About Blooming Moon Wellness Spa
I believe living life in balance is the key to total wellness. Wellness begins with the awareness that balance is dynamic, flowing in a natural rhythm unique to every individual. At Blooming Moon we encourage every guest, as well as the spa professional, to strive for balance and wellness. My goal is to create an atmosphere where spa professionals and guests can be nurtured simultaneously. Therefore, our guests always receive quality spa services and undivided attention, which often will not be found in other spas. I believe energy runs through and connects us to each other, especially through touch. When you experience a treatment with someone who is entirely present and has the intention to calm your mind, lift your spirits, or provide pampering bliss, the act effortlessly prevails! We strive to bring this type of connection to every visitor. So, with much love, I deliver you Blooming Moon Wellness Spa.
Owner + Esthetician
My passion for skin care began with makeup artistry. I dabbled in photography makeup, mostly for bands, independent films and other small projects. In 2003 I realized I needed my esthetician’s license to do makeup on major films. I quickly signed up for the AVEDA institute in New Mexico and this is when my passion and talent for skin care and waxing really began. After moving to Portland in 2005, I fell in love with this sweet city and I knew Portland was my home. Therefore, creating a spa business doing exactly what I love, in my favorite city, was music to my ears! I have a quick and painless approach to waxing, therefore I can speed wax like nobody’s business. I love the art of brow waxing and I can deliver nearly pain-free Brazilian waxes. I have a whole body approach to skin care. It began with studying and practicing holistic, ayurvedic esthetics. I have experience with all skin types and would love the opportunity to guide you on your journey to gorgeous skin. My approach to beautiful, radiant skin is to be both mentally and physically healthy. My objective is to achieve and maintain a state of whole body wellness for my clientele. Through preventative facials, which include acupressure, massage, and high quality skin care products, I am able to treat mild skin conditions before they develop into more serious health problems, while relaxing your mind and body.
BLOOMING MOON TEAM
Natalia Onnis, Spa Director
As a native Oregonian, I have always felt connected to nature’s ability to heal us inside and out. I stand by local, ethical, and eco-conscious small business models, which makes me proud to be the Spa Director at Blooming Moon Spa. With a degree in Social Work from Portland State University, I have had the privilege to see individual self care as a link to cultivating healthy communities. I am eager to welcome you to Blooming Moon, answer your questions, and coordinate your day of bliss.
Elisha Scheideler, Social Media + Retail Manager
Angie Alverson, Esthetician + Natural Nail Artist
License# COSFT10164940/ COSNT10164939
I began my esthetics and nail technician career in August 2014. My love for makeup and helping people look and feel beautiful is what made me pursue a career in nails and esthetics. While in school, I immediately fell in love with skincare, waxing, and gel manicures. Much like make-up, gel manicures are an artistic outlet for me. Like an empty canvas, I enjoy painting using beautiful colors and working with the non-toxic lines provided at Blooming Moon. I enjoy working with all skin types, but especially acneic/ problematic skin. The results experienced through a series of treatments show the most dramatic results and are the most rewarding, for both my guest and myself.
I believe if you want beautiful skin, you have to manifest and maintain a positive frame of mind and believe you have beautiful skin. My philosophy with skincare is also based around the phrase, “You are what you eat.” When it comes to taking care of your skin, eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, drinking lots of water and making time for relaxation is an important aspect of healthy, beautiful skin. Another part of gorgeous skin is investing in yourself! If you take the time, energy and a little money for proper skincare, you will get the results you want–and I would love to help you get there! Waxing comes naturally to me. When scheduling a wax appointment with me you can enjoy some fun conversation and before we know it- you are waxed!
I was drawn to Blooming Moon first because I love the ambiance of the house atmosphere. Blooming Moon is such a relaxing environment to provide treatments in. Also, being an animal lover, I love that we use cruelty-free and all-natural products. When I’m not at Blooming Moon, I’m at home taking care of my fur-babies or enjoying the outdoors- particularly the sunny Portland summer by any river!
Jena Sanchez, Esthetician
My first love, as far as my profession goes, has always been makeup. I’ve worked for various brands and then went on to freelance. I love the transformation and confidence as well as creativity that makeup offers. While I enjoy creating different looks, my favorite makeup work is bridal work. I love making women feel beautiful on their big days! This soon translated to a love of skincare. I learned that the basis for all beautiful makeup is beautiful skin. Helping people to feel good in their own skin became such a reward… the makeup is now just the icing on the cake! So if you have a big event or just want to know how to apply makeup on yourself, I would love to help you with either one or both!
My goal as an Esthetician is to help YOU achieve YOUR goals for your skin, so expect questions from me as well as a game plan we can execute together. If you just want to relax and feel pampered, I love doing that too. The facial massage is my favorite part of a facial! I got my Esthetics license in 2010 and have been licensed in several different states. I love the mobility this industry offers me. I was born and raised in the beautiful island state of Hawaii and I’ve lived in California, Texas and New Mexico. I moved to Portland in September of 2016 and must say I had no idea what to expect but have been really enjoying myself. I love new experiences and new foods so if anyone has any recommendations for me feel free to let me know!
I’m a Texas-bred firecracker and believe in the power of positivity! I studied Esthetics at Beau Monde Academy of Cosmetology in Portland. I decided to pursue esthetics because I find joy in helping people feel their best. My goal is to provide a level of comfort and confidence to all my guests. I love to bring an artistic element to skin care and waxing. I have a meticulous nature and strong attention to detail to make sure the job is done well! I am eager to give you great results and help my guests meet their skincare and beauty goals, one face at a time…
Teagan Aborn-Duffy, Esthetician + Natural Nail Technician
My interest in the world of beauty began at a very young age— I was always asking family and friends to let me paint their nails and do their makeup. By the time I was starting high school, I knew I wanted a career in esthetics and nails. After starting the full cosmetology program at Aveda Institute Portland in 2016, I realized that holistic skin care was my calling. I love implementing Ayurvedic techniques into every service I provide, to help each guest de-stress while making them look and feel beautiful! I was born and raised here in the heart of North Portland, and I am beyond excited to begin my career at Blooming Moon— with environmentally conscious products, a beautiful and inviting atmosphere, and a wonderful team of people! When I’m not in the spa I enjoy reading tarot cards, studying astrology, hiking, and baking. I look forward to helping you relax and reach your skin care goals!
I have been practicing massage therapy for 6 years and counting. Bodywork is truly a rewarding profession and I feel so blessed to be able to share the gift of touch with others through therapeutic massage. It often has a profound impact on people’s health and well-being which is why I got into massage. I wanted to spend my days working in a more meaningful way. I have always had a strong sense of compassion for others. When you combine that with the knowledge of bodywork, I believe it is truly powerful.
I like to approach the muscles gently, letting you breathe easy. Using firm and effective pressure to assist the body in its natural healing method, I will listen to you and work with you to give you the massage you need. Stress relief is always my main goal. A few of my favorite things are Swedish massage, aromatherapy massage, our Camellia head and neck treatment, and any of our body treatments or body scrubs! I am happy to be a part of the team here at Blooming Moon where we use only the best natural products and we genuinely care about your balance and wellness. Outside of Blooming Moon I enjoy going to concerts, going on adventures with friends, and watching anime with my two cats, Jack and Misa. I am looking forward to meeting you and helping you stay well!
Kayla McIntyre, Massage Therapist
My bodywork journey began in 2015 when I explored the realms of reiki and energetic healing modalities. With this curiosity of wellness, I went on to receive an education in massage therapy. Being a massage therapist has given me a huge appreciation of the power of theraputec touch, and I am excited to share this knowledge with my community! I have extensive training in deep tissue massage, fascial body work, injury rehabilitation, and craniosacral therapy. My goal with each session is to listen to clients unique individual needs, co-create wellness, and share self care practices for clients to carry into their every day lives.