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Lillian Sophia

Custom crafted, each bottle is made just for you.  Chelsea's products are small batch, handmade, organic delights.  Products are sold here, at La Bella Derma, or available online at Lillian Sophia.

About Us

Chelsea- Owner & Esthetician

Chelsea is a native Vermonter who currently resides in Essex with her husband, Chris and daughters, Lillian and Sophia.  She is a Vermont-licensed Esthetician specializing in clinical spa services. Chelsea draws on her experience in resort settings to provide luxurious treatments with a focus on client care. Additionally Chelsea's extensive training and experience as a medical Esthetician, enables her to suggest the best treatment options for your skin type. Chelsea regularly receives education in advanced skin care treatments, as well as makeup and skincare product lines.

Chelsea has recently launched her own skin care line, Lillian Sophia- named after her two daughters. 

Rebecca- Client Care Specialist

Rebecca moved to Burlington after falling in love with Vermont while in college. Growing up in the Catskill Mountains Region of New York she was immersed in activities related to the Ski industry at a young age. After pursuing a career in cosmetology, she found that she had a knack for customer service, client education, and spa administration. When she’s not at La Bella Derma, you can find her being crafty with crochet projects, or snowboarding and making the most of her new Vermont life.

After years in resort and medical spa settings, owner and licensed esthetician Chelsea Russell set out to combine the best of both worlds. Having seen firsthand the mental and physical benefits of regular skincare and body work services, her goal was to create a relaxing environment where clients could receive both clinical and spa treatments at an affordable price.

In October 2014 La Bella Derma was born. At this esthetic boutique and spa, advanced clinical services and relaxed luxury come together to create an inviting refuge from the busy-ness of everyday life.  

Chelsea and her team bring knowledge, experience, and the desire to provide the best customer service possible. Prior to opening, Chelsea hand-selected each product based on specific attributes to ensure a selection of safe and effective products for all skin types. Additionally, La Bella Derma team members do not receive commission, so clients can rest assured that product and treatment suggestions are based solely on individual needs.

Whether you pop-in for a boutique treatment or combine multiple services to extend your experience, time at La Bella Derma is always well spent.

Taylor- Esthetician

Taylor is a fourth-generation Vermonter growing up in Richmond. At heart, she is a makeup artist with experience working in local theatre, so she knows that great makeup cannot happen without great skin. Her desire to bridge that gap led her to study esthetics; her love of the industry only grew from there. Taylor's favorite part of her job is seeing the look on clients' faces when they love the way they look--her goal is to make clients feel beautiful inside and out every time they come in. In her free time, Taylor can be found practicing new makeup techniques (learning never stops!), playing video games with her friends, or cuddled up with a good book and her cat, Bentley. 

Meet The Team

Meg- Spa Leader, Esthetician Apprentice & Professional Makeup Artist 

Meg has loved the beauty world since she was a child who would get in trouble for using Crayola markers as makeup and for concocting her own cosmetic potions. She grew up in Vermont and followed her artistic leanings to Georgia, where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Savannah College of Art & Design as a photography major. After graduating in 2010, her heart brought her back to Vermont where she has been working as a freelance makeup artist, photographer, and in the hospitality field. Meg has recently begun her esthetician apprenticeship and is ready to provide excellent client care as part of the La Bella Derma team.

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