From head to toe, I only trust O!”
That’s a common refrain among O Skin Med Spa clients, and the “O” they trust is the spa’s founder and owner — the one and only “Ms O” — licensed aesthetician Olivia Quido-Co.
And it’s high praise indeed for the health, wellness and beauty practice she began more than a decade ago in a humble, one-room setting in Artesia.
Born in the Philippines, Olivia emigrated to the US to study cosmetology, which led her to more advanced aesthetician courses. In 2003, aesthetician’s license in hand, Ms O rented a small room with one bed at Lody’s Styling Center in a strip mall and O Skin Care was born. The owner, Lody Garcia, saw promise in the young aesthetician. “She charged such a small rent; I’m sure she spent more cooking food and feeding me almost every day than I paid in rent,” Olivia says. “She was like a mother to me.”
Since then, building on her Business Administration degree from De La Salle University, Philippines, Ms O has completed numerous post graduate courses from the American Institute of Esthetics, International Dermal Institute, Visual Changes Academy, and John Robert Powers International.
Today, she presides over two thriving, full-service O Skin Med Spa locations in the LA area. She’s proud to say her practice has proudly served literally thousands of happy, extremely satisfied clients — including A-List Hollywood celebrities like Grammy Award winner Patty Austin and Telma Hopkins — and her spas have become the go-to skin care resource for renowned photographers and makeup artists.
Ms O credits her personal philosophy and her best-in-the-business staff for her O Skin Med Spa success. “Beauty is not just skin deep; beauty also comes from inside,” she says. “A person filled with spirit always radiates happiness and beauty. We use medical skills and science to accentuate a beautiful spirit, and I think our customers can feel that difference.”
She and her staff are committed to the O Skin mission: to provide the finest service in skin care, to deliver the most relaxing body massage, to recommend quality products, and to use only the latest cutting edge technology in beauty treatment.