In 1994, Melissa obtained her bachelor in nursing from Columbia Union College and dedicated 8 years to Emergency Medicine at Shady Grove Hospital and Frederick Memorial Hospital. After graduating from University of Maryland in 2002 with a Masters in Science and an Adult Nurse Practitioner degree, Melissa’s brother Brian called upon her to open their first med spa in 2003, offering laser hair removal, IPL (intense pulse light) therapy, and skin rejuvenation. Through perseverance, Melissa worked with the Maryland State Board to change practice guidelines allowing nurse practitioners to work in a med spa independently and to oversee procedures performed by nurses. With over 10 years of experience in the industry her understanding of how Laser Hair Removal works has inspired her to carry multiple lasers enhancing the ability to treat all skin types because not all people are alike. With a passion for promoting individual self-worth, Melissa has made it her mission to keep up with changing technology, offering the most advanced services and listening to her clients on how to improve their sense of overall well-being. Melissa is proud of her team at Alazzo Med Spa and confident in their superior ability to provide unparalleled excellence.
Kim Horman graduated from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. Upon graduating, Kim spent several years working predominantly as a cardiac nurse in a hospital setting. In 1993, Kim started a new career in marketing and sales with her husband, Brian. After spending ten years traveling around the nation training other marketing and sales professionals, they decided to join forces with Brian’s sister, Melissa. In 2003, they opened their first med spa. From its inception, Kim has been the driving force for Alazzo’s sales and marketing efforts. Kim believes that forming lasting relationships with clients allows Alazzo to serve their needs best and give the outstanding client service the spa is known for. Kim is also active with the community and other local businesses, to maintain the positive and prevailing brand of Alazzo Med Spa. Kim is Alazzo’s party planner extraordinaire. She works hard to ensure that events are well planned and that excellent instructors are in attendance to provide the best education about services offered, like CoolSculpting. Kim wholeheartedly believes in empowering others to feel great about themselves and her benevolence always shows.
Rebecka graduated in 2001 from Hagerstown Community College with a degree in Human Services. She is a seasoned management professional who has worked in the medical field for over 10 years. After working at a busy pediatric medical practice in Hagerstown, MD for five years, she moved into a management position in the medical aesthetics industry. Rebecka has extensive knowledge in the laser cosmetic field, making her an expert consultant for all skincare needs. She not only has been trained in laser systems, but has received extensive training from both Allergan and Merz Aesthetics. Actively involved in the community, Rebecka is also a member of the Chamber of Commerce and the Business Network Institute. Passionate about her ability to help others, Rebecka enjoys meeting and talking to new people, and providing them with the information needed to keep up with life’s changes. Alazzo Med Spa is grateful to have such a positive influence and dedicated member on their team.
Brittney Shutta, our Registered Nurse and Skin Care Specialist, graduated from Von Lee International School of Aesthetics in Baltimore, MD in 2006. It is then when her journey and love for medical esthetics began with the team that now comprises Alazzo Med Spa. Brittney joined Melissa’s vision and cultivated quite the menu of advanced medical skin care treatments and her following grew enormously. Brittney has specialized in advanced skin care including micro-resurfacing, chemical peels, enzyme therapy, and cellulite treatments. Brittney has a great deal of knowledge in specializing treatments and products to each individual’s needs. We are excited to say that Brittney graduated from Montgomery College of Nursing in December 2013. We look forward to how Brittney will only enhance your Alazzo Med Spa experience by offering a widespread of services. Her passion for skin care and knowledge in nursing will surely be a home-run here. Relax, rejuvenate, and rest…in good hands you will be with Brittney.
Becky Cole, a Registered Nurse, graduated from Frederick Community College in 2011. She immediately began working in medical aesthetics at that time and discovered her passion for helping her clients achieve beautiful, healthy skin all while gaining self-confidence. Her addition to our office brings her skills and expertise in non-surgical cosmetic treatments. She has extensive experience and advanced training in state of the art lasers and non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as intense pulse light therapy, laser hair removal, micro-resurfacing, chemical peels, micro-needling, body contouring, laser therapy for spider veins, and so much more! Becky delivers beautiful and natural results while individually designing treatment programs that give her clients optimal results! She loves every aspect of her career and believes working at Alazzo Med Spa has helped her to continue to nurture her passion.
Tara Elton is a Registered Nurse and Skin Care Specialist. She joins our team with a bachelor’s in science from McDaniel College. Tara continued her level of education into the field of medicine to pursue a bachelor’s in Nursing at The University of Maryland School of Nursing. After gaining her degrees, she practiced in the field of nursing for a few years. Tara then followed her passion for skin and aesthetics and joined Allergan, then SkinMedica, as the Regional Sales Trainer. She became trained in skincare and product utilization as well as gained a certification in the application of peels. She later became certified in micro-needling and became the eastern regional sales trainer for Collagen Pin and Induction Therapies. She trained physicians and practices how to perform, implement and care for patients undergoing micro-needling and combination therapies. Prior to joining Alazzo Med Spa, she practiced as a Cosmetic Registered Nurse at The Dermatology Center and Rockledge MedSpa in Bethesda, Maryland. She performed cosmetic procedures and consulted patients on procedures and aftercare. Her role also included performing nursing duties during Moh’s Surgery and other dermatological surgeries. Tara has found her happy place at Alazzo Med Spa, a place where she can work with autonomy, be close to home and practice what she loves!