Who We Are

Esthetica an 8,000 square foot Salon and Spa with 35 years of experience is dedicated to uphold the highest standards of the beauty industry, with superior customer service as our bench mark. 


Meet our amazing staff

Hair

Denny Powell Tomkins

I have been with Esthetica salon for over 25 years, working previously as a master stylist, educator and manager on Philadelphia’s main line. I specialize in color and precision cuts, as well as all keratin treatments. I have worked on a variety of special events, weddings, and TV projects. I have studied with Wella, Goldwell and Sasoon, and pride myself in keeping up with current trends and techniques. I have a passion for the beauty industry, and especially value the personal relationships I build with each client. I intend to continue making my clients beautiful with years of loyal and trend setting services.


Ginamaria Long

My love for the beauty industry began with modeling for my mother in hair shows. I attended Robert Finance Hair Institute and began competing in the shows following in her footsteps. I hold a dual license for cosmetology in both NY state and NJ, and have been with Esthetica salon for over 25 years. I was fortunate enough to live and work in Germany as a colorist under Jurgen Trondle, one of the great master stylists, developing foil techniques that I later shared with the Wella brand. I feel an innate connection to the crown, and am known as “Gina Scissorhands”. I feel that creating is my forte, and my greatest accomplishment is making my clients look and feel good.


Sammi Kohl

I entered the industry in 2008 as an assistant in a highend salon in Collingswood, New Jersey. In 2010 I took a bold step and moved on to work as a full service stylist at the salon in Caesars Atlantic City. I created formal stylings for many brides, attendants, and event guests. I have had the incredible opportunity to style some very famous clients from the New Jersey and New York housewives, UFC female fighters and also doing hair for Boardwalk Hall magazine. I strive to make every client that sits in my chair feel like a celebrity. I am also certified in Deva Curl, Brazilian blowout and all Keratin systems.
My techniques and my personality are very similar…untraditional and unique “always classy with a dash of Sassy!”


Tabitha Brown

I have been a member of the Esthetica family since 2011, after graduating Shore Beauty School with a Cosmetology license. I am certified in Keratin treatments, Brazilian Blowout, as well as tape-in and link-in extensions installation and removal. I love to create formal styles for Weddings, proms, and formal events.One of my specialties is working with fun, funky colors for clients that are feeling adventurous. I believe a stylist is an artist whose work is always on display, so let your hair be my canvas!


Anne Holmes

With over 25 years in the Beauty industry, education is still the Golden Rule for me!  I am a master colorist/stylist certified in Goldwell, Redken, and Wella Professionals, Brazillian Blowout, and Keratin treatments.  Early in my career, I worked in Southern California, attending the Toni and Guy Academy and Paul Mitchell Academy San Diego.  For the past 18 years, I have been part of the amazing team at Esthetica Salon & Spa creating, learning, and inspiring…


Elise Mottola

I have been with Esthetica salon since 2009, and a stylist in the beauty industry for over 30 years. I graduated the Maison De Paris Beauty school, and began working in the Europe based Pierre De Beaumont salon as an apprentice. With the rise of casinos I made the beaches of NJ my home, and began my career in the South Jersey area. I’ve worked as a stylist and also in management at salons in Tropicana, Bally’s, and Trump casinos, which led to opportunities to style celebrities which were featured in magazines. I am trained in Goldwell, Sabastian, and Wella product lines, and specialize in color, cuts and styling. I feel keeping my interest with my clients is a driving force in my creativity, and making people feel good about themselves is the most rewarding thing to me!


Ida Restaino

I’ve been part of the Esthetica family since 2000, and have been in the beauty industry as a master stylist for many years, specializing in bridal styling, color, and cuts. I was trained as a Redken educator in color and cut techniques, and having owned my own salon, am comfortable with all the ins and outs of salon business. I am always looking out for the latest innovations in beauty to give my clients the best experience possible.


Dana Dougherty

I graduated from Jolie Hair & Beauty Academy in 2011 and have been on staff at Esthetica ever since. Specializing in balayage, highlights, and lived in hair color, blondes are my passion, but I love to work with all colors! I believe a good consult is the foundation of a successful hair color experience. Taking the time with each client to really listen to what they want allows me to deliver their desired outcome. Follow me on Instagram @danadoughertyyy to see the before and afters of my work.


Dominique Lawler

I am a master level stylist in the industry for over 20 years,  certified in Golwell, Redken and Wella hair color and specializing in foiling /balayage techniques. Always keeping up with the latest trends, I am available for your color corrections, precision haircuts, blowouts, wedding and special event stylings.  I am also certified in Keratin treatments and handtied extensions. A passionate perfectionist, I am always keeping healthy hair my number one priority. Love what you do and you never have to work a day in your life! @hairbydomlaw


Mark


Nails


Lori Christy

I graduated from the P&B beauty school as a fully licensed cosmetologist, and have been working in the beauty industry for many years. I’ve practiced my craft on the east coast, from NYC to the shores of South Jersey. I found my home at Esthetica salon in 2003. I have worked on photo shoots and have had the opportunity to service celebrity clientele. I specialize in a variety of nail services, keeping up on all of the latest trends and styles. I truly enjoy working as a family and creating long lasting relationships with my clients. My life is blessed!


Chico Echevarria

I’ve been working in the beauty industry for over 34 years, and found my home here at Esthetica salon in 2007 where I specialize in nails. I work with both natural and acrylic nails, and offer an array of style options. My specialties include gel, dip, and chrome nails, as well as an endless range of nail art. I am always searching for the latest and greatest trends and techniques. I live life as it comes, and believe in my favorite motto “it is what it is.”


Kim Houser

I’ve been a nail technician at Esthetica salon for over 25 years. It’s the best place to work. Over the years, my clients have become more like my extended family. I like to keep things natural; specializing in nail proteins and chemical free products. I highly recommend our Zoya, chemical free line of polishes. I have a very simple outlook on life….there’s even a polish that I think reflects my outlook… “Peace Love and OPI!”


Maria Luisi

I have been in the industry now for over 36 years, on staff at Esthetica for 30 of them.  I pride myself on my precision and commitment to providing the “perfect polish”.  My goal with all my clients is developing and maintaining the health and strength of their natural nails.  Equally as gratifying for me are the long-term relationships that I have built with my clients over these many years.  Two of my favorite things about my job are making people laugh and feel good. #ALWAYS BE KIND


Skin Care


Jessica Day

With over 19 years in the industry as a Skincare Specialist, I consider myself a multi faceted Esthetician specializing in waxing, facials and total skincare. I am certified in dermaplaning and sugaring.  My passion is helping my clients achieve their desired look using the most innovative techniques. My focus is to bring customized services to each and every client, giving them the optimal spa experience with my skills and upbeat attitude.


Katie Connors

A native of Ventnor NJ and former 20 year casino employee, I left the industry to pursue my passion for skin care.  A proud graduate of The Capri Institute, I have been a NJ state licensed esthetician since 2005. I furthered my education through training at the International Dermal Institute of New York, and obtained certifications in Advanced Skin Care Analysis, Successful Acne Treatments, and treating Sun damaged & Aging skin.  I began my career at Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, and then joined the Esthetica Team in 2007.  I provide a variety of specialized services at Esthetica, including lash lifts, eye brow/eye lash tints, waxing, microdermabrasion, dermaplaining, chemical peels and facials. My personal objective is to use my technical skills to enable clients to have and maintain healthy, more beautiful skin.  I pride myself on providing all of my clients with personalized service.  As Sophia Lauren said “Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is BEAUTIFUL.”


Rose Radico

My enthusiasm for esthetics started at my Father’s full service barbershop in the Philadelphia suburbs. My journey continued to Ardmore, on the Main Line where I managed a salon for several years before putting down roots at the south Jersey shore. I have learned and been inspired by educators who are now among the AIA’s Academy of Legends. I continue to attend shows and classes to keep up with the latest techniques and advances of my profession. Managing skincare at Esthetica for 32 years has been a pleasure and a passion for me. Esthetics is caring about people and generating a sense of well-being from within.


Patty Doyle

I have been with Esthetica Salon for over 34 years. I received my cosmetology license after graduating the Jean Madeline school of Esthetics in Philadelphia, Pa. I have had the pleasure of working under several excellent doctors, including Dr. Steven Bosniack of NYC, Dr Marian Zilkha of NYC, and Dr Kirk Brandow of PA/Somers Point, NJ. I have also had the honor of speaking at an Allergan annual conference on the cosmetics effects of Botox. I have advanced training and certification in microdermabrasion, dermaplane, and a variety of peels. I have a passion for using my experience to help clients achieve and maintain their full skincare potential, as well as building lasting relationships.


Maria Parlapiano

I have been with the Esthetica family since 1990, after realizing that beauty was my passion, I graduated Atlantic County School with an Esthetician/skin care specialist license.  I specialize in waxing, makeup and skin care.  I have taken courses in NYC and the Philadelphia Skin Show with the famous “waxing queen”.  I have now moved on into another phase of my career by becoming a certified PMU/Microblading artist.  I am now able to give clients the semi permanent brows they have always wanted. My passion is to make you feel and look your best by bringing out the natural beauty in each of you.  Check out @microbladingbymariap


Nicole Vespertino

I graduated from Rizzieri Institute in 2001 and have since been certified by Skinceuticals in all of their treatments and peels, including Dermaplaning. 

I’ve been an Esthetician for 18 years now at Esthetica and being able to bring out someone’s natural beauty is just the best feeling!  Whether it’s a simple brow tint, an eyelash lift, or a full-service facial I just love what I do and feel truly blessed!

I have recently added Microblading to my list of certifications and the transformations I am able to provide with this service have brought me some of my proudest moments. Please feel free to check out before and afters here on our website.


Josephine Gotwols

I have had a passion for all things beauty my entire life! Always knowing where I saw my career path taking me, I graduated from Shore Beauty School in 2018. I graduated at the top of my skin care class and have now started my career at Esthetica doing what I love most. I specialize in waxing, eyelash lifts and makeup applications. My goal is to make every client feel special. I believe in making my clients feel their best, by enhancing their natural beauty!


Erica Schroeder

I joined the Esthetica family about 4 years ago, but I am a California native with 10 yrs in the industry.  Professionally trained in speed waxing, passionate about facials, always looking to continue my education and learn about the latest and most innovative services in the industry. Lash enhancements are the latest addition to my resume. Whatever your needs my goal is to make the world a more beautiful place one face at a time!


Melissa (Masciulli) Mannery

I have been an Esthetician since 2013 and absolutely love my job! I believe in a well rounded approach to skin care rooted in overall wellness. In the treatment room, I love using the Gua Sha Stone.  It’s a traditional Chinese medicine technique that increases circulation, releases muscle tension, lifts and contours the face. I’m also passionate about educating clients on just how closely connected good health and a proper skin care regime are. All of my facials are targeted to address your skin care concerns and goals. My waxing techniques are always aimed to enhance your natural beauty.


Massage


Kellie Olsen

I am a certified LMT massage therapist since 2009 graduating from Atlantic County Healing Arts. I’ve studied under Ms Robyn Zappy LMT,LPT. I hold certificates in the following modalities, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pre-natal massage and Hot /Cold stone therapy . Massage therapy along with making all my clients feel amazing is my passion. “When you touch a body, you touch the whole person, the intellect, the spirit, and the emotions.”. -jh