For as long as Isabel can remember she has held a passion for beautiful, healthy nails. She always admired her Grandmother’s ritual to achieve perfectly painted bright red nails. Isabel was hired to do a family member’s bridal nails when she was only twelve years old. It was then she knew she had found her passion and calling. She is a native New Mexican and began her professional education in 2005. She provided nail services at a salon in Santa Fe and eventually launched a mobile nail service business in 2014. Mobile Mani/Pedi de Santa Fe, which she currently owns and operates. With passion and dedication she has served the residents and visitors of Santa Fe, Tesuque, Eldorado, Lamy and beyond.
Specializing in organic nail care and utilizing the highest quality of organic and vegan products has led Isabel to join the dynamic, professional team at Eldorado Skin Care. Since June 2018 she continues to develop a loyal following while focusing on the integrity and health of organic nails, client comfort and exceptional customer service. She enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, family and friends. She is committed to animal advocacy and has rescued various species of animals that are beloved family pets. She also enjoys art and painting.
Isabel Valencia, Manicurist/Pedicurist at
Eldorado Skin Care, with owner, Dawn Carter.
Dawn Carter, Owner of Eldorado Skin Care began following her passion for the Healing Arts in 1993. Her previous experience working with dentists, doctors, chiropractors, senior health facilities, children with spinal injuries, HIV/AIDS patients as well as tax and accounting has earned her extensive knowledge of “hands-on” personal service.
After 15 years of owning Body & Breath Spa in Dallas, Texas she, her spouse and their 4-legged family relocated to Eldorado of Santa Fe. It has long been her hearts desire to dwell in such a beautiful, peaceful and healing place while doing the work she loves. Eldorado Skin Care was established in January 2011.
Included in her extensive studies of massage therapy she has trained in such modalities as Myofascial Release, Reiki, Ortho-Bionomy, Neuro-muscular Re-education, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Transformational BreathWork and Prenatal Massage. In 1997 she broadened her understanding of skin care with certification in Belavi Facelift Massage. She continues to pursue knowledge of skin care through various avenues of advanced training.
Dawn Carter with Boldijarre Koronczay, President of Eminence Organic Skin Care..
Dawn now offers affordable and professional skin care services to female, male and teen clients. As caregiver to numerous family and friends she became interested in working with health challenged individuals. Dawn became a Certified Clinical Oncology Aesthetician in 2009 under the tutelage of Morag Currin, Executive Director of the International Society of Oncology Esthetics. These services are now available to health challenged individuals in the North Central New Mexico area.
Dawn’s professional memberships include Associated Skin Care Professionals and International Society of Oncology Aesthetics. She gives of her time and services to support organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Mexico, Vista Grande Public Library, Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center-Holistic Health and Wellness Program, Eldorado/285 Recycles Program, Meals on Wheels, The Resource Center of Dallas and the ASPCA.
Dawn enjoys hiking with her spouse and their two Hungarian Vizslas, Daisy and Jack. She also enjoys cooking, fishing, traveling, music and photography.