Meet Our Staff

 Ella Barovich

I’m an Austin native and I became an esthetician in 2008 because I love to help people feel happy and comfortable in their skin. My goal with every client is to find natural and safe solutions for their skin care concerns. I believe that through proper diet, exercise, and a sensible and natural skin care regimen, any skin care goals can be achieved. Ella served as Jessica’s intern for 90 days. She has been through a selective training process through Esty and is our pride & joy. She has a natural touch that shines through every treatment. She has been with Esty Skin Studio since 2011.

Emily Canis

I’ve been an esthetician and lived in Austin for 7 years. I feel honored to be able to be a part of people’s self care, and am fully dedicated to helping my clients feel comfortable in their own skin. One of my greatest interests is being able to work with homecare, lifestyle, and professional treatments to reach all of your skin goals. I believe that spa treatments are so much more than a one-off pampering; nothing makes me happier than my clients leaving refreshed and ready to take on life!

Colleen Straney, L.Ac, LMT

Texas Licensed Acupuncturist #1098 Texas Licensed Massage Therapist #MT101932 From very early on, I was fascinated by the connection between body and spirit, massaging family and friends even as a young child. In 1995, when I was 20, I moved from my native Michigan to Albuquerque, New Mexico to attend massage school at Crystal Mountain Apprenticeship in the Healing Arts. The experience was profoundly transformative, and the vast expanse of the desert served as a fitting backdrop for immense personal growth. Throughout my years as a massage therapist, I have been honored and humbled to be any part of my clients’ journey towards healing themselves. I have lived and practiced in several beautiful places in the Western United States, including Denver, Colorado, where I served as an instructor in the massage programs at both Heritage College and Denver Career College. Wishing to build upon my foundation in bodywork, I earned my Master’s in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin in 2008. I am delighted to call Austin, Texas home and feel fortunate every day that I love what I do.