We’re here for you. and your skin.
Ossa Skinworks is for anyone who wants healthier, more radiant skin.
We approach skin care from multiple angles—the science of the craft, meticulous technique, and a learning mindset—to give you effective, gratifying treatments and self-care experiences. Fueled by curiosity and joy, our team is passionate about delivering the highest quality skin care services to people in Olympia and throughout the South Sound.
As skin care practitioners, we not only nurture your skin, we nurture you. Our facials and other services help you resolve skin issues—such as dryness, dullness, acne, and rosacea—so you can be more fully, confidently yourself. Our studio is always a space where you can express your needs, ask questions, and relax under our care
LICENSED MASTER ESTHETICIAN
LICENSED MASTER ESTHETICIAN Instructor
Monique founded Ossa Skinworks because she wanted to provide people in the Olympia area with deeply nourishing skin care using evidence-based technology and methods that produce tangible results. She provides our full range of facials, chemical peels, dermaplaning, nanoneedling, microneedling, and more. She is our skin consultation expert.
Monique’s business is founded on an education-based approach that empowers people to make the best decisions they can for healthy, beautiful skin.
“I understand that we are holistic beings,” Monique says. “Our skin is a reflection of our diet, stress levels, genetics, and natural environment. I believe that if we make changes to positively influence life habits, skin health and beauty will follow.”
Monique has extensive experience, both as a licensed master esthetician and a licensed master esthetics instructor. Her outlook, as both a skin care practitioner and as a person, is a blend of science and nature. She pursued an education in the health sciences field and worked in infectious disease, a solid foundation from which to analyze the many skin care products and services on the market. The products, treatments, and services she practices always line up with the science.
She also has a background in wellness, first as the child of a gardener and herbalist and later as a Reiki and Healing Touch practitioner.
As an instructor, Monique uses a needs-based approach that takes each student’s learning style into consideration. Her students describe her as generous, clear, authentic, full of curiosity, and a master of the craft.
When she’s not at the studio, Monique enjoys gardening, traveling with her husband, Justin, and cooking, dancing, playing, and reading with her daughter, Asha.
LICENSED MASTER ESTHETICIAN
Alyse offers our full range of facials and advanced services, including microneedling, microcurrent, dermaplaning, and chemical peels. She is also our certified sugar hair removal specialist.
Her passion for skin health began when she developed adult acne in her twenties. Her skin finally cleared under the compassionate care of holistic practitioners, including a beloved esthetician, following many frustrating years of trial and error. As a result of this painful experience, she decided that she would become an esthetician herself.
“My goal is to provide compassionate care to my clients,” Alyse says. “Our skin is our largest organ. It’s an expression of our mental, emotional, and physical health and it is visible to the world. Everyone has their own skin story. I strive to hold space for those unique stories and to provide results-oriented methods for those stories to transform.”
Alyse began her practice in health and wellness as a licensed massage therapist in 1998. She is also a certified BodyTalk practitioner, a Reiki master, and holds a bachelor’s degree in holistic health sciences.
To unwind, Alyse likes to get out into the wild; the further from civilization, the better. She loves attending continuing education classes. She also practices yoga, hikes with her dogs, and plays competitive board games with her husband and three adult kids.