Suzanne Owen – Founder and General Manager
Neroli Spa & Beauty Lounge is the creation of Suzanne Aiman Owen, an entrepreneur with over 25 years experience in the Spa & Beauty industry.
After a decade of working in spa/salon development, and sales & education for AVEDA, under its founder and then post-acquisition by Estee Lauder Companies, Suzanne’s first spa start up in 2001 – Relax & Rejuvenate – focused on bringing spa services to hotel guests nationwide and became the engine behind the hotel industry’s first brand-wide spa services program for Kimpton Hotels, now servicing over 60 hotels in 23 cities nationwide.
In 2005, Suzanne moved to Charlottesville with the goal of creating not just a first-class day spa, but a destination spa for both visitors and local clients, and in 2006 Neroli Spa was born.
Suzanne earned her BA in Public Relations at Butler University and her MBA at Emory University. She has also completed advanced training at CoolSculpt University
She has been active in the C-ASPCA, ultimately serving as Board President for 2 years after several years as chair of various fund raising committees and board service.
Dr. Robert Schmidt – Medical director
Dr. Robert Schmidt is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon specializing in both cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery. After receiving his undergraduate degree in psychology from Duke University and medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, he received his facial plastic surgery training here in Richmond. Dr. Schmidt offers most types of facial plastic surgery, including:
Dr. Schmidt is an expert in the field of facial reconstructive surgery and accepts insurance for certain procedures. He also specializes in various non-surgical procedures, such as Botox and fillers, and is the only facial plastic surgeon in Richmond who utilizes the PrecisionTx system. This in-office laser system provides results akin to a face lift, without the stitches and excessive down time. Dr. Schmidt believes that every patient has unique needs and develops individualized treatment plans crafted specifically for them. He believes that trust between the patient and doctor is crucial, which is why he personally performs all invasive procedures.