Tracey Gregory, FNP-BC
Tracey Gregory, nurse practitioner, has been working at AYA since July 2007. She has been in the nursing profession since graduating from Georgia Baptist School of Nursing in 1991 and then completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1993 at the Medical College of Georgia. She received her Master’s of Science in Nursing and Nurse Practitioner degree from Georgia College and State University in 2002. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Since graduating, Tracey has focused her career in plastic and reconstructive surgery with emphasis on cosmetic injectable fillers and artistically enhancing and rejuvenating the face with botulinum toxin Type A. She personally trains other physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses in the aesthetic application of Botox® Cosmetic, Juvéderm®, and Sculptra® Aesthetic.
Tracey is available by appointment at the Northside location every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and one Saturday a month at Phipps Plaza.
Beauty and grooming have always played a major role in Nishawne’s life. The Panama born esthetician came to the United States at the age of 14. After high school Nishawne enrolled at the International School of Skin and Nail Care with plans to major in nail care. One semester, however, she added a skin care class to her schedule and discovered a real passion for the art and science of beautiful skin. While in school, Nishawne worked in various cosmetic lines in high end department stores. It was while there her knack for shaping perfect brows was discovered. In between demonstrating cosmetics products, she would use her personal tools to shape the brows of her friends, coworkers and customers. Soon women were coming to see Nishawne simply for their eyebrows. After building a solid, though underground reputation as a brow stylist the perfect opportunity came by way of a new line of brow products and shaping methods. The line’s namesake and founder made her fame as a brow stylist via Oprah and slew of celebrity clientele. Nishawne landed the coveted position as the brow artist and it didn’t take long before it became a 3 month wait for a brow shaping. Unable to continue to accommodate her clientele, she sought a new home and discovered AYA, a happy marriage between art and science.
Nishawne’s services at AYA include Brow Sculpting, Facial Waxing, and Brow and Lash Tinting.
Lash Stylist, Vivia Baugh, joined AYA’s team in March 2012, but has been in the business of keeping women beautiful since 1998. She found her passion for beauty while serving as the makeup artist on a student film projects in college. Vivia used her cosmetology skills to finance her undergrad studies, as she began freelance work for various cosmetic lines and department stores. After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media, she continued to serve as a freelance makeup artist while working in television production in Washington, DC.
After moving to Atlanta in an effort to broaden her horizons as a makeup artist, Vivia sought out the best way to add glamour with ease to her new clients’ daily look. After watching clients struggle to achieve long, full lashes with mascara or false strip lashes (without success), she found Xtreme® Lash extensionsand learned how to apply them. She completed the Xtreme® Lashes eyelash extensions course in 2011 and has been lash-crazy ever since. Vivia says, “I love the way lash extensions allow you to wake up every day, looking like you’re ready to go, without using mascara. I won’t go anywhere without them!”
Vivia is available by appointment only at AYA’s Phipps Plaza location.
Robin Hays, CPCP
Robin is the Director and Ethics Chairwoman of The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP). She has been practicing the art of permanent make-up since 1993. Robin travels between her Chattanooga and Atlanta offices weekly, and loves the knowledge she has gained through working with some of the most gifted plastic surgeons in the South. A master trainer in advanced techniques, well known for her areola tattooing and free hand eyebrow techniques, Robin is highly sought as a keynote speaker for industry related conferences.
Michelle has been working at AYA since November of 2007. She has advanced training in medical esthetics, mirodermabrasion, the Obagi Nu-Derm and C Rx Systems, IS Clinical, laser hair removal, FotoFacial RF, Skin Rejuvenatation and Skin Tightening, and chemical peels. Michelle graduated from the Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics, a division of the Atlanta School of Massage, after receiving a B.A. in Sociology from Georgia State University.
Dana Love has been working at AYA since June of 2005. She is a graduate of the Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics, a division of the Atlanta School of Massage. She has advanced training in Aurora hair removal and skin rejuvenation, Polaris system for treatment of wrinkles and veins, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, waxing and the Obagi Nu-Derm and C Rx systems. Dana was a Business Analyst for 6 years before deciding to pursue a career in Esthetics. She also has a BS in Marketing from Columbus State University.
Erin McLean has been working at AYA since June of 2005. She has advanced training in Laser Hair Removal, IPL FotoFacial and FotoFacial RF, Spider Vein Removal, Microdermabrasion, facial peels, endermologie, waxing, regular facials, and camouflage mineral makeup. She also has extensive training in Obagi skin care and IS Clinical. She graduated from International School of Skin and Nail Care in Febuary of 2002.
Heather Dobson has been working at Aya since October of 2004. She has been a licensed esthetician since September of 2003. Prior to her education at International School of Skin and Nail Care, Heather was an apprentice training beneath a licensed esthetician with over ten years of experience. Heather has advanced training in Lymphatic Facials, body treatments, waxing, microdermabrasion, laser hair removal, Aurora Hair Removal and Skin Rejuvenation, Polaris elos system for treatment of wrinkles and veins, and the Obagi Nu-Derm and C Rx systems. Heather received a B.A. in Education from American Intercontinental College before pursuing a career in esthetics.
Katie Roland joined AYA’s team in June, 2010; however, her experience as a licensed esthetician dates back to 2003. She received her esthetics education at Continental School of Beauty in Rochester, New York. Katie’s past experience includes assisting multiple plastic surgeons. She specializes in medical facials for acne, chemical peels for anti-aging, IPL FotoFacials for rosacea, acne treatments, and skin rejuvenation techniques. Katie also performs Candela laser treatments for facial and leg veins and laser hair removal, various chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and facials. Her education even extends to injectables, such as Radiesse®, Juvederm®, Sculptra®, and Botox® Cosmetic and several skincare lines including Obagi Medical Products, Young Pharmaceuticals, Cosmedical Technologies, Revision Skincare, Skinceuticals, and PCA Skin Care.