Founded in 2005, Studio Abasi uses the latest advances in skin care technology to bring your skin back to life. Our team of licensed estheticians has extensive education in the most current techniques for eliminating acne, slowing down the aging process, as well as correcting existing environmental damage. Located in Berkeley, our clinic is easily accessible to both UC Berkeley and the greater East Bay. We hope to see you (and your skin) soon!

Shannon Carter

California State Board Licensed Esthetician

In my esthetics practice, I have helped clear the skin of hundreds of people who have skin challenges such as adult and teen acne, skin redness, premature aging, and preventative care maintenance. Skin challenges can cause emotional stress and anxiety in adults and can be even more difficult for teens. Helping my clients improve their skin has been incredibly rewarding. Our approach to improving challenged skin is teamwork. Giving our clients the necessary information and tools for an effective home care regimen is key to lasting results. As an acne specialist, I am dedicated to continuing my education which has been a key component to my success. I have studied under the instruction renowned researcher Dr. James Fulton, Ph.D., co-developer of Retin-A® and founder of the Acne Research Institute. I feel that it's important to continually attend training classes that focus on the latest advances in the esthetic and cosmeceutical industry.

Trisha Hollenbach

California State Board Licensed Esthetician

I have always been intrigued by the world of esthetics. After studying chemistry for a few years, I paused my education to focus on being a full-time mom to two handsome boys. I then decided to pursue being a certified Esthetician and found this field both enjoyable and rewarding. I am committed to my work and am consistently learning all I can, especially in my 30s as I find it coincidental that I am now fighting against aging and adult acne personally. I completely understand the stress and anxiety that can accompany less than desired skin health. I am happy to be a part of Studio Abasi and walk down that corrective skincare journey with clients and the team. I have seen the amazing results for acne prone and anti-aging clients and am excited to make my contribution. Trisha has been with us since 2018.

Charity Brunson

Director of Operations

Charity is our Director of Operations. With over two decades as an Office Administrator her experience and skill set make her a valuable asset to our team. She goes above and beyond to make sure the office runs smoothly and that our clients feel comfortable and cared for. She's supportive, thoughtful, and personable. We have many grateful clients who will testify to her abilities when their products have been confiscated by TSA at the airport, or if they need urgent skin care appointments. She's definitely a problem solver! If she can't make it happen, it's not for lack of trying. Charity has been with us since 2013.

Beza Beneberu

California State Board Licensed Esthetician

Beza became a licensed Esthetician after graduating from Paul Mitchell in 2018. While struggling with acne, she first came to Studio Abasi as a client and found her passion for skincare while working with our founder Shannon. She has been a part of the Studio Abasi family for 6 years first as a client and now as an Esthetician. Her perspective as both a client and esthetician makes her well versed skincare, homecare, and product knowledge. She understands that clearing acne is an emotional journey and can be hard to navigate at times. She will coach you through your skincare journey, help you reach your skincare goals, and along with the rest of the team be your biggest supporter. Beza joined the team in January 2020.