Who we are

We are 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 skin’s natural potential.

Meet our Staff

Catharina Pehrson

Skincare Butik Founder & Aesthetician

Owner of Skincare Butik + and a true beauty junkie, she 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 at a CIDESCO recognized aesthetic school in Stockholm, Sweden. Catharina’s approach to skincare incorporates her diversity of traveling/educating around the world and teaching 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 believes overall wellness results from self-love, self-care and lifestyle choices.


Janelle Rivera

Spa Supervisor + Licensed Lead Aesthetician

Janelle joined Skincare Butik after working a few years in the wellness industry and graduating from the Aveda Institute. Her love of meeting new people and educating them about skin health and helping them feel good about the way they look is why she entered the industry. 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 eight years in the spa industry, Erica joined Skincare Butik excited to provide for her clients an experience like no other. She is also an instructor at the Aveda Institute and loves learning about new products and treatments that she can educate and share with her students, 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.

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.

Carolina Ayala

Licensed Aesthetician

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

Licensed Aesthetician

Areli received her esthetics license in March 2018. When she is not at Skincare Butik, she can be found at instructing new estheticians at the Aveda Institute. She is excited to share her love of skincare with her clients and students. Areli specializes in facials and body waxing and enjoys making people feel comfortable and confident in their own skin.

Hannah Connolly

Licensed Aesthetician

Hannah earned her esthetician license in 2019, and has since been on a journey to grow her knowledge and understanding of skincare in the beauty industry. She believes that true beauty starts from within, but is maintained through our daily beauty routines. Through her facials and waxes, she loves working with her clients on creating a unique + effective skincare routine to treat their specific concerns.

Catharina Garrett

Butik Coordinator

In May of 2020, she graduated from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi with a Bachelor’s degree in Media Arts and a double minor in Digital Journalism & Public Relations. Before becoming an employee at Skincare Butik, Cat was a long-time client herself! For many years, she struggled with self-confidence due to her various skin conditions. Now, after years of guidance and education from the staff at Skincare Butik, her conditions are well under control and she has learned to love her skin AND herself! She is now inspired to help others blossom into their best, most confident selves!

Miranda Magana

Spa Coordinator

Current Aveda Institute Esthiology student, soon to be a licensed esthetician. Miranda loves to learn and enjoys making others feel confident in the skin they’re in. Miranda joined the Skincare Butik family in June 2021 and can be found booking appointments and recommending products at our front desk.

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