Missy Gaffney, Spa Director, Owner, Esthetician & Makeup Artist
Having over 12 years of experience as an Esthetician, Missy decided to live her dream and open “The Skin & Body Spa” in July 2008. After High School, she attended The University of Rhode Island and obtained a Bachelors Degree in Textiles, Merchandising and Design. She then pursued a career in the garment industry in New York City. Years later, she realized her passion for Esthetics and decided to enroll at The Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics where she graduated with a certificate in Advanced Esthetics. Missy continues to attend workshops and seminars to stay current with advances in the industry. As an ingredient expert, she is dedicated to holistic dermo-corrective skin care. She has successfully treated clients with acne, rosacea and aging issues. Missy is truly dedicated to providing exceptional skin care in an environment that is relaxed, nurturing, stress free and comfortable for her clients.
Kim Orr, Assistant Spa Director
Kimberly began a career in the beauty industry back in 2001 as a licensed Manicurist, while she obtained her under graduate degree in Business Management. She worked for a premier North Shore Spa in MA where she was exposed to all types of exciting industry best practices. Upon graduating, she pursued a career in the corporate world and worked in Operations and Sales Planning for a leading apparel company. After starting a family in 2010, she has been a stay-at-home mom to her son and daughter. Having always kept a close eye on the beauty industry, she is excited to return to her roots as Assistant Spa Director, where she can combine her professional experience with her love of this field. Kim is excited to help the Skin and Body Spa continue to flourish and be recognized as the industry leader they are!
Pam Fraser, Spa Coordinator
Pamela’s career began in the administration field as an Administrative Assistant and quickly progressed to Purchasing Assistant then onto a buyer position. It was from those opportunities that she gained the skills required for the proper organization of an office and proper etiquette in dealing with outside companies. A few years there after, she and her husband started a family. She is now a proud parent of two wonderful boys!
Pamela studied Business Administration at Hesser College in Nashua which contributed to her ability to analyze and organize data required for business functionality. She has also worked as a Sales Leader at Pier 1 imports where she discovered her natural customer service skills. It was a great feeling for her to know she was making a difference! In her interim as Assistant Manager she also gained visual merchandising skills and how to manage a team. She later pursued a career in Real Estate and is still enjoying it today!
As Spa Coordinator, her goal is to ensure things run smoothly and to help The Skin & Body Spa grow as a whole. Pamela feels that we are not successful unless our clients are happy and that is her #1 priority! She feels as though she could not have come across a more perfect balance in her career.
Brenda Fariole, Esthetician & Makeup Artist
Brenda began her career as a professional dance instructor teaching both children’s classes as well as American Style Ballroom and Latin dance. She has always had a passion for esthetics and in the summer of 2005 decided to make a lifelong dream come true. She attended the Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics where she received her license to practice Esthetics and Make-up. Brenda continues her education by attending classes and seminars in the industry. Suffering from Rosacea herself, Brenda is passionate about helping clients with this unfortunate skin disorder. Brenda’s services include facials, waxing and make-up artistry.
Jain Coveney, Esthetician & Makeup Artist
A graduate of Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics, the art and science of Skin Care and Makeup Artistry have been passions of Jane’s for more than a decade. Her approach to skin care includes holistic and scientific therapies and as a former Aesthetic Instructor, skin care Salon Owner and Clinical Aesthetician she has enjoyed a variety of outlets for treating all ages and skin conditions. Jain has been an esthetician since 1993.
Danielle Richard, Esthetician & Makeup Artist
Becoming an Esthetician was a natural choice for Danielle who graduated in Advance Esthetics from Laird Institute of spa therapy in 2009. Having her mother in the industry, Danielle was exposed to the importance of healthy skin at a young age as well the creativity behind make up artistry. Struggling herself with adult cystic acne in her early 20′s, Danielle’s passion only grew! Danielle continues to attend and receive certifications from many educational classes enhancing her skin care knowledge. Her understanding in the science of esthetics allows her to recommend the most effective products for optimum results. From dealing with the toughest acne problems to really educating her clients on how to build up their own skin tissue and truly addressing the needs of ultimate anti aging; Danielle does it all. Also an expert in Eyebrow shaping and make up artistry, Danielle can help you master any look from simple everyday looks to camouflaging make up as well as event and bridal!
“I love teaching my clients that with the right make up you can help make your skin look and feel healthier, and there is truly nothing better then putting my brides at ease and having them feel confident they will look their absolute best on their big day!”
Fallon Hurley, Esthetician & Makeup Artist
Fallon graduated from Laird Institute of Spa Therapy in September 2011 with a certificate in advanced esthetics. She originally went to school in hopes of becoming a nurse when she realized her true passion was to help people achieve better skin ,utilizing advanced techniques, in a more relaxed setting. She is a results oriented person and loves helping people with more severe, mature conditions. Having very dry, sensitive skin herself, Fallon can relate to her clients needs. Fallon’s services include eyelash extensions, customized facials,chemical peels, brazillian waxing and full body waxing, tinting and make-up.
Andrea Higgins, Esthetician & Makeup Artist
Andrea has always had a love for art, beauty, makeup and skin. She began her career as a Graphic Artist but after her first child was born she had the desire to go to school for Esthetics. It wasn’t until 2012 that she decided to live her dream and attend Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics. She is very passionate about helping clients achieve their goals for their skin. Makeup is her new medium and she enjoys making women look beautiful. Andrea continues to attend workshops and classes to stay fresh and updated in the beauty industry.
Leah Smith, Esthetician & Makeup Artist
Leah is a Holistic Esthetician with over 15 years of experience servicing the beauty and wellness needs of her diverse clientele. Her ongoing training in numerous modalities and philosophies covers a wide range of holistic and clinical treatments that consistently educate and please her clients. Along with offering relaxing facials and peels, dermaplaning, ultrasonic treatments, eye brow & facial threading, and eyelash extensions, she also trained with Jane Iredale and MAC cosmetics and loves working with brides to achieve authentic looks for their special day. Leah studied esthetics at Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics, and holistic nutrition and wellness at The Institute of Integrative Nutrition, in NYC. She is a certified lash stylist through both Nova Lashes & Extreme Lashes. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching barre and pilates, writing, traveling, and spending time with her family and papillon, Penelope.
Alyssa Ferraro, Esthetician & Makeup Artist
Alyssa began her career in the beauty industry promptly following high school by attending Joe Blasco School of Professional Makeup Artistry in 2011. There she completed a 600-hour masters program encompassing all mediums of makeup including beauty, airbrushing, special effects, and prosthetic appliance creation and application. Subsequently, she attended Empire Beauty School’s esthetics program in order to continue her education in the field of beauty. As a result of her studies at Empire, she found a new passion in skincare. For this reason she is now attending a part-time nursing program so she can delve deeper into the clinical realm of esthetics. Alyssa recognizes the importance of remaining current in her knowledge of skincare, which enables her to give her clients the most effective treatments available. Hence, when she is not at the spa or doing makeup for a photo-shoot, wedding, or event, she spends much of her time researching the latest trends and discoveries in the esthetics field.
Lisa Tarbox, Massage Therapist
Lisa has always had a passion for massage, but wasn’t able to fulfill her dream of leaving the corporate world and becoming a massage therapist until 2007 she she graduated from the Seacoast Career School. She firmly believes that massage therapy helps the body be at it’s best. Before becoming a massage therapist she had been amazed how massage was able to aid in the recovery of a car accident she was in. Lisa also has a background in body building and mixed martial arts. Her specialties are Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Sports, Pre-Natal and Swedish Massage. Lisa is a very nurturing person that loves to help her clients achieve their goals.
Leslie Hinspeter, Massage Therapist
Leslie graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Certificate in Massage Therapy from New Hampshire Community Technical College in 2007. Her continuing education courses have focused on Myofacial Release Mobilization and Sports Massage Therapy. She became a Reiki Practitioner under the guidance of John and Lourdes Gray at the center of Reiki Healing in Rindge, NH in 2006. Leslie has been actively providing bodywork since 2005 to meet client needs for relaxation, stress, and pain management; specializing in deep tissue massage that offers pain relief and sedative qualities for self healing. Each massage is custom designed to provide a well balanced session and committed to the highest level of professionalism, quality, and genuine interest in your well being. My leisure pursuits include outdoor activities with my children, traveling, and photograpy. I am an avid hiker and currently working on completing the NH 48– 4,000 footer list!
Dawn Wason, Massage Therapist
Dawn graduated from Seacoast Career School in 2011. Coming from the legal field Dawn found massage therapy much more fulfilling. She specializes in deep tissue, trigger point and sports massage.
Gail DellaCroce, Massage Therapist
As a 2001 Graduate of New Hampshire Technical College, Gail brings over 12 years experience to The Skin & Body Spa. She is nationally certified in massage and bodywork by The NCBTMB. Gail loves to take the time to customize each client’s massage by using techniques including neuromuscular, myofacial release and Lomi Lomi (Hawaiian massage). Gail is passionate about healing the whole person. As a certified Reiki Master, she offers the calm and healing effects of Reiki along with massage to help her clients. During her leisure time, Gail is enjoying many outdoor activities; most likely with her two grandchildren.
Pamela McPartlan, Massage Therapist
Pamela graduated from NH Technical College in 2004 and is nationally certified by NCBTMB, and is a certified Reiki master. She brings 10 years of experience to the Skin and Body Spa. Pamela likes to incorporate a variety of techniques to customize each session to ensure that the client’s needs and goals are met. She specializes in Deep Tissue, Myofacial release, and Swedish. Pamela is passionate and nurturing about massage therapy and it’s healing of the body and mind.
Robin Allen, Massage Therapist
Robin graduated from The New England Academy of Therapeutic Sciences in Nashua, New Hampshire in 1996. She offers Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myo-fascial, Neuro-muscular, Cranio-sacral, Foot Reflexology and can combine them into a unique session geared toward your needs. Robin is very passionate about helping her clients with Deep Tissue Massage and Raindrop Therapy Technique for the therapeutic benefits or simply to help her clients with relaxation and stress reduction.
“In my free time I enjoy spending time with my teenage daughter, hiking with my dogs, practicing yoga and stretching. I’m continually thriving to further my education in massage and overall well-being to share with others. I get my regular massages, and take what I do very seriously. I tell people, I practice what I preach!”
LeeAn Perry, Massage Therapist
LeeAn graduated from Nashua Community College in 2010 where she pursued a career in Massage Therapy. She specializes in a modality that combines the integrating qualities of a flowing Esalen® Massage with the therapeutic effectiveness of deep tissue work known as Deepbody work. She is also qualified in Swedish massage, Pre-natal massage, stretching and range of motion. LeeAn is a proponent of massage for relieving physical as well as emotional stress, and strongly believes in massage as a viable modality for enhancing overall health and well-being.
Deb Freeman, Massage Therapist
Deborah has been a registered nurse for many years and a licensed Massage Therapist since 2006. Deb understands the roll stress and tension plays in our everyday lives and it’s effects on our overall health and well being. She strongly believes that our mind and body function as one. Deb treats each client on an individual basis by using a combination of eastern and western techniques to achieve their needs. These include Somatic Relaxation, Neuro Muscular Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Pre-natal, Swedish, with head/neck & upper body a particular specialty. Her personal interests are cross-country skiing, kayaking, music and watercolor painting as well as three children and family being the foundation of her life
Alycia Nason, Massage Therapist
Alycia attended NEIWH in Manchester NH and became a licensed
Massage Therapist in 2004. She started working at the The Skin and Body Spa in
September 2015 and feels right at home here. Her love for massage has grown as
the years go on. While her specialty is Deep Tissue Massage, Alycia also loves
to do Prenatal, Hot stone, Swedish, Couple’s Massage as well as foot and
body treatments! Alycia’s clients say she has a wonderful touch and can’t wait
to come back to see her.
Candace Matte, Nail Technician
Candace is one of our veteran manicurist here at The Skin and Body Spa. She has been licensed since 2004 after graduating from the Bedford School of Nail Design with a certificate in Advanced Nail Technology. Candace is always interested in new nail advancements that the beauty industry is constantly improving. Candace is known for making you feel at home by making sure you’re always comfortable and well taken care of. She takes pride in knowing her clients are not only relaxed but that they’re satisfied with their services and results. Candace has two young boys at home so making sure everyone is happy comes naturally to her.
Denise Sitar, Nail Technician
Denise is a 2006 graduate of the Lowell Academy for nails. She has also earned certificates in Expert Nail Enhancement, Basic Nail Art and a diploma in Advanced Esthetics. She has a passion for art and giving her clients a relaxing, calming experience.
Jen Forcier, Nail Technician
Jen has been doing nails since 1994 and specializes in manicures, pedicures, acrylic nails and shellac. She is meticulous with detail and also very personable with her clients. Jen feels blessed to be able to work in a field that she really enjoys. When she is not at work she loves spending time with her children and family.
Leeanne Avery, Nail Technician
LeeAnne attended The Laird Institute of Spa Therapy in 2013, where she received a certification is advanced nail technology. Although she is new in to this field she has extreme passion for doing nails. She prides herself upon making people look and feel great.
Cindy Cote, Nail Technician, Esthetician & Makeup Artist
Cindy graduated from The Laird Institute for Spa Therapy in 2011 with a certificate in Nail Technology. She is passionate about continuing education and takes classes regularly to stay current with trends and nail design and is CND Shellac Certified. Cindy recently followed her dream of becoming an Esthetician and is a graduate from The Laird Institute of Spa Therapy with a certificate in Esthetics. She feels fortunate to have a career where she can help make people happy and feel good about themselves.