Magnolia Medspa

about us

All of our providers are educated in the science and art of beauty to provide the best, most natural results.

We believe in using only the best in scientifically-proven skin care products and treatments to provide your skin with glowing and beautiful results. At Magnolia, our providers are highly trained and committed to meeting your beauty needs. You will be educated on the specific products and treatments for you skin type that will awaken your skin to its greatest potential.

Magnolia Medical Spa is a high-end medical aesthetic facility in Cumming, Georgia. We specialize in neurotoxins, dermal filler, and result-based facial treatments including Hydrafacial and Microneedling with PRP. We take pride in bringing the very best in customer service to our clients, customizing each and every treatment with the ultimate goal of achieving medical grade results in an intimate spa environment.

Sonya Kennedy, Owner

Sonya is the Owner of Magnolia Medspa. Her former experience as a professional model and medical aesthetician make her a leader in the industry and an expert in beauty & anti-aging. Sonya cultivates a relationship with each patient that is built on trust, honesty, and compassion. She places a high value on truly listening to her patients and being available to them throughout their entire journey. These qualities along with her expertise have earned her a reputation for being one of the top Medical Spas in Atlanta. Her expertise ranges from injectables & skin care to hormones & weight loss. Her favorite treatment is the Magnolia Gold Rx Facial.

Brandon Nieves, P.A, Aesthetic Nurse Injector & Trainer

Brandon Nieves is a nationally certified, fellowship-trained Physician Assistant with over 8 years of experience specializing in dermatology, anti-aging medicine, and aesthetics. He is a national trainer for Galderma Aesthetics and has trained alongside key opinion leaders in aesthetics from across the country.
He provides consultation and treatment for all of your aesthetic and skincare needs including fine lines, wrinkles, facial aging, volume loss, facial balancing and reshaping, and more. He is known for his gentle touch and subtle, natural-looking results. He takes pride in providing the highest quality outcomes with a treatment style that is a unique blend of medicine and artistry.
Brandon graduated with honors from Southeastern University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, and from Nova Southeastern University, where he earned his Master of Medical Science degree as a Physician Assistant. He began his career in 2013 at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery in Orlando, FL where he completed a fellowship in general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. While practicing dermatology, he discovered his passion for aesthetic medicine and refined his skills over the years as an expert injector. Brandon’s extensive experience in dermatology adds a unique perspective to our practice, enhancing our goal of providing the best aesthetic treatments for our patients. 

Samantha Shepherd, BSN, RN, Aesthetic Nurse Injector

Samantha is an innovative injector with a strong focus on safety and mathematical proportion. She believes that beauty is a calling and has been an aesthetic nurse for 15 years. Samantha travels frequently, training with top plastic surgeons and nurse injectors to bring you the most advanced and modern techniques to enhance your beauty. She has trained with renowned instructors Arthur Swift, Julie Horne, Rana Kennelly, and Julie Bass Kaplan. When not obsessing over learning new injectable techniques, Samantha enjoys spending time with her fiancee and poodle. 

Brianna Nieves, RN, Aesthetic Nurse Injector

Brianna is a nationally registered nurse with experience in plastic surgery and medical aesthetics. She entered the aesthetic industry in 2018, after graduating from the University of South Florida with honors. She has been trained by Allergan and Galderma, and specializes in neurotoxins and dermal fillers. Most importantly, her philosophy is “Less is More” and her goal is to always keep her clients looking natural through facial balancing and proportion. 

When she doesn’t have a syringe in hand, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two daughters. Brianna’s warm demeanor and extensive knowledge of the anatomy of the face brings a welcome perspective for the client looking for a natural, conservative look.

Marianne Balay, RN, Aesthetic Nurse Injector

A graduate from Rutgers University in New Jersey, Marianne T. Balay, RN, MS, has held numerous nursing leadership positions in Cardiology, Oncology and Hospital Administration at several University-affiliated medical centers. A life-long advocate of Women’s Health, as Assistant Vice President of Women’s Health & Chair of the Board for the Women’s Heart Foundation, Marianne was the recipient of a Women’s Advocacy award from the Former First Lady of NJ, Dina McGreevey in 2005. Her experience with a renowned cosmetic surgery practice in Central New Jersey afforded her the opportunity to help women achieve their optimum health and appearance goals through customized professional health programs. This has enabled her to expand her talent and knowledge in the Aesthetics Industry. An Allergan and Galderma certified injector, Marianne’s broad experience allows her to truly understand her clients’ particular health concerns to ensure the best and safest results for their aesthetic needs.

Katie Kennedy, Medical Aesthetician

Katie was a professional model for 15+ years in New York, Paris and Milan.  As a teenager, she  struggled with cystic acne – and under the guidance of an aesthetician learned the importance of a good skin regimen and diet.  She is paying that forward today by staying on the cutting edge of the latest treatments and technologies to help her clients look and feel their best. Katie enjoys continuing her education through the latest seminars and advanced training programs., having earned multiple certifications in skincare including HydraFacial, PCA, and advanced chemical peel training. When she is not helping clients choose the right combination of treatments for outstanding results, Katie manages the media and social events at Magnolia Medspa. Her favorite treatment is Microneedling with radiofrequency.

Natalie Vincent, Client Coordinator & Aesthetician

From the moment you speak with Natalie on the phone or meet her upon check-in at the Magnolia Medspa, you will notice she has a sweet demeanor and is eager to take care of your needs. Natalie has a can-do attitude is willing to take on any task to ensure our patients receive the 5-star experience we strive to provide. Having graduated from Paul Mitchell in 2017, she has a huge passion for all things beauty and skin. She does a remarkable job at everything she does, from scheduling to setting your lash extensions and lash lifts just right. 

Ariana Malilay, Client Coordinator

Originally from Spain, our receptionist Ariana is able to put her enthusiasm for developing client relationships and helping them look and feel their best to work. Previously having worked at plastic surgery facilities. she is more than equipped to handle your scheduling needs and treatment questions with poise and grace.  A trained advocate of female empowerment and self confidence, she is enthusiastic about building client relationships. Her favorite treatment is the Hydrafacial.