Team

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Erum Qureshi APRN

Originally a New Yorker, Erum now lives with her family in Chicago and has over eight years of experience in renowned hospitals throughout Houston and Chicago.

She acquired her B.S. in nursing from Loyola University and her doctorate in advanced nursing practice from Rush University in Chicago. She is passionate about integrating health and healing within her practice using a whole body approach to all demographics. She believes in the healing powers of mindfulness and gratitude on the body and incorporates these in her practice in a wholesome and compassionate manner.

In her spare time, Erum volunteers at multiple organizations including Taleef, IMAN, and Imana. She loves to travel and explore the diversity of cultures and landscapes throughout the world. 

 
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NATALIE CRUZ ADMIN ASSISTANT / social media liason

Natalie graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago where she studied Marketing with a focus on product development and innovation. She serves as our administrative assistant and marketing communications liaison. She'll greet you with a smile at our Chicago studio and assist you with a seamless appointment.

With a passion for businesses that make a social impact and focus on women empowerment, she became a customer service expert and is building her experience in marketing and social media at NŪR Skincare to help bring awareness of a wholistic science based approach to skincare. Being a part of a mission-based company that helps women build confidence in their own skin is naturally a great fit for Natalie, who wants to see women embrace their whole self in life.

Outside of work, Natalie enjoys spending time with her rescue dog, Sesame and finding the best ramen and foodie places in the city.

 
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Aya Kimura-QUAN Esthetician

Aya’s love for skincare started early on. At the age or four, she enthusiastically assisted her mother by “gently” removing her makeup, using tissues and cold cream before bed. By the time she was in high school, she was advising her peers on how to formulate a skincare regime on a drugstore budget while shaping their eyebrows at parties.

Aya turned her passion into a career after acquiring her esthetician license in 2003. She immersed herself in all facets of the skincare industry - ranging from consultation at medical and day spas, to skincare packaging, marketing and retail. She has deepened the enthusiasm and dedication to service each client with a wealth of knowledge and customize each treatment to achieve unparalleled results.

Ideologically in synch with the philosophy of NŪR Skincare, Aya is elated to join the team to carry out their mission of combining a holistic approach and using the latest technology to facilitate the skin to heal and repair itself.

 
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TERRILL MANUELE L.AC.

Terrill Manuele is a licensed acupuncturist with over 33 years of experience in his field. He graduated from the Midwest Center for the Study of Oriental Medicine and began researching and adding various treatments to supplement his practice in order for his clients to reduce stress levels and to achieve an overall sense of well-being. His focus has been to help address the mental and emotional aspects of health and healing.

Since 2003, he learned the acupuncture facial rejuvenation methods taught by Virginia Doran and Martha Lucas after learning about the multitude of benefits that acupuncture in the face can have on the various skin conditions as well as overall health of his clients. He began incorporating facial acupuncture into his practice and immediately saw amazing results such as increased collagen production, increased blood flow, diminishing of fine lines and  wrinkles, and an overall lifting effect as well as other positive benefits to the whole body, other areas of expertise include QiGong, muscle testing, and the use of Bach Flower Essences.

 
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Dara kraklio esthetician

Dara developed her love for skincare at a young age when she began experiencing acne herself. She started to research and learn about the causes and treatments for acne and was fascinated as she delved deeper into the science and study of skin. When she went to college, she began studying psychology but then shifted gears and decided to attend Tricoci Univeristy of Beauty Culture to study Esthetics.

She has been working as a licensed esthetician for two years and joined the NŪR Skincare team in Chicago shortly after its opening. She hopes to help people attain healthy and clear skin as she remembers so intimately the pain and suffering she endured psychologically when she ran into her own skin problems.

With each day working she feels her passion for this industry growing. In her free time she loves to paint, take photos, freelance as a makeup artist, attend concerts, and explore new places with friends and loved ones. 

 
 
 
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JUNE UTTAMAWATTANA esthetician

June is an experienced esthetician who has been working in the spa industry for several years at high-end spas where she performed relaxing facials and massages. When she learned about NŪR Skincare and its unique philosophy on results-based skincare using a holistic approach, she immediately became interested and felt that her passion for skincare can best be utilized in a setting where she is helping people achieve their skincare objectives in a strategic manner while developing individual relationships and learning cutting edge techniques. While her approach to skincare has always been more natural leaning, she is excited to learn how to incorporate technology and wellness into her methodology. June is Thai-American and her interest in combining Eastern and Western philosophies stems in part from her Eastern heritage. She currently lives in W. Chicago with her husband and fur babies.

 
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GRACE PENDERGRAST ADMIN ASSISTANT

A senior from Evanston Township High School, Grace serves as an assistant at NŪR Skincare. From meticulously analyzing client photos to writing and posting blogs, Grace is learning the skills and work ethic needed in the professional world. Grace is a dedicated student, balancing rigorous courses with extracurricular interests. Having found a passion in STEM courses, she hopes to pursue a career in a STEM field. Grace’s other school interests include creative writing and reading, which stand as hobbies in and out of school. From an early age, Grace has been passionate about leadership and community service. She spends much of her time at soup kitchens, clothing and food drives, and park clean ups.

Grace is also a passionate world traveler, having done service in Peru and traveled to Europe to study language. During her free time, Grace can be found baking, listening to music, watching movies, or spending time with family and friends.

 
 
 
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Mahshid Mireskandari
L.Ac.

Mahshid Graduated from Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, ranked number one in California and second in Uniteed States, with a Masters in Traditional Oriental Medicine and is currently pursuing her Doctoral degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine as well. Part of her training included an externship under supervision of Dr.Robert Chu, PhD at the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center at Providence Hospital working with patients undergoing cancer treatment. She also had the privilege of assisting Dr. Atsuki Maeda, DAOM, in his private practice for stroke patients. In addition she has completed Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture training certification through Dr. Martha Lucas Teachings.

Having experience in various techniques such as Korean and Japanese style of acupuncture, she uses many modalities such as Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Flower essences, Manual Therapy (Tui Na), Cupping, Moxa and Gua Sha to design a patient oriented treatment.