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Evolutions Employee Spotlight: Rhonda Bernstein, R.N.

Meet Rhonda Bernstein, R.N.

What really makes Evolutions special is our wonderful employees.  When we started Evolutions Medical Spa back in 2005 we had 5 employees. We are now up to 30! They are all great people and they work very hard everyday to make your experience with Evolutions the best it can be. We’ll be highlighting two employees each month. 

Rhonda was the first employee hired when the Perkins family decided to start Evolutions Medical Spa over 13 years ago! She also works at Cottage Hospital (in the Oncology Unit), so she typically only works at Evolutions one half day per week, but she is a great aesthetic nurse and has an extremely loyal following.

What is the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had (prior to Evolutions)?

Flight Attendant…definitely provided interesting life experiences.

What do you like about working at Evolutions?

My patients!  After 13 years of working here, I now have hundreds of people I consider friends.

What is your favorite treatment to perform?  Why?

Neuromodulators (Dysport and Botox) for the (relatively) immediate results and the impact it has on my clients’ appearance and confidence.

What is your preferred treatment at Evolutions to have done?

Ultherapy – the results can be dramatic for the appropriate client.

What is your #1 home care product that is sold at Evolutions?  Why?

Luzern Force De Vie Creme Intensive. What they don’t list in the ingredient deck is the “magic” it contains. I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT IT!

What is your favorite quote / mantra / words of wisdom?

No matter what is going on in my life, I often hear my grandmother’s voice saying, “Lila, it could always be worse…”

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

I’m a fanatic University of Michigan football follower! GO BLUE!!

What do you like to do in your free time?

I volunteer a ridiculous number of hours at my daughter’s school — but the days are long and the years are short. I also love watching her perform (sing/dance)

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If you love Rhonda as much as we do, let her know by sharing a testimonial on YELP or GOOGLE. We’ll read your review to all of our employees at our next staff meeting.

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Evolutions Employee Spotlight: Mimi Jarchow, Lead Aesthetician

What really makes Evolutions special is our wonderful employees. When we started Evolutions Medical Spa back in 2005 we had 5 employees. We are now up to 30! They are all great people and they work very hard everyday to make your experience with Evolutions the best it can be. Each month we are featuring two employees to let you know a little bit more about the people that make up the Evolutions team.

Meet Mimi Jarchow, Lead Aesthetician

Mimi Jarchow Evolutions Spa Santa BarbaraMimi was a popular aesthetician at Avia Spa for years. Once Evolutions took over the space and created Evolutions Day Spa, she became a key member of our aesthetician team (and eventually became our Lead Aesthetician). She is a talented and dedicated aesthetician and has a loyal client following.

What is the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had (prior to Evolutions)?

I worked at two health food stores in Santa Barbara for almost a decade. It was fascinating learning about vitamins, herbs, and all different types of therapies. That’s where I became an ingredient girl. It’s so important to know what you put into your body and on your skin

What do you like about working at Evolutions?

There is no place like Evolutions in Santa Barbara. From the treatments we offer to the beautiful facility and the team I work with. Everyone is so professional.

What is your favorite treatment to perform?  Why?

I like to perform the Deluxe Oxygen Facial. It is a very luxurious facial with immediate results. It leaves the skin feeling hydrated, plump, and toned.

What is your preferred treatment at Evolutions to have done?

I love the Signature Salt Stone Glow – 90 minutes of SHEER BLISS!

What is your #1 home care product that is sold at Evolutions?  Why?

I don’t have just one. First, the Luzern Force De Vie Luxe moisturizer is incredibly hydrating. It leaves your skin looking radiant and dewy. Second, the Revale Eye Serum – great for under eye circles & eye puffiness.

What is your favorite quote / mantra / words of wisdom?

There are no problems, only solutions!

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

I have curly hair. LOL!

What do you like to do in your free time?

I love spending time with my husband and two sons. We love being outdoors – hiking, camping, and biking.

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If you love Mimi as much as we do, let her know by sharing a testimonial on YELP or GOOGLE. We’ll read your review to all of our employees at our next staff meeting.

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Evolutions Employee Spotlight: Carrie Vuich, Spa Director

What really makes Evolutions special is our wonderful employees. When we started Evolutions Medical Spa back in 2005 we had 5 employees. We are now up to 30! They are all great people and they work very hard everyday to make your experience with Evolutions the best it can be. Each month we are featuring two employees to let you know a little bit more about the people that make up the Evolutions team.

Meet Carrie Vuich, Spa Director!

Carrie Vuich, Evolutions Medical and Day Spa Carrie has worked at Evolutions for 11 and a half years! She started as a Spa Coordinator and steadily worked her way all the way up to the Spa Director position. Carrie oversees all of the day to day operations the spa.  

What is the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had (prior to Evolutions)?

My most interesting job prior to Evolutions was being a public school teacher in Hawaii. I will forever be passionate about supporting our public school systems!

What do you like about working at Evolutions?

I love that my job is very diverse. I support our clients with home care and service(s) education. As well as, I work with all of our product/service representatives within the industry, so I am constantly learning! I do the ordering and inventory control… the list goes on. But, mostly, I love working with our amazing staff!!

What is your preferred treatment at Evolutions to have done?

My preferred treatment is the ‘Sublative RF’ series, which can address multiple concerns: hyper-pigmentation, skin texture and fine lines.

What is your #1 home care product sold at Evolutions? Why?

My #1 home care product is the Clarisonic. It is THE facial brush in the industry. It’s a patented device that provides optimal cleansing, and now, includes a ‘firming massage head’ to visibly reduce the signs of aging.

What is your favorite quote?

“Live simply so that others may simply live.” – Mahatma Gandhi

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

I surfed for years, but, after moving to California, I wimped out. Too cold for me!

What do you like to do in your free time?

Beach walks.

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If you love Carrie as much as we do, let her know by sharing a testimonial on YELP or GOOGLE. We’ll read your review to all of our employees at our next staff meeting.

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Evolutions Employee Spotlight: Polly Dursum, R.N.

What really makes Evolutions special is our wonderful employees. When we started Evolutions Medical Spa back in 2005 we had 5 employees. We are now up to 30! They are all great people and they work very hard everyday to make your experience with Evolutions the best it can be. Each month we are featuring two employees to let you know a little bit more about the people that make up the Evolutions team.

Meet Polly Dursum, R.N., our lead clinician!

Polly Dursum, Evolutions Medical and Day SpaPolly has worked at Evolutions for almost four years and has been the lead for the last two. She does an amazing job with treatments, training, and other administrative tasks.  She’s also studying to become a Nurse Practitioner.

What is the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had (prior to Evolutions)?

I traveled for two years around South East Asia and worked as an English teacher and piano teacher during my travels. 

What do you like about working at Evolutions? 

Evolutions is a family-owned business and that is one of the unique and best aspects of working here. Dr. Perkins is one of the kindest and most hardworking doctors I have ever worked with. His unwavering compassion and dedication to his patients sets the standard of patient care and our culture of care at Evolutions. I’ve always candidly joked that Dr. Perkins is Mr. Rogers meets Santa Claus! I’ve never worked in a place before that I truly enjoy and love working with everyone – both staff and my patients. The Perkins makes Evolutions an extension of their family and, as their staff, we make our patients and clients an extension of our Evolutions family. 

What is your favorite aesthetic treatment to perform? Why?

Dermal Fillers! Even though I am an RN, I majored in music and piano performance in college and I am a classically trained pianist. I love the fine arts and any form of artistic expression. Dermal filler is the fusion of art and science and what makes aesthetic medicine truly an art. I like to compare dermal fillers to sculpting and painting. Every face has its intrinsic beauty and balance that requires respect. My job as an aesthetic nurse is to restore and bring that unique aspect to light. My patients often see me get excited when I do their dermal filler treatment! 

What is your preferred treatment at Evolutions to have done?

Getting pampered in the day spa side. I’ve often called the Day Spa and the Medical Spa the “Ying and Yang” of Evolutions, respectively. My favorite treatment is the Deluxe Oxygen Facial and I recommend it often to my patients as a day spa treatment. It’s my “red carpet ready” facial and leaves your skin glowing, plump (even your lips!), and smooth for days. 

What is your #1 home care product sold at Evolutions? Why? 

I am going to pick two. I never travel without my Luzern Serum Absolut V15 (antioxidant Vit C serum complex) for morning application and NIA 24 Intensive Retinol Repair for evening application. I tell my patients Vitamin C serums “lightens, tightens, and brightens” and it’s my skin’s OJ in the morning. Retinols are great for your skin because they unclog pores, boost collagen to reduce fine lines, and speed cell turnover to even out discoloration and smooth skin. I particularly like the NIA retinol because it’s less irritating on my skin and not overly drying. 

What is your favorite quote?

“Love is the bridge between you and everything.” – Rumi 

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

I’ve won a foosball championship. I’m awful at sports but for some reason undefeated in foosball (well, so far!).

What do you like to do in your free time?

I love to read, do yoga, listen to and play music, and hike. 

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If you love Polly as much as we do, let her know by sharing a testimonial on YELP or GOOGLE. We’ll read your review to all of our employees at our next staff meeting.

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Skin Tightening Event at Evolutions

Join us at our September event!

Advanced Skin Tightening

Wednesday, September 26th
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Learn about advanced devices that can tighten your skin without surgery! Evolutions offers several technologies to customize the best solution for you. Come to this event to find out more!

Ultherapy

Ultherapy uses the power of ultrasound to non-invasively and effectively lift and tighten skin on the full face, brow, neck, and chest in only 1 visit! The results continue to improve over several months following the treatment as your body produces new collagen in multiple layers of your skin.

Ultherapy

 

Total Tightening

Evolutions is pleased to carry two top non-invasive skin tightening technologies, ReFirme and Titan. Now, with an exclusive protocol developed by Dr. Perkins, you receive the benefits of both procedures in a single treatment! Or combine all THREE technologies with our Ultherapy PLUS package!  

Total Tightening
ReFirme (Before and after ReFirme photos courtesy of R. Russo, MD)

Event includes refreshments, raffles, and exclusive specials just for attendees.

20% off Ultherapy and Total Tightening treatments and packages.   

Attendance is Limited – Call Today to RSVP – 805-695-2160

 

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Top Minimally-Invasive Procedures of 2017

In 2017 there were 15.7 million minimally-invasive procedures, according to a recent report published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Here are the top 10:

At our Santa Barbara medical spa, we offer new and innovative treatments to cover all skin types and a wide variety of problems. We know that clients go to a medical spa to see results! Dr. Perkins is constantly researching and evaluating the best and latest technology so that you can receive treatments that make a positive difference.

If you have skin concerns – including wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, aging skin, acne, or something else – we will work with you to find the solution that best meets your needs. (We also have wonderful day spa services – massage, facials, body treatments – to help you unwind and relax.)

Call us today (805-695-2160) to book a complimentary consultation or an appointment. 

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Medical Spa Event: Laser Hair Removal & Tattoo Removal

Join Us at Our February Event

Laser Hair Removal Basics and Tattoo Removal 101

Wednesday, February 28th
6:30 – 8:30 pm

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Laser Hair Removal Basics

  • How does laser hair removal work?
  • What types of lasers and light-based machines are used for hair removal?
  • Why the technology used greatly affects results
  • How do my skin color and hair type affect my treatment?
  • How long do treatments take? Do they hurt?

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Tattoo Removal 101

  • Rethinking the ink? State-of-the-art technology can remove tattoos of almost any color. Find out how!

Laser Hair Removal in Santa Barbara at Evolutions

Laser Hair Removal Series and Tattoo Removal Series will be 20% off.

Event includes refreshments, raffles, and exclusive specials.

Attendance is Limited – Call Today to RSVP – 805-695-2160

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Evolutions’ 12th Anniversary Event

Happy Birthday to Us!

Evolutions is now 12 years old!

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Thank you for your support over the last 12 years and for helping us become the largest medical & day spa in Santa Barbara!

We invite you to help us celebrate at our Anniversary Open House

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Wednesday, January 31st
3:00 – 7:00 pm

  • Discounts on Services & Products (Up to 25% off select series, 15% off all products)
  • Numerous Raffles and Games (Over $5000 worth of prizes will be raffled plus thousands more in spa services will be won!)
  • Free Mineral Make-up Application
  • Complimentary Mini-Treatments and Mini-Massages
  • Interactive education on your skin

A special note: 

Many of you are aware that Carie Baker, one of our aestheticians, had her house torn apart and swept away in the Montecito mudslides. She was inside with her 12 year old twin daughters, Summer and Sawyer, and her step-daughter, Morgan. Summer and Carie were rescued and are currently in the hospital with significant injuries. Tragically, Sawyer and Morgan did not make it.

Carie is a hardworking single mom and a wonderful employee. In one terrible night she lost her home, her car, all of her possessions, and two of her daughters. She has months of healing and rehabilitation ahead of her.

Many clients who heard what happened have already called the spa to ask how they can help. Though nothing can replace what she has lost, a GoFundMe page has been set up to help Carie in her recovery. You may donate through the link below. If you prefer, you may also give a “tip” directly to Carie through Evolutions. Just call us or come in and one of the Spa Coordinators can help you to do that.

Finally, at our 12th Anniversary Event, we are planning to donate 10% of all of our service/package sales that day to Carie, so it is a great time to pre-purchase any service(s) you are interested in having at Evolutions.

https://www.gofundme.com/carie-baker-fund

We Look Forward To Seeing You At This Great Event!

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Cranberry and Yuzu Sugar Winter Scrub

Beat the winter (and fire) dry skin woes with our Cranberry and Yuzu sugar scrub.

This luxurious blend combines pure cane sugar, cranberry seeds, organic shea butter, sunflower, and coconut oils with an intoxicating citrus fragrance leaving your entire body glowing, healthy, and vibrant. We finish with a delicious French Sugared Vanilla Silk & Honey lotion that absorbs quickly, but continues to keep your skin hydrated for hours.

This amazing scrub lasts for 60 minutes and is $120.

It will be available through January 31, 2018, so book your Winter Seasonal Scrub now to make sure you don’t miss it!

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