Meet The Vitality Family

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Bethany Reed Hairston, M.D., F.A.A.D.

Dr. Bethany Reed Hairston is Board-Certified through the American Board of Dermatology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.  She has been practicing dermatology for 20 years.

After graduating Summa Cum Laude from The University of Mississippi, Dr. Hairston attended The University of Mississippi School of Medicine, where she graduated 4th in her class and was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha national honor society.  She then completed a three-year residency in dermatology at one of the top training programs in the country, The Mayo Clinic, where she was honored to be selected as the recipient of the Paul A. O'Leary Award for Clinical Excellence. She returned to her hometown of Columbus, Mississippi and opened Vitality Dermatology, formerly known as The Dermatology Clinic, in 2009.

Dr. Hairston is well-known for her caring bedside manner and thorough approach to all aspects of dermatology including general, surgical, and aesthetic services. In July 2011, she was recognized as one of the Top 50 Businesswomen in Mississippi by the Mississippi Business Journal. She is a published author of several articles in dermatology journals and textbook chapters. Dr. Hairston currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Mayo Clinic O'Leary Dermatology Society.

Kala Wilson, C.R.N.P.

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Nurse Practitioner Kala Wilson, a native of Columbus, joined Vitality Dermatology in February of 2012.  She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and her Master of Science in Nursing from Mississippi University for Women. Kala is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the Mississippi Board of Nursing.

Kala is a member of the Nurse Practitioner Society of Dermatology Nurses Association, American Nurses Association, Mississippi Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society. Kala has a special interest in treating acne and rosacea, with a goal to improve appearance and self esteem. Acne is managed with a comprehensive approach, and an anti-acne regimen is individualized for every patient. Kala also treats patients with psoriasis, eczema, occupational dermatitis, skin cancers, and other conditions.

Michelle Beasley, C.R.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner Michelle Beasley, a native of Caledonia, joined Vitality Dermatology in July of 2021. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mississippi University for Women and her Master of Science in Nursing from Mississippi University for Women. Michelle is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Mississippi Board of Nursing, a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing, and a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

Michelle has been practicing for over eleven years in multiple fields and is known throughout the community for her positive and caring nature. She has special interests in both medical and aesthetic dermatology and states that she is most excited to incorporate her past experience while building new patient relationships.

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Becky Janssen

Practice Administrator
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Amy Cowart

Registered Nurse
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Hannah Hayes

Registered Nurse
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Hope Ross

Registered Nurse
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Kodi Yocham

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Beth Turner

Clinical Assistant
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Marilu Springfield

Clinical Assistant

Nicki Lamb

Licensed Medical Aesthetician

Nicki is a University of Alabama graduate and has also pursued her dream of earning her aesthetician license. She has over 8 years employment and experience at Vitality Dermatology and works in our Columbus location. Nicki not only has a passion for helping her clients reach their skin care goals, but she also makes her clients feel comfortable with her genuine personality. Nicki states her favorite treatment is the Hydrafacial™ because of its ability to exfoliate, extract, and hydrate the skin.

Allison Thomas

Laser Specialist/Licensed Medical Aesthetician

Allison is a lifelong resident of Lowndes County. She has been in the healthcare field for the last 20 years. Her dental hygiene experience has given her the passion for helping others. With her love of skincare and cosmetics, Allison decided to expand her knowledge in these areas by pursuing aesthetics. Through facials, laser treatments, chemical peels, and custom skin care regimens, she is committed to helping you meet your skincare goals. Allison graduated from Amory Cosmetology Academy in May 2020 and soon after joined the Vitality Dermatology family. Her husband and three daughters have been her biggest supporters during this journey.

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Amber Norman

Licensed Cosmetologist

Amber is a Licensed Cosmetologist, specializing in medical aesthetics, with over 15 years of experience. She first joined Vitality Dermatology in 2010 and has been the manager of our Starkville location since the opening in 2012. Amber has a passion for skincare and helping women feel beautiful and comfortable in their own skin. She believes healthy skin is just as important as a healthy lifestyle. Amber specializes in the Hydrafacial™, SkinPen™ Microneedling, and using Medical Grade Skin Care to address patient’s concerns on an individualized basis. Amber and her husband have one son.


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