Meet Our Staff
Elyse Badewitz -Owner/Esthetician/Certified Lash Artist
Elyse has a true passion for skin care and making people feel at ease. Being a licensed Esthetician since 2008, Elyse was born & raised in sunny San Diego, CA where she received her Esthetic license at that time. Since then, she has managed multiple day spas and knows how a client deserves to be treated and how important a day of pampering is for the body, mind & soul. Elyse moved to Nashville in November of 2011 and has been dreaming of opening up her own skin care studio in town ever since, a studio where clients become friends and work is not work. Luckily, she achieved her goal and welcomes everyone with open arms giving the attention and beautification they deserve.
Soothing & acne facials are her specialty, having had bad skin in her adolescent years, she really understands the struggle that problematic skin can cause and works closely to deliver an amazing medicated facial. However, being passionate about the skin care industry, she will deliver exceptional service no matter what. Being certified in Yonka Skin Care, she can deliver a top of the line facial like never before.
She is also certified in NovaLash Eyelash Extensions & Reiki Energy healing! On special requests, Elyse offers Reiki Facials, which are incredibly healing!
Sydney Layne - Licensed Esthetician/Certified Lash Artist
Sydney has been a licensed Esthetician for over 3 years and is also certified in Eyelash Extensions! She loves all facials & microdermabrasion. She can give you an extremely relaxing facial or a results driven treatment. From teenagers to grandparents, she works well with all ages & skin types and will work one on one with you to achieve the results you are looking for.
She is also certified in dermaplaning and can give you that silky smooth skin you've always wanted.
When shes not at work, Sydney loves to paint, rock climb and be outdoors. She has her 'fur babies' that she spends her free time with, Sage, her dog, as well as Gus & Sally, her cats.
KC Van De Merkt - Licensed Esthetician
KC moved to Nashville from Chicago in October 2016! She absolutely loves skin care and excels in all types of facials and peels. She is very knowledgeable of the science of skin and can help you achieve your skin care goals. She also is amazing at Dermaplaning and result driven treatments!
When KC is not at the spa, she loves to ride her motorcycle, be outdoors and enjoy time with her friends! She recently picked up a wheel throwing pottery hobby!
Angela Cunningham - Licensed Esthetician
Angela is an Esthetician that graduated from Aveda Institute. Originally from San Antonio Texas, however she has lived in Nashville since she was 8 years old and has no plans on leaving us anytime soon! Her favorite spa services to preform are all facials and waxing! She has soothing hands that can relax you or give you an easy wax. She loves to read books and go hiking whenever she has free time and excited to call Love Skin Nashville her new spa home.
Juan Lopez - Licensed Massage Therapist
Juan has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2005. When you get a massage from Juan, you will be in complete bliss. He specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Prenatal & Warm Stone Massage. His massages are so great, that 60 minutes just isn't enough!
When Juan isn't at work, he is fixing up things around his house!
Julia Carey - Certified Lash Artist/Licensed Cosmologist
Julia moved to Nashville from Arkansas in January 2017. She has been a licensed Cosmetologist since 2014 and has been doing lashes for the last couple years. She was certified in NovaLash and can give you a beautiful classic or volume set. Lashes are her passion and she won't let you leave the spa without looking on point. She also is great at facial waxing & tinting!
When Julia is not at Love Skin Nashville she is with her husband, dog & cat at their recently purchased house in Portland! She is a lover of all things art, music & food related!
Chelsey V - Certified Lash Artist/Licensed Cosmologist
Chelsey has been a licensed Esthetician for 3 years as well as a certified Lash Artist. Originally from California, Chelsey has an upbeat & chipper personality. She can also give you the lashes you've always wanted. Volume, Classic, Hybrid...she's got you. Skin Care? No problem, she has a passion for skin care and loves getting to know each of her clients wants & needs.
Come visit Chelsey and get the lashes or skin of your dreams.
Katie Kinney - Spa Coordinator
Katie has been living in Nashville on and off since 2012, she is originally from Southern California, but is a Nashville girl at heart and has found her home here. Katie is currently working on getting her English Literature degree to become a High School English Teacher, but has had an interest in and passion for skin care and beauty for as long as she can remember. She loves the position of Spa Coordinator, as it allows her to deepen and refine her knowledge of skin care products and services, as well as witness all of the incredible before and afters that come in and out of our spa! She'll be at the front desk with a smiling face and advice for or answers to any questions you might have!
When Katie isn't at Love Skin Nashville, she loves to spend her time reading and writing, singing and making music, modeling with the Block Agency and participating in photo shoots, spending time with her friends, going to concerts, and petting every dog she meets.
Sarah Miller - Spa Coordinator
Sarah grew up in Louisiana, but has called Nashville her home since 2006. She has worked in real estate and education, but has a true passion for making people feel welcome and comfortable. She loves providing a great customer experience for you as soon as you walk through the door!
In her free time Sarah loves to be crafty, watch movies with her husband, and endlessly torment her cat, Maybelle.