Meet our Team
Dr. Dee L. Martinez MD
Dr. Dee L. Martinez
got his undergraduate from Texas A&M (WHOOP) and went on to the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio in 1992 to get his medical degree. Dr Martinez takes a very active hands-on daily role as Medical Director….always available to the entire team at Spa in the City.
Josanne started Spa in the City over 10 years ago in one little room inside the offices of Vernon and Walrep OB/GYN in Medical City. What started out as a one person operation quickly turned into much more. Now several moves later Spa in the City has grown to a staff of 10 and 7 treatment rooms.
Josanne started out doing electrolysis and facials then eventually added permanent make-up before moving into the realm of a true medspa when Spa in the City was born. With over 30 years of experience in the field of beauty she never has stopped learning and growing. “It’s fun to see clients I did electrolysis on years ago now bringing their daughters in for laser hair removal!”
Josanne takes a caring approach to aesthetics…both visually and financially. She created Spa in the City’s unique VIP Membership that is now copied all around the metroplex but NEVER with all the same features in an effort to allow clients to treat all their needs affordably. Visually Josanne is known for a natural, pro-youth approach to injectables. “I want client’s to see a younger looking version of themselves in the mirror, not a stranger.”
Josanne lives in the evolving Midway Hollow area with her 2 dogs Missy and Mya and her cat, Ginger. In her spare time she loves to work in her gardens. She was recently interviewed on Shoutout DFW….for the full article click HERE.
is the COO of Spa in the City. Her duties are all behind the scenes but nevertheless vital. She helps keep Josanne and the rest of the office running smoothly on a day to day basis. She has been learning about skincare and the aesthetics business her entire life from her mom, Josanne, and continues to learn every day!
She graduated from Texas A&M class of ’14 (WHOOP!) and lives in Dallas with her Aggie husband, Jess, her new son Walker along with their GSP, Emma, lab puppy Rudder and their cat, Tucker. Paige LOVES to cook (lucky Jess) and work out…a good combination for sure.
Dr Christina Riccio
Christina is a board-certified anesthesiologist and a recent addition to our team at Spa in the City. Originally from Long Island, NY, Christina graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed a residency in Anesthesiology and Pain Management at the University of California in sunny San Diego in 2009. She has been on the faculty at the University of Texas- Southwestern Medical Center since 2010 where she focuses her clinical practice on training residents in difficult airway management. Her transition to aesthetics part- time stems from a desire to use her talents in a more creative way in a less demanding, enjoyable environment.
Christina enjoys singing, and was a member of the Georgetown Gracenotes, an all- female a cappella group. Though she solos on several studio albums, much of her singing is now performed in the shower, car and of course, the occasional karaoke bar.
During the COVID pandemic, Christina and her children started a pet project- Riccio’s Chickio’s, and learned to raise backyard chickens! You can drive by their home in Lakewood on the weekends where her industrious kiddos have set up an organic egg stand. Customers will also receive a free cup of lemonade with any purchase!
Christina is also a very proud two-time cancer survivor. She serves on the board of directors for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Laurisa comes to us with years of experience. Skin is her passion and when you have had one of her facials you will know why. Laurisa has been a licensed skin care specialist since 03’ in Denver Colorado. she and her family moved back to Texas in 06’ and has LOVED working in the Dallas /FtWorth area since!
She been married for 15 years to her husband Joe and they have a 12 year old son Elias and a 10 year old daughter Vivienne who are in Laurisa’s words “OUR LIFE!”
Kendra has been a licensed Esthetician since 2007. She has a love for skincare, takes pride in her work and truly enjoys helping clients look and feel their best.
When she’s not helping to save the world from wrinkles, she is busy taking care if her family, including 3 children and her cat, Luna.
Morgan is a licensed esthetician and a professional laser hair removal technician. She has a passion for results driven treatments to help you fall in love with your own skin.
Morgan lives in Denton and enjoys spending free time with her family, especially her 2 year old son Luke.
Julie graduated from Paul Mitchell Dallas in 2018 where she learned all about hair, skin and nails. She worked in salons until 2021 when she made the switch to aesthetics and is not looking back. She loves helping clients and is dedicated to her Spa in the city fam. She loves every minute she’s here…especially if a chocolate croissant is involved.
She grew up in Frisco, Tx and has not only a twin sis but 4 younger brothers. Julie has a 2 year old daughter, Evelyn who is the light of her mom’s eye. If there is any free time she tries to hang with friends. Julie is starting nursing school in the very near future and hopes to be injecting Botox upon graduation.
Blanca is bilingual, friendly and awesome! She is happy to help clients feel welcome and invited and loves to make them have good laugh!
She’s been in the med spa industry for 10 yrs and wouldn’t trade it for the world!
She’s been with her husband for 16 yrs and married for 8 yrs. Her husband, Luis is a barber at Castillos Barbershop in downtown Garland. They have 6 kids between them…. her 5th pregnancy was twins! She’s also a proud momma to an autistic child! On her free time she takes care of of her family, styles hair and make scrumptious treats! Follow her at @scrumptiouschamoyandmore and @blancasbraidsandmore
Halie graduated from Aveda Institute of Dallas in 2019. after receiving her cosmetology license she went on to work at a Frisco salon before deciding to go independent. Even though hair is her passion she decided to see what life in a medspa is like to further her beauty knowledge.
She is super excited to have joined the Spa in the City family and looks forward to greeting clients with a smile. You can follow Halie at @halieb_hair to see more of her work.
Jenny’s interest in the Salon and Spa industry began when she started working as a receptionist for Toni & Guy Salons at the age of 18. This interest led her to attend the Toni & Guy Academy where she earned her cosmetology license in 2000. The following year, she worked as an esthetician while attending North TX School of Swedish Massage where she completed the program to become a licensed massage therapist. Jenny gained experience working in several spas, country clubs and campuses: Elizabeth Arden Spa and Salon, Vspa at the Hilton Anatole, Old Parkland Campus, and Northwood Country Club. She is grateful to be a part of the Spa in the City team where she can assist in helping clients look and feel their best.
Jenny continues to offer massage services from her studio at home. She is passionate about community service and regularly volunteers and organizes community donation drives and fundraising events. In her free time, Jenny enjoys experiencing art, gardening, cooking, and taking naps.