About Us

About Us

Ella Ora is a new concept in skin therapy. We work with only the best products to bring you the highest-quality, most technologically advanced skin care there is today.

Ella Ora offers a scientific approach to skin care that addresses the visible signs of aging and many other common skin concerns by combining state-of-the-art technology with medical grade compounds.

Ella Ora specializes in the manual sculpting of the face using a combination of European and Eastern techniques to deliver a measurably more youthful complexion and achieve lift without surgery.

Our Staff

Ella Ora delivers an unprecedented level of service. Our clients will leave with glowing skin, instructions on how to use their products at home and a general sense of well-being following their visit to our skin therapy clinic.

Kristin Joy VanGuilder


Owner Kristin Joy VanGuilder studied with the San Francisco Ballet, the Boston Ballet and the Pacific Northwest Ballet while receiving full merit scholarships to the San Francisco Ballet and the Pacific Northwest Ballet. She was subsequently a principal dancer touring professionally with The American Ballet Ensemble. Kristin’s affinity for movement and her dedication to beauty and perfection make her skin care treatments both indulgent and effective. In addition to dance, Kristin also studied biology and nursing before entering the world of esthetics. Her passion for skincare developed when she learned to heal her own skin as an esthetics student. She incorporates her science background into her skin care practice and has pursued training with skincare experts all over the world including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and London.

Kristin specializes in non-surgical toning and tightening with a concentration on the neck and jowl area. ''With the right tools and products, everyone can have gorgeous skin,'' says Kristin. Her commitment to researching the latest developments and products in skincare inspired her to form the concept for Ella Ora, a comprehensive skin care clinic equipped to unveil your most beautiful skin.

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Brooke Adams


Brooke is from Greer, SC and spent time as a model and licensed cosmetologist before joining Ella Ora. Her passion for maintaining clear and beautiful skin prompted her to switch to a career in esthetics. In her career, Brooke has completed more than 500 hours of training with Dr. Barbara Sturm and other top esthetic professionals.

Esthetics is not her only passion; Brooke’s love for pit bulls is behind her advocacy of the breed. Her love of all animals drives her commitment to cruelty-free products such as those used and sold at Ella Ora.

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Lauren Bentley


Before beginning her career in esthetics, Lauren studied nursing and worked in the medical field. She quickly discovered a desire to pursue skincare in an effort to heal her own acne prone skin. Through her work with Oncology Spa Solutions, she was able to blend her love of medicine with skincare by becoming certified in oncology esthetics. This unique training allowed her to safely care for cancer patients undergoing various treatments. In addition, Lauren has trained with Esteé Lauder and Biologique Recherche and continues to educate herself on the latest advancements in the skincare field. She looks forward to partnering with her Ella Ora clients to achieve all of their skincare objectives.

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Hannah Marie Rozier


Hannah Marie grew up in Fort Mill, SC and moved to Charleston in 2014. She graduated from The College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in May 2018. In the future she hopes to earn her Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling in order to help treat and comfort those living with incurable genetic diseases.

After suffering from cystic acne and uneven skin-tone for years, Hannah Marie was thrilled to join Ella Ora, and it was here that she found a solution to her skin woes. Miracle treatments from Kristin, as well as a strict regimen using the best skincare lines in the world, has allowed Hannah Marie to finally achieve the glow and confidence she always dreamed of.

He who seeks beauty will find it.

Bill Cunningham