Kathryn L. Hamilton-Beck, founder, partner, and well esteemed industry professional of Texas Laser and Aesthetics Training Academy, is an integral pioneer member of the medical aesthetics community, developed Austin, Texas’s first full spectrum cosmetic vocational college. Katie designed the training curriculum to comply with the newly placed TX regulations, while providing an education that is unparalleled. Later, she amended and developed a unique Career Services Department that provides beneficial tailored resume/job placement assistance to graduates.
Prior to the revolutionary conception of combining a boutique Medical Spa and an Academy, Katie launched her passion for the aesthetics world in 2007 as a Beauty Educator at Sephora, where she achieved top ranking in Operations, and demonstrated product education and expertise through consultation. Katie’s very next opportunity working for one of the most reputable and sought after Plastic Surgeons, further surged her into the position to collect ideas for her next steps, and closer to crossing paths with her dynamic, and now, Business Partner, Tristen Hamilton.
While employed at a high rated Medical Spa from 2010-2012 in Austin, Texas, Katie finally meets Tristen Hamilton. At the time, Katie was practicing building powerful business skills as a General Manager and Medical Esthetician.
Together, the BRAND of Katie and Tristen, overflowed into what is known as Texas Laser & Aesthetics Training Academy.
Tristen M. Hamilton, is Partner, School Director, Licensed Aesthetics Instructor, Senior Laser Hair Removal Technician School Director and Co-Founder of Texas Laser and Aesthetics Training Academy, LLC. Tristen Hamilton is a licensed Aesthetics Instructor and a Certified Laser Hair Removal Technician with over 15 years of experience in the aesthetics industry as a Business Owner and Educator. Tristen has a vast array of knowledge in all aspects of the field, and the reputation to back it up.
Tristen began at young age leveraging the Aesthetics world, with heavy exposure to her family Spa and Salon businesses. With this initial involvement, then, adding on multiple licensing, treatments, and a unique customer service approach, Tristen shares accoladed between both excellence in operational standards, and top rated treatments in practice.
The vision of Katie and Tristen, is a laser focused dedication to the student, birthing an entirely new brand in the form of a full service laser and services treatment center, coupled with a medical aesthetics training institute. Then, providing a unique educational experience unmatched by any other. From this vision, the leading national laser hair removal & medical aesthetics training academy was born!
Texas Laser & Aesthetics Training Academy offers the latest in Laser Hair Removal licensing and Advanced/Medical Aesthetic Training Certifications. At TLATA, the internship offers documented work experience for students in a real medical spa during their training.
Katie and Tristen’s foundational mission at TLATA is to prepare each student to confidently enter the field of medical aesthetics training. They feel that it is imperative for the students to have a thorough understanding of laws, modalities being used, both the theory and the application of the technology.
As a whole, It is widely known, Katie and Tristen strive to provide students with an unmatched experience, knowledge, skills, and the training necessary to begin or enhance the goals and dreams for the student. Without question, TLATA is equipped to provide trainees with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and necessary skills to compete in the rewarding medical aesthetics industry. TLATA strives to employ the most elite instructors and medical aesthetics professionals. Our team only consist of the most highly trained & certified individuals in the industry, who have demonstrated a proficiency in all areas of the medical aesthetics arena over and over again. See for yourself! Look at our perfect score on our Yelp Reviews!
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Professional Laser Hair Removal Instructor, Coolsculpting Specialist
Austin Foss, with 6 years in the industry, and all starting with a Professional Laser Hair Removal License, Austin has built a master planned career in the Aesthetics world that only some can comprehend. Although Austin is quite skilled at reading, writing, and arithmetic, he is best known for his aesthetics artistry, quick wit, comprehensive plans and consultations with clients.
Professional Laser Hair Removal Instructor, Licensed Medical Aesthetician
Melanie Adams started her monumental Aesthetics journey with an Esthetics License in 2013, then, followed by her Laser Hair Removal Professional License in 2015.
Melanie is certified as an Acne Specialist, has an IPL Certification, Microneedling, Radio Frequency, Dermaplaning, Advanced Chemical Peels, Advanced Skin Care Ingredients Certification, AND, a Fractional Resurfacing Certification.
With all of Melanie’s achievements, passions, and hard work, you won’t find it hard to believe hard to believe that some of Melanie’s favorite things skin care, sushi, and cats.
Director of Operations
Kyle Greaves, Texas Laser and Aesthetics resident legendary employee, completed his Esthetician License as a foundation to his launch in the Aesthetics World. Kyle is also a Champagne enthusiast, and his favorite color is yellow.
Professional Laser Technician, Medical Aesthetician
Tori Flores, a licensed TX Aesthetician and Senior Hair Removal Technician, is one of TLATA’s resident instructors. She was brought to the industry initially by her love for transformative and results-driven treatments and the passion she has for her career is evident in everything that she does. Over the years she has built an impressive collection of certifications including Advanced Chemical Peels, Intense Pulsed Light, Microneedling, Derma planing, Laser Tattoo Removal, Ablative Resurfacing, Radio Frequency, and Advanced Cosmetic Ingredients. Tori is a mom to baby River and her favorite things include tasty vegan foods, documentaries, broadway musicals and digital illustration.
Licensed Esthetician, Professional Laser Hair Removal Technician
Valya Bek, Laser Hair Removal Professional, has a plethora of experience, accolades and an outstanding reputation including 7 years experience in Professional Laser Hair Removal, an Esthetician License, with almost 2 years of experience, 2 years experience in Dermaplaning and Chemical Peels, 4 years of experience with a SkinPen Microneedling Certification, and a 6 month Sculptice Certification.
Valya has several other skills, and Certificates: Laser Skin Tightening, Laser Vein Removal, Medical Grade Peels (VI Peel), Hydrafacials, Microdermabrasion, IPL Therapy, Custom Facials, PRP, RF Skin Tightening, Waxing, Tinting, Body Sculpting, Body Wraps, and Weight Loss Treatments.
Valya’s favorite things in the world is to spend time with my family and friends. People know her best by her interpersonal skills and my sense of humor.
Katie Beth Fallon
Aesthetics Instructor, Professional Laser Hair Removal Technician
Ms. Katie Beth Fallon joined us as a skilled Aesthetics Instructor, and Laser Hair Removal Professional. Katie is a licensed Esthetician, has been teaching Advanced Esthetics, including laser for 2+ years. She joined TLATA because of the impressive reputation and the expansive courses provided. Katie humbly demonstrates her bright and articulate demeanor both independently and cohesively, and continues to set the industry bar high for the level of education provided.
Some fun things about Katie: She is a lefty. She has a son serving in the Navy, a daughter graduating from high school this year, a Poodle, and the two best Pit Bulls.
Lily left her small town 6 years ago to pursue her love of aesthetics. While her first love is teaching lash extension classes, she is also extremely passionate about neurotoxin, microblading, coolsculpting, IPL, vein removal, tattoo removal, ablative resurfacing, miconeedling, and instructing her laser hair removal students. What she finds most rewarding about her career is getting to help her clients adress their insecurities as she had suffered with her own acne-prone skin throughout her teen years. Lily’s favorite pastimes are finding new nature spots with her dogs and online shopping for vintage clothing.
Front Desk Medical Spa Specialist
Jack is a Front Desk Service Coordinator who loves aesthetics and discussing our various treatment options with clients. He holds a Bachelor of Business degree from Western Illinois University, is certified in CoolSculpting, and is also a Laser Hair Removal Technician. Jack has over 5 years experience working in the aesthetic/medical device industry and has a true passion for helping people look and feel their best. Jack is interested in anything horror/true crime related, podcasts, skiing, tumbling, and being in bed before 10:00.
Laura Ritz, Texas Laser and Aesthetics’ exclusive Microblading Instructor, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia, is a Certified Diabetes Medication Injection trainer, and a Certified Microblading Technician.
Laura has combined Client/Patient Experience of more than 10 years. Laura is known best by her friends as an Actress, and has been featured in local/regional/national tv series, film, and advertising campaigns. Laura has an interesting collection of Shark’s Teeth, and knows a bit too much about Disney World.
Mason Jones MD
Dr. Mason Jones attended The University of Texas at Austin and then The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at the UT Health Science Center in Houston in 2006.
Dr. Jones is Board Certified in Family Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Texas Medical Association, and the Travis County Medical Society.
Dr. Jones and his wife, Stacy, have traveled the world extensively, and they have a son, Griffin. Dr Jones also enjoys woodworking and doing home improvement projects.