Meet Our Staff
Nika studies Communications at Middle Tennessee State University and graduated Aesthetics from one of the area’s top skin schools. She previously worked as an accounts & collections manager at a car lot and sent out repossessions before becoming an aesthetician! She is now a dermaplaning specialist and laser technician that loves making connections that turn into life-long relationships with her clients. Her main focus is your utmost comfort during an effective treatment for positive results. Let her make Skin MB your new favorite place! Go from ordinary to extraordinary with Nika’s facial services.
Earning a Communications degree from Missouri State University, Matt has lived and worked in the Green Hills area for over 10 years. He is one of our therapeutic massage therapists at Skin MB with several years of experience including working at a chiropractor’s office. He is proficient with many different styles of massage from Swedish to sports. Matt’s main focus is deep tissue, active trigger points, and myofacial release with a background in meditation and breathing techniques. While Matt is not at the spa, he enjoys running, hiking, bicycling, yoga and taking his dog on afternoon walks!
Kathy DeLira “Owner”
Kathy is Texan by birth but moved in 2009 to Tennessee and made it her forever home. She worked in the corporate world as an Executive Assistant for most of her career prior to acquiring Skin MB in 2019. A “happy day” for Kathy is when she has the opportunity to spend time in the spa with her highly-trained team and visiting with clients. This adventure has been truly fulfilling! Kathy has a son and three daughters, seven grandchildren and even one tiny great-grandson! She and her husband Fred love going to the movies, entertaining friends and family, and playing golf. Her dream is to break 100, but that may require a miracle!
A lover of nature, animals, and people. A giver who is kind to all. Her meditation is the utmost importance to her, to keep her one with her grounded spirituality. Nasi has over 20 years of experience in skin care. She began the business Skin MB in 2010 after working under dermatologists and other aestheticians. During her professional practice, Nasi has taken care of many VIP’s in music and film. She also has a huge following of clients! She is a certified laser technician and injector. Nasi offers mentorship to our aestheticans at Skin MB by providing advice and encouragement to help evolve and grow others’ skills. Her knowledge of skin care is vast!
Cynthia has been a licensed massage therapist since January of 2000. After selling her private practive and moving here in 2010 to be closer to family, Cynthia met Nasi and has been working for Skin MB ever since! Cynthia has studied many different therapeutic techniques starting when she was a student in massage school. She is a certified medical massage therapist specializing in repetitive use injury therapy. Other specialties include prenatal & postpartum massage, children’s sports massage, headache assessment and treatment, TMJ, manual lymphatic drainage massage and working with lymphedema, rotator cuff therapy, Swe-Thai massage, accu-cupping therapy, and kinesiology taping therapy. Cynthia worked in a doctor’s office for several years addressing chronic pain and stress disorders for their patients. She has studied & worked with myofascial release, cranial sacal therapy, reflexology, deep tissue active release, energy work and ortho-bionomy for over 20 years! Cynthia is also certified in canine massage and equine sports massage therapy. She has been full-time massage therapist for over 20 years because, she says, “I love what I do and I love helping people anyway that I can, whether it is massage for stress in pain or helping to educate them on their self-help techniques and stretches.” When not working, Cynthia enjoys spending time with family and upkeeps her busy hobby farm with two horses, four goats, four dogs, five cats, one bunny and 36 chickens!
Jodi is a certified microshading eyebrow artist. She was trained in Dallas and learned to perform microshading on live models. She remains in contact with her teacher to continue learning techniques in cosmetic tattooing. Jodi’s favorite aspect about microshading is the delicate and natural look this treatment offers for client’s eyebrows. While she is passionate about the PMU world, her biggest loves are her two daughters and sweet dogs. Jodi strives to make her client’s feel the utmost comfort during the microshading treatment and having them walk out of the spa with a wonderful smile on their face!
Do you believe in “the best injectable is not detectable”? Look no further than our very own Susan Shakibi, Nurse Practitioner, to take care of your needs! Susie earned her Bachelors in Nursing at Tennessee State University in 1990 and became a surgical nurse and certified Family Nurse Pracitioner from the University of Memphis in 2016. She is specialized and certified in aesthetic injections, sclerotherapy, chemical peels, lasers, permanent-makeup, and microneedling since 2011. Susan believes the finest compliment she can receive is a referral from a valued client.
Emmie began her journey helping others feel and look their best when she graduated with a degree from Empire Beauty in Franklin, Tennessee. She specializes in results-driven skincare and strives hard to stay updated on her skills, new treatments, and latest products in the beauty market for every guest that steps in her room. Providing ultimate relaxation, detailed skincare regimens and active treatment plans represent her core values as an aesthetician. Emmie has many certifications in the latest skin treatments including facials, microdermabrasions, dermaplaning, chemical peels, waxing, and lashes! Emmie’s outgoing personality and warm, personal touch provide an experience that will leave you feeling refreshed and looking forward to your next visit!