OUR TEAM WORKS IN HARMONY TOGETHER AND WITH YOU. FROM THE MOMENT YOU WALK IN, YOU HAVE A FAMILY OF HEALERS WHOSE ONLY GOAL IS TO DELIVER YOUR IDEA OF BEAUTY AND WELLNESS. WHILE THERE ARE TREATMENTS TO CHOOSE FROM, WHAT YOU RECEIVE IS UNIQUE TO YOU.
MEDICAL DIRECTOR-BOARD CERTIFIED APRN
Meet Tom, NB&W’s Medical Director. Tom is a member of The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. He has extensive training and experience in aesthetic medicine with Advanced Botox and Dermal Filler certification through Esthetic Skin Institute, and certification through Cellular Medicine Association, Charles Runels, M.D., for Vampire Facial, Vampire Facelift, Vampire Breast Lift, Vampire Wing Lift, O-Shot, P-Shot, and Platelet-Rich Plasma for Hair Restoration. “Preventative medicine and healthy aging have always been my passion. I believe esthetic medicine is an art and our bodies are dynamic, physiological, multidimensional canvases.”
Tom also brings his passion for weight loss to NB&W. “Bariatric medicine (weight loss) provides me with the opportunity to mitigate weight related diseases and illnesses.” Tom has decades of experience managing weight related illnesses and endocrinopathies. “Hormone imbalances are often the reasons that individuals become overweight and remain overweight.” As a member of The Obesity Medicine Society, Tom stays current on the best practices for the management of overweight and obesity including but not limited to disease related medical management, pharmacotherapy, individually specific dietary guidance, activity recommendations, and counseling.
BOARD CERTIFIED APRN
Miranda, NB&W’s Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner, board certified by the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE) in Botulinum (Botox), Dermal Fillers, Kybella, and solid PDO threads. Miranda has been a medical professional for 20 years, with a nursing degree from Salve Regina University, and a Master’s in Nursing from Yale University. Miranda’s passion is promoting education in state-of-the-art aesthetics and working with each guest to customize a treatment plan aligned with their unique needs. Her calm and welcoming demeanor makes everyone feel comfortable and relaxed making her an ideal member of NB&W’s team of expert and compassionate healers. Miranda, an active mom of three, and her husband Mark live in Fairfield CT.
AESTHETIC REGISTERED NURSE INJECTOR
We are so happy to welcome Betsy Autry to our New Beauty & Wellness Family. Betsy brings exuberance and a love for all things Aesthetics. Betsy has extensive experience from her 25 years in nursing after graduating from Fairfield University with a BSN but has been a lover of Botox since her first treatment as a client at age 37! After that, she jokes, “It was all over” and was determined to make this a career path. Now with 7 years experience, thousands of treatments under her belt, and numerous certificates in Neurotoxins, Fillers and Lasers, she “is thrilled to be at New Beauty & Wellness.”
Betsy’s philosophy about beauty is this – “Nothing needs fixing because none of us are broken. These treatments are just the cherry on top of the sundae – because when we look better, we feel better and then do better!”
Betsy loves to chat, laugh, hug and teach. She resides in Fairfield with her 2 tween/teen sons, her husband of 15 years, and a 6 lb. Doodle.
DR. CARINE BONNIST, ND
Dr. Carine Bonnist, ND is a licensed Naturopathic Physician at New Beauty & Wellness. After a comprehensive intake, including physical exams and essential lab work, Dr. Bonnist addresses patient concerns with lifestyle modifications, botanical and homeopathic medicine, and nutraceuticals. Dr. Bonnist received her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Bonnist’s favorite part of working at New Beauty & Wellness as a Naturopathic Doctor is developing relationships with her patients and curating customized treatment plans that account for the whole individual, restoring balance and wellness, physically, mentally, and emotionally.
GUEST SERVICE MANAGER
Meet Lillian. Warm, inviting, and genuine, Lillian brings her passion for beauty and wellness to NB&W. Lillian is a makeup artist, developing her skills at Make Up Forever Academy where she received training in makeup application and product knowledge. Lillian provides amazing customer service and care, and also helps our clients feel beautiful and confident. She loves shopping, the outdoors and spending time with her adorable pet pig Craig.
Meet Jennifer. Over the course of Jennifer’s nearly 20-year career, earning a client’s trust and providing exceptional skin care go hand in hand. Jennifer’s skin care techniques are informed by a multitude of practices and experiences, and she incorporates the latest, most advanced skincare technologies. With a comprehensive, 4-year study of Energy Medicine under her belt, Jennifer brings a uniquely intuitive, holistic perspective to every client. She works closely to identify what their skin needs, uncover any internal imbalances, and customize a facial or skin care treatment that will provide lasting results.
LEAD LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST
Meet Debra. Debra brings over 10 years of experience, along with both formal and informal studies in medical, energy and healing modalities. A student of Ayurveda, Debra has been mentored by Bob Miller, Dr. Aaron Applebaum, Dr. Gregory Antyuhin. Debra has a regular yoga practice and meditates in the Zen Soto style, as well as sitting with trees. She has always worked with her hands. Whether she is consciously preparing food, designing jewelry, making art, or using her hands to heal, Debra’s innate talent and intuition allow her to connect with her client on a unique level and create a personalized massage treatment or body experience designed to create space in the body and restore balance.
Meet Amie. Amie’s lifelong love of skin care & beauty combined with a Connecticut Esthetician certification through Marinello’s of Fairfield, help frame Amie’s perspective on each client’s unique needs. Amie has been providing clients with skincare maintenance, preservation, and repair techniques for over 10 years. She embraces the innovative beauty technologies offered here at NB&W, and customizes each treatment for optimal results. Amie’s nurturing and compassionate demeanor help her identify and address the root of any skin issues or needs. Amie focuses on empowering her clients with the knowledge and regimen they need to maintain beautiful skin between visits.
LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST
Meet Kim. Kim is a Licensed Massage Therapist with 15 years’ experience in multiple 5-Star spas worldwide. With training from the Upledger Institute, Kim developed a passion in helping each guest to learn more about themselves by incorporating Cranio-Sacral Therapy and Somato Emotional Release (SER). Kim customizes every session while incorporating Thai Massage, Healing Touch, and Lymphatic Drainage throughout her massage and bodywork. Kim is an educator in her field and honored to work with Veterans and the active military community.
Meet Stephanie. Stephanie is passionate about helping clients look and feel their best. Stephanie graduated from Americo Academy of Beauty with a License in Cosmetology, and the Esthetics Program at Marinello School of Beauty in Fairfield. She has completed advanced training courses, obtaining Certifications in PCA Skin, HydraFacial MD, and Environ Skin Care. Stephanie specializes in Anti-Aging Treatments and Corrective Facials for the treatment of acne and stubborn pigmentation and recommends a professional treatment plan combined with education on the optimal skin care routine for home. Stephanie likes to be an active member of the community. She was a Board Member for Kiwanis of Westport, and has also enjoyed volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, March of Dimes, American Heart Association, Read Aloud Program, Junior Achievement, and United Way.
Meet Andrea. Andrea began her career at the world-renowned destination spa at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas N.V.,where she spent 8 years providing luxurious results-oriented facials and body treatments. In 2009, Andrea relocated to Fairfield, CT, and since has developed a loyal clientele customizing skin care treatments, shaping the perfect brow, or providing meticulous waxing. Andrea looks at each treatment as an opportunity to provide her clients with immediate results while building lasting relationships. She completed certifications with AAA five diamond customer service standards, advanced peel training with Environ, HydraFacial and PCA. Through the power of touch combined with a deep knowledge of ingredients, Andrea brings her mastery of esthetics to New Beauty & Wellness.
LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST
Meet Rebecca. Rebecca has over 10 years’ experience with massage and bodywork, including studying yogic and Ayurvedic systems while living in India. Her focus in massage therapy is to help clients find happiness and ease in their body, so that they can find happiness and ease in their life. To that end, she has pursued over 450 hours of advanced training in Thai Massage, Chi Nei Tsang, Tui Na, Connective Tissue Work, Resistance and Release, Trager Approach, and Orthopedic Massage. She implements movement techniques to calm the nervous system, allowing her to sink deeper into muscle and fascial tissue, to assess blockages, release tension, open restrictions, release harmful patterns, and find a still point where the body can heal. Rebecca combines her expertise with the Taoist concept of Wu Wei (‘not forcing’), ensuring the client’s needs guide each session and determine which techniques are used.