Dr. Shay Nicholas is an accomplished, board-certified physician with a passion for medical aesthetics. Her ideals and enthusiasm reflect her upbringing in a Caribbean Island country, where she was encouraged to become anything she desired to be.
Co-Founder & Owner
Dr. Shay uses her values as motivation to provide her clients with the same opportunity—to live a life filled with confidence. Growing up in a culture with the belief that practicing self-care is as spiritually gratifying as it aesthetically, Dr. Shay works diligently to inspire the same state of mind with her clients. To Dr. Shay, aging is a privilege, and making the most of its journey leads to a life well-lived.
Nubo Spa was born out of collaboration with her business partner and the love of her life, Jen Guthrie.
In her spare time Dr. Shay spends her time with Jen, her three loving sons and daughter and Eevee.
Dr. Shay integrates her cultural principles into her profession and provides stellar care for all Nubo Spa clients. She focuses on addressing the aesthetic needs and concerns of her all-inclusive client pool: excellent care is deserved by everyone. At Nubo Spa, Dr. Shay offers Botox and a variety of fillers. In addition, she oversees Ultherapy and medical-grade facials. Dr. Shay places precedence on building relationships. By getting to know each and every client personally, the process of crafting a personalized treatment plan is made most enjoyable and unique.
Over the course of her career, Dr. Shay has practiced Trauma One Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine, and Administrative Medicine, spending years as medical director of the Emergency Department and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Shay currently practices Emergency Medicine at a trauma-designated hospital in the San Francisco Bay Area.
In her spare time, Dr. Shay spends time with her three loving sons and Eevee, the family’s gentle (and sometimes troublemaking) goldendoodle. She loves to travel and attend concerts. Dr. Shay also considers herself an ardent bookworm, cinema connoisseur, and history buff.