Hester combines spa experience with education

Kari Hester, LPE, of Knoxville saw a need for skin care that combines a relaxing spa experience with clinical services and education, so she opened Studio for Better Skin Sept. 18 in Studios West Salon Suites, 10843 Kingston Pike, next to David Abbey Carpets.

“It seems like, in our area, as far as facials and skin care, it’s either the relaxing, spa end of things or it’s very clinical,” she said. “I’ve never been anywhere that combines them both, so that’s my goal: to create somewhere that would be very relaxing, a fun place to come where you turn your cell phone off and practice a little self-care while at the same time provide education.”

Hester starts with a consultation before and after every treatment with the client to help determine the client’s goals so they can generate a plan.

Her services cover “everything from a basic massage to more in-depth treatments, like chemical peels.”

In her facials, Hester provides a unique modality called Rezenerate, which she explained is a type of nano-infusion therapy with results that are similar to micro-needling but without the needles and down time. “It’s not nearly as invasive,” she said.

Other services include back and body treatments, LED light therapy, oxygen-infusion therapy, dermaplaning, lash lifts and tints, facial waxing and brow tinting.

She has a “no facial” for teenage boys, which basically is a skin care comuch more proactive approach.

Studio for Better Skin is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday; from 9 a.m. to 5 or 6 p.m., Monday through Friday; and closed Saturday.

“I’m pretty flexible with (closing hours), so if someone calls and says, ‘I can’t get there before 6:30 p.m.,’ that’s no problem,” Hester said.

For appointments, Hester has an online booking app, studioforbetterskin.glossgenius.com. Appointments also can be booked on her website, studioforbetterskin.com or by calling 865-288-9883.