Owner / Licensed Skin Therapist
Born and raised in the Milwaukee area. In 1993 she moved to Chicago, IL to study at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and in 1997 she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in painting and drawing.
She has had a genuine interest in the beauty industry from a very young age, which grew into a real passion and led her to a career in aesthetics. She graduated from Pivot Point International in Chicago, IL, and has been a licensed Aesthetician since 2002.
Laura is dedicated to helping people look and feel their best, as well as educating them on healthy skin care practices. With the experience she has gained from her extensive training in esthetics and hands-on treatment in an upscale spa in Chicago, she finds assessing and addressing skin conditions extremely rewarding.
After a treatment, her clients feel amazing. Their skin is restored, rejuvenated and they see results! She encourages her clients to take an interest in their skin, not only from an esthetic point of view, but also as a long-term investment in their health and well-being.
Pamela Karas Tankovitch
Licensed Skin Therapist
Two Dermalogica Experts are better than one! No other spa in the Milwaukee area can offer this kind of expertise! With nearly a decade of experience in the spa industry, Pam’s knowledge and passion for customer service elevate Sparkle Spa to a new level in skin care.
Pam’s formal education and training began at Mequon Thienville School of Esthetics. She has been a licensed Aesthetician since 2010. As a graduate of the International Dermal Institute, Pam stands out as a Dermalogica Expert – one of only six skin care therapists that have achieved this certification in Wisconsin.
Pam grew up in New Berlin and lives in Milwaukee with her husband Alan and new baby Roman.
Licensed Skin Therapist
Karen Lillie was raised on a lake in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. She studied at Aveda’s Institute of Beauty and Wellness and has been passionately working in the industry for the past 4 years. Using one of the skin care industry’s leading authorities, Dermalogica, she’s dedicated to helping you achieve the healthiest version of your skin.
At a very young age Karen was diagnosed with Psoriasis. Severe Psoriasis. At the time, it felt like a transparent disorder worn on the outside for all to see. It took her nearly a decade to find the right combination of treatments to manage and finally beat the disorder. For her, that was just the beginning.
Skin care has always been a big part of her life and she feels lucky to have the opportunity to share her knowledge with you. Working in this setting, dedicated and designed to help you resolve skin care issues to feel better and more confident is why she does this. Her goal is for you to feel good in your own, healthy, beautiful skin by creating a valuable experience sending you on the way to your best skin ever. She has electively taken over twenty classes at the International Dermal Institute and plans on making Expert Status by the end of summer. Because what’s better than two certified experts? Three of course!