Meet the Team

Operating the best med spa in Houston requires a team of talented, exceptionally trained and experienced treatment providers and professional staff. Since Chris Bailey established Ovation® Med Spa nearly 15 years ago, it has grown into a destination for residents throughout the Greater Houston area (and beyond) who want the latest med spa treatments to help them look and feel their best.

Our Team Members

Chris Bailey, Founder and Owner

Chris Bailey, Founder and OwnerAfter spending about 15 years in corporate America, Chris found himself in LaGuardia Airport a couple of weeks before Christmas and realized that he didn’t want to be doing the same thing for the next 10 to 20 years. He started flipping through a copy of Entrepreneur magazine and some medical spa franchise opportunities caught his eye. After investing all of his savings and a year of his life researching the idea, he started a med spa franchise in 2006—only to have the franchisor go out of business 6 months later.

Undaunted, Chris got in touch with every successful medical aesthetic professional in the country who would talk to him to learn anything he could about running the business, which he renamed Ovation Med Spa. Over the next 15 years, Chris built a thriving practice with the vision of investing in the latest, proven technologies so he and his team could provide customized treatment solutions to their clients.

“My father always taught me to dream bigger dreams, think big, and believe we can do things beyond what we are doing today. He has always been an inspiration in my life.”

Chris has taken those words to heart in building Ovation Med Spa, which is ranked as one of the 8 Best Medical Spas in the country by The American Med Spa Association and has been named the Top Medical Spa in Middle America for 3 years in a row by Aesthetics Everything magazine. Many staff members have been with him since the beginning and clients return year after year because of the personalized attention they receive.

When Chris isn’t working, he loves to travel. In fact, he’s an instrument-rated private pilot and he enjoys flying friends and family around the country.

Sarah Young, MPAS, PA-C, Clinical Director and Physician Assistant

Sarah Young, MPAS, PA-C, Clinical Director and Physician AssistantIn addition to using her expertise to perform a range of aesthetic treatments including laser rejuvenation and injectables, Sarah oversees Ovation Med Spa’s other providers and develops comprehensive treatment plans for our clients.

Before joining Ovation in January 2019, Sarah earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Texas at Austin. After completing a year of research at Houston Medical Center, she obtained a Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), graduating in the top 10% of her class with a 4.0 grade point average. Before pursuing a career in aesthetics, Sarah assisted in cardiothoracic and vascular surgeries.

Her extensive aesthetics training includes injectables, laser-based devices, Ultherapy®, microneedling, and a range of other treatments. Sarah’s comprehensive knowledge of anatomy benefits all of Ovation’s clients. She says being an integral part of our clients’ aesthetic journeys and playing a role in their transformations toward looking and feeling their best is incredibly rewarding and motivating. Outside of work, Sarah is a foodie and wine enthusiast and explores new restaurants in the Houston area, where she was born and raised. She exercises regularly and spends as much time as she can with her husband and family.

Amy Harper, Family Nurse Practitioner

Amy Harper, Family Nurse PractitionerAs a family nurse practitioner, Amy helps men and women seeking hormone replacement therapy. This treatment emphasizes one of Ovation Med Spa’s core principles, which is to help our clients both look and feel as good as possible. Amy’s specialized training conducted by bioTE® Medical enables her to create customized hormone replacement plans for each of our clients.

As a lifelong learner, Amy is consistently staying up to date on the latest developments in aesthetics and hormone replacement therapy. Veterans’ issues are also very important to her and she belongs to a group that advocates for veterans. Amy has a 2-year-old grandson who she sees as often as possible and she’s building a house to replace the one she lost to hurricane Harvey.

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Maria McCord, Laser Technician

Maria McCord, Laser TechnicianMaria’s been with Ovation for more than 3 years and is a valuable and versatile member of the team, helping the med spa run as smoothly as possible. As a laser technician, Maria helps clients who want to improve the appearance of their skin and also performs body contouring procedures.

She enjoys working at Ovation because she believes every member of the team shares a dedication to the practice’s mission of providing the best possible treatment that’s most appropriate for each individual. When not at work, Maria enjoys boating or jogging and she is also a health coach. Maria is married with 2 boys and has a grandchild, too.

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Daj Rhodes, Laser Technician & Aesthetician

Daj Rhodes, Laser Technician & AestheticianDaj has been with Ovation since 2007 and exemplifies our dedication providing the most up-to-date skin care, anti-aging, and body contouring treatments for clients. Daj, a licensed aesthetician, creates long-term, personalized care programs for our clients using the expertise she’s gained through being certified for multiple treatments. She’s certified in Ultherapy®, Halo™ hybrid laser, microneedling, EMSCULPT®, Intracel, and HydraFacial™ procedures.

She says one of the best things about her job is being able to provide clients with treatments tailored for their specific needs because Ovation invests in so many different technologies. Daj, who is married, is a world traveler, having been to more than 30 countries and enjoys trying new foods and restaurants. She moved to Houston in 2006.

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Elena Frost, Aesthetician & Laser Technician

Elena Frost, Aesthetician & Laser TechnicianBefore pursuing her passion for “all things beauty and medical aesthetics,” Elena earned a degree in business management and worked in real estate and the oil and gas industry. She returned to school to become an aesthetician and she joined our team in 2015 after working at 2 other med spas.

Elena provides our clients with a range of skin rejuvenation treatments using ultrasound, laser, radiofrequency and mechanical devices. She’s also trained to perform nonsurgical body contouring, skin tightening treatments and vaginal rejuvenation with either laser or radiofrequency platforms. Elena loves how rewarding her job is because her clients become more confident in their overall health and appearances.

Born in Vladivostok, Russia, Elena has lived in several different countries, including South Korea and Japan in addition to Russia and the U.S. She still loves to travel and says her experience with other cultures and backgrounds influences her eye for beauty and aesthetics.

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Jackie Coughlan, Client Coordinator

Jackie Coughlan, Client CoordinatorJackie ensures that each client’s experience at Ovation is a positive one. She is often the first person a client may speak with and she greets clients when they arrive. Jackie joined our team in July 2019 and she schedules appointments and enters information into our database.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, and watching Netflix with her English bulldog.

Lori Pelz, Front Office Manager

Lori Pelz, Front Office ManagerAs the mother of 4 teenagers, Lori knows how to handle multiple moving parts to keep our office running smoothly every day. Besides managing the front desk and serving as a liaison between clients and the technicians, Lori adeptly resolves the rare issues involving scheduling and payments. She’s been a valuable Ovation team member since 2012 and says she loves getting to interact with clients and the fact that all the employees are truly like a family.

With 4 kids she spends most of her time being involved with their activities, whether it’s going to football, volleyball, or basketball games, or volunteering for the Booster Club. Lori is married and is a Houston native.

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