Our Team


Krystal Grindel, RN

Registered Nurse & Aesthetics Director

Krystal Grindel, RN, brings 10 years of medical and aesthetic experience to Hickory, North Carolina’s Allora Med Spa, having worked as both an operating room registered nurse for plastic surgery and with clients in the medical spa industry. With extensive knowledge of the facial expression and an array of lasers and treatments, Krystal consults with each client to understand their wishes and develops personalized recommendations for beautiful, effective results. Her distinct eye for detail — combined with a passion for aesthetics — led her to Allora Med Spa. She truly loves what she does, and she’s dedicated to explaining your options in a detailed, comprehensible, supportive, and ethical manner that provides you with sound medical information and advice in a nurturing environment. This professional approach can empower you to make the best decisions to maximize a procedure’s outcome based on realistic expectations. Through all her years of nursing, she believes that an informed patient develops a lasting and healthy relationship of trust and loyalty with their provider.  Originally from sunny Florida, she has enjoyed exploring all the beauty North Carolina has to offer. She loves hiking, camping, and exploring the outdoors every chance she gets. Please contact Krystal today with any questions. She’s happy to schedule your consultation. 


Ashley Lail, LE

Licensed Esthetician

Ashley Lail, Licensed Esthetician has always had an interest in skincare, makeup, and wellness. Her background in the medical field as an ophthalmic medical assistant and assisting in the operating room initiated her passion for skincare. After graduating from ANEW Vision Academy, the journey continued. Utilizing complete individualized treatment plans she provides a variety of esthetic services, including corrective skin care treatments. Ashley is also a Certified Lash Technician and offers services to enhance the length, curliness, fullness, and thickness of natural eyelashes. A native North Carolinian, she grew up in the foothills enjoying the outdoors. Outside the world of aesthetics, Ashley enjoys spending time with family, hiking, and camping. Her passion for knowledge in the dynamic, ever-changing skincare industry ensures that she stays informed with the latest technologies and newest services for her clients.

“I strive to give my clients the best experience and personal attention with all the services I perform. I believe in offering only the best for all my clients and making them feel beautiful within themselves.” -Ashley Lail, LE


Lawrence Carter, MDVip

Internal Medicine

Having been raised in North Carolina as part of a military family, I appreciated early on the diversity of our population. I realized three distinct cultures in our State: our Coastal flatlands, Piedmont, and the Mountains, each with their own dialects and style of foods. I did not realize until medical school that besides living in the Bible belt we were also living in the kidney stone, heart attack, stroke, and diabetic/metabolic syndrome belt. While paying back my time in the United States Air Force, I discovered my passion for empowering my patients instead of just enabling them. I joined the ACP, AMA, ADA, Southeastern Lipid Association, National Lipid Association, COSEHC, and SMA. I learned from the experiences of experts on how to apply strategies in taking great care of my patients here in my hometown of Hickory, North Carolina. This entails educating my patients at Allora Med Spa about healthy diets and activities and helping them develop a personalized wellness plan. Whether you’re managing a chronic illness, have a family history of the disease, or consider yourself the picture of health, there’s always room for improvement.