skin specialists

Melissa Kraus

owner, licensed aesthetician, waxing and skincare specialist

to book an appointment with me call (707) 385-7055 or book online


A dedicated spa professional, Melissa has a long love for skin care and keeping the skin healthy and beautiful even as we age. After having two children, she decided to fulfill her passion and create her own skin care boutique and create an environment that makes clients feel pampered the moment they walk in.


As a licensed esthetician, Melissa is able to share her love of skin with her clients and treat their individual needs effectively and efficiently through an array of results based facial treatments, including her specialty of customized chemical peels. She also enjoys providing a personalized and comfortable waxing experience. She is committed to building long lasting relationships with her clients and making them feel special every time they walk into Luminate Skin Boutique’s doors.


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Amy Ramirez

licensed aesthetician, waxing and skincare specialist

to book an appointment with me call (707) 385-7055


Her passion for skin care shows through in her treatments. Her goal is to help you achieve and maintain healthy skin by removing unwanted hair, providing a relaxing facial treatment, or treating a problematic skin condition. She is 100% with you in reaching your goals. Client trust, comfort and satisfaction are extremely important to her, and as your Skin Care Therapist, her objective is to exceed your expectations. 


Amy received a Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Psychology at Sonoma State University in 2011. After receiving her degree, she continued working her stable desk job not out of happiness, but habit. Every week she dreaded Monday and decided that was not the way she wanted to make a living; life is too short not to do what makes you happy. She decided to take a leap of faith and follow her dreams. She quit her desk job, attended Lytle’s Redwood Empire Beauty College, earned her Esthetician License through the State of California, and never looked back!


Aside from her business… 

She is married to her ‘high school sweetheart’ and has a 2-year old daughter who is the light of her life. Outside of the spa, she enjoys walking her German Shepherd, meal planning for the week, and blowing bubbles with the cutest 2-year old you’ve ever seen (yes, she is biased).


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Candy Iverson

massage therapist, licensed aesthetician

to book an appointment with me call (707) 385-7055


Born and raised in San Luis Obispo, Candy attended Santa Barbara Business College and became certified in Massage Therapy in 2010. In 2011, Candy moved to Sonoma County to continue her career as a Massage Therapist, specializing in Therapeutic, Deep Tissue, and Swedish massage. She takes pride in her ability to find and work out problem areas while still providing a relaxing treatment. 

After 5 years of working in the spa industry, Candy found a second passion, Esthetics. After many years of struggling with acne, she found facials were the cure to her problems. Through experiencing firsthand the benefits of facials and her desire to learn more about the skin, she attended Lytle’s Redwood Empire Beauty College and became a Licensed Esthetician in 2015. Her natural flow and attention to detail makes her facials a soothing experience while still meeting her client’s individual needs.