More Than Skin Deep ORGANIC SKIN STUDIO USES NATURE’S BOUNTY TO GET REAL RESULTS
hat do you do instead of Botox?” asks Kelly Pantis, co-owner (with longtime friend and colleague Betsy Hitchcock and sister-in-law Evangelia Pantis) of Organic Skin Studio, the intimate beauty spa on Munroe Street across from Lyon Village that offers services from facials to permanent makeup. “Our whole goal is to give amazing results without being invasive.” A longtime lover of cutting-edge skin care and pampering (she even admits to trying Botox once and hating it), Pantis was a client at the spa when it was owned by a friend and operated under the name MDRx. The friend asked Pantis to help her beef up the studio’s business, which was a welcome change of pace for the former tech mogul. (Pantis created an online real estate platform with Hitchcock and sold it to First American Title Company in 2001.) When the former owner fell ill, Pantis couldn’t bear to close up shop, so she approached Hitchcock and her sister-in-law (a cosmetologist and aesthetician) about buying the place and going on a business adventure. After the three women took ownership in April 2017, they renamed the studio, completed an extensive remodel of the calming TO page 30
JL Evangelia Pantis, Kelly Pantis and Betsy Hitchcock of Organic Skin Studio.
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By Jessica Laskey Shoptalk