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!
Maureen Porter, Spa Coordinator
Maureen comes to The Skin & Body Spa with previous experience as a Spa Coordinator. Her goal is for our clients to have a pleasant experience from the moment they pick up the phone to make their appointment to the time they leave their appointment. Please feel free to contact her if you have an comments or concerns about your experience! Maureen graduated from The University of New Hampshire with a degree in Animal Science. She worked as a veterinary technician for 7 years before settling down to have a family. Maureen also owns her own business in event planning called “Leave It To Me.” She specializes in small events that are custom designed to fit each unique client’s needs.
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!”
Meredith Andrada, Esthetician & Makeup Artist
Meredith graduated from Michael’s School of Esthetics in 2002. She loves practicing all aspects of esthetics, but her true passion is educating clients on skin care as well as performing facials. Meredith also loves waxing and the art of shaping eyebrows. The services she provides at The Skin & Body Spa are facials, chemical peels, waxing, Brazilian waxing, tinting and lash extensions. Meredith attends continuing education classes to stay current in her field as well as learn new techniques. She feels truly lucky to be doing what she loves and making people happy at the same time.
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.
Angelike Malapanis, Esthetician
Angelike received her Bachelors Degree in Sociology from The University of New Hampshire. While attending UNH She also earned her certification to teach therapeutic horse back riding to children with emotional and physical disabilities. Her career began in the social service sector working hands on with children and animals at a wonderful program out of Lancaster, MA. Although she loved the field she was in, Esthetics was always in her heart and the dream of becoming an Esthetician became more and more intriguing to her. Angelike then decided to work in a spa on the seacoast of NH in Guest Relations. She was fully inspired and from there pursued her education at Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics in Woburn, MA. She proudly graduated with her advanced esthetics certificate and is licensed to practice in both MA and NH. She has a passion for skin care products, makeup and helping clients enhance their natural beauty. Angelike loves framing faces with eyebrow shaping as well as waxing. She is a true people person, animal lover, and artist who is sure to greet you with a smile.
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.
Cari Gallap, Massage Therapist
Cari is highly skilled in Deep Tissue, Swedish, Hot Stone, and Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) massage. She is a certified Vodder MLD therapist, and has over 1200 hours in formal bodywork training, including proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF), passive stretching, myofascial release, reflexology, and pregnancy massage. A graduate of the Baltimore School of Massage and East West College of the Healing Arts, Portland, Oregon, Cari has over 2000 hours of hands-on massage experience with clients from all walks of life: athletes, expectant mothers, stressed business people, and people living with chronic illness. Her specialty is applying a variety of specific modalities during each massage session, tailored to individual needs and desires. Each session is a unique, intelligent combination of techniques to address acute pain, chronic pain, limited range of motion, edema, stress, mental fatigue, and muscle strain.
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.
Maria Fernandez, Massage Therapist
Maria is a graduate of The Dovestar Institute in Hooksett, NH. She has extensive training in Kriya Massage; it is the base and foundation of her massage techniques. Maria also has training in other modalities such as joint body work, asian body work, swedish massage, hot stone massage, cranial sacral and many others which she integrates to make each session unique and tailored to the client’s needs. Maria is also certified as a Shamballa Reiki Master-Teacher. Her goal is to help you achieve optimum balance physically and energetically.
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!”
Candace Matte, Nail Technician
Candace attended Bedford School of Nail Design where she graduated with a certificate in Advanced Nail Technology. With over 5 years of experience, she truly enjoys pampering her clients and making them feel relaxed and refreshed! Although her true passion is being a mom to her one-year old son, she enjoys having some adult time and socializing with her clients. Candace is always interested in the new and advanced trends the nail world has to offer. Candace completed her certification in Medical Coding in May 2011. In addition, Candace specializes in children’s photography known as matteCphotography.
Quyen Diep, Nail Technician
Quyen came to The United States from the tropical country of Vietnam in 2004. She has worked as a Nail Technician since her arrival and prides herself in her attention to detail. She is now following her dream of becoming a nurse and is currently attending nursing school. She really enjoys her work and making others feel and look great!
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.
Brook Martello, Nail Technician
Brook has been a manicurist for 7 years. From the beginning of her career she has promoted natural nail health and has become a huge fan of the Shellac manicure – Brook says, “Its done to manicures what long wear lipstick did to makeup!” Her background in makeup artistry keeps her on trend, even with nail color and technique. Brook also prides herself on her attention to her clients experience in her chair, whether having a phenomenal foot massage during your pedicure or an engaging conversation during your manicure, you will leave feeling like a VIP!
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.