Injector Trainer for Allergan, educating nurses on how to acheive the best results with injections and the proper procedures.

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Mary Eichert, RN Registered Nurse
Carmel Valley
Mary has been an RN since 2001 and has been an aesthetic nurse since 2005. She is certified to inject Botox, Sculptra, and Hyaluronic Acid Fillers such as Juvederm, Voluma & Restylane. She is also certified in Laser Treatments. Mary is currently earning her Masters in Nursing at Chamberlain College of Nursing to become a Nurse Practitioner and studied at University of North Carolina, graduating from Carolina’s College of Health Sciences. She also has 8 years of experience as a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Nurse at Rady Children’s in San Diego & Miller Children’s in Long Beach. She sees injections as an art form and loves being able to share her artistic talents in the field.​​
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Susan Fuller, RN Registered Nurse
Mission Valley
Susan is an Aesthetic RN with several years of experience and a keen eye for aesthetic detail. She received her BSN from the University of Oklahoma, then obtained formal training in aesthetics from The Medical Aesthetic Training of California. She is licensed in injectables and laser technology. Susan is currently earning her Masters at Chamberlain College of Nursing to become a Nurse Practitioner. She is careful in listening to her patients’ concerns and assessing each patient to provide recommendations and education.
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Alicia Underwood, RN Registered Nurse
Mission Valley
Alicia has been an RN since 2000 in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She was also a travel nurse for five years with experience at a variety of hospitals in Miami, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. She has been an Aesthetic RN with Revive since 2012 and specializes in Botox, Laser Hair Removal and Exilis.
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Tracy Driscoll, RN Registered NurseMission Valley

Tracy enjoys her position as an Aesthetic RN. She is continually learning about new aesthetic techniques and truly enjoys the rapport she has with her clients. Her goal, during treatment, is to create a personalized plan to help each client achieve their desired results. When not working, Tracy loves spending time with her children. Her other passions are reading and hiking with her dogs. Tracy received her degree as a Registered Nurse at the Grossmont College School of Nursing. She specializes in Laser Hair Removal, Micropen and Laser Tattoo Removal.
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Polly Moore, RN Registered Nurse

Mission Valley & Carmel Valley

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Erin Conant, RN Registered Nurse
Carmel Valley

Erin began her nursing education at San Diego State University and received her title as Registered Nurse from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, WI. She obtained her Botox and Injectable certification in Chicago, IL and has a nursing background in pediatric trauma/oncology and facial plastic surgery. Erin enjoys learning new injection and laser techniques and is passionate about perfecting her practice as an aesthetic RN in order to fully achieve the short and long-term goals of her patients and clients.

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Neena Patel, DMD Dentist
Mission Valley

Dr. Neena Patel obtained her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Western University of Health Sciences where she achieved Dean’s List in recognition for her academic excellence. Prior to dental school, Dr. Patel graduated from Georgetown University with a Master’s degree in Biotechnology and University of California San Diego with a Bachelors degree in Biology. During her time at Georgetown, she interned at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, an institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Patel also volunteers her time providing dental care at St. Leo’s Dental Clinic in Solana Beach where treatment is offered to children from low income families and previously incarcerated women who are determined to turn their lives around.

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Jenna Lau, D.D.S Dentist
Mission Valley

Dr. Jenna Lau received her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from UC San Diego, where she was inspired by the UCSD Pre-Dental Society to pursue a career in dentistry. Dr. Lau attended and successfully obtained a degree in Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Detroit Mercy, graduating with multiple award recognitions. Immediately following receiving her DDS degree, Dr. Lau moved back to Southern California to further her dental education with a one year General Practice Residency Program at University of Southern California. She now practices full time in San Diego.

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Michelle Epstein, D.D.S. Dentist
Mission Valley

Dr. Epstein earned her Bachelor’s degree at The University of Texas in Austin and remained involved in the local dental community before obtaining her Doctorate of Dental Medicine at Midwestern University in Arizona where she graduated with several awards. Dr. Michelle Epstein has always had a passion for working with her hands and helping others. She recently moved to beautiful San Diego and loves spending time exploring her new city.

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Kimberly Synn VaserShape/Exilis Elite Technician
Mission Valley
Kimberly began as a Holistic Health Practitioner in 2007 and earned her HHP and Massage Therapy license at The School of Healings Arts. She is a Certified Exilis/Vaser Technician for Exilis and VaserShape and performs skin tightening, collagen building, fat melting and cellulite smoothing treatments at Revive.
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Angela Esthetician
Mission Valley

Angela has been an esthetician since 2005, and has been a medical esthetician at Revive since 2007. She graduated from Je Boutique College of Beauty and has post graduate training with The International Dermal Institute and SkinMedica. Angela has extensive training in advanced facial massage, photo damaged and aging skin, acne and melasma. She loves being an esthetician because of the wonderful and lasting relationships she has developed with colleagues and clients.

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Janet Esthetician
Mission Valley
Janet has been an esthetician since 2000, and a medical esthetician since 2004. Janet specializes in peels, acne treatments and waxing. She loves the close relationship she has achieved with many of her clients and is always excited to see her clients’ skin change when a service she’s done or a product she’s recommended has made a significant difference. Janet is a graduate of the nationally-accredited Bellus Academy.
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Kaitlin Esthetician
Carmel Valley
As a licensed esthetician since 2008, Kaitlin has been helping people love the skin they are in. She specializes in peels, waxing, microdermabrasion, acne facials, and CoolSculpting. Her mission has always been to help her guests achieve their skin care goals in a relaxing and healing environment.
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Brianna Esthetician
Mission Valley
Born and raised in San Diego, Brianna earned her bachelors degree in Liberal Studies from USD. With a passion for helping people and an interest in skin health she continued her education receiving her aesthetic license from Bellus Academy. Brianna also became an internationally certified aesthetician through Bellus’s ITEC program and joined Re:vive in 2010. She believes in thoughtful listening and educating clients on how to achieve their beauty goals. Specializing in services aimed at enhancing one’s natural beauty by providing a wide-range of facial treatments, peels, microdermabrasion, and waxing. Brianna feels it is a privilege to be able to connect and build relationships with her clients.
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Alice Massage Therapist
Carmel Valley

Alice has been a certified Holistic Health Practitioner, M.T in the spa industry since 2005. Graduating from Academy of Professional Careers in San Diego with 1000 hours of training, Alice is trained in various modalities of Therapeutic massage and bodywork. Her specialties include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Lomi Lomi and Reiki. She combines her massage techniques with intuition to provide a customized massage for each client. Her goal is that each client leave the massage with a better connection to their Mind, Body and Spirit.

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Sheila Massage Therapist
Mission Valley & Carmel Valley
Sheila has been providing massage therapy services since 2001. Throughout the years, she has helped relieve the pain of injuries, stress, car accidents and body discomfort, while also helping clients maintain their mental health. She is a licensed Massage Therapist with over 1300 hours of training and is certified in every modality of massage she practices, including: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Sports Massage, Hot Stone Therapy, Cupping Therapy and more. Additionally, she holds an advanced certification in Dynamic Body Certification, which allows her to educate her clients on how massage can benefit them and how it can continue to improve their lives after the session is over.
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Vanessa Massage Therapist
Carmel Valley

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Summer Senior Stylist & Educator
Mission Valley
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Kaitlyn Senior Stylist & Educator
Mission Valley

Stylist since: 2010

Specializes in: Blondes, Balayage, Color, Extensions, Haircutting, Updos and Special Occasion Styling

Certifications: HotHeads, Hair Extensions

Educator: Revive Salon & Spa

Awards/Publications:
L’Oreal Professionnel World Tour Milan, L’Oreal Professionnel Soho Academy for Balayage, L’Oreal Professionnel Soho West Haircutting

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Lindsay W. Senior Stylist & Educator
Mission Valley

Stylist Since: 2006, Belluss Academy San Diego

Specializes in: Blondes, Hair Color, Haircuts, Hotheads Hair Extensions, Balayage

Certifications: Hotheads Hair extensions, Babe Hair Extensions, Balayage, L’Oreal Professionnel Pro Fiber Treatment, Brazilian Blowout

Educator: Revive Salon & Spa

Awards/Publications:L’Oreal Professionnel Academy SOHO West, Kim Vo Blonde Specialty Class, Unite Global Sessions, Euphora Global Connections

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Kim Senior Stylist & Educator
Mission Valley

Stylist Since: 2007

Specializes in: Blondes, Haircuts/Color, Extensions, Brazilian Blowout/Global Keratin

Certifications: Di Pietro Academy Color Class, San Francisco, Kim Vo Blonde Specialty Class, Los Angeles, James Morrison Academy, Laguna CA, L’Oreal Professionnel Academy SoHo West Fashion Focus, NYC, Hotheads Extensions, Brazilian Blowout

Educator: Revive Salon & Spa

Awards/Publications: L’Oreal Professionnel World Tour Rome, Italy, L’Oreal Professionnel World Tour Barcelona, Spain, L’Oreal Professionnel New York Fashion Week

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Lisa Stylist
Mission Valley
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Lucia Stylist
Mission Valley

Stylist Since: 2010

Specializes in: Balayage, Hair Cutting

Certifications: L’Oreal Balayage Creative, Unite Razor Cutting, Unite Precision Cutting, Unite Up-Do Styling, Deva Curly Cutting, Unite Men’s Modern Grooming, Unite Editorial Session Styling

Awards/Publications: Unite Global Session 2013, 2014, 2015, L’Oreal Work Tour Barcelona 2013

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Keara Stylist & Curly Girl Specialist
Mission Valley
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Vanessa Stylist & Curly Girl Specialist
Mission Valley
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Brooke Stylist & Makeup Artist
Mission Valley
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Anisa Stylist & Curly Girl Specialist
Mission Valley
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Mission Valley
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Mission Valley
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Mission Valley
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Mission Valley
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Selena Stylist/ Blow Dry Bar & Makeup Artist
Mission Valley
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Rebecca LAssistant Stylist
Mission Valley
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AngelicaStylist/ Blow Dry Bar
Mission Valley

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Enjolie Senior Stylist & Educator
Carmel Valley

Stylist Since: 2002

Specializes in: Haircutting, Hair Color

Certifications: Vidal Sassoon ABC Cutting, Bumble Network Educator Program, Toni and Guy Creative Cutting, L’Oreal Professionnel LP Master Program, Brazilian Blowout, Global Keratin.

Educator: Revive Salon & Spa

Awards/Publications: L’Oreal Professionnel World Tour Austria

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Janna Senior Stylist & Educator
Carmel Valley
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Taylor Stylist
Carmel Valley

Stylist since: 2010, Fullerton College Cosmetology

Specializes in:
Blondes, Balayage/ Ombré, Tape In Extensions

Certifications:
Brazilian Blowout, Hotheads Hair Extensions

Educator:
Revive Salon & Spa, UNITE Ambassador/Educator,
L’Oreal Professionnel Expert

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BrettStylist
Carmel Valley

Stylist since: 2010

Specializes in: Haircutting, Men’s Cuts, Balayage, Extensions,
Ombré/Sombré Color

Certifications: American Board Certified Hair Colorist,
Hotheads Hair Extensions, DevaCurl, Balayage, Eufora Foundations I & II

Awards and Acclamations: Eufora 2013 Global Connection

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Carmel Valley
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Carmel Valley
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Carmel Valley
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Carmel Valley
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Caitlin Stylist/ Blow Dry Bar
Carmel Valley
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AllysiaStylist/ Blow Dry Bar
Carmel Valley
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Christina Contizano General Manager

Christina has been a hair stylist for over 21 years and has been the manager at Revive since 2005. She is an educator for L’Oreal Professionnel and is a member of the L’Oreal Expert Program. At Revive, Christina leads a team of passionate and educated professionals with the goal of giving every single client an indulgent and pampered experience.

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Allison B.Manager

Allison has been a member of the Revive team since January 2012. She graduated from San Diego State University with her BS in Health Science with an emphasis in Public Health. Allison has always wanted to be a part of the medical field and has a passion for the beauty industry, making Revive her perfect home. She enjoys working closely with the entire Revive team to ensure the best customer experience possible.

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Jordyn Medical Spa Coordinator
Carmel Valley

Jordyn graduated from San Diego State University with her BS in Health Communication. She then attended Bellus Academy where she completed both the Esthetician and Master Esthetician programs. Jordyn always knew she wanted to be a part of the beauty industry and loves learning about new procedures and skincare. Her background enables her to answer any questions you may have, not only regarding Med Spa procedures but skincare products as well! She is originally from Huntington Beach, CA.

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AngelinaMedical Spa Coordinator
Mission Valley
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MariaLead Spa Coordinator
Carmel Valley
Maria began working at Revive in 2012 as a Salon Coordinator. She loves all of the customer service aspects of her job, including assisting clients with any questions they may have about Revive and our services. With a passion for new beauty trends, Maria enjoys working in a medical spa environment where she is first to know the latest “beauty musts”. She is the mother to a younger toddler and now knows the true the meaning of multi-tasking!
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CamileLead Spa Coordinator
Mission Valley
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KasiRetail Manager
Mission Valley
Kasi has been with Revive Salon & Spa in the role of Retail Manager since 2015. She works with all of the products and inventory and loves talking to clients about the skincare and hair product lines Revive carries. One of her favorite aspects of her job is planning the events and parties that Revive hosts! Kasi received her BA in Marketing and Communications from California State University Fullerton.
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Chelsea Retail Manager
Carmel Valley

Chelsea has been with Revive since 2012 and loves the creativity and innovation of her job as retail manager. In her pastime she enjoys writing and performing music, and she is continuing her education in Music and Business. One day she would like to be a Music Professor.

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Marissa Call Center Supervisor & Trainer

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Christina B. Marketing Director

Christina has been with Revive since 2009. She previously worked with luxury hotel brands at Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Worldwide in their regional marketing program. She has her BA from Loyola University, Chicago and her MA from California State University, Sacramento. Christina handles all of the press, social media, website development and design and print and web advertising for Revive and SkinSolutions.MD.

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Erin K. Spa Coordinator Trainer

Erin has been with Revive since 2010. Her passion for customer service and skin care has made her a great asset to the Revive team. She graduated in 2010 from San Diego State University with a BA in Applied Arts and Sciences and an emphasis in Elementary Education. Erin also attended Bellus Academy where she received her Esthetician license and Makeup Artistry certification. She currently trains the salon coordinators on best practices and implements customer service initiatives.

Call or text 619.293.7233 to make an appointment for our spa, medical spa or hair salon.
We look forward to your visit!