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Our Approach

Thistle Medical Skincare brings the best of aesthetics services to Stafford, Virginia.  Our flexible hours allow you to receive treatments that fit into your busy schedule, or if you would enjoy getting your girlfriends together for a night of beauty, Thistle Medical Skincare is the answer.  Your friends are our friends, and we have a generous referral program to thank you.

The Thistle Story

Aubry saw the need to offer aesthetics services in a beautiful studio as a way to reach her patients with a more personalized approach.   She has been in the aesthetics industry for over 12 years, and takes pride in providing an artistic eye to the procedures she performs.

 

AUBRY PACHECO

  Owner/Aesthetics Nurse

Aubry grew up in the Midwest, but has called Virginia home since 2001.  At the start of her nursing career, she served as an Army nurse at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C.  She then transitioned into the aesthetics side of healthcare and has found her passion in helping people look as good as they feel.  Before becoming a nurse, she attended the Art Institute of Portland, which cultivated her artistic approach to medical aesthetics.  Aubry enjoys sailing, traveling, hunting, and spending time with her two daughters and fianceé.

 

 KENDALLE PACHECO 

Certified Eyelash Extension Specialist

https://www.instagram.com/knplashes

Kendalle has found her passion in the detailed work of applying perfect eyelash extensions.  Click on the above link to see her before/after gallery on Instagram.  She can create glamorous or natural looking lashes, whichever best suits your style.  Kendalle also works at a hair salon in Northern Virginia and is currently studying to complete her cosmetology license.  She enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family.

 

EMILY COLUMBIA

Certified Cosmetic Tattoo Artist

https://www.instagram.com/beautyand_theblade

Emily is a double-certified and fully licensed cosmetic tattoo artist and specializes in natural microblading, combination brows and lip blush tattoos. Emily is passionate about fusing classical artistry, the golden ratio of beauty and personal style preferences to customize the perfect brows for each client. She has been an artist since she was just a little girl and has always had strong aesthetic skills for design, makeup artistry, drawing and painting.

As a college student, Emily studied oil painting under Elizabeth Watson, a professional painter and classically trained portraitist. She also took classes from numerous professional artists while attending the University of Virginia where she focused on painting and mixed media light installation projects to highlight the beauty in everyday objects. Her training under these professional artists’ heavily influenced her cosmetic tattooing technique.

Emily received her Permanent Makeup certification from the Esthetic Institute. She received her Microblading training from Branko Babic’s  International PhiBrows Microblading Academy. She also holds certificates in Classic Eyeliner from the Andrea Toth Academy and Hair Follicle Simulation from Synergy Academy. She is an active member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP) and a fully licensed cosmetic tattoo artist in Virginia.