Aesthetics – Alison Ali, L.E.
Director of Aesthetics
Alison Ali is Persona’s Aesthetic Director and Senior Medical Aesthetician with more than 20 years of experience in the aesthetic field. Originally from the UK, Alison pursued her education at many reputable schools including Portsmouth University and School of Art and Design where she graduated with distinction, San Jacinto College, and Austin School of Medical Aesthetics. After completing her Aesthetic Licensure in Texas and practicing for many years, Alison studied and received her Advanced Medical Aesthetic Certification in 2003. Alison is a facial expert experienced in both traditional facial services as well as Laser Hair Removal, Photofacial, Refirme, skin tag removal, Micropigmentation, Dermaplaning, lash extensions, acne management, chemical peels, Microdermabrasion, Diamond Dermabrasions, tattoo removal, and scar reduction. A pioneer in the next generation of skin treatments, Alison has worked diligently to develop cutting edge, state of the art facial treatments that deliver the medical results with minimal to no downtime within the tradition of a ‘spa’ facial. Persona is proud to be the only facility currently offering this new age defying generation of facial treatments.
But even more important than her impressive education and experience is the fact that Alison provides each client with a one-of-a-kind appointment by using her own “four-point plan.” She assesses the clients’ goals and needs, conducts a professional evaluation, considers home care options, and provides a unique, long and short term treatment plan. As such, Alison has developed a loyal following throughout the city. Her discretion and professionalism have made her popular with Houstonites, and she has been labeled a socialite “must have.” Featured in the Houston Chronicle and voted Best Facial by Paper City magazine, she remains one of the top aestheticians in the country.
Alison has been with Persona since the spa opened and, although she is a busy mom of three, she finds time to continue research and education in the field of aesthetics and her passion for what she does is evident to clients and colleagues alike.
Noylan P. “Alison at Persona Medical Spa always knows how to solve all my skin problems and leaves my skin looking it's very best. Despite moving to LA I still come back to Alison, she's absolutely the best!”
Aesthetics – Janneth Wright
Medical Aesthetic Practitioner
Janneth Wright, born and raised in Columbia, South America. She graduated with a Medical Degree from the University of Monterrey Medical School in Monterrey, Mexico. After completed her 1 year internship in Monterrey and 1 more year out in the country side as a field physician, Janneth returned to Columbia where she began her training in Obstetrics and Gynecology. When she met her husband, she moved to Houston and started the process of taking the US Medical Board Licensing Exams. An invitation to train in the new and upcoming field of Medical Aesthetics, changed her plans. She had the privilege of training directly with Dr. Patrick Bitter Sr. who is considered one of the pioneers in the field of photorejuvenation. That sudden introduction to the ever developing world of light therapies and other lasers was a defining moment for Janneth, as she decided to pursue a career in Medical Aesthetics. When the president and founder of Persona Medical Spa, Kathi Jones, met Janneth at a Medical Aesthetics Conference was impressed with her Medical background and Aesthetic training. So in December 2001, when Kathi launched Houston’s first Medical Spa, Janneth became part of the original Medical Aesthetics staff at Persona. Now for more than a decade, Janneth has delivered life changing results to Persona’s clients. Janneth is extremely skilled and provides each of her clients with treatments that deliver results. That is the main reason why, her clients not only come from our region but from different parts of the US as well as the world. She is trained and has extensive experience in Photofacial, Refirme, Ulthera, Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, Diamond Electro-Therapy, Vascutouch (for skin tags & capillaries), Endermologie, Velashape and Coolsculpting.
Sawsen K. “Janneth is so professional and talented in her work, I love her advice and follow them religiously”.
Aesthetics – Deirdre Owen, L.E.
Deirdre Owen is a Licensed Aesthetician with over 35 years of experience. Hailing from the UK, Deirdre attended the Henlow Grange School of Beauty Therapy in Bedfordshire, England. As well as holding an Aesthetic Instructor License, Deirdre is a CIDESCO diplomat. CIDESCO represents the world’s most prestigious qualification in the field of Aesthetics and Beauty Therapy and is recognized internationally over the five continents of the globe. She also holds certificates in aromatherapy and non-surgical facelift procedures and throughout her career, Deirdre has increased her knowledge of aesthetics with training in advanced skin care techniques in London and Paris.
Deirdre prides herself in taking a “three-dimensional approach” with every client, which consists of utilizing a spa treatment, effective product recommendation, and an at-home regimen that she personally fits to each client’s specific skin-care needs. In taking this approach, Deirdre is able to help her clients achieve their personal goals to repair, improve, and maintain their skin in a relaxing, and stress-free environment.
Deirdre has been with Persona since 2005 and truly understands how self-confidence and self-esteem stem from how we view ourselves. She has taken that knowledge and has applied it to her work as an aesthetician. Deirdre truly enjoys not only being able to help clients with their skin, but also being able to give them true confidence.
Michele H. “Excellent service. Deidra does the best facials in town”
Aesthetics – Monica Calad, L.E.
Monica Calad is a professional Makeup Artist with 6 years of experience in the cosmetic field. Monica attended the Institute of Cosmetology and Esthetics in 2007 and has completed CE’s online, but prefers to read and participate in hands-on training in advanced aesthetic techniques and therapies. Monica continues to learn about new products, technologies and treatments as well as the holistic side of well-being.
Monica has been with Persona for XX years and enjoys learning about the skin and ways to age gracefully. She is a believer in embracing your own personal beauty and has found aesthetics fulfilling by helping people feel better about themselves and creating an escape. Monica is also fascinated by the process of mixing products and treatments to create a customized experience.
Angie B. “Monica goes above and beyond in the area of customer service”
Aesthetics – Dana Margio, L.E.
Dana Margio is a Licensed Aesthetician with 8 years of experience in the aesthetic field. Dana attended the College of the Mainland and holds certificates in microdermabrasion, chemical peels, advanced depilatory techniques (waxing) and advanced extraction techniques. Her focus has always been to educate clients on how to better care for their skin and she does this through continuing education in the skin care field. She prides herself on growing in her field of expertise so that she can pass her knowledge along to her clients.
Dana has been with Persona for XX years and has a true passion for aesthetics. Her love of skincare stems from her own desire to have beautiful skin and developed into a passion to help others achieve their skin care goals. Dana understands the importance of feeling good about yourself and strives to help each client achieve confidence, starting with healthy, beautiful skin. She takes pride in what she does and believes this makes her personal practice unique. Dana’s personal motto is, “Beautiful skin is possible and I am here to help make it possible”.
Phuong T. “I've been going to Dana for facials for over 1 year now and… she's definitely the best I've ever had. Great service and my skin always looks great after I great.”
Aesthetics & Massage – Joyce Winters, L.E, L.M.T.
Joyce Winters is a Licensed Massage Therapist with over three decades of experience. Joyce began her career as an apprentice in a hair salon while still in high school, and was later admitted to the College in Manchester, England where she graduated with a degree in Aesthetics and Massage Therapy. Joyce holds an International Beauty Therapist Diploma from The Society of Health and Beauty Therapists of London, England. She is dedicated to advancing her knowledge further by participating in continuing education in the massage and aesthetics fields. Joyce also holds a certificate in personal training. By attending multiple Beauty Expos, industry classes, and networking with others in her profession, Joyce continues to learn new techniques. Her wide range of work experience includes spas in Manchester, London, New Jersey and Chicago.
Joyce has been with Persona since the spa opened and what makes Joyce unique is her joint experience in both spa and wellness. She prides herself on discussing with every client their unique needs and working to eliminate their pain through different physical regimens and nutrition. She is well-versed in physical training, exercise, and nutrition. Joyce is a firm believer that “staying healthy helps you keep a positive attitude!”
Kay H. "Joyce was wonderful! The facility is elegant and the peacefulness of the relaxation room was perfect."