About Luxury Lotus Spa - Fun Fact, the spa started in my one bedroom apartment in Tampa, Florida. When I graduated from beauty school in 2010, I actually turned my dining room area into my treatment room. At the time, I was working full time with Hillsborough County Clerk of the Circuit Court (where I worked as a courtroom clerk). As the business continued to blossom and flourish, it was time for me to take a leap of faith - I took a chance on myself, my passion, and my dream. 

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Quick Summary About Us: 

Here's the Readers Digest Version of why you should chose to work with us

Our Specialty

Luxury Lotus Spa is a facial, skincare, and waxing spa located in the heart of Tampa, Florida (FL).

We specialize in clearing up acne scars for clients of African decent. 

We are trained to be able to support our clients with Black/brown/highly melanated skin (those of African decent).

(brown spots, acne, acne scars, uneven skin tone, blemishes, ingrown hair, keratosis pillars, chicken skin/strawberry skin) 

Why choose Us?

Apart from that, we want to help you make make-up optional. You deserve to look and feel your absolute best, without any stress.  

  • We want to help you see a clear, smooth, and even skin complexion.  
  • We exist to help you look and feel confident and beautiful - both inside and out!
  • We strongly believe; make-up should be optional, not required.

Equally, we are a Black-Owned & Operated Facial Spa & Skin Care Salon/boutique/spa near the University of South Florida (USF) and Downtown Tampa.

Ultimately, we are in Hillsborough County and we would absolutely love the opportunity to earn your business in the near future 🙂.

I am a Certified Skincare Specialist, but my entry into aesthetics begin in 2010 because of my own personal struggles with acne, acne scars, and ingrown hairs. And I recognized my calling, started taking a multi-pronged approach to clear acne scars on black/brown skin using custom cocktail blends of chemical peels paired with microdermabrasion. My treatments are safe & effective for all skin types and conditions..

So, I take a progressive approach to acne scar therapy for all skin types including sensitive skin,. I am here to help you along your journey to clear up acne, acne scars, and uneven skin tones for women (and men) of African decent

I strongly believe in the founding principle... " Beauty is a state of mid as much as a physical way of being."  

Because of this belief, we don't just focus on what's on the outside. 

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My Story

Meet Luxury Lotus Spa Owner - Esther The Esthetician Nelson

About | My Love

Hi there, Welcome!! It's Esther The Esthetician here.

I'm passionate about what I do as a skincare professional. I'm an island girl who can not sing or dance (I just haven't heard the right tune) lol.

I'm a middlevert (half introvert & extrovert), I am a bit awkward and nerdy at times, I'm full of positive energy.

Equally important, I love dolphins and art. 

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In the same way, here are some of my favorite things:

  • Read / Learn Write 
    • Anything skincare, beauty, or business related,

  • Adventure / Travel /  Beach
    • I love road trips as much as I love flying to see all the beauty around the globe... 
    • I 'm pro "solo traveling"(less politics to deal with)  - in groups, at times, it's hard to get everyone's moods/schedules to match/be on the same page. 
    • I enjoy being near water, That's mainly because I can hear the sound of the waves. 
      • Lounging around at the beach brings me peace and joy

  • Art / Poetry / History
    • I love museums as much as I love to sketch/draw, paint, and read/write poetry.

I'm naturally a good vibes only type of person. Therefore, I enjoy being around people with positive energy/attitude. 

Equally, being near water is extremely relaxing & soothing for my mind, body, and spirit. For this reason, I'm a strong believer in whatever you think and/or surround yourself with, you become...

Therefore, I surround myself with things that keeps me calm and at peace.

I love being an esthetician as much as I love learning about skin care, product formulation and anything relating to beauty and business.

I've found  a way to connect a few of my favorite things into one.

  • I love to travel and I love to learn.
  • I love the beauty industry and being a business owner.
  • I'm determined to become the best esthetician for clients with black/brown skin like myself.
    • I want to ensure that I'm always bringing my A-Game for my clients
    • I want to ensure I'm always at my best for you.

Therefore, I travel often to attend live classes, seminars, and trade shows.  Continued education is extremely important to me.

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Furthermore, I had the opportunity of working closely with, public, court reporters, clerks, judges, attorneys, police officers, sheriff deputies, and various government personnel & agencies.

In my previous role, I have created, managed, and maintained Legal records, court files, minutes, calendars, and dockets while attending court proceedings. I also tracked and maintained stats, docket records, and diary of transactions.

I developed and fostered long-lasting business relationships with government officials, other employees, and the public through excellent communication. I have experience working in Traffic, Misdemeanor, and Felony court throughout my 10 years with the company.

I enjoyed my past jobs, however, because I wanted to pursue the love and passion I have for skincare and the beauty industry, I knew it was time for me to take a leap of faith to start my business.

my past jobs and life experience has played a huge in my self awareness journey. I strive to help my clients enjoy the ride - on their journey to becoming the beset version of themselves.

My Celebrity Summer Experience!

My Janelle Monae, Beyonce, and Chloe and Halle summer Experience!

Undoubtedly, summer 2018 was full of surprises for me!! For instance, I went to my first-ever live concert in 2018 (at the age of 31!!). Of course, that summer, I ended up meeting and taking a picture with Janelle Monae In St. Pete, Florida (FL) - which I have hanging in the skincare boutique lobby (proudly lol).

Of course, you will definitely see it when you come in :-).

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Love for learning + Determination to be the best esthetician = The reason why I wake up at 4 am every day (7 days per week)  to study for 2 hours. It's also why I dedicate 4 hours every Sunday to learn and grow.  I strive to always bring my A-Game for you. Below, you will see some of the advance education classes, seminars, and training I've completed... I promise to never stop learning.

Acne Scars on Brown Skin

  • Evening Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation/Brown Spot/Acne Scars Specialist
  • Certified Professional Skin Advantage Seminar 
    • Established proficiency in the identification of common skin conditions and their treatment, as well as the knowledge of peels safe & effective for Treating acne & acne scars for Black/African decent clients
  • Certified to Treat brown skin and darker skin tone/complexion.
    • Trained & Certified to Treat Acne, Acne scars, brown spots, uneven skin, and Ingrown hair for men and women with brown skin
    • Certified Chemical Peels Specialist
    • Advance Peel Expert for Brown Skin
    • Certified to Address Adolescent Acne
    • Attended the  In-Depth Look at Melasma Training Seminar
    • Certified to Address & Customized a Treatment Plan for Adult Acne & Post Acne Scarring/Brown Spots 

Chemical Peels

  • Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation/Brown Spot/Acne Scars Specialist
  • Chemical Peels: Science & Application Hands-on Training
  • Expert in Topical Chemical Exfoliation - Safe & Effective Use
  • Certified Professional Chemical Peels Science and Application 
    • Demonstrated proficiency in the application of chemical peels and how to successfully incorporate professional treatments and daily care products to work with clients lifestyle and skin care goals
  • Certified Advanced Peel Provider: Mastering Advanced Peel Applications - Advance Peel Expert for Brown Skin
    • Demonstrated expertise in the art of combining treatment  therapies for dramatic results.
    • Certified Chemical Peels Specialist
    • Advance Peel Expert for Brown Skin

Science of Skin & Product Ingredients

  • The Science of Hair, Skin, and Nail
  • Certified Professional 
    • Established proficiency in the identification of common skin conditions and their treatment, as well an in-depth knowledge of peels safe & effective for Treating acne & acne scars for Black/African decent clients
  • Certified  Microdermabrasion & Chemical Peels Science and use 
    • Demonstrated proficiency in understanding how & why peels & micro derms work effectively. What to do & what not today

Brows & Brazilian Waxing

  • MBE Certified Since 2011
    • Completed an Intensive Training to Become a Certified Eyebrows & Brazilian Wax expert

Virtual Facial | Consultation

  • Virtual Facial Certified
    • Trained & certified by a highly sought after celebrity esthetician.  
    • Received hands on training and mentoring by a beloved industry expert & mentor
    • Using what I learned from this in depth virtual consultation and facial training, plus, my extensive skin care knowledge, I'm able to serve clients world wide.

LEARN MORE: about our virtual facial & Consultation program here: www.LuxuryLotusSpa.com/MyVirtualEsthetician



8+ Honors & Awards

  • In Recognition of Leadership Award
  • In Recognition of Leadership 
  • In Recognition of Service 
  • 2017 International Officer Campaign Manager Certificate of Achievement
  • Outstanding Leadership Award
  • Above and Beyond Award
  •  Associated Nail Professional Member
  • member of Associated Skin Care professionals...

6+ courses

  • Certified Advanced Provider - Mastering Advanced Chemical Peel Application
  •  Certified Professional The PCA SKIN Advantage Seminar
  •  Chemical Peel Specialist Chemical Peels: Science & APplication
  •  Female Brazillian using strip & hard wax
  •  Professional Shellac Expert | CND Nails
  •  Professional Shellac | CND Brisa Gel Master Sculptor

4+ languages

  • Creoles and pidgins, French-based
  • English
  • French
  • Haitian Creole
  • Working on American Sign Language (ASL)

4+ organizations

  • Phi Theta Kappa: Alpha Beta Beta
  •  Student Government Association (SGA)
  •  Best Buddies
  •  Future Business Leaders of America...


  • Everything You Need to Know Before & After Your First Peel/Microdermabrasion Treatment
  • Everything You Need to Know Before Getting a Brazilian Wax....

Sanitation and more...

  • American Heart Association BLS Provider
  • Sanitation & Disinfection Practice and Procedures certified
    • Received training and understanding of proper sanitation and disinfection practices and procedure consistent with the current highest industry standards
  • Certified Infection prevention & Control
    • For infection prevention & control in professional beauty salons and spas to properly carry out disinfection practices that keep clients and staff safe from germs and infection. The products used in the course are odor-free, non-irritating and environmentally-friendly making them safer for users and the planet.



License & Certifications

Licenses & Certifications

Master Esthetician Certification

Issuing authority: The Beauty Academy

State of Florida board of cosmetology

Full Specialist

Issuing authority: State of Florida board of cosmetology | Esthetician & Nail Tech

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More Information About Luxury Lotus Spa

Why I started Luxury Lotus Spa

Why we exist

Why I started Luxury Lotus Spa

Luxury Lotus Spa started purely by accident... because of my own personal struggles dealing with acne, acne scars, post-acne scarring/brown spot, strawberry/chicken/ingrown hair...

I was a mess lol. Back then, I had low self-esteem and I was self-conscious about everything!! Equally, I did not think very highly of myself. Because of my constant worry/fear - I was the worst kind of introvert!  

Fast forward to today, I love myself just the way I am. In the same way, I strive to help my clients reach their goals. I want to help my clients look and feel confident and beautiful, both inside and out. I would absolutely love the opportunity to help you reach your skincare goals in the next 6-12 months (Depending on where you are now).

What is it that our Existing clients Love about us?

The Problem: We Solve

The Problem:

Is acne, acne scars, blemishes, dark spots, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, or ingrown hair keeping you from enjoying your life? Are you tired of the endless cycle of breakouts followed by unwanted acne scarring that keeps you from feeling confident and beautiful?

Whether you are an introvert or someone who's currently struggling with acne and acne scars. We understand how uncomfortable it can be sitting in a room surrounded by others with little to no blemishes on their skin.

What we do that keeps them coming Back

The Solution

How We Solve The Problem

Well, help is finally here ♥ You deserve to look and feel your absolute best without feeling uncomfortable around others. Our skin care professionals can help you look and feel confident & beautiful both inside and out.

Beauty starts from within. 

Because we want you to love the skin you're in, we don't just focus on what's on the outside. Therefore, Using the highest quality product and professional equipment we customize treatments & home care products to address your unique skin condition.

It's not a one size fits all here at Luxury Lotus Spa. We understand that all skin was not created equal. Allow our trusted, trained, and certified skin care expert to help you look and feel your absolute best! both inside and out.

Our Profession Bio

About Luxury Lotus Spa - Esther The Esthetician

About Luxury Lotus Spa - Esther The Esthetician

My journey to becoming a beauty expert goes back to 2010 with my own personal struggle with acne, acne scars, and ingrown hair. It is through my work learning how to first improve my own skincare, and then my passion to bring this knowledge to others, that I came to truly understand this guiding principle:

Beauty is a state of mind as much as a physical way of being.

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In my eyes, all of my clients are beautiful. But you may have blemishes, scars, uneven skin tone, sensitive skin or other conditions that inhibit you from looking and feeling your best. My calling truly is to help you transform your self-image from the inside out, using state-of-the-art facial, body and waxing techniques to reveal your exquisite self.

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Everyone is an individual, so there's no "one size fits all."

My Unique Approach

To best address your unique needs, I take the time to understand your goals and desires. and address your beauty care using skills honed through daily experience and ongoing education.

Therefore, we take a multi-pronged approach to treat acne, acne scars, and ingrown hair using gentle chemical peels for mature skin (safe and gentle enough for darker/ethnic skin) or microdermabrasion for all skin types.

Whatever you need, I’m here for you. Make-up should be optional. You deserve to have clear, smooth, and even skin. When I perform full body spa waxing services for women and men, I make sure that my clients are comfortable and at ease with the process.

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My personal Struggle with Acne Scars

Esther is Certified Acne Scars Specialist, but her entry into aesthetic begin in 2010 because of her own personal struggle with acne, acne scars, and ingrown hairs. 

And she recognized her calling, taking a multi-pronged approach to clear, smooth, and even skin. She is a highly sought after Skincare expert for melanin beauties. She creates custom peel blend that are safe and effective for clients with brown skin.

She invest countless hours researching, the science of skin,  chemical peels,  and microdermabrasion for all skin types. and conditions. 

So, she takes a progressive approach to acne scar therapy for black, brown, and highly melanated beauties.'

Her approach is safe enough sensitive skin. Shes's clearing up acne, acne scars,  uneven skin tones, and ingrown hair in the neck/chin area.

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Be your best, without any stress

The many Challenges of

Life is full of plenty of challenges -- which is why I have made it my mission to make Luxury Lotus Spa an oasis of comfort and relaxation.

By helping you escape the pressures and stress of everyday life in an un-rushed, relaxed atmosphere, you’ll be able to access a healthier, more vibrant and youthful version of yourself.

My goal is to help you achieve flawless skin on the outside while promoting inner beauty.

I look forward to helping the true, beautiful you blossom! For more about our services, click here.

-Esther Nelson

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