We're Royal and M'Lisa Ellis!

We started Spa Strong® to help Spa and Salon Owners double their revenue, scale, and be Owners not Operators!

M’Lisa Hansen Ellis

is a Utah Licensed Master Esthetician, California Licensed Esthetician, Licensed Esthetics Instructor, Certified Lash Technician, and Professional Makeup Artist. She started in the service industry as a makeup artist in 2008 and graduated from the National Institute of Medical Aesthetics in South Jordan, Utah in 2012 after completing the 1200-hour Master Esthetics Program. M’Lisa also graduated from Brigham Young University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts Studies with an emphasis in Makeup Design. Throughout her career, she has worked at one of the largest medical spa chains in the country, owned and operated her own spa studio, and had the opportunity to teach at NIMA, BYU, and at her former studio in Salt Lake City, UT. 

Along with a career in the service industries, M’Lisa has a brief background in law enforcement through the Los Angeles Police Department. She completed 2/3 of the required hours to graduate the LAPD Academy, before she was forced to resign due to an injury. She has since dedicated herself to combining her background in esthetics with what she learned through the LAPD to empower other beauty professionals with the education and resources they need to build profitable, thriving careers.

Royal Ellis

was a Police Officer in the city of Los Angeles for 5 years. Through law enforcement, he received extensive training and experience in responding to and dealing with all manner of crimes and all types of people. He is an expert in working and engaging with the public, observation, policies and procedures, documentation, handling negotiators, and enforcing boundaries while maintaining a positive public image. These skills have translated into vital information for service professionals that result in increased sales, higher quality clients, and improved business structure.

Royal medically retired from the LAPD due to an on-duty injury and has been coaching beauty professionals with M'Lisa ever since. Helping them grow their businesses and skyrocket their revenue has become his passion and he wouldn't have things any other way.

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