Shannon O’Brien comes to VRB with over 18 years of experience, practicing Esthetics since 2004, and laser procedures since 2007. Formerly of Rescue Spa, Shannon has trained extensively with the Biologique Recherche brand. She’s built a loyal clientele through her passion and commitment to the highest level of service providing extensive education on how to treat conditions including acne, hyperpigmentation and premature skin aging. Shannon fosters the perfect balance between luxury skincare with effective results, reminding us that
“If you invest in your skin you will forever be grateful you did!”.
Unique is a Licensed Esthetician who is passionate about helping her clients to achieve their healthiest glow. She has extensive experience working with skin of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds. She specializes in corrective treatments for those concerned with acne, hyperpigmentation, and signs of aging by creating a comprehensive treatment plan, along with direction on how to maintain results at home. She is enthusiastic about treating her clients from a holistic point of view, making suggestions for lifestyle changes that will not only lead to an improvement in the way their skin looks and feels, but how they look and feel overall as well.
Although Unique has enjoyed experimenting with a bevy of facial products as a child, she officially began her career in skincare in 2019 by formulating her own plant-based soap bars. To gain better insight on how to properly care for the skin, she enrolled in esthetics school and instantly fell in love with connecting with her clients while helping them to achieve their best skin yet. In 2021 Unique completed Rizzieri’s Medical Aesthetics Program where she was trained in advanced skincare treatments such as micro-needling, dermaplaning, medical grade chemical peels and more.
Outside of VRB, Unique enjoys spending time in nature, formulating natural skincare products and learning about new skincare devices and treatments.
Brittany is a Licensed Massage Therapist in Pennsylvania, practicing healing modalities for four years. Early in her career, she accepted a job offer at The Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia, where she received Forbes five star training, working as a Massage Therapist and Employee Trainer. Healing arts and massage therapy is a familiar modality, as her matriarchal lineage has practiced for years, contributing to the growth of her craft. She specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Reflexology, and Sound Healing techniques. Her goal and focus for each guest are to heal the body and soul, relieving physical and emotional stress in every session.
“Devotion is when you hold the well-being of others above your own.” -Sadhguru
Michelle is practicing blends of Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture with other sensory healing modalities utilizing physical, emotional, and spiritual techniques aimed to cleanse and balance a person’s body from within. Her intention is to slowly, thoughtfully, and consciously hold space for people to feel seen and understood while they walk down their individual path toward healing.
"It is so important to go at your own pace, moving forward in a way that feels safe and authentic to you. When you’re ever in need of assistance, know I am here to walk beside you"
Maria Cristina Guzman
Maria Cristina is a professional makeup artist garnering over 10 years of experience. Specializing in bridal makeup looks ranging from natural to full glam. She has been working with the VRB Bridal Team since 2012, training directly under founder Victoria Roggio. Her expertise extends far beyond makeup, as she also specializes in European manicure services at our loft studio in Old City, Philadelphia.