Meet the Staff

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Erica McDowell, owner of SKYN Lounge®, has been in the skincare industry for 20 years. She is a licensed aesthetician and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Louisville. She is a member of the Younger Women’s Club of Louisville and Greater Louisville Outstanding Women. She has written numerous articles and has been featured in The Courier Journal, The Voice Tribune, nFocus Magazine, Today’s Woman Magazine, Kentucky Monthly, Her Scene Magazine, Skin INC., and Kentucky Healthy Woman.


Melanie B., Lead Aesthetician – Melanie is a licensed aesthetician and joined SKYN Lounge in 2018. After nearly 10 years in the cosmetics industry, she transitioned to aesthetic skincare. Melanie was accepted into the founding SkinCeuticals Ambassador and Master Aesthetician Program for Summer 2020. She’s passionate about product ingredients and how they work, so she can help clients look and feel their best! While Melanie loves all of the services that SKYN Lounge offers, she has her favorites. She enjoys dermaplaning because of the instant gratification while there are corrective benefits with having a chemical peel. Getting to be part of a person’s skincare journey, helping them achieve and maintain ideal skin health is why Melanie loves what she does everyday.

Kim M., Licensed Aesthetician -Kim joined SKYN Lounge in 2018 as a licensed aesthetician. Graduating with honors from PJ’s College of Cosmetology in Louisville in 2017,  Kim made it her mission to find a clinical spa that carried the best medical grade products, had a reputation of excellence in customer service that specialized in the areas that became her desire in school – treating mature skin and skin conditions, while also providing the opportunities for continued education. She finally found that balance with SKYN Lounge in 2018. Recognized as a leading aesthetician in the industry, Kim was accepted into the founding SkinCeuticals Ambassador and Master Aesthetician Program. Kim is extremely passionate about her client relationships. She understands that they have entrusted her to develop a synergetic plan of treatments and home care to achieve the skin they feel confident in and love!

Elizabeth N., Licensed Aesthetician -Elizabeth is the newest member of our SKYN Lounge team. She started with an administrative role in 2019 before earning her aesthetician license that same year. With seven years of social work experience, Elizabeth’s compassion for people shines. Her clients appreciate her genuine concern for their skin conditions–acne, hyperpigmentation, and/or sensitive skin. Her empathetic communication style, cultivated from years of advocacy in social work settings compliments her skills as an aesthetician.  Elizabeth creates a nurturing treatment environment, tailored to each client’s needs and desires. She truly enjoys celebrating the transformations that her clients achieve through effective skincare regimens, chemical peels, and customized facials.