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About the Embrace Skin and Wellness Team

Our founders, Karen Cooksey and Dr. Krystle Holliday, are passionate about helping clients embrace their very best. Under the medical supervision of Dr. Gina Bray, DO, Karen and Krystle lead a team of educated and experienced professionals dedicated to giving you the time you deserve. We won’t rush you out the door but listen to your concerns and identify solutions — so you can look and feel your best.

Karen Cooksey, Co-Founder and Licensed Electrologist, Laser Technician, and Clinical Educator

Karen is passionate about sharing her knowledge of aesthetics and wellness with her clients.

As a board-certified electrologist, certified laser technician, and clinical educator, Karen is committed to providing clients with the highest quality services in a professional and comfortable environment.

Karen takes immense pride in providing state-of-the art technologies and biologics to ensure clients receive safe, confidential, and stellar treatments for hair removal and skin care.

After working in senior executive positions, she and Dr. Krystle Holliday opened their Collierville, Tenn. medspa to help others embrace a happier, healthier, and more confident life.

A member of the Society for Clinical and Medical Hair Removal, Karen is also the president of the Tennessee Electrologists’ Society.

She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Memphis and attended Indiana University for doctoral studies.

Dr. Krystle Holliday, DNP, FNP-C

Dr. Krystle Holliday, DNP, FNP-C is a distinguished leader in the field of nursing and a pioneering co-founder of Embrace Skin and Wellness. Her journey in healthcare is marked by a profound commitment to excellence, innovation, and compassionate care.

Dr. Holliday’s expansive career encompasses roles as a registered nurse and family nurse practitioner across various hospitals in the Mid-South.

Her dedication to healthcare extends beyond clinical practice; she has successfully operated three urgent care clinics demonstrating her prowess in healthcare management and her dedication to community health.

Also, Dr. Holliday’s passion for education led her to share her knowledge and experience with nursing students at Christian Brothers University and the University of Memphis as a clinical instructor.

With an extensive array of certifications, Dr. Holliday is uniquely equipeed to offer a wide range of services, including cutting-edge aesthetic treatments, weight loss solutions, and IV therapies, all tailored to meet Embrace Skin and Wellness clients’ individual needs.

Her approach to care is characterized by a deep understanding of the interplay between mental and physical health, beauty, and wellness, making her a true innovator in the field.

A proud Mississippi native, she earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Tennessee, a Master and Bachelor of Science and Nursing from the University of Memphis, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Milsaps College.

Sharon Trice, Licensed Electrologist and Permanent Makeup Artist

Sharon loves helping her clients feel better about themselves.

With more than 30 years of experience in electrology, she is the founder and CEO of Beautiful Details, which operates within Embrace Skin and Wellness,

With a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from The University of Memphis, she attended The Tennessee School of Electrology. Licensed in electrology, she is an active member of the Tennessee Electrologist Society.

In 2019, Sharon started a year-long apprenticeship, which included one-on-one class instruction with Nouveau Contour. Also, she received several certifications from world-renowned experts: Shay Danielle, Tina Davies, Elaine Campin, and Aleksandra Maniuse.

Sharon is a licensed Permanent Makeup Artist who specializes in procedures for eyeliner, eyebrows, and lip color.

In 2021, Sharon earned certification to provide Laser, IPL, and microneedling treatments.

Committed to staying abreast of industry trends and technologies, Sharon regularly attends advanced seminars and workshops.

With her advanced training and extensive experience, Sharon will review and analyze your face to ensure proper symmetry, shape, and coloring before treatment begins.

The result: Beautiful Details.

Tabitha, Licensed Medical Aesthetician

After battling acne for years, I started working in the skincare industry in 2004.

If I couldn’t hide my acne, I’d miss classes and parties. Frustrated and embarrassed, the acne brought me down.

After two years of college, I changed career plans to become a licensed aesthetician and learn about skin care. I had no idea where it was going to take me!

I started practicing aesthetics in a Germantown, Tenn. day spa. After two years, I began training on medical devices to expand my knowledge and get better treatment outcomes than the early aesthetic treatments like chemical peels and microdermabrasion.

In 2009, I earned Cutera laser certification and began performing laser hair and vein removal and providing skin-tightening treatments.

In 2013, I joined Laser Aesthetics in Cordova, Tenn. to focus more on medical aesthetics and train on advanced devices like RF microneedling and CO2 skin resurfacing procedures.

This past year, I decided to gain more independence as a provider and learn new procedures. I have been at my new home at Embrace Skin and Wellness since July 2023! I have really enjoyed learning new treatments and sharing it all with my clients!

I love my job, my clients, and the joy it brings me to restore confidence in people. Without aesthetics I would have never learned proper skincare or the procedures available to improve skin health and heal skin diseases like acne and melasma.

Regardless of your skin type, skin color, your age, or your skin concerns, I can help you restore your skin. It’s my talent and I love sharing it!

Thank you all for the support and referrals through the years! Without all of my clients and the trust given to me, I wouldn’t be able to continue to advance.  I’m so grateful.

I love meeting new faces! Schedule a consult with me — so we can discuss your skin concerns and get back your confidence!

Sarah, RN-BSN

Sarah, RN-BSN, is a highly skilled and versatile nurse, specializing in the dynamic fields of aesthetics and functional medicine.

A Mississippi native, Sarah brings a wealth of experience and a profound commitment to patient care from her extensive background in emergency room, trauma, and critical care medicine.

Her expertise is not only limited to acute care settings; Sarah has also made significant contributions to public health during the COVID-19 pandemic, where she was instrumental in researching and testing disease control measures for FEMA in New York City.

In her current role at Embrace Skin and Wellness, Sarah is at the forefront of blending traditional nursing skills with the latest advancements in aesthetic treatments and wellness therapies.

Her background in high­pressure healthcare environments has equipped her with the ability to handle complex situations with calmness and competence, ensuring that every patient feels safe, comfortable, and valued during their treatment.

At Embrace Skin and Wellness, Sarah is not just a nurse; she is a trusted healthcare professional who goes above and beyond to provide personalized care and exceptional results for her patients.

Her passion for enhancing patients well-being through functional medicine and aesthetic nursing makes her a valuable asset to our team and favorite among our clients.

Melissa, RN-BSN

Melissa, RN-BSN, is a dedicated and compassionate registered nurse at Embrace Skin and Wellness. She’s combined her extensive healthcare background with a passion for aesthetics to provide exceptional care.

Since earning her nursing degree from Baptist Health Sciences University in Memphis in 2016, Melissa has gained valuable experience as a mother-baby nurse in local hospitals.

Transitioning from acute hospital care to the field of aesthetics, Melissa has found her niche in enhancing natural beauty and promoting wellness. As an aesthetics provider, she specializes in injections and skin rejuvenation techniques. Her expertise includes administering toxin and filler injections, as well as offering innovative IV therapy services. Melissa is also known for her skill in delivering AquaFirme facials, a treatment for revitalizing the skin to give it a healthy glow.

In addition to her in-office procedures, Melissa extends her services through the Wellness on Wheels program, bringing high-quality IV treatments and wellness shots directly to clients.

Melissa believes that feeling good about yourself is integral to overall wellness. Her approach is grounded in empathy, precision, and a deep understanding of the aesthetic and health-related aspects of nursing. Her dedication to her clients’ well­being, combined with her professional expertise, makes her a cherished member of the Embrace Skin and Wellness team.

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