Our Team

Experienced nail therapists, a commitment to client care, and podiatric oversight set Barefoot apart from any other spa you’ve visited.

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Our Team

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Barefoot Medical Spa Team


Everyone you’ll interact with at Barefoot has your wellness on their mind. We’ve carefully chosen an extremely capable and experienced staff of nail therapists to treat and beautify your feet and lower legs. Our staff is constantly learning and gaining additional expertise through continuing medical education courses and close work with our podiatrist and co-founder Dr. Julie Shaheen. Barefoot offers a truly unique level of staff experience and knowledge combined with unmatched medical oversight. Your experience here will be unlike any other spa or doctor’s office. Get to know our remarkable staff.

Dr. Julie Shaheen, Founder and Podiatrist

Dr. Julie Shaheen, DPM, practiced podiatry with Core Podiatry, Exeter Health Resources for more than six years, leaving a busy practice to dedicate time to her growing family. She recently returned as a part-time provider with a local podiatrist in addition to raising her three children. Originally from Philadelphia, Dr. Shaheen moved to New Hampshire as a child. After receiving her bachelor’s degree at Assumption College in Worcester, MA, Dr. Shaheen continued her education at Temple University’s School of Podiatric Medicine. She earned her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine in 2006 and completed a Podiatric Residency in 2008 at St. Vincent Hospital.

Dr. Shaheen lives in Stratham with her husband and children. She enjoys baking, exercising, growing fruits and vegetables, spending time with her family, and trying new foods in her travels. “Over the past three years, I’ve reflected on what I really enjoy about practicing podiatry. Educating patients and making someone feel better about their feet, which ultimately reflects how they feel about themselves. Barefoot Medical Spa is the perfect environment for me to do just that.”

Jennifer Smith, Nail Therapist

Jennifer Smith has been a nail therapist for 12 years and attended Euphoria Cosmetology School in Rhode Island. She is licensed New Hampshire nail technician, as well as a licensed massage therapist and esthetician. Jennifer recently gained her certification as a medical nail technician. “I am very excited to work for Barefoot Medical Spa and look forward to polishing all our clients’ fingers and toes,” said Jennifer. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her four children and four dogs.

Debra Banton, Nail Therapist

Debra Banton has been a nail professional for more than 20 years and has loved every second of it! “My passion is making people feel good about themselves and educating them on how to care for their hands and feet. I love seeing my clients leave happy and relaxed,” said Debra, who also enjoys helping clients recognize potential nail and skin concerns that may require a visit to Dr. Julie. “I joined Barefoot Medical Spa team for their professionalism, and passion and care for client needs,” said Debra, who lives in Rochester, New Hampshire. In her free time, she loves spending time with her two daughters and five grandchildren.

Barefoot Medical Spa Team

Susan Dimercurio, Nail Therapist

Susan Dimercurio worked in a 9-to-5 job behind a computer for many years before deciding she wanted a career where she could help people. “This is the most rewarding job because I get to help my clients look and feel beautiful. I carried my love for skincare to nails and then into massage,” said Susan. Susan has enjoyed working in this wonderful career field for over 10 years and looks forward to continuing for many more. Susan is an educator for skincare at Spa Tech Institute in Ipswich, MA as well as a skin and massage therapist at Massage Envy in Methuen, MA. She lives in the Exeter area with her husband and four “fur babies!”