Kristin Near

Kristin Near

Owner, Esthetician

Kristin started her career as a make-up artist and esthetician while attending the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis in 2002. She worked as a make-up artist for Estee Lauder and Mac at Nordstrom’s and eventually became a regional make-up artist with Estee Lauder. She has been an esthetician and make-up artist for the past 12 years. She is a true professional who is always approachable and genuinely loves people. Her approach is to listen and connect with each client and team member, enabling her to create a skin care and make-up regimen for each guest that also works with their lifestyle. She incorporates Auryveda as well as Aromatherapy and customized energy and massage techniques into every service.

Her passion is educating her fellow salon/spa professionals and clients, helping them to be more confident and encouraging them in their skin care, make-up, wellness and business building skills.

Erin Connor

Erin Connor

Esthetician, Sales Associate

Making people feel good about themselves is Erin’s greatest joy. Erin moved to Albuquerque almost ten years ago from Massachusetts. She began her career in the field of esthetics as a make-up artist and skincare consultant for Sephora. Pursuing her passion, Erin graduated from the Aveda Institute New Mexico where she received an in-depth, well-rounded education of natural facial/body skincare treatments and cosmetic application.

Erin is excited to embark on the next phase of her journey as she becomes a Botanica Skin and Brow studio esthetician. With a positive, upbeat attitude, she takes every opportunity to expand her knowledge and expertise as she continues to help clients look as good as they will feel after their time with her. When she isn’t in the studio, you can find her enjoying life, hiking, cooking, playing video games with her fiance, drawing, camping and painting.

Now taking last-minute and same-day appointments!