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MEET OUR CONFIDENCE BOOSTERS

RANA KENNELLY

RANA KENNELLY

BSN, BSC (HONS),CANS

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Rana has worked in many areas of nursing, but her career has always been geared towards women's health and well-being. She gets satisfaction from educating and empowering women in times of sickness and health. Her career in gynecology, IVF, postnatal depression and eating disorders. She was trained in midwifery at King's College in London and is a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist (CANS) –– in total, Rana has over 25 years of midwifery and nursing experience and is licensed in multiple states.

Rana’s strength is her ability to see what the face requires. She can look at a face and understand where to place a product strategically to achieve the best and most beautiful outcome. At all times, her goal is to provide treatments that aren’t detectable, but rather brighten the overall appearance.

Rana loves the variety of every unique face, stories shared and collaborating with colleagues.

She believes her role as an aesthetic provider is to be clear and collaborative with patients during consultation and assessment. Rana enjoys observing the genetics of multiple generations in a family and predicting the course of each person’s aging process. That way she can be proactive, addressing the negative signs of aging before they are even evident.

Recognized as one of the top educators in the field, she is a sought-after speaker/trainer for colleagues, frequently engaged by top companies such as Allergan, Galderma and P.A.L.E.T.T.E. Resources. She has worked with renowned plastic surgeons and dermatologists.

ABIGAIL JESSE

ABIGAIL JESSE

FNP-BC, MSN

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Abigail received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Lewis University. She worked in the cardiac ICU of Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the pediatric ICU of Edward Hospital in the Chicago area before returning to school to obtain her Master’s Degree in Nursing.

Once she became credentialed as a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, she joined a dermatology practice and embraced aesthetic medicine. Today she pursues her passion for restoring and balancing facial features in order to help patients discover their best selves. Using a variety of creative, safe and artistic approaches, she enhances the unique beauty of every person she treats.

CRISTINA HERMAN

CRISTINA HERMAN

RN, BSN

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Cristina has been working in the aesthetic world ever since she graduated from Chamberlain University. Literally! She graduated on a Friday and started work the following Monday morning at a plastic surgeon’s office. She worked in all aspects of that practice before attending aesthetic trainings with Rana. That was over 5 years ago, Cristina works at The Confidence Bar caring for patients and The Confidence Lab educating health care providers.

Cristina is an absolute safety guru. “I won’t do anything unless I know it’s safe,” is something she lives by. She specializes in providing a rested, natural look and values honesty in her practice. She wants to provide treatment that is both subtle yet inspires confidence and ease. She has a sincere appreciation for every patients’ differences. and is excited by the ability to work with all different types of faces and personalities.

Cristina develops an in-depth rapport with her patients where she listens to their concerns and helps create a customized treatment plan to achieve their desired unique beauty. Patients appreciate Cristina's professionalism, kindness, and time she spends thoroughly explaining each aspect of treatment and she considers it a privilege to care for her patients.

Education is an integral part of Cristina's career. She regularly attends educational workshops and national meetings staying up to date in a fast-developing field.

LAMIJA HUBJER

LAMIJA HUBJER

MMS, PA-C

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Lamija is a board-certified Physician Associate (PA) since 2009 with a Masters of Medical Science, trained in providing comprehensive patient care in all healthcare settings. Lamija has vast knowledge in providing comprehensive patient care with an ultimate goal to educate and improve the quality of life. She has worked in acute and subacute healthcare settings and now aesthetics.

Lamija’s seed of passion for the aesthetic field was planted when she was a pre-teen girl, observing people and always noticing the good and the unique in all faces. Never judging differences. This has helped her see herself as a one-of-a-kind individual, not striving for perfection, but aiming to always be the best version of herself.

Lamija enjoys feeling present with patients in the aesthetic work and finds that there is a lot of gratitude between providers and patients –– she feels like her work truly helps people feel good. She believes that a collaborative, team-focused environment is what creates the best experience for both providers and patients.

Lamija’s passion is following a patient’s journey from the start and seeing that each patient is armed with needed resources in reaching their destination to a happier and healthier lifestyle.

She deeply enjoys “the tribe we have here” at the Confidence Bar. She embraces and aims to create a non-judgemental, “open door,” truly supportive place for learning and treatment.

NUSHA SYLAJ JACKSON

NUSHA SYLAJ JACKSON

FNP-BC, MSN

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Before transitioning into the world of aesthetics, Nusha worked as a registered nurse in level one trauma E.R departments across the country for 8 years, including Detroit and Boston before ending up in Chicago. She graduated from Oakland University in Michigan as a registered nurse and continued her education at Loyola University, where she earned her Masters of Science in Nursing as a family Nurse Practitioner.

Nusha embodies the word “provider” –– she thinks highly of aesthetics as a practice and aims to
give people a feeling of connection, confidence and comfort. Nusha loves to meet people and cherishes moments of instant connection with her patients. Patient-provider collaboration is truly something special in her eyes, which is part of what gives her great results. She loves to work on an open canvas and give a tasteful, full-faced look.

As a former E.R nurse, Nusha wants people to know that aesthetics is the real deal. “This is medicine
–– it’s harder than it looks,” she says. She treats her patients, her work and the practice overall with the utmost respect, and holds herself to a high standard.

OLIVIA WENSTROM

OLIVIA WENSTROM

RN, BSN

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Olivia attended University of Missouri-Columbia for 2 years, until she received an academic scholarship for Central Methodist University Nursing program where she graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is currently in graduate school at North Park University where she is pursuing her advanced practice degree as a nurse practitioner.

OIivia started her career in medicine 9 years ago at Northwestern Medicine in downtown Chicago. Most of her nursing background was in the ICU, which she was passionate about, however, after 5 years she decided to pursue a career in aesthetic medicine. For 3.5 years she worked two jobs, in the ICU and aesthetics, to achieve her dream of becoming a full-time nurse injector. Her foundational ethics are driven by continually learning the most up-to-date injection techniques while providing the safest most effective care in a calm, comforting environment.

It is Olivia’s passion to treat each patient in a unique, customized, natural approach. Her favorite quote, which is the forefront of her injection practice is, “in art, less is more”. Her guiding principles are that everyone deserves to feel beautiful, and that you need to overvalue from the inside out; to her, that is where confidence is truly built.

ANGIE REPEL

ANGIE REPEL

FNP-DNP

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Angie is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She earned her Doctorate in Nursing from Rush University in Chicago. She has almost a decade of nursing experience caring for women and children.

Angie’s interest in aesthetics began in high school while working as an assistant to an esthetician. Her advanced degree and passion for helping women led her to The Confidence Bar. She loves helping patients look and feel their best.

At The Confidence Bar, she genuinely connects with patients and learns about their aesthetics goals. She works with each patient to create a custom treatment plan focusing on their natural beauty. Angie is dedicated to providing safe natural treatment. Angie appreciates each patient and would like to say thank you for trusting us.

When not at The Confidence Bar, Angie enjoys reading, Pilates classes, finding the best pizza places, and exploring Chicago with her friends and minibernedoodle, Bruno.