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Owner / Esthetician

Hi, and welcome to NKD! I have been a licensed esthetician in the Worcester area since 2004 after graduating from the Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics. I am trained and certified in many different techniques and services within the beauty industry, including permanent eyebrow makeup. I also hold several advanced lash extension certifications from some of the world’s most trusted names in the lash game, including Borboleta and Xtreme Lashes.

I opened the first Nkd location in 2011 after realizing Worcester needed a welcoming place for all that specialized in just esthetics. Although I am only accepting new permanent brow makeup clients at this time, I have carefully handpicked an amazing group of TALENTED, FUN, and PASSIONATE estheticians who are loved by our clients and who I’m sure you’ll love too. I am regularly at the studio so I hope to see you soon!


Manager / Esthetician

A graduate of esthetics school in 2004, Crystal brought extensive experience to NKD and we’ve been lucky to have her since 2012. Crystal holds several advanced training certifications in lash extensions and skincare, including from NYLO Aesthetics, the creator of Jet Peel.

Read some of Crystal's reviews…

“…Queen of facials! Both my daughter and I had facials with Crystal and they were top notch. I left feeling younger with glowing skin and my 12-year-old daughter looked amazing! She’s been struggling with acne and since the facial and skin routine suggestions from Crystal, her skin looks 100 times better still, weeks later. So thankful for Crystal’s expertise and guidance!!"
—Michelle B.

“…Crystal always does a fabulous job with my eyebrows and makes sure I get exactly what I want. 10/10 recommend her to anyone!”
—Madison S.


Hair Stylist

I fell in by accident, over 18 years ago, and it was the best thing that happened to me career wise! What can be greater than putting a smile on people’s faces and making a decent living while you’re doing what you love most! (Note: for questions about hair services and to book a hair service, please contact her directly from the hair page. NKD cannot book appointments for Nicoleta).



Hannah is a graduate of esthetics school and she holds several advanced training certifications in lash extensions and skincare, including from NYLO Aesthetics, the creator of Jet Peel. Hannah’s favorite mantra? “Don’t ever compare yourself to others. You are an original, not a copy.”… We absolutely love it.

Read some of Hannah's reviews…

“…This is a review that is a long time coming. I’ve been seeing Hannah now for about a year for my waxing. As a licensed aesthetician myself I’m very fussy with the services I receive. I know what to look for in cleanliness, professionalism and experience. Hannah has always made me feel very welcome and completely comfortable. I’m glad I found you Hannah and I will be your client until I can no longer drive. Thank you very much for your wonderful service.”
—Jila C.

“…Hannah was awesome. Friendly, professional. I was super nervous my Brazilian would hurt- it was a breeze. And she did an amazing job on my brows.”
—Kristen F.


Permanent Brow Makeup Artist

Amanda has been in the beauty industry since 2007 and she is a certified and licensed Permanent Makeup Artist. When not staying up on the latest brow techniques and trends, she can be found obsessing over everything Halloween. Her friends literally call her “The Queen of Halloween”.

Read some of Amanda's reviews…

“…Amanda did my pixel brows and she changed my life! My confidence has increased so much because my brows have been perfected in symmetry and color. Amanda is such an expert in this area and puts a lot of time into mapping out your brows and incorporating the client’s preferences into the final brow shape. She puts a lot of effort into educating you with brow aftercare to maintain your brows and talks you through the whole process during your appointment. Not only is she a great pixel brow artist, she’s such a nice person. Highly recommend Amanda for all of your brow needs! She will hook you up and have you leaving feeing and looking better than when you first walked in. Thank you Amanda!
—Anna R.

“…I have had thinning eyebrows for years and I’ve been wanting to do microblading for a while now. I scheduled a consultation and met with Amanda who walked me through the process. Instead of microblading she suggested the pixel shading technique. A week later I had my first appointment and my brows look insane. These are life changing, I absolutely love them! Amanda is great to work with!"
—Stefanie V.


Director of First Impressions / Makeup Artist

Des is a graduate of Cosmetology School and she is our front desk manager along with one of our talented makeup artists. Pro Tip: Des manages our schedule and she is very accommodating with our clients, but to unlock hidden appointment times, she can be persuaded with a Dunkin Mango & Pineapple Lemonade Refresher :)

Read some of Desiree's reviews…

“…Des was absolutely fantastic!!! Super relaxed and did everything I asked for and made me feel super confident on my wedding day! Was on time and actually ended up finishing a little bit earlier than the appointment giving me more time for other things I had in the day! Was so friendly would definitely go back for future events!”
—Ecko L.

“…Great job on my make up. Very professional and talented make-up artist. I was very happy with the finished product and I received many compliments on my make up.”
—Sarah H.



Kelly is a graduate of esthetics school and she holds an advanced training certification in skincare from NYLO Aesthetics, the creator of Jet Peel. An interesting fact about Kelly is that she is very crafty in her spare time. Everyone gets something homemade for Christmas.

Read some of Kelly's reviews…

“…Outstanding facial, dermaplaning service and eyebrow tint and an excellent scalp massage at the end of a long workday. will book services with Kelly regularly”
—Roberta B.

“…I love it here. Staff is amazing and business is exceptionally clean. 10/10 for Nkd!! Love that vibe Kelly gives off. Will definitely be going back to her!!”
—Daryian F.



Vanessa is a graduate of esthetics school and she holds an advanced training certification in skincare from NYLO Aesthetics, the creator of Jet Peel. Vanessa shares her passion for esthetics with her love for space. She’s a big fan of planets, stars, space exploration, and even extraterrestrial life.

Read some of Vanessa's reviews…

“…10/10 recommend! So sweet and outgoing. She made my bikini wax so much less awkward and less painful with her down to earth conversation and personality :) Very cute and welcoming inside. Will definitely be coming back!”
—Sarah A.

“…I've been to Vanessa a bunch of times over the last year. She is fantastic! Very personable, makes you feel comfortable, explains everything and VERY thorough. I will continue to have my services done with Vanessa for sure!”
—Anne C.



A graduate of cosmetology school, Julia holds several advanced training certifications in lash extensions.

“…Great personality and made my lashes beautiful!!! The venue is clean and nice looking, will be back.”
—Nicole S.

“…Julia was so kind and helpful throughout my visit and did an excellent job with my lash lift/lash tint and brow wax/brow tint - definitely would recommend to anyone!”
—Natalie R.



A graduate of esthetics school, Alyssa specializes in waxing and facials. You may recognize Alyssa because she can also be found welcoming you to the studio at our front desk.

“What a fabulous place to get waxed. Alyssa was so nice and helpful. Can't wait for my next appointment!”