Karen Minow-Tavary, RN, CLT,
Aesthetic nurse injector and certified laser RN
A Montana native, Karen was raised on a secluded wheat and cattle ranch in the Eastern side of the state. Growing up as a barrel racer and rodeo Queen, her love and interest in aesthetics developed naturally. This interest grew into her first career as a cosmetologist, where she then went on to own her very own salon. In 1991, she moved to Arizona where she decided to pursue nursing. She graduated from Cochise College in the nursing program in 1993 and then on to the University of Phoenix.
Throughout her path of life, she ended up relocating to Washington State, followed by Wisconsin, and then circling back to her happy place, in beautiful Arizona. Along her journey, she found herself in various professional specialties such as surgery, ER, home health, orthopedics, and hospice. Although sometimes challenging, she was always up for the task and appreciated that the nature of her work came with very few dull moments. Karen’s pursuit of working in aesthetics has now landed her 9 years in experience as an RN injector and specialist in skin resurfacing and laser. She has enjoyed extensive training in injectable and lasers and loves to stay up to date on the newest and most cutting-edge procedures. Her true passion of aesthetics, and anti-aging procedures pushes her to encourage women and men of all different era’s to explore age-reversing and preserving treatments. It is not only her passion and profession, but her promise to listen to each and everyone of her patients desires and provide a service that will make them look their best and feel their best.
Dr. Taelor Steen, NMD
Medical Injector, Naturopathic Physician
Dr. Steen was born and raised here in the sunny state of Phoenix, AZ. She completed her undergraduate degree in Nutrition at Arizona State University and then continued onto medical school at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Ever since she was little, she had aspired to become a doctor and is glad that her journey eventually led her to naturopathic medicine. Dr. Steen is currently completing her second year of residency at SCNM. She is currently a member of Arizona Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Medicine (PedANP).
Throughout medical school she took a special interest in aesthetic medicine has completed extensive training in medical aesthetic injections at National Laser Institute in Scottsdale, AZ. With over a year experience, she specializes in injections such as Botox and dermal fillers, and has a true passion for helping her patients find their most confident self. In her free time she can be found practicing yoga, hiking, traveling and spending time with friends and family.
Tricia Ybarra- Medical Laser Technician
An Arizona native, born and raised in the Valley of the Sun, Tricia is very familiar with how the AZ sun can affect your skin. Tricia gained her Laser Certification from Scottsdale Skin & Holistic Health and is certified through the State of Arizona. Tricia is personable and energetic, she is committed to providing the highest level of care and professional service in all aesthetic laser services.
Ultimately, her knowledge and careful attention to detail assists her to achieve amazing results for our clients. Tricia is passionate in helping others attain their desired results. In her spare time she enjoys volunteering at The New Song Center, Hospice affiliated. When the weather cools down, she loves to hike. Tricia appreciates listening to music, meeting new people, eating great food and spending time with family and friends.
Brieana Rios CLT, LA
Brieana is a Arizona native, born and raised in Phoenix. She obtained her Aesthetician license and Laser technician certificate at IMAJ Institute in 2016. She has been in the beauty industry for 10 years and is here to ensure you receive outstanding care and results from your treatment. Brieana loves having access to all the treatments and technology has to offer, so she can use the best in the industry to help her patients. She is continuing her education by reading, attending classes and seminars and likes to keep up with the latest treatments as well as products. When not at North Scottsdale Medspa she loves to go to the gym, hiking and spending time with her family and friends.
Aisha Colon – Medical Aesthetician
Aisha is a Chicago native but grew up in Prescott, Arizona. After working for a skincare brand and learning the business side of the beauty industry, it was then she chose to pursue her career in aesthetics. Aisha studied at the University of Aesthetics & Cosmetology in Chicago, IL and obtained her Aesthetician license in 2017. Aisha is passionate about furthering her education and staying up to date with the latest techniques. She is dedicated to connecting with each client and helping them achieve their skincare goals. In her downtime she likes to spend time with friends and family, listen to music, read, hike and enjoys a good red wine.