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Yara L. Ramirez-Zuniga, Owner

Licensed Esthetician, Licensed Massage Therapist & Esthetician Instructor


Hi! My name is Yara. I am the owner of Skincare By Yara. I am a Texas Licensed Esthetician, Licensed Esthetician Instructor and Licensed Massage Therapist. I am also a member of the NCEA, Associated Skin Care Professionals and Associated Body & Massage Professionals. Skin care is my passion and I'm an advocate for holistic esthetics. 

I became interested in skin care at the age of 8 as I began developing skin problems and became self-conscious of it. I started my own skin care regimen with just plain bar soap and water. As I became a teenager, soap and water wasn't enough. There wasn't internet back then but Seventeen and other magazines were a big help. I studied on learning how to DIY homemade facials.  In my 20s, I discovered aloe vera...a truly healing plant in my book! I now was pimple free! In my 30s, a new chapter in my life began...I'm now a mother of two beautiful girls. Skin is still good with the occasional evil pimple. Haha! 


In 2009, I decided to go to beauty school to study esthetics at Salon and Spa Institute in Brownsville, Texas. I graduated in 2010 as an esthetician and then immediately went back to study for my esthetic instructor license. From 2013-2015, I taught as an Esthetician Instructor at a local beauty school. In 2016, I went back to study massage therapy and currently a Licensed Massage Therapist.  I am pursuing my post graduate studies at the International Dermal Institute and I also attend yearly conventions to keep up to date with the newest trends.  

After ten years, I finally opened up my own esthetic specialty salon.

I'm a believer in simple skin care and recommend sun protection for the young and the young at heart. I practice what I preach. My specialty in the field of esthetics are corrective treatments.

My mission is to help those who need guidance with their skin care.

I thank the Lord and my family for all my accomplishments and helping me to do what I love.

Thank you very much for taking time to visit my website. Should you have any questions on any of the services or need skin care tips, please feel free to contact me. God bless! 


Mary Cortez, Licensed Esthetician


Hello! My name is Mary Cortez. I'm a Texas Licensed Esthetician. 

I attended school at Salon and Spa Institute 2022 and graduated 2023. Why esthetics? You may ask. My question is why not esthetics? Knowing that I can make someone feel confident within their own skin brings joy to me. I was blessed to have an amazing instructor. Till this day she continues to mentor me! Which I am forever grateful for. 



I consider myself a multi-faceted Esthetician specializing in waxing, facials, eyebrow lamination and tint, eyelash perm and tint, and total skincare. I believe that by providing clients with the knowledge and tools to correct the situation, I can help each individual client reach their skin care goal. I want to create a warm and welcoming place that the clients can walk into and feel their stressful everyday world melt away. I'm continuously furthering my knowledge base in order to provide excellent service and exquisite treatments that my clients will enjoy as they continue to return to Skincare By Yara. I believe that it’s important to take care of your whole self. Thus, incorporating facial treatments to your life should be a consistent element, not a once in a while luxury. Know the value and power of your beautiful skin.


Thank you for taking the time to visit. I hope to see you soon!

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