Pure Aesthetica, LLC
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The Natural Way of Skincare and Beauty

About Us

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Pure Aesthetica's philosophy is to help clients look and feel beautiful on the outside, while promoting well-being on the inside. Pure Aesthetica strives to provide the highest level of customer service to ensure that each and every client feels pampered and relaxed.

Staff Profiles

Crystal PhotoProfessional Background
Crystal has her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education. In an attempt to seek out relief from the stress of her career, she had an experience in a facial that sent her in a 180-degree career change.  Crystal then went on to attend Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics in Boston, MA where she received her Esthetic license.  She then went on to receive her Masters in Esthetic training at The Esthetic Institute in Virginia. Crystal enjoys giving results driven facials that facilitate relaxation.  She also provides her clients with best practices for home skin care.

Crystal strives for balance in her daily life.  Spirituality, mindfulness and the healing arts help Crystal achieve symmetry in life.


Jeannie PhotoProfessional Background
Jeannie has spent the last 18 years working as a Victim Advocate. The majority of that time was spent working within the criminal court system. She has her bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a master’s degree in Forensic Psychology. After many years in the victim advocacy field, Jeannie decided to take her caretaking abilities in another direction and study esthetics. She graduated at the top of her class at AVI Career Training in Great Falls, and received her Virginia Esthetician License as well as Laser Technician Certification. Jeannie continues taking additional education classes from the International Dermal Institute.

Jeannie believes true wellness comes from a healthy balance between our mind, body, and spirit. She believes achieving that balance comes from taking care of our emotional wellbeing and treating our bodies with kindness and respect. She loves working at Pure Aesthetica as an Esthetician caring for and helping her clients achieve their balance. Jeannie is attuned Usui Reiki Level II.


JodeyProfessional Background
Upon graduating from College with an Engineering degree in the mid 1990's, Jodey entered the corporate world to the explosive growth of the Internet. During her corporate tenure she sought out alternative healing modalities to relieve the stresses caused by the fast-paced industry. Eventually, Jodey realized her true calling to the Healing Arts in the form of Aesthetics. She exchanged the science of Engineering for the science of Aesthetics. Jodey keeps current by taking additional training from the International Dermal Institute.

Jodey is a Raw-Food Enthusiast who has experienced juice fasting, colon hydrotherapy sessions, acupuncture treatments, Rolfing® series, and numerous face & body beauty treatments. She attended The Ann Wigmore Foundation in New Mexico, The Ann Wigmore Institute in Puerto Rico, and The Optimum Health Institute in San Diego and Austin. Jodey is a certified [Raw] Living Food Lifestyle™ Coach and Total Well-Being Education, Kinesis™, Reconnective Healing® Levels I/II, and she is attuned Usui Reiki Master.


JohnPhotoProfessional Background
Besides graduating from Potomac Massage Training Institute in DC, John has been a volunteer at the Living Light House in Santa Monica, CA where local and visiting body workers have open exchanges on Thursday evenings with demonstrations. He has also attended workshops at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA. In his travels he has received bodywork in Asia, Africa, Europe, Central and South America as well as Australia and New Zealand. He has spent time in training rooms with physical therapists and fellow athletes from the soccer fields and tennis courts. John is a USPTA Certified Tennis Instructor and a Professional Photographer from a large family so he understands the diversity of demands we put our bodies through on a daily basis.

John is a Raw-Foodist (since 1993) who has experienced many different healing treatments on his quest of health and athleticism. John’s growth towards wellness has steered him to work at 2 natural health institutes (The Ann Wigmore Institute in Puerto Rico and The Optimum Health Institute in San Diego) and a yoga studio in Malibu. John is certified in [Raw] Living Food Lifestyle™ Total Well-Being Education, Reconnective Healing® Levels I/II, and he is attuned Usui Reiki Master.


KellyProfessional Background
Kelly studied Journalism in Costa Rica before coming to the US as an Au Pair 10 years ago.   Complementing her natural affinity towards caretaking and healthy living, Kelly went on to study massage therapy at Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage.  Kelly is a compassionate bodyworker who listens empathetically to clients in order to understand their individual therapeutic needs.   She has experience working in Day Spas, Wellness Centers, and giving back to the community through volunteer work.

The motto of Kelly's native Costa Rica is Pura Vida which means Pure Life and its the only way she knows how to live.   Kelly believes regular bodywork and exercise improves sleep, mobility, increases energy, and decreases stress.  She grew up in a household utilizing natural remedies and continues adhering to these values to this day.   When not at work, Kelly enjoys teaching Zumba and spending time with her husband and son.   Kelly is attuned Usui Reiki Master.


Kelly PhotoBest wishes to Kelly as she continues her career into medical esthetics.


NelyProfessional Background
Nely has been in the service/hospitality industry since 1999. Nely has always had a passion for skincare and in 2010 made the decision to follow her passion and enroll in Aesthetic class. In 2012 she graduated from the Dermal Science Institute and earned her Master's Esthetician License. Nely is constantly taking advanced classes at the International Dermal Institute to keep current with the latest methods and products available. She strives to give her clients the best treatment and most accurate advice possible. Nely is bilingual (English/Spanish) and brings a level of service to Pure Aesthetica that will solidify her name in Aesthetics.

Nely believes to look good on the outside we must take care of our insides. Proper nutrition and daily moderate exercise are keys to achieving our goals. Also being conscious of our spiritual needs will bring us much happiness.


NelyProfessional Background
Soozie's interest for health and wellness began her senior year of High School when she took a Mind, Body, and Health course at a community college in Aurora, Colorado.  After High School she enrolled into Massage Therapy School, graduating in 2001 she practiced Massage Therapy in Colorado until the age of 24.   Soozie spent much of her massage career working in Deep Tissue Clinics as well as Corporate Massage.  She specializes in Ashiatsu, Biodynamic Craniosacral, Hot Stone, Essential Oils, and Crystal Therapy.  Her passion for genuine connection and assisting in healing for others is apparent in her presence.

Soozie's approach to Life is living mindfully and living awake. Embracing the totality of one's being not only through diet and meditation, but authentic connection to other humans, animals, and earth itself.  Soozie is a Pilate instructor since 2003 and Yoga instructor since 2004.   She lived in Hawaii sharing her passion of Yoga and in West Virginia where she organic farmed.


2212 Mount Vernon Avenue
Second Floor Suite
Del Ray Neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia


There is ample parking on Mount Vernon Avenue, and the many side streets. We have two reserved parking spaces (PARKING PASSES REQUIRED) in our shared parking lot in the back of our building, please park in space #16 or #32.  Parking Passes are available at the Front Desk upon check-in.  Please return your Parking Pass after your service.
* We are less than 1 mile from the Braddock Road Metrorail Station *

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