Our Expert Staff
Meet our talented Estheticians
Sumaia was introduced to the waxing industry 15 years ago when she was living in Brazil. She got her Esthetician license here in the USA and she has worked as a waxing specialist for over 10 years. Sumaia is very professional and very experienced – her philosophy is to provide waxing experience by delivering extraordinary personal service and exceptional value to her clients. Sumaia is fluent in English and Portuguese.
Mihwa has more than 10 years of experience in the skincare industry. This history has honed her knowledge of product ingredients, aromatherapy, facial and body treatments. Her signature treatment is an anti-aging facial and a body treatment with holistic approach – utilizing shiatsu, manual lymphatic drainage, aromatherapy, and thermal stone therapy. She also specializes in pre- & post-plastic surgery care treatment. Her exceptional waxing service in eyebrow shaping and Brazilian always leaves her clients feeling comfortable and relaxed. She is a California state licensed esthetician, certified massage therapist and Dr. Vodder School trained Manual Lymphatic Drainage Specialist. Her belief is that a person's beauty and well-being results from good balance of body, mind and spirit. Mihwa is fluent in Japanese, Korean and English.
Oksana also specializes as a Make-up artist. She is multi-lingual, fluent in English, Russian, Ukrainian and also studied Mandarin Chinese and translated them to her native languages. She creates all those wonderful Ikebana flower arrangements you see at the spa and on our Facebook page. Among her accomplishments are best Make-Up portfolio winner, Halloween Make-up contest winner, and regarded as the Best Student at Academy of Cosmetic Arts. Her joy is being with her family – and at RiaVida, family comes first.
Lisa is our Senior Massage Therapist, with a loyal following of clients. She is experienced in a wide variety of massage including deep tissue, prenatal, reflexology, and body treatments.
Kim has been in the spa industry for more than a decade, and is our Lash Extension expert. She is educated in all types of skincare treatments, all waxing services, and lash & brow tinting. She's friendly and cares about our clients' needs. She's multi-lingual in Japanese, Vietnamese, and English. Her reviews in Yelp are spectacular, and we are proud to have her as a member of our team.
Kim is currently fully booked and temporarily unable to accept new clients.
Mary Ann graduated from San Jose City College, and specializes in facials and body treatments. She cares deeply about the environment and has helped the spa in our greening initiatives.
Liza graduated from San Jose City College and has had ongoing education to insure that her clients receive only the very best quality service. She specializes in facials and body treatments, as well as Microdermabrasion.
Sima is a Master esthetician and threader, and also specializes in facials and waxing. She's a loving wife and mother, and beloved by her clients as well, who follow her wherever she goes. We are so lucky to have her in our family!
Joy is our lash and wax specialist, and expert in our Splash-Lash service. A loving wife and mother, she fits right in with our family-focused philosophy. We are so happy to welcome her to our family, and benefit from her experience & expertise.
Laura is the newest member of our staff. She graduated from San Jose City College, and specializes in facials and back exfoliation.
All our Estheticians are fully licensed and certified, and eager to provide the best quality service in a peaceful, relaxing environment here at RiaVida. To schedule an appointment, call 408-354-0777 or book online now!