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.

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.

 

Laura Cunningham

With a background in massage therapy, I have been in the spa industry since 2008. I am a natural born caretaker and I love helping people feel relaxed and confident. Transitioning this passion into the world of esthetics has allowed me to provide more comfort, education, and service to my clients. I love a simple life, and work to incorporate a natural philosophy in everything from cleaning my home to my skin care products. Finding a home in Esty is a dream come true because it combines my natural lifestyle with my joy of caring for others.

 

Hannah Haley

I have been in the beauty industry for over 7 years. I started as a makeup artist for a high end salon, worked photo shoots with the global directors of Aveda, have been featured in many magazines including Italian Vogue, and have helped many brides feel beautiful on their big day! From touching and seeing so many faces, I became extremely passionate about the skin that lies below the makeup. I decided to pursue Esthetics with as much (if not more) passion as cosmetics. My experience as an esthetician includes being an instructor/trainer for staff and schools about natural skincare products. I have also taken courses in Ayurvedic teachings, and continue to educate myself on all matters concerning health, wellness, and skincare.