Meet Our Team

Kelli
KelliEsthetician / Proprietor
Kelli has been a licensed and practicing esthetician since 1996. After graduating from Lu Ross Academy in Ventura she continued her education at The International Dermal Institute & The International Congress of Esthetics where she’s earned numerous advanced certifications throughout the years.

Her deep desire to help others has continued to fuel her passion for skincare, health and wellness. She loves keeping up to date on the latest and most advanced products and technologies to deliver the results-oriented services she is known for. She holds advanced certifications as an DMK Skin Revisionist, Acne Specialist, Oncology Esthetician and Massage Therapist. She has also completed advanced training in sugaring hair removal, microcurrent & microchanneling techniques, permanent makeup & collagen induction therapy, skin resurfacing & peeling, lymphatic drainage techniques and advanced facial massage techniques, to name a few.

Born and raised in Ojai, Kelli has created a relaxing retreat that offers a true taste of Ojai friendliness and hospitality. Her mission is for each guest at Body Essentials to feel completely cared for.

When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her son Makel, as well as her family and friends, hiking with her dog, relaxing at the beach and continuing her education to better serve her clients.

Nina
NinaEsthetician
Nina, a seasoned esthetician, graduated from The Euphoria Institute of Health, Beauty & Sciences in 2003. While she enjoys performing all treatments, she takes particular interest in anti-aging treatments and sugaring hair removal.

Nina holds professional certifications in sugaring hair removal as well as advanced training in chemical peels, microdermabrasion, LED light therapy, micro-channeling and mico-current treatments.

Nina is passionate about empowering others with her skincare knowledge. She enjoys educating our guests about proper home care and prescribing the best professional treatment plan to address their individual skin care concerns. She strives to deliver excellent results while ensuring that our guest’s experience is comfortable and enjoyable. She graciously welcomes guests to Body Essentials and looks forward to your visit.

Tamara
TamaraMassage Therapist
Tamara received her education in massage therapy from the Massage School of Santa Monica in 2008. She was led to bodywork through her training in Sivananda Yoga and her passionate belief in natural and holistic health. Tamara brings this passion to each session, resulting in a therapeutic, deeply relaxing experience which connects body and spirit. When she isn’t using her hands to heal, Tamara is using her green thumb to nurture the plants in her garden. She also enjoys cooking organic food for her family, hiking the trails of Ojai and biking around town.