Missy Gaffney, Spa Director/Owner, Esthetician & Makeup Artist
After High School Missy 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 where she graduated with a certificate in Advanced Esthetics. Missy practiced Esthetics for over twelve years and in 2008, she opened The Skin & Body Spa. She is currently the Spa Director, but also takes clients three days a week. She has a passion for helping clients achieve their goals and loves building relationships with them. She offers facials, chemical peels, micro-needling, cryo-therapy, waxing, threading, tinting and makeup. In November of 2015, Missy and her husband Sean, opened The Hair Company by The Skin & Body Spa right next door to the spa. It was a natural progression for them as many spa clients were asking for hair services. They are so proud to employ some of the bests Hair Stylists, Estheticians, Nail Technicians and Massage Therapists in the industry. They strive not only to exceed expectations with their hair and beauty services, but with their client relationships as well.
Sean Gaffney, Salon Director/Owner
Sean brings over 20 years of business operations, management, and marketing experience to both the Salon and the Spa. While in college he worked as a Computer Operations Specialist and later became a leading Sales Executive selling corporate software solutions. He is a graduate from the University of Massachusetts (Lowell) with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a major in Management Information Systems.
After excelling as a Sales Executive for several high tech companies Sean later started Mobility Software as the CEO and then IMSYS Corporation as the VP of Sales. During his high tech career he was also recruited to implement a growth strategy plan for nSight as the VP of Sales. Sean’s first and foremost rule of building a successful business starts with customer satisfaction and appreciation.
He also serves his home town community as a Volunteer/Call Firefighter. Having graduated from the NH Fire Academy first in 2010 and again in 2012, he continues to improve his skills as a First Responder.
Lisa Tessier, Manager of Operations & Guest Relations
Kim Orr, Director of Marketing and Social Media
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!
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, Lead 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 For 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.
Jessica Colon, Esthetician & Makeup Artist
Jessica has been in the beauty and wellness industry for over a decade as a Spa Director, Makeup Artist and Esthetician. She graduated from Empire Beauty School in 2009 with her Cosmetology License and went on to work for MAC Cosmetics as a makeup artist. In 2015, she decided to further her education and attend Laird Institute of Spa Therapy graduating with her Advanced Esthetics License. Jessica has a passion for helping people look and feel their best. She is committed to life long education in her field and specializes in relaxing and luxurious yet results driven facials, customized makeup applications, and face and body waxing. Jessica loves spending time in nature, traveling, practicing Yoga and walking her Yorkie, Bentley.
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 photography. 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.
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.
Sally Negus, Massage Therapist
Bio coming soon!
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, Lead 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.
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.
Jen Thibeau, Nail Technician
Jen is a master nail technician and a veteran in the beauty industry. She is a real people person with a passion for building relationships with her clients and educating them on new services and practices. Jen prides herself in her quality of work and takes great care to make sure each client leaves happy. She has completed the CND advanced education courses and continues to stay current with other education classes in the nail industry.
Jessica Nelson, Nail Technician
Bio Coming Soon!
Leann Kalergis, Guest Relations Lead
Kayla Mansfield, Guest Relations
Jillian Humphrey, Guest Relations
Hannah Aster, Guest Relations
Xan Clark, Guest Relations