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The bloom Story

The founder of bloom, Alaina West, has been working with clients to help them achieve their optimal skin health and wellness goals using comprehensive treatment methods and organic, natural formulations for 10 years. Our results-driven services are personalized for the individuals needs and concerns. We believe in sharing our knowledge with you so that you can continue to look and feel your best, everyday. Beauty and wellness is not just our job - it's our passion!

MEET THE TEAM

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ALAINA WEST

Founder & Full Specialist

Alaina’s passion for skin care and all things pampering comes from her desire to care for people, for their health, and their happiness. She believes that skin care should be realistic, simple, and fun. She loves to get to know you and your skin to tailor the right treatment to help you reach your skin care and wellness goals.  “I’m skin obsessed!! I personalize every service to meet your needs on any given day.”

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KIM CLEMENT

Licensed Massage Therapist & Kobido Facial Specialist

Kim wears many hats in the world of bodywork; massage, cranial sacral therapy, and Kobido Japanese facial work.  However, her passion is to help people find ways to heal from within physically and emotionally. Her love of massage and cranial work are what make her massage work a little different.  She is also an apprentice in Kobido Japanese facial work, training with Dr. Shogo Mochizuki in Paris for the last 3 years.  Kobido is a natural face lifting facial technique to offer a new anti-aging facial. "I am helping people on their path to wellness".

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ANN COX

Licensed Massage Therapist 

Ann's attention to detail of the muscles allows her to target specific issues for her therapeutic work. She is also Bowen therapy certified. If you're looking to de-stress, she offers a soothing touch.  "As a self-made yoga and pilates enthusiast my personal goal is to create a balance of a healthy body and a positive state of mind. Let me create the same for you".

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ALLAN GONZALEZ

Licensed Massage Therapist & Certified Ashiatsu Therapist

Allan has eight years of massage therapy under his belt. Although modest, he's well known for his work with Ashiatsu and Sarga Silks. When he's not doing massage he is working as a certified physical trainer. Enjoy the tension relief from a deep pressured massage with Allan. "Massaging in paradise" 

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Kara Jaegar

Licensed Massage Therapist

Kara is a Colorado native trading mountains for bubbles!  Starting her path in the Keys as a scuba instructor she has since followed her passion in the wellness industry.  Kara is an ACSM certified personal trainer and an active isolated stretching practitioner.  Kara believes that by adding massage to her toolbox that she can help people feel their best and pursue the love they have for life, for as long as possible.  Swedish massage, deep tissue, sports massage, cupping and more.  She has got your back. (Pun intended!).  She is an avid adventurer, CrossFit junkie, water-baby and overall goof-ball.  “I would make a skeleton joke but you wouldn’t find it very humerus!

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DR. KANTIS

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Cosmetic Injector

Dr. Jennifer Kantis is an advanced practice registered nurse, specializing in family practice and cosmetic dermatology. She holds two master’s degrees, one in nursing education and the other in family practice. In addition, she has a doctoral degree in adult education, specializing in Healthcare from Nova Southeastern University. 
 
Dr. Kantis is a tenured professor at a local South Florida college, since 2002. She has been practicing primary care and cosmetic dermatology since 2006. Additionally, she is one of the lead instructors that teaches medical professionals how to inject cosmetic injectables at Esthetic Skin Institute. Her main practice is in Hollywood Florida, where she collaborates with plastic surgeons Dr. Russel Palmer M.D. and Dr. James Stern M.D. 

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JADE AVERY

Boutique Manager

Jade is a current student working towards her degree in business management and entrepreneurship. She has previous knowledge on holistic health and healing from her certification in Yoga Instructing. "I am passionate about bringing tranquility, joy, and harmony to the boutique and spa customers."   

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GRETCHEN GARRETT

Boutique Assistant

Gretchen has an experienced background in the spa & esthetics world having managed a medical spa in Naples, Florida prior to becoming a permanent resident of the Upper Keys. She loves being an island girl but takes great pride as a boutique assistant at bloom. “Happiness and confidence are the prettiest things you can wear”. 

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Kaleigh Young

Boutique Assistant

Kaleigh just graduated from Florida State University and is currently applying to law schools. She has always had a passion for skincare and wellness. “Looking forward to making your spa and boutique experience a relaxing one.”

JOIN OUR TEAM

bloom Beauty Boutique + Spa now has an opening position for a licensed nail technician. Please click the document button for more information. 

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