Licensed Esthetician, Certified Advanced Esthetics, Certified Oncology Esthetics & Acne Specialist
A Corvallis native since age five, Michelle Powell says growing up with three sisters helped cultivate her love of aesthetics: “I have always had a passion for beautiful skin, and teaching people how to protect and nourish it,” she says. After marrying her childhood sweetheart Todd, and raising two energetic boys, Jason and Austin she was ready to recapture that early interest and turn her talents toward a new venture.
Michelle chose to pursue the major part of her education at NW Institute of Esthetics in Eugene, Oregon, a school devoted to the advanced education of skincare. But she chose to supplement that coursework by studying under the some of the most eminent leaders in the field. Michelle took skincare and ingredient classes at UCLA with Rebecca Gadberry; studied dermal needling under Canada’s Dr. Setterfield and acne under Florida’s Dr. Fulton, who co-invented Retin-A; and learned all about pastiche Advanced Skin Analysis from world-renowned Florence Barrett Hill of New Zealand, among other experts.
At her spa, Michelle takes continuing pride in combining professional expertise with a personal touch. “My time with you will be 100% about you. I have a results-oriented philosophy on skin care but I throw a lot of pampering in there, too.”
Licensed Esthetician, Certified Advanced Esthetics & Acne Specialist
Valarie Guivas has been a licensed Esthetician since 2010. A native Californian, Val settled in Salem, Oregon, in 2005, and decided to expand her career horizons by attending NW Institute of Esthetics. “After I took their Masters Program and became NCEA certified, I became more fascinated with skin and all its wonders,” she says.
At Michelle’s Personalized Skin Care, Val feels her professional dreams came to fruition in the best possible way: “I couldn’t be happier to work with such an amazing team.” The spa environment also earns her praise, with its life-changing services and treatments performed in a relaxing, honest environment where clients can feel right at home. Val says she looks forward to working with new and existing guests: “Let our journey to healthy skin begin!”
I have been a licensed esthetician for over seven years. Skincare has always been a great interest of mine, well, more like an obsession, haha. I can remember as a kid I would mix up ingredients from the garden and kitchen to give my friends facial treatments, there is no doubt I love what I do! I also believe that it is necessary to always continue my education. Skin care needs range differently from person to person, so it is very important for me to find, and treat the client based on their specific needs. I have always enjoyed working with others, so getting to help them makes my job even better! I have grown up in this area and live on our hazelnut farm with my husband and 13-year-old son.
Beth Laffan, LMT
Beth Laffan, LMT blends over a decade of experience with a wide range of modalities, along with her warm and witty personality to create a comfortable, compassionate and effective massage session for each individual client.
After graduating from the Alaska Institute of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture and Massage Therapy in Anchorage, Alaska in 2008 she has witnessed first hand the many amazing benefits that massage offers.
Beth's career ranges from working in physical therapy and chiropractic clinics, where she gained knowledge on working with clients suffering from chronic and acute pain, athletes, MVA clients, pregnancy massage and the hard working individual looking for a monthly tune-up. It was in these settings that she strengthened her problem solving skills as a therapist.
She has also worked in spa settings, where she learned the importance of allowing and creating time in our hectic schedules for self-care. We live in such a busy and chaotic world, our bodies and our beings are in need of time to relax, unplug and reconnect.
Beth looks forward to meeting you and assisting you with your self-care goals.
Although Beth is not affiliated with Michelle’s Personalized Skin Care, we love, recommend and support her. Her state license is #21373.
She can be reached at 907-299-7797.
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Dermaviduals® is a specially formulated skincare solution that has been designed to optimally maintain and restore the natural skin barrier system, and improve multiple skin conditions, including acne, rosacea, pigmentation and aging. Because no two skins are alike, Dermaviduals allows skin care professionals to custom blend base creams, serums and other specialty products for each individual client and each individual skin. The products are free of emulsifiers, preservatives, added fragrances, mineral oils, silicones, dyes and amines.
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Priia Mineral makeup
PRIIA™ minerale-derm product line is the first and only mineral makeup of its kind. Made specifically for acne-prone skin, it is 100% acne safe, non-comedogenic and non-acnegenic. Our proprietary formulas are non-irritating and are supremely soothing to problematic skin types. PRIIA™ is endorsed and recommended by Licensed Estheticians and Acne Specialists from across the country. We are proud to offer a range of cosmetics that is not only acne-safe but also 100% gluten-free AND cruelty-free. Plus, we offer many vegan-friendly choices!
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Policies & Procedures
24 Hour Cancellation Policy
Should you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, we require 24 hours or more notice before your scheduled appointment time. Any appointment that is cancelled within 24 hours of the scheduled appointment time will be charged a $75 cancellation fee and an appointment cancelled less than 2 hours before the scheduled appointment time will be charged full price of the booked appointment. Clients who do not provide any notice and do not show up for appointments will be required to provide a credit card number to schedule future appointments and will be charged for the full service.
In consideration for clients who have services scheduled after you; if you are running late your service will be shortened that amount of time and more than 15 minutes late we will need to reschedule and/or we will subtract that time from your treatment but still charge for the full service.
Michelle’s Personalized Skin Care provides guests with a calm, relaxing atmosphere. It is not a safe or suitable environment for children. Clients must make childcare arrangements prior to visiting as children are not permitted in the clinic. Clients who arrive with children will be required to reschedule as there are no exceptions to this policy.
For the comfort of all guests, we ask that cell phones be silenced or powered off upon your arrival.