about

Alex Leeder celebrates sixteen years of superior skin care services with his permanent location at 1225 Wheeler Avenue, adjacent to the Vassar Street Merchants in the heart of downtown Reno.

Leeder owns You, Reno’s Premiere MicroSpa, an intimate health & wellness retreat showcasing the aesthetic arts with treatment rooms for skin care, massage therapy & spa body services.  Select regional artists feature jewelry, sculpture, textiles and paintings.

Leeder serves as 2012 President on the Nevada State Board of Cosmetology, having received his commission from Governors Brian Sandoval, Jim Gibbons, and Kenny Guinn.  Leeder is credited for implementing education in the agency mission.  He is also a nationally recognized, award-winning spa business manager certified by the International Dermal Institute; and maintains the highest ethical standards with a Certificate of Membership in the Associated Bodywork, Massage & Skin Care Professionals. Leeder has received his sixth Defining Excellence Award in the Top 10 Dermalogica Circle, the world choice professional skin care product.

Leeder’s signature skin care techniques are an exclusive blend of Western therapies with Eastern philosophies.  Leeder is a Reiki Master specializing in the traditional French facial with Hungarian cleanse.   He has earned his IDI postgraduate diploma and is certified in Chinese AcupressureFaceMappingSuccessful Acne Care and European Skin Care. Leeder trained hands-on with Narendra Mehta in Indian Champissage, a massage of the head, shoulders and neck (much to the delight of his loyal clients); and he is certified in the thermal healing of LaStone, an incredibly relaxing treatment using heated and cooled stones to increase circulation & balance body energy.

Leeder has worked in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Eureka, California as an art director, a visual merchandiser, and a make-up artist; and was the owner of Professional Skin Care, a skin care studio in Carson City.  He managed Aesthetic Services at Skin Cancer & Dermatology Institute and was responsible for cosmetic dermatology patient services & dermatopathology records, and he provided chemexfoliation facials and skin cancer surgery-assist to Kimberly Kolar, MD.  He was also the editor of Skin Sense, a series of featured articles in the Nevada Appeal.

Leeder is a Certified Mediator offering confidential mediation & facilitation focusing on faith, family & friends through HOPE, Helping Other People Everyday; and he is a member of the Nevada Dispute Resolution Coalition.  Leeder developed Artists’ Management Services to offer expert technical support to local artists, businesses, nonprofits and regional arts organizations; and he is a Governance Committee Member of the Sierra Arts Foundation.

Leeder is 49 years old, married 24 years to wife Paula and together they have two daughters, ages 20 and 18.  The Leeder family lives in the old Southwest Reno.   YouMicrospa is on facebook may be contacted anytime at youmicrospa.com and youmicrospa@aol.com and by telephone 775.323.2273.