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Urban Medical Aesthetics Beauty Bar Celebrates Grand Opening of the First Women-Owned & Black-Owned Medical Spa In Elk Grove

Urban Medical Aesthetics Beauty Bar Celebrates Grand Opening of the First Women-Owned & Black-Owned Medical Spa In Elk Grove
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Urban Medical Aesthetics Beauty Bar (Photo by Michelle Silveira)

Urban Medical Aesthetics Beauty Bar, located at 2384 Maritime Drive in Elk Grove, celebrated their grand opening on Saturday, March 12, 2022, providing the city with its first women-owned and first Black-owned medical spa.

Dr. Alexa Gingras and Registered Nurse, Latasha Moon are the proud owners of UMABB. They aim to deliver high quality services specializing in a variety of skin care treatments such as botox, fillers, facials and chemical peels. Additionally, they offer laser treatments, and skin resurfacing such as laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal, restoration services, and much more.

Owners – Dr. Alexa Gingras & Latasha Moon R.N.
Photo Credit: Michelle Silveira

The Grand Opening of UMABB

UMABB celebrated a grand opening with plenty of food, drinks, booze and snacks. Of course, with the vast array of great food and services, this attracted a crowd of interested future clientele. Both men and women expressed a much needed desire to improve their appearance. They were excited to have a medical spa such as this one in Elk Grove. A few elected officials attended the grand opening and congratulated Alexa and Latasha for bringing UMABB to the city. They also presented awards and certificates to the new business. Important to note, elected officials in attendance included Mayor Bobbie Singh-Allen, Assemblyman Jim Cooper, and Sacramento County Supervisor Don Nottoli.

Lifting Up The Community

Dr. Alexa and Nurse Latasha are passionate about bringing beauty to the community of Elk Grove, and in more ways than one. Therefore, they decided to partner with Marie Jachino, Executive Director at the Elk Grove Food Bank Services for the grand opening. A raffle was held with prizes of free facials and laser services. All the proceeds from the raffle at the grand opening were donated to the food bank to better serve the community and the growing needs of Elk Grove’s residents. The owners hope to continue to uplift the community in various ways.

The Event

The event took place in an indoor and outdoor setting of the medical spa. A disc jokey played vibrant sounds and modern music that set the tone for a successful gathering. Photographers strolled around snapping photos and a videographer filmed memories for guests to take home as memorabilia. Alcoholic beverages were generously served and each one was named after Latasha, the spa’s founder. The drink menu offered several alcohol mixes, cleverly titled as the Urban Aesthetic Wine, Tasha Dream, The Beauty Bar, and Moon Punch. An assortment of hors d’oeuvres and charcuterie trays sat on tables inside a large, decorated tent outside the beauty bar. The crowd was offered plenty to eat and drink throughout the entire celebration. Party bags were passed out to guests that were filled with treats, facial masks and promotional offers. Comeraderie and friendship flowed throughout the atmosphere of the grand opening, as UMABB welcomed the community of Elk Grove into their brand new medical spa.

Latasha passing out party bags to new clients
Photo Credit: Michelle Silveira
Open bar with drink menus named after the founder of UMABB
Photo Credit: Michelle Silveira
Hors d’oeuvres, fruit, & charcuterie
Photo Credit: Marissa Johnson

About The Owners of UMAAB

The founder and co-owner of UMABB is Latasha Moon. She is a registered nurse who currently works as an emergency room nurse in Sacramento. She has worked for and has trained at many medical spas. Her main concern was always for men and women of color. Her diverse clientele consist of people of many ethnic backgrounds including those of Indian, African, Filipino, and all Asian descents. According to Latasha, most of her clients have had bad experiences with laser treatments and hair removal because of their skin tones and complexions. Therefore, Latasha decided to travel all over the country researching the skills and the equipment to help people of all skin types and tones. Latasha spoke with passion as she described her feelings.

“This means everything to me because I want to service my community. I want to bring something special to the community, and I want to help anybody and everybody, of all skin types.”

-Owner of UMABB Latasha Moon

Dr. Alexa Gingras is a co-owner of UMABB and a medical doctor. She currently works as an emergency room doctor in Sacramento with Latasha Moon. Dr. Alexa hopes to bring beauty to the community with the medical spa.

“Latasha has been in the cosmetics and aesthetics industry for over ten years working as an R.N. What she noticed a lot of the time, especially with laser, it wasn’t very accommodating with people of darker skin tones, those being African-American and Asian-American. She really wanted to focus on that and bring that accessibility of those services to those people, and to the community, which is absolutely fantastic! We have invested in some really high-end equipment, especially with the lasers that will accommodate all skin types, no matter how light or how dark.”

Owner Dr. Alexa Gingras
Sacramento County Supervisor Don Nottoli, presented certificates to UMA
Photo Credit: Michelle Silveira
Mayor Bobbie Singh-Allen with Owner Latasha Moon
Photo Credit: Michelle Silveira

“It’s great to see another business opening up here in Elk Grove. Wishing the best of luck to UMA and both Dr. Alexa and Latasha Moon. Hope they thrive and best of luck to them!”

Mayor of Elk Grove Bobbie Singh-Allen

Latasha Moon with Assemblyman Jim Cooper
Photo Credit: Michelle Silveira

“Small businesses are the backbone of all businesses in California. I am so excited that they took a chance on Elk Grove!”

-Assemblyman Jim Cooper

Owners of UMABB with future clients from the Soroptomist Club
Photo Credit: Michelle Silveira

“As a future customer, I am excited to use their services!”

-Betty Matsui, Soroptomist Club
The Elk Grove Food Bank partnered with UMABB for the grand opening
(Photo by Marissa Johnson)

“UMABB has been gracious enough to do a raffle. All the money and proceeds from the raffle go to the Elk Grove Food Bank,

which is amazing. We are very appreciative of that!”

– Jacklyn Kay, Elk Grove Food Bank

About The Author

Michelle Silveira

Michelle is an American television actress from Hollywood contracted with Disney and Warner Bros. Studios who is known for her comedic roles in many television shows including The Steve Harvey Show, Step by Step and Living Single. She holds a bachelor’s degree from SFSU in Psychology and Drama. Michelle has a passion for film, television, world travel, history and culture. She is an avid reader and an inspiring movie buff with a keen sense of fashion and food along with a deep love for animals, people and life.

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