Our Elite Esthetician team is comprised of amazing specialists that have been selected and trained on our elite standard of professionalism and business operation. Our mission is to train other estheticians on our professional standards and educate the world on the importance of specialized private care.


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Christina ‘Nina’ Hayes, LE
not accepting new clients until 2020

After realizing the lack of skincare services tailored to clients of darker skin tones, Christina decided to focus her education into treating the specific concerns of skin of color. In late 2017, she opened Nina Skin Studio with custom treatments tailored to unique skin conditions such as eczema, sensitive skin & post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation. Nina has begun work as a wellness practitioner and her research includes digestive health, herbal healing for skin/body and cannibidiol (CBD) health.

Read more about our founder here.

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Alicia Upchurch, LE
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Alicia is originally from St. Louis and performs customized facials, full-body waxing and lash application services at Nina Skin Studio headquarters. She completed her initial esthetic program at the prestigious Skin Institute at the top of her class.. With a background in retail and customer service, she knew her purpose was to make people smile, feel beautiful and feel confident. She believes that everyone has perfect imperfections and it’s not about changing who you are but enhancing what you have. Alicia’s extensive client list includes corporate professionals, makeup enthusiasts, brides and a pageant queen.



Michai Ashley, LME, Educator
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Michai Ashley of BLCK Label Aesthetics specializes in skin treatments to correct ethnic skin from the inside out. Combining nutrition, chemical peels, regular facials, and more she is able to get amazing results. She has mastered the Brazilian wax technique teamed with a customized skin correction for the vagina known as the “vagacial”. She is focused on helping her clients achieve optimal results, is prepared, and geared to give them the confidence they deserve. Her passion comes from having skin care issues of her own and achieving optimal results and she wants to give the same to others. Michai’s motto is that “healthy skin is always in”, she stands by this phrase by making sure her client’s skin always remains healthy even with advanced treatments.



Taj "Mahaly" Sudderth, LE
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Prior to beginning her career, Taj Sudderth struggled with persistent, painful and irritated acneic skin. After 8 years, she finally was able to target the source of her skin conditions. Taj "Mahaly" Sudderth began her esthetic career in the care of estheticians, dermatologists and holistic nutritionists. Together with the help of these sources, she was able to break the cycle of persistent troubled skin to a smooth and even complexion for herself and her clients. Today she is now serving guests throughout the Triad and Charlotte area as a licensed esthetician specializing in corrective skin care as well as lash and brow enhancement at Mahaly Skin House.

Interested in becoming a part of our Elite Esthetician or Distributor teams?