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Senza Pelo Med Spa Staff
Top Row - Maria DeNicola, Venessa Aragon, Stephanie Shields, Holly Tamboer
Bottom Row - Sofya Kirma, Katt Alford, Tasha Wright, Melinda Baehr
Maria DeNicola - Owner
* Graduate, Arizona State School of Electrology
* Graduate, Rocky Mountain Laser School
* Certificate of Achievement Altus Medical
* Certificate of Achievement Candela
* Certificate of Achievement LightSheer
* Certificate of Achievement ESC Medical Systems
* Member of Society of Clinical and Medical Electrologists
* Member of International Guild of Professional Electrologists
* Former President, Arizona Association of Electrologists
I was born in February 1965 in Hollywood, Florida and moved to Arizona in my mid teens with my parents and sister. The Valley has been home ever since.
I am Italian and when I was 12 years old I started receiving electrolysis for my own unwanted dark hair. I can still remember laying on my technician’s table - just in awe of the work that she was doing for me – and I knew even then that this was what I wanted to do for others (it was love at first sight, you could say).
Just a couple years later I started going to school to become an electrologist. I enrolled at the Arizona State School of Electrolysis which was owned and operated by Betty Williams where I learned more than I can tell you about hair, about removing hair, and about working with people. On August 9, 1982, I graduated and received my degree as a Certified Electrologist. I set about doing all of the things it took to open my own practice.
I have been doing electrolysis for more than 30 years. Over that time I have been honored to receive the Golden Probe Award, presented to recognize exemplary service and leadership within the electrolysis community. I have helped to enrich the lives of hundreds of patient’s by removing unwanted or embarrassing body hair. I have made countless life-long friends, and I can truly say that I really do love the work that I do. I have been blessed in so many ways.
I have been working in the Transgender community for almost as long as I have been doing electrolysis. It is a community that is near and dear to my heart. At one point I was the President of the local transgender support group, A Rose, for several years. I still speak with some of the ladies I have been privileged to know going back 27 years. In 2003, Donna Rose mentioned me in her book ‘Wrapped in Blue’, and that really helped to show me how important my job has been for so many people.
My greatest honor however has been the opportunity to raise my three children and have the love and support of my husband Angelo. They are my driving force.
Our Wonderful Staff…
Holly Tamboer - Office Manager
Holly was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, but has been in Arizona since 1993. She graduated from high school in 2010 and shortly after that became the receptionist for Senza Pelo Medspa. While working with the staff for the next two years, she gained substantial knowledge in the hair removal and beauty industries, and she does all of the advertising campaigns for Senza Pelo. She is now an informed voice and a familiar face to the clients. Also during these two years, she has been attending college to obtain her degree in communications. And because of her driving force to make things more efficient at Senza Pelo, her upbeat attitude for working with others, and her ongoing courteous reputation with the customers, she is now the Office Manager for Senza Pelo Medspa. She is very excited about her managerial position and looks forward to continuing to develop a caring and professional relationship with her clients. She became a laser hair removal specialist after obtaining her certification in Oct., 2013.
Stephanie Shields - Operations Manager
Stephanie is not only an electrologist and laser hair removal specialist but is the Operations Manager of Senza Pelo. She has been around electrolysis her entire life and is a second generation electrologist. Growing up italian meant hair for everyone and electrolysis; she started her love of hair removal at the young age of 12 when she had her own unwanted growth taken care of. In June 2003, she became fully trained as an electrologist and laser technician obtaining her certification as a laser specialist from Rocky Mountain College as well as her CPE (Certified Professional Electrologist) certification through the American Electrology Association. While growing up in the offices of Senza Pelo Med Spa Stephanie learned early on to be a professional yet caring technician (which is exactly what our clients want and need). She continually seeks out continued education to bring her clients the most from their experience in hair removal. This makes her an exceptional Electrologist and Laser Specialist.
Mindy is a Registered Nurse as well as being certified in Medical Aesthetics. She is fully trained and licensed (having received degrees from Arizona, California and Colorado) and brings to our office the essential skills that make her an invaluable asset. She has also received a Certificate of Recognition from Allergan for completing the Duet Injector Training Program for Botox and Juvederm. We rely on her expertise when treating our clients and they depend on her for her effortless treatments.
Tasha was born and raised in Iowa and attended the University of Iowa. After graduating from college she attended nursing school and graduated in May 2004. At St. Joe’s hospital, located here in Phoenix, she took a Critical Care Course for six months and worked in the Neuro ICU for three years. She worked at the office of Dr. Meltzer, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon located in Scottsdale, for five years. After having a baby, she became a stay at home mom for the majority of the time. Occasionally, she would do some home health care. When she went back to full time nursing, she became certified for Botox, fillers, and microneedling by Dr. Chubaty here in the valley. She joined the staff of Senza Pelo in October, 2012, and since then has been a highly welcomed and invaluable part of the staff.
Sofya was born in Detroit, Michigan. She and her family members moved to Scottsdale, Arizona in 1994 to open a family business. Sofya began her interest in electrolysis at the age of 14 when her mother took her in to see an electrologist for her facial hair problem. To further her interest in electrolysis Sofya got her licensing in the State of Michigan in 2005. Sofya is dedicated to her work and feels a sense of accomplishment at the end of each day knowing that she has helped somebody.
Venessa was born in Tucson, Arizona and moved to Phoenix in 1998 when she was 15. She attended and graduated from Artistic Beauty College in 2002 and is licensed in the state of Arizona as an Aesthetician. Since 2002, she has completed many post graduate courses in her field, from product knowledge to advance techniques of skin care. Venessa has had the privilege to work with and represent some of the top names in the skin and make up industry, including Physicians Choice of Arizona, Glytone, Clayton Shagal, and Avene. Joining our team in 2005, Venessa took skin care to the next level and trained to become an electrologist. She now works along side our staff of skilled professionals in aiding the battle against unwanted hair and she obtained her CPE (Certified Professional Electrologist) certification through the International Board of Electrologist Certification. Venessa has a deep passion for the care, protection, and beauty of each patient's skin. Her aspiration is to keep up with the most current standards of the Skin Care Industry. She is anxiously waiting to obtained her laser hair removal certification by years end.
Katt joined Senza Pelo Med Spa in November, 2012. She is a licensed cosmetologist and performs hair, nail, and skin care services.She learned early on in her life that she had a passion for cutting hair. A story she likes to share is that when she was in middle school, she started cutting hair for her friends. She was very fortunate in that the high school she attended offered a cosmetology program that she took as one of her classess. She is excited to bring beautiful hair and skin to all who walk through the doors of Senza Pelo. When not at the office, Katt spends time with her son and her husband. She almost always has a smile on her face and her laughter brings joy to whomever she is around.
Miranda Mackey is a Registered Nurse with several years (and miles) of training and experience, being licensed and certified in Arizona, California, and Kentucky. We're fortunate to have her because of her wealth of accomplishments in various nursing fields and her vast experience with patients. Our clients depend on her for the very best of care that she provides and our office depends on her for the practical experience she brings with her.
Please feel free to call us at 602-246-1966. We would truly like the opportunity to serve your hair removal and skin care needs. Fondly, Maria Denicola