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    Fresh Face: James Street MedSpa

    Jamie Garland and Ashlee Ludwig are using their passion for wellness and beauty to demystify skincare (and bust some beauty myths). After receiving national recognition for their work, the two women decided to open their own business, James Street MedSpa. “We’ve always had the same vision for a spa, and we were picturing the same style from day one,” Garland said. “We thought it was time to transition [from working together as estheticians and laser technicians] and take all the knowledge and experience we had to provide our services in the best way.”


    These experts use a high-tech skin analysis machine on all their new clients to get an accurate picture of the skin’s surface (and sub-surface). Then they discuss the client’s concerns before educating clients about products and making recommendations for treatments. Their individualized approach to skincare takes the guesswork out of creating a regimen. “The biggest mistake people make is mixing products and layering things you shouldn’t be putting together,” Ludwig said. “They are learning from influencers but not choosing products that work for their specific skin type. Our clients stay with us because we explain why we recommend certain products for their skin.”


    The owners take the med in MedSpa very seriously. Dr. Nazafarine Keyvani is a board-certified surgeon specializing in robotic surgery and medical cosmetics. Every treatment with Dr. Keyvani requires a prior consultation to ensure the client receives the best care possible. Both Garland and Ludwig go to skill trainings on the latest in beauty technology, and they are certified to train other estheticians in lasers. “When it comes to safety, we do everything by the book,” Garland said.


    James Street MedSpa has services for all skin types. Clients can receive precise surgical treatments from Dr. Keyvani and reiki energy work with one of the massage therapists as well as traditional facials, deep tissue massages, and microdermabrasion. The spa even has online consultations through platforms like Instagram. The owners like their selection of spa treatments to be just as diverse as their clients. “I’m not trying to sell you something,” Garland said. “We’re skin experts, and we help people feel and look their best.” Skin treatment veterans and newbies alike are welcome at James Street MedSpa.