Professional, well organized, and 21st Century practice. Brea is exceptionally knowledgeable. I would go back again for any service she recommends/provides.

Jackie C - Hendersonville, NC

Thank you Brea! I think today was my fourth visit to see you. I’ve been enjoying your Restorative facials. However, this time I decided to try something different. I scheduled a Restorative Facial and included a Claritas Skin Refining Treatment. As you know (I’m actually writing this so others will know too), my skin is a little oily and seems to want to have a slightly rough texture. Your facials always make my skin so smooth. Yet today, I included the Claritas treatment and what an amazing result. You included the Claritas after you did some extraction on my face. My skin was so smooth. I could feel the smoothness from inside and a tingling sensation before you suggested I should feel my skin. I have never felt my skin be so smooth, EVER! When I left my face was glowing. I understand why you recommend this treatment before events. I tried it today because my daughter is getting married in two months. This is definitely something I’m going to continue to do. Thanks again for offering such unique and valuable skin care for your customers. Cathy 😉
(Note from Brea: Cathy visits her daughter in Hendersonville once per month and comes for facials since July 2018)

Cathy P - Charleston, SC

While visiting family in the Asheville area, I decided to get a facial. I was here for a wedding and wanted my skin to look a little brighter and fresh for my niece’s wedding. I found Virtu on the internet. After reading reviews and Brea’s background, I was impressed enough to give her a try. I was so impressed with the results. The most amazing thing happened at the wedding. I received 3 compliments from family (they did not know I was getting a facial). They commented on how beautiful my skin was. And then it got even better. Two attendees, women I did not know, independently came to me and one said my skin was “stunning” and the other said my skin had a “special glow”.  How does that make me feel?  Well, I’ll tell you it felt GREAT! Thanks so much Brea for what ever it is that you do. When I visit family, I’ll always make seeing you part of the trip. SJ

Sara Jane U - Greensboro, NC

Yesterday (5-5-18) was my first consult and visit at Virtu and it was a great experience! I am definitely returning for other services. Brea was very knowledgeable and she was able to answer all of my questions. I have been looking for a well informed person, like Brea, for years and I am so grateful. I am absolutely referring all of my family and friends here! 🙂

Amy V - Asheville

I have had only 2 visits with Brea so far, and I already see the results. I initially came in for a microneedling (Pintra) treatment. She is so good when it comes to answering questions. I called her in between visits with questions and she was very accommodating. She is a warm person and extremely knowledgeable. I am excited to continue my treatments and see my skin improve with every visit.

Sandy B - Hendersonville

What a fantastic facility and service! We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Virtu and plan on visiting again!
Brea Gratia
I made a reservation with Brea for the Saturday after Thanksgiving….from Alabama! I had never met her face to face, but did speak with her over the telephone. She was very kind and accommodating since we had a party of 4 that would take up most of her day. When we arrived, we were very pleased at her willingness to talk us through her process and let us adapt her facial to some of our preferences. After spending the day with Brea, we hope to make this an annual event!!!!
Emily J - Alabama

WOW! WOW! WOW! I think your facials are marvelous and I love the place.  Thanks so much!!!

Sammie P - Austin, TX

Brea is top-of-the-line! Her knowledge, understanding, skill, and caring, along with her unique treatments and products provide an outstanding experience. Be sure to sign up for news of monthly specials! I’ve had three sessions of SHR (Super Hair Removal) for the nape of my neck… I love wearing my hair up, and wanted a better looking neckline. The results are very fast and lasting! I highly recommend SHR. I’ve also had two facials. I love the oxygen infusion = wonderful results!

Christine E - Asheville

At 53 years old, I am now so sorry I spent so much time in the sun when I lived in Arizona. I have prematurely aged my skin. The wrinkles on  my skin are more than I should have at my age. Meeting you (Brea) has restored my belief in getting facials and skin treatments at salons. I have considered plastic surgery and other more drastic measures to restore some youthfulness to my skin. Your years of experience convinced me to give you a try. After three treatments, I am extremely hopeful. Just getting on a good skin care routine and using the products you recommended has helped tremendously. I never knew products could actually provide help in this way.  You have taught me a lot about how to care for my skin. My friends have noticed the changes, saying things like, “you look rested, fresh and younger”. They ask me if I’ve changed my hair style slightly or added some color to my hair. They can’t quite figure out what I’ve done. It’s your treatments that have changed my appearance, I’ve done nothing to my hair. LOL I love it. Thanks so much. Just wanted you to know this. I am happy.

Michelle F - Asheville

Best facial. Great results and very restful. I needed both.

Lori M - Boulder, Co

It all started in 2015. I needed to do something with my eyebrows. I did not know what to do. I randomly picked a place near my office. That place was Virtu.  Brea looked at my brows and gave me comfort. She knew exactly what needed to be done.  The rest is history! Brea has continued to transform my eyebrows. She has earned my trust and now I get facials several times a year and see her monthly for eyebrows. I’ll never stop going to see Brea.

Carla F - Asheville

I found Virtu online and was pleased on my first visit.The room is comfortable and my facial with Brea was AMAZING!!!

Rhonda I - Asheville

Dear Brea – I just wanted to say once again that your facial is the very best I’ve ever had. I am on day three after receiving my first facial from you and my skin still feels great. I’ve never experienced anything like it. I don’t know what you did or what you used, but it works! Thank you!!! I will see you next month.

Judith L - Asheville

Here is an update for you to post on your website. I’ve not only had 5 of the pintra treatments, but you suggested the rejuvenate oxygen infusion treatment which I have incorporated into the mix by alternating. It is going so great I had to write. It seems that my skin is becoming more pliable and receptive to the infusion treatments. The deep moisture is softening the wrinkles and I’m sure part of that is the pintra treatment. The combination is just wonderful for my skin. This has been a painless experience and I’m so happy I found you. THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!

Lily G - Black Mountain

Really good facial. I liked the atmosphere as well.

Gary J - Asheville

Your specials prompted me to come see you. I’ve been struggling with a rough complexion for a while now. The microdermabrasion treatment was very effective and made my skin so smooth. Thanks again. I really like the way you work. Your pricing is reasonable and the specials are fantastic.

Gail A - Asheville

Dear Brea, I’ve been receiving facials since I was 16. My mom would take me to see her aesthetician in Florida when we lived there. I’ve been living in Black Mountain for 3 years and have not found the type of facial that I really like. I’ve been seeing someone regularly in Asheville, and it was okay, better than nothing. One day I decided to look around on the web and found your website. I was hopeful after reading the reviews and your background and history. I am writing to urge everyone who finds your website to “run, don’t walk” (so to speak) to get a facial with you. Your techniques are beyond anything I’ve experienced including my favorite aesthetician in Florida. I am so happy because now I have found my home for facials. I’ll be spreading the word about you. Thank you Brea!!!

Amanda L - Asheville

I am very happy to recommend Brea for micro dermabrasion. I moved to the area 1 year ago and found Brea 4 months ago. I had regular micro dermabrasion in Albany, but my results have been so much better since seeing Brea. She is also highly skilled at extractions. My skin does not break out at all since I have been seeing her. I happy with my results.

Dagmar K - Asheville

Thank you Brea! My best friend gave me a gift certificate for a facial with you. No only did my skin feel fantastic when I left, but my entire being felt great. It was by far the best facial that I have ever had.  Your techniques are definitely beyond the norm and I took comfort in your knowledge base. You are a true professional with exceptional skills. I am hooked and will be a regular customer.

Sandra C - Hendersonville

How many of you have ever written a review? Well, I am taking the time to write a second review on the services provided by Brea at Virtu. Hands down, the best facial and most comprehensive set of services anywhere. Brea is incredibly skilled and very well versed in skin care. You cannot go wrong with regular facials with Brea.

Lydia J - Asheville

Thank you for helping me with some ugly spots on my face. I thought it was acne, but you said it was yeast. I have taken the internal products and the topical product that you recommended and within days I have seen dramatic improvements. Some of the spots are almost gone and it’s only been 10 days. I have two more that are almost gone. No one has ever helped me with my skin like this and so fast. I hope that others who are frustrated with their skin will find you and seek your help. You have been a gift to my skin. I really appreciate you Brea!

Susie E - Asheville

Dear Brea,
I found you through an online search and saw that you had some great reviews so I thought I would give you a try. My skin is so old looking for my age, I’m only 40, but I truly believe it looks like I’m much older. I’ve spent a lot of time in my younger years in the sun and now it is starting to show. My skin is dry and does not seem to have any flexibility. The wrinkles are very set in. So I came to you once and you suggested the Pintra deep wrinkle treatment. I followed your recommendation and had 3 treatments so far (you recommended 8, but I’ve not had them all). My skin is so improved after the three treatments I am elated. My friends notice also. The products you make and recommend are amazing and so different. I believe they are definitely a contributing factor to my improvement. I look forward to completing my series as you said it takes several months afterwards to see the results of improved collagen, etc. Thanks so much for what you do and know – your work is not typical for aestheticians.

Lily G - Black Mountain

Brea, you are amazing! I am nearly 69. I came to you because I have been dealing with adult acne for quite some time. As I mentioned to you, I’d been seeing a dermatologist for the past two years. I still have the same acne, nothing worked. Out of frustration, I began a search for an alternative. I found you. After one treatment, you discovered my problem and when I came back to see you the next month after my facial and product purchase, my skin was amazing. You uncovered the real problem with my skin and I am so grateful. I can’t thank you enough! Like I said, you are amazing!

Melanie S - Asheville

I called you for an appointment for my son. I was so impressed with your qualifications and what you seemed to know about acne. My son is 18 and has been using various medications, yet he still has skin problems. While I did not sit in the room with you during his treatment, you did bring me in to see what was going on with his skin. I had no idea how to see what you were seeing. I was also impressed with how you took time to explain your work, what you were going to do and then showed me what you did. He will be away at school for the next 5 months, but I can promise you when he gets back, we will return and get on a regular program with you. Thanks for shedding some light on his problem.

Michelle W - Asheville

Megan Rose Phillips

5-Star Google Review

Brea is absolutely phenomenal! I found Brea online a couple years ago and haven’t stopped coming back! My go to is her signature facial. It has everything I’m looking for. She truly has a special touch and really cares about her clients and their results. She creates a calming environment and every time I leave so relaxed and rejuvenated. Thank you Brea!

Megan P - Asheville

The location is great and the ambiance of the facility is very relaxing.  I have had only 2 visits with Brea so far, and I already see the results. I initially came in for a microneedling (Pintra) treatment. She is so good when it comes to answering questions. I called her in between visits with questions and she was very accommodating. She is a warm person and extremely knowledgeable. I am excited to continue my treatments and see my skin improve with every visit.
Sandra B - Hendersonville, NC

The following review is from a client who comes for lash tinting on a regular basis. Last visit we decided to add a brow tint. She has had the tinting done previously over the years with other technicians and they were never able to get an effective tint to the gray in her brows.

“I’m pleased with my brows which you tinted last week. They are holding up well so far. Fingers crossed I can get a few weeks out of them.”

Sue W - Weaverville, NC

The 30 minute consultation is the best. I have acne and I consider it as severe acne. After speaking with Brea and her knowledge about how the skin works, I signed up for a basic extraction treatment for 30 minutes. She explained it would take several regular treatments, but that I would see results after the first. I must admit I am impatient and kind of expect to see something right away or I’m moving on to the next thing, something has to work — right?  Brea explained how my skin would change and what to expect and when to expect it. She was right on. I gave it a couple of weeks in disbelief thinking just another hopeful idea and what was I thinking. I’ve met with a lot of people searching for help. I thought this was just another wasted expense, that it was not working, but others noticed my skin looked better so i went back for another treatment. After three treatments, I finally saw what others were seeing from the beginning. It is so hard to see results when one focuses on the bad and can’t see the good. My skin is taking on a new look and I’ll be seeing Brea every two weeks for continued results. I think she is excellent and can’t wait to see the future for my skin. Like I said, I am impatient and it was hard for me, but it has definitely been worth the wait.

Laurie L - Hendersonville

Brea is a true professional. I consulted about my skin. She answered my questions, explained what she thought was going on and then recommended a facial treatment to fit my budget and still get results. I don’t have a lot of discretionary income so it was a pleasure to speak with someone who took care to address my concerns both about my skin and my budget. I went in for the recommended treatment and it was perfect. My skin is definitely better than before, much softer, feels smoother and looks good. I can’t go often, but when I can spare the cash, I’ll definitely go back to see her. Thank you Brea.

Markanna H - Asheville

After 5 years of severe acne issues, several doctors and dermatologists and multiple prescriptions that didn’t work I was desperate to find something that would would. I made an appointment with Brea for a consultation and after the first visit I had lasting positive results. I’ve been visiting Brea for about a year now and it was life changing the difference in my self confidence and my skin is unreal. I work in the service industry and strangers compliment my skin all the time. Brea is experienced and knowledgeable she has a great product line. The atmosphere is very professional and relaxing. I can’t thank Brea enough because I was often embarrassed and ashamed of my acne to the point that I didn’t even want to leave the house. I finally found something that worked I wish I had done it years ago.

Mikaela P - Spruce Pine, NC

I received a facial in my home country of Puerto Rico about 7 years ago. I had such a bad experience. The esthetician used her fingernails to squeeze my pimples. I never wanted to see an esthetician again.  I know I was traumatized. My mom has been seeing Brea for several months now and promised me she would be kind an gentle with me. WOW is all I can say! What a different experience. She did extractions in the areas I had pimples and it was only slightly uncomfortable. It’s been a week now and I can’t tell you how impressed I am to see my skin so clear. I do live in Charlotte, but will see Brea every time I visit my mom in Asheville. Thanks so much for restoring my belief in getting facials – I was really lost for what to do.

Melanie F - Charlotte

Great location, soothing environment. A great place to relax and renew.
Brea Gratia
I had an appointment with Brea for some electrolysis. She is wonderful. I felt confident in her hands. She did a great job and I just made another appointment.
Hannah D - Asheville

Like so many teens, our daughter has broken out with bad acne. We tried every type of acne treatment out there and nothing seemed to work. The acne was beginning to effect her self esteem. Brea has been a life saver! She helps us and our daughter understand why she has acne and what she can do to prevent it. Brea has been honest, kind and professional. It has been 6 weeks and my daughters skin is looking great! Thank God we found Brea!

Connie R - Boone

Thanks to Brea! I love having facials with her. She makes me feel so special and relaxed. Cocooned is the word that comes to mind. Luxurious oils, creams, aromatic potions and lotions! Everything feels and smells great! I can’t say it enough “my skin loves it all” and really does look better after some regular facials. I have found my permanent place for getting facials!  Thanks again!!!

Clairice B - Asheville

While visiting my father, he asked me what I was doing for my skin. It was so broken out. I told him I have been seeing a dermatologist at home. He suggested I try something different. His comment was “looks like it’s not working Joan”. Made me think he was right. Why was I continuing to trust that it would eventually work. I’d been on the anti-biotics for 1 year. It actually seemed to be getting worse instead of better. Dr. (Name) said it was part of the process and that it would get better. Dad sparked a thought that perhaps it wasn’t working. I found you (Brea) online. Your detailed description of what was happening with my skin and why the anti-biotics were not working made perfect sense to me. I stopped taking the drugs, started the new skin care regime you recommended. Since I’m only here one month, you recommended weekly treatments. I’m leaving next week and I am so happy to say “WOW, what a difference”. My skin looks so good. My dad said “told you so”. Haha, I love it!  Thanks, I’m so glad I found you.

Joan H - San Francisco

Phone call from Alaine (who suffers with severe headaches and migraines):

Hi Brea – I had to call you to tell you the headache treatment you gave me worked. I have not had a headache since last week when you gave me the treatment. I really appreciate what you do and the knowledge your bring to your treatments. The treatment was so different and unexpected, yet so much appreciated.  Thank

Alaine D - Asheville

When I walked in, I was happy to see how clean the place was and oh, it smells great as well.  You have made a wonderful atmosphere for relaxation in the facial room. I could not believe how “uncluttered” the room was. It has a zen feel. You gave me a splendid facial like nothing I’ve experienced. It left my skin feeling wonderful and I was so relaxed when I left. My skin looks and feels great days later. I can’t wait to come back again.

Charles Mary C - Asheville

I love the professional way you wax. I’ve been hesitant about getting a Brazilian bikini wax because it seemed so humiliating. I have heard some crazy stories. I just could not do it. One of my friends recommended you and it was a great experience. I felt you respected my privacy and dignity. It was definitely not as painful as I imagined. Looking forward to coming again.

Nicole J - Arden

The best facial I’ve ever had and I’ve had many!

Mary Ann T - Asheville

When visiting Asheville, my husband and I went to see Brea for facials and body massage. It was absolutely the best facial experience I have ever had. I highly recommend it. The massage with Jean was great too. We’ve been back to Asheville and had sessions with both of them again and we were not disappointed – still the best!

Mady B - Miami Fl.

I have had two treatments for permanent underarm hair removal. It was a pleasant experience. I had a couple of hot spots, but Brea explained I may have that. I am happy to say that it has been 5 weeks since my last treatment and I don’t see much hair coming back. I started the treatments because they were on special, I thought I would give it a try. I am very happy and think I’ll work on my lower legs next. Thanks so much Brea.

Kirsten J - Asheville

I came to Brea with a list of everything I have had done to my skin since I was 12 years old. I used over-the-counter products and saw medical dermatologists. Nothing worked! Brea cleared my skin, recommended products and I am happy to say that after 4 years, I still have clear skin. I am 44 years old.

Melody C - Houston

Dear Brea, I wanted to write to you to let everyone know how impressed I’ve been with the permanent hair removal treatment I received from you. I came in because I’ve developed a hairy chin (not a welcome development) in my mid-30’s. You recommended the super hair removal. During the first treatment you described “the smell of success”. I thought that was a great way to describe the hair being destroyed. It’s only taken three treatments and I may have one or two hairs remaining and they are barely visible. The way it’s been going, the next treatment should get them. I’ve decided to have my underarms done the next time I come in and then move from there to legs. And just as important as the results is the pricing for this service. I’ve always heard laser treatments were expensive and I never looked into it. I saw your hair removal service was very reasonable and affordable. Thank you for your help – I am very happy with my results at this point. (Note from Brea – our Super Hair Removal system is not laser)

Ashleigh M - Asheville

Here’s a little review for you, if you want to add it to your site. You have my confidence!

After years of struggling with acne and many failed “treatment” options, I felt defeated and toyed with the idea of Accutane. After all things considered I could not justify putting my body through the harsh process for the sake of vanity. I was apprehensive that anything or anyone could really treat my problem skin but decided to give a more holistic approach a try and contact Brea and I am so glad I did! It’s been about three months and Brea has totally transformed my skin through her products and services. Brea is gifted at what she does and genuinely cares about her clients – she is warm-hearted and her level of professionalism is unmatched. I would recommend her to anyone. — Thank you Brea, I feel spoiled. You are incredible!!!

Julia L - Asheville

Dear Brea, I discovered you online. During the facial, you began to describe my entire life as well as my mother’s. No wonder I had acne. You told me things I had never heard and you were right on target. I am 40 years old and can’t remember when I did not have acne. I am writing to say how impressed I was with the consultation and facial. I look forward to seeing how your recommendations turn out for my skin. Thanks for your help!

Kim B - Asheville

Dear Brea – thank you for suggesting the new treatment you offer. I had a huge company conference last week and I was a little nervous about meeting everyone. I wanted to look my very best. The Claritas treatment you recommended for my face gave me a beautiful look. You indicated I would have glowing, smooth skin and I did. My skin was radiant and my makeup went on so smooth. thank you again for the suggestion. I will definitely have the Claritas treatment again.

Sienna T - Asheville

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