real clients. real results.

We at Modern SLC know you have plenty of options for your aesthetic treatments. Which is why we strive to stand apart from other medical spas.

We provide a friendly environment with educated and experienced professionals. Everything we do, we do it with you in mind. We seek to provide you with personalized, natural results with transparent pricing. We honor you by promising to have integrity in all that we do.

Our 3 commitments are

We love building relationships with our clients, many whom we’ve had nearly a decade. We know you will love the results and experience here at Salt Lake City’s best Modern SLC Medspa.


Meet The Modern SLC Experts

We know you will love the results and experience here at Salt Lake City’s best

Modern SLC MedSpa

Dr. Hillary Taggart, DNP-FNP-C, Cosmetic Injector

Dr. Hillary Taggart has been in the medical aesthetic industry since 2014 where she began her career at a plastic surgeon’s office. After building her skills, she transitioned to one of the nation’s top medspas, Elase Medical Spa. In addition to providing high-quality, sought-after aesthetic treatments and injectables, Hillary trained physicians and nurses all over the United States for the National Institute of Medical Aesthetics.

Dr. Taggart emphasizes a more natural and conservative look for her clients. She has noticed that so many offices will go purely for quantity over quality, leaving their clients overdone and looking unnatural. Her goal is to first listen to her clients to understand their needs, concerns and desired results. Secondly, she takes time to educate the client so they understand why she may choose one product vs another or suggest one area to treat in addition to a concern a client brings up.

Her technique creates a result that “Everyone will notice, but no one will know.” The extra time and attention she dedicates brings clients to Dr. Taggart’s office from across the United States, as her work and communication speaks for itself. Her energy is contagious, and her results are beautiful, restorative, and natural. It’s apparent to all that meet her she is passionate about what she does.

Dr. Brooke Paulsen, DNP FNP-C, Cosmetic Injector

Dr. Brooke Paulsen graduated from the University of Utah with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) in 2016. She started her career in family medicine at the University of Utah where she still works part-time. She attended her first aesthetic training in 2017 and knew that she wanted to pursue a career in this exciting field that combines science and artistry. She started her injection career at Elase Medical Spas in 2019 after receiving 2 years of training with several of the nations most respected injectors.
With over 5 years of injection experience, and 15 years of healthcare experience, Brooke prides herself in patient safety and natural aesthetic outcomes. She is committed to enhancing natural features and slowing down the aging process rather than changing or augmenting someone’s appearance. She is aware of the way this industry can capitalize on insecurities and is committed to providing aesthetic treatments in an ethical way with the goal of building confidence and restoring natural beauty. She is known for her kind and gentle approach and loves to build lasting relationships with her clients.

Brittany Mariger, RN, Cosmetic Injector

A Utah native, Brittany has always been passionate about fostering connections and making a positive impact, so a career in medicine was an obvious fit. After nursing school, she developed a love for medical aesthetics, rooted in a genuine belief that everyone deserves to look and feel their best. With her infectious smile and detail-oriented approach, she really takes pride in delivering natural results. She has a magic touch and the skillful eye to balance, restore, and accentuate existing beauty. In addition to her beautiful results as an injector, she has played a pivotal role in our GLP-1 weight loss program, where she has helped her patients on their journey to improved health and happiness. Her sister Brooke is another incredible injector here at Modern SLC and their playful dynamic in the office is infectious. Beyond her work, Brittany enjoys hiking and the outdoors with her husband and dogs.

Katie O’Keefe - BSN, RN - Weight Loss Program Nurse

Katie graduated from the University of Utah with her nursing degree in 2018. Since then, she has spent most of her time working at Primary Children’s Hospital. She joined the team at Modern in September 2023 in order to assist with the Semaglutide Program. Katie is extremely passionate about helping others achieve their weight loss goals while building their self-confidence and establishing better self-care habits.

When not working, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband, three children, and a menagerie of dogs. She also enjoys living an active lifestyle, crossword puzzles and dark chocolate.

Samantha Christensen, Master Aesthetician

Sam is a seasoned aesthetician with 18 years of experience! Her wisdom, insight and knowledge are unparalleled. She has a passion for improving the quality of others’ lives through their skin. Beginning with her own personal history of battling acne, Sam has learned and trained to become an expert on skin health and appearance. We guarantee you will be blown away with her wealth of knowledge and genuine desire to help you with your skincare needs.

Sam is the mother of two beautiful daughters and is actively engaged in her family’s busy life and schooling.

Savannah Anderson- Master Aesthetician

Savannah, a native of Utah, brings five years of expertise as a Master Aesthetician, demonstrating a profound passion for skincare. Specializing in acne management and scar treatment, she creates a welcoming environment for both new and returning clients, ensuring a seamless experience through her extensive knowledge and bubbly demeanor.

A new mom, closeted horse girl and Post Malone super fan. When she isn’t at Modern, she is conquering a mountain of laundry.

Megan Wyland - Spa Manager

Megan’s dedication to client care and her deep-rooted passion for skincare shine through her extensive experience in the spa industry. Starting as a Master Aesthetician practicing across Utah, Minnesota and New York, she honed in on her expertise, then transitioned to educating future professionals at the Aveda Institute in Provo.

Now, as our Spa Manager, Megan ensures that every client feels not just pampered, but truly seen, heard, and understood. Her love for skincare remains unwavering; she’s always ready to delve into skincare discussions and recommendations, bringing her expertise to the office with the same enthusiasm she had in the treatment room.

Beyond her professional life, Megan cherishes moments spent with her partner, Drew, and their adorable Pomeranian. Her love for the outdoors reflects in her passion for camping, while her culinary adventures encompass both cooking at home and exploring new dining experiences.

Lea Whitney- Client Care Coordinator & Weight Loss Program Coordinator

Lea possesses an innate passion for uplifting others and fostering a sense of confidence and well-being. Her professional journey spans working with children and in medical offices, where her meticulous attention to detail and exceptional customer service acumen have consistently reassured and supported clients.

A Utah native, Lea loves spending time outdoors alongside her Bernese Mountain dog, Alta. Married to her best friend, Andrew, they share a mutual love for skiing and fishing, indulging in these shared passions whenever possible.

Kel Tran- Injector Assistant

Kel has many passions including dance, traveling, and aesthetics. However, her biggest passion in life is helping others gain confidence, love themselves, and feel empowered. She makes sure to include it in every aspect of her life. She believes that everyone deserves to feel valued, and shows empathy.

Kel grew up helping her mother at the nail salon and fell in love with the beauty industry. She always loved the connections she made with people. After graduating high school, she pursued her education in Master Aesthetics, and was licensed July of 2023. She plans to continue schooling to become an aesthetic nurse injector.

She is grateful to be a part of Modern SLC and can’t wait to see what the future holds.

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