Who we are

We’re a specialized skincare spa that focuses on skin health for face & body with a natural approach. We teach women and men how to reset and simplify their routine to bring out their skins natural potential.

Meet our Staff

Catharina Pehrson

Skincare Butik Founder & Aesthetician

Owner of Skincare Butik + a true beauty junkie that has been in the beauty industry since she was 16. She loves what she does and to her, that is one of the most important things in life. With over 30 years’ experience in advanced skincare, she trained by a CIDESCO recognized aesthetic school in Stockholm, Sweden. Catharina’s approach to skincare incorporates her diversity of traveling/educating around the world and an array of therapeutic massage techniques. She ensures the clients receive the ultimate in care and attention. She is engaging in all aspects of healthful living and believe overall wellness result from self-love, self care and lifestyle choices.

Julie Escamilla

Licensed Aesthetician

Julie has a passion for natural health, skin care, beauty and nutrition. She is a licensed aesthetician with ten years of skincare experience. Having taken her studies at Vanguard Institute, and advanced training with Aveda Institute, she believes beauty starts from within. Her philosophy is that taking care of your body inside and out is not a luxury, rather, a necessity.

Janelle Rivera

Licensed Aesthetician

Janelle joined Skincare Butik after working a few years in the wellness industry and graduating from the Aveda Institute. She credits her love of meeting new people, educating them about skin health and helping them feel good about the way they look. Janelle believes confidence is beauty, everyone feels more confident when his or her skin looks good and healthy. She prides herself on her meticulous hair removal techniques and her ability to provide a beauty experience which her clients rave about.

Erica García

Licensed Aesthetician

After graduating from the Aveda Institute, and seven years in the spa industry, Erica joined Skincare Butik excited to provide for her clients with an experience they can’t get anywhere else in town. Erica loves learning about new products and treatments, and being able to educate and share with her clients and co-workers. Her nurturing and caring personality helps her put her client’s needs first, and she credits her sister for cultivating her initial interest in skincare.

Alma Galvez

Spa Supervisor

Alma has been in the spa industry for over 10 years and was first drawn to skincare by her desire to help people look & feel their absolute best. She received her esthetic license in 2008. As an esthetician she is passionate about product knowledge and has worked with multiple organic and corrective skincare lines. She loves customer service and sharing her expertise with all guests.

Olivia Thomas

Licensed Aesthetician

Olivia joined Skincare Butik shortly after moving to the Corpus Christi area in 2018. She graduated from the Paul Mitchell School of Dallas in 2016, where she found a passion for skincare and all things beauty. She loves making people feel beautiful inside and out. Olivia believes the power of touch can heal someone from the inside. She focuses on education and a customized approach to skin care. You should never be ashamed to make time for yourself because that is the true practice of self-love.

Maddi McDonel

Butik Coordinator

Maddi is our lead front desk coordinator and has been with the Butik for six years. She is currently studying history and anthropology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Since her start with the Butik, she has found a passion amongst the skin care world. Her extensive knowledge of ingredients and products helps her find the perfect products suited for each client. She believes that education is the key to creating lasting change in overall skin health.

Abigail Burkett

Spa coordinator

Abigail is our front desk receptionist. She loves getting to know our clients and makes sure they are well taken care of. She is there to accompany you in any and all your needs or concerns. She is a communications/PR major at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. She loves people, and makes skin care a very important part in her life. Skincare is key to helping you feel confident even when you have no makeup on!

Carolina Ayala

Wax Specialist

Carolina received her Esthetics license in 2018. She is an Aveda alumni and started working at Skincare Butik in August 2019. She specializes in all body waxing as well as facials. She loves meeting new people and leaving a positive impact with everyone she meets. She strives to help her clients feel confident in themselves.

Areli Lopez


Areli Lopez is one of our new estheticians! She received her esthetics license in March 2018. She is currently working on receiving her instructors license through the Aveda Institute and is excited to share her love of skincare with her clients and students! Areli specializes in facials and body waxing. She enjoys making people feel comfortable and confident in their own skin.

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