Meet the Team


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Kristina Vystartaite

Skin care knowledge came with the territory for being Diana's daughter. Kristina has been with the business since the beginning, in the early years it was when she had free time away from school, now she is here full time helping the business grow.

Kristina works for Radiance Wellness Spa and Diana Ralys Skin Health full time and works under many hats; managing day to day spa operations, client relations, marketing, website work, and much more.

Graduate from Loyola Marymount University (’15) with a Psychology Degree. Kristina loves to learn, aside from working full time at the center she is pursuing her Health Coach certification and will become our resident Nutritionist.

Kristina moved from Lithuania to the US in the year of 2000. She has an incredibly artistic soul. Kristina started dancing when she was only 4 years old. She tried many styles like ballet, ball room, jazz, gymnastics, cheerleading in high school and even earned orange belt with 2 stripes in martial arts. At the age of 16 she became passionate about photography. Her pictures received an honorable award in Santa Monica’s high school and placed in Loyola Marymount University’s student gallery 2014.

Kristina is young, hard working, ambitious girl. We are lucky and happy to have her on our team.

 

Spa Director | Radiance Wellness Spa

Brand Exectutive | Diana Ralys Skin Health

Co-Author of Cheers to Health

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Psychology | Loyola Marymount University

Associate's Degree, Liberal Arts: Social and Behavioral Science | Santa Monica College

Sports Nutrition Certification | Shaw Academy


tricia chesson

Tricia Chesson is a Los Angeles based Esthetician, with over 12 years of experience. Schooled in both massage therapy and esthetics, she's been working in the beauty industry in many different facets. She began her love for skincare working at the International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Conference in Las Vegas. She went on to manage a well known Salon in San Diego, as well as a high end Medical Laser Clinic in Beverly Hills. But working behind the chair as an Esthetician has always been her true passion, which has led her to Radiance Wellness Spa where the culture and “whole-istic” approach to skin has been a natural fit for her. 

Some of her favorite facials to perform are MicroCurrent, Multi-Fruit Enzyme , Microdermabrasion, and HydroRenewal treatments. However, she takes great pride in each facial she performs. She finds it rewarding to connect with her clients, establish trust and give personal attention to their skincare needs. Empowering clients to lift their self-esteem, educating them on their skin, and helping them to feel and look their absolute best is truly an honor of hers.

When she is not at the spa you will find her practicing hot yoga, cooking, playing board games, spending time with family and friends or curled up with her husband and their rescued boxer dog Carson. Along with those hobbies, traveling with her husband is her favorite. They have been to places such as Italy, Spain, Iceland, Amsterdam, Germany and just returning from living in New Zealand for a year. To quote Anthony Bourdain, “Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life—and travel—leaves marks on you.”

Tricia Chesson joined us early 2019 and we couldn't be happier that she did! She has quickly mastered our signature facials and the great customer service Radiance is awarded for. It's rare to find someone who is as passioante about holistic skin care as we are but also has an amazing touch that clients can trust. 

You may have had a facial with her already or this is the perfect time to meet her via the power of the internet. We hope you enjoy your facial with Tricia as much as these clients did!

Certifications

  • Southern California School of Massage- 100 hour course training in The Art and Science of Swedish/American massage.

  • Poway Beauty Academy- 600 hour course training in Esthetics.

  • Visual Changes product knowledge class.

  • Visual Changes advanced education class- Anti-Aging, Rosacea, Hyperpigmentation, Acne, and designer peels corrective skin care class.

  • Dermaquest Skin Therapy- Corrective designer peels.

  • Microderm Infusion Esthetician course.

  • PCA chemical peel course.

  • PCA product knowledge course.

  • Murad customized healthy skin facials. 

  • Diana Ralys Skin Health Holistic Ingredient Course

Future Certifications

  • Diana Ralys Signature Organic Rejuvenating Facial Course

  • Diana Ralys Reiki Healing.

  • Diana Ralys Bio-Stimulation working with Crystals for facial massage.

  • Diana Ralys Advanced massage technique.


ina skardziute

Ina Skardziute has been with Radiance almost since the beginning (2010). Diana’s and Ina’s professional relationship started when Diana hired Ina at Jurlique, way back in 2004. When Diana went off to start her own venture she trusted Ina to join her.

Ina loves for her clients to disconnect from the worries of the day to day stress and sink into the treatment bed. Her favorite part of the facial is the massage (probably the client’s favorite part too). This is where she can truly see her clients relax and enjoy themselves.

As much as we would love to have Ina with us year round… Ina lives half the year on the East Coast. Enjoy a facial with Ina while you can! She is available to take clients at Radiance November through May.