At Empower Skin & Scalp Spa, we are locally owned and operated by NY Licensed Aesthetician, Jessica Lahr. Jessica is a native to the Finger Lakes who exudes passion and pride for the region, along with an even more noteworthy devotion to her family, friends, and commitment to her amazing clients and business.
Professionally, Jessica began her journey with a cosmetology education, 19 years ago. She boasts an impressive 1,000 hours + of education in this field, in addition to 600 + hours of education focused solely on esthetics. While Jessica’s passion for empowering others through these professions is unmatched, she chose to pursue a life of marriage and family with the love of her life and owner of “I Heart FLX”, Chad Lahr in 2004. The two have been married for 16 years and welcomed two beautiful boys into their lives – Colby (14) and Max (12). Both Jessica and Chad share a love for all things Finger Lakes, the Buffalo Bills, UFC fights and boxing, enjoying new restaurants, wineries, breweries, the lake life, and of course, their sweet french bulldog, Ellie.
In 2018, with an urge to return to helping others feel confident and empowered, Jessica chose to return for more schooling in the field of esthetics. At this time, she really fell head over heels with the practices she was learning and knew this was to be her path in life. After becoming a licensed aesthetician, Jessica pursued a career as the lead Aesthetician at a medical spa in Rochester, NY where she personally started and grew their esthetics program from the ground up. While this proved to be incredibly fulfilling for her, she knew deeply that some day she’d want to branch out for herself, and start serving her home community in the Finger Lakes. This led to the creation of your very own “Empower Skin & Scalp Spa”. Jessica seeks to encourage each of her clients to “Love the Skin You’re In” and is committed to helping each and every one of them to do so.
Notably as well, Jessica also not only became a professional makeup artist in 2015, but also achieved her title as Mrs. New York in the same year. By overcoming challenges and facing fears to reach her goals, she is determined to help others do the same. She believes that her career isn’t as superficial as it may look from the outside. By helping men and women grow in confidence, she’s watched as it has the ability to positively impact their lives in so many ways. Whether you are a novice in the world of skin care or have a background in it, at Empower Skin and Scalp Spa we want to help you to expand your knowledge and learn to care for and love the skin you’re in today! To learn more about our team here, don’t hesitate to reach out. We can’t wait to meet you!
Danielle is a NYS certified Licensed Aesthetician who has a true passion for people. Her vision and intentions personally and professionally align beautifully with the Empower brand. Her mission is to use her gifts, life experience, and Esthetics knowledge to empower others to look and feel their best. She began her journey in Esthetics at Continental School of Beauty, completing 600+ hours in 2018. Since then, Danielle has developed longstanding relationships and a loyal clientele. She comes with a broad spectrum of experience from the medical aesthetics and beauty industry with a true love and heart for skincare, the science behind it and most importantly the results it offers to her clients. In July 2022 Danielle competed in the Miss NY pageant, her first ever pageant experience, and won the title of Miss NY for America Strong 2022. In just three short weeks, she prepared to spend nearly two weeks rehearsing, doing appearances and photo shoots in Las Vegas, Nevada along with every other state titleholder in the Miss pageant.
On August 18th, 2022, she humbly and confidently walked the National stage competing in gown, swim-wear and also represented the Finger Lakes region of NY with her costume. Her interview competition where she shared her heart for service along with her platform, followed by her graceful stage presence that day is what landed her placing first in the Top 15, then Top 6 where she spoke from her heart and shared her platform, The Power of Transformation. Lastly, Danielle ended up making the Top 3 and placed 2nd runner-up while representing NY and the FLX region beautifully! She was excited to come back home to her friends and family, and eager to get back to her career and love of serving others. Her hope is to be able to instill in people confidence to chase their dreams and courage to not let fear keep them from trying something new. “At Empower Skin and Scalp Spa, we hope to create an atmosphere that is truly uplifting. The services we provide are not only exceptional and impeccable, but they are unlike any other. We want you to leave feeling empowered, confident and beautiful with having an experience that will keep you coming back for more.
Dr. John Klibanoff has an extensive medical background. He specializes in Joint Reconstruction, Limb Reconstruction, Sports and Trauma for the past 28 years.
In addition to his orthopedic specialties, Dr. John is a skilled Aesthetic Surgeon and injector who believes that aging is individual, and can be balanced to allow graceful transitions throughout life. With a little help from his highly trained hands and aesthetic consultation, we know our clients will feel confident, both inside and out. Dr. John is meticulous and thorough with his approach to help each client feel informed and comfortable!
Dr. John is husband to his beautiful wife, Brigid, and they are the proud parents to 4 wonderful children. Dr. John enjoys marathons, triathlons, opera, ballet, hard rock from the 70’s and 80’s, time well spent with his family, traveling, and has a heart for giving back and being active within our community.