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 two days a week. She has a passion for helping clients achieve their goals and loves building relationships with them. She offers facials, chemical peels, Venus Freeze Skin Tightening & Wrinkle Reduction, IPL Services, 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.
Leslie Harris, Salon & Spa Assistant Manager
Leslie discovered her love of the beauty industry in Santa Cruz, CA back in 2012. Working as a receptionist at one of the premier salons in the Bay Area, she learned the ins and outs of the business and kept up with the latest trends coming out of San Francisco and L.A. Combining her 10+ years of customer service experience with her passion for organization and acute attention to detail, she soon took on the role of salon management. Leslie has had the pleasure of working with a variety of stylists from all walks of life, specializing in everything from color to extensions. The creativity of her team members and the client transformations she sees on a daily basis make everyday a new adventure! Keeping up with the latest products, styles, and trends has always been a passion of hers as well. Leslie strives to create an atmosphere where clients feel relaxed and rejuvenated and also where stylists can let their creativity flow.
Michele Gonzalez, Lead Esthetician, Makeup Artist & Nail Technician
Michele graduated from The Laird Institute of Spa Therapy in May of 2011 with an Advanced Esthetic Certificate. In the fall of 2011 she received a nail license and an instructing license and has been teaching both since then! Michele enjoys learning the science behind skin care and seeing real results in the skin with the proper treatment. She has a commitment to continuing her education in her field and likes to attend classes regularly to learn new techniques and industry bests. When Michele is not taking clients at the spa, she enjoys being outdoors with her husband and 2 boys.
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 Laroussi, 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!”
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.
Alyssa Ferraro, RN, 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.
Natalie Lunati, Esthetician & Makeup Artist
Natalie attended Catherine Hinds institute of Esthetics where she received a certificate in advanced esthetics in 1994. For over 20 years she has worked in the Spa Industry, fully understanding the inner workings of the business from management to hands on.As a seasoned aesthetician who has also worked in a dermatologist office for two years, she brings to us her professionalism and skincare knowledge. Natalie enjoys working closely with clients to meet their individual skincare and beauty needs.
Nicole Lemire, Esthetician & Makeup Artist
Nicole has recently graduated from Empire Beauty School and is extremely passionate about designing skin care treatments that fit the needs of each individual client. After attending a 4-year university for business management and working in the corporate world for many years, she finally decided to live out her true passion of skin care and submerge herself in the beauty industry. Nicole has advanced technical training in ultrasonic facial treatments as well as chemical exfoliation through the International Dermal Institute in Burlington, MA. She is extremely excited to pass on the knowledge she has gained from her education as well as her personal experience. Nicole specializes in advanced facial treatments, face and body waxing, chemical peels, ultrasonic facial treatments and makeup artistry.
Kristin Erickson, Esthetician & Makeup Artist
Kristin is a 2007 graduate of Michael’s School of Hair Design and Esthetics, where she graduated with top honors. Her love for the beauty industry has only grown over time. Kristin has advanced training in ultrasonic facials and has specialized in them for the last five years. She has a true passion for creating customized skin care routines for her clients, allowing them to maximize their results from every treatment. In addition to skin care, Kristin has been a staple in the wedding makeup business since graduating. She loves to be part of the bride’s big day. With over ten, busy years of experience with weddings, she knows just how to make the bride feel relaxed and confident on their special day!
Michelle Nunez, Esthetician & Makeup Artist
Michelle is a certified Master Esthetican and a graduate of Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics, where she completed 1200 hours of education and training. She received her Laser Technician certificate from the National Laser Institute and is passionate about performing advanced skin care that delivers both corrective and rejuvenating results. Her certifications include dermaplaning, microdermabrasion, lashlifts, tinting, LED light therapy, and chemical peels. Michelle is dedicated to creating a plan for clients to achieve optimal aesthetic results.
Mackenzie Robert, Marketing Manager, Esthetician & Makeup Artist
After high school Mackenzie attended Belmont University in Nashville, TN where she obtained a Bachelors Degree in Entertainment Industry Studies, Public Relations and Journalism. She then pursued a career in the music industry working at Universal Music, Sony Music, and as Communications Director for the Nashville Film Festival. Part-time she did styling and makeup design for names including, Hunter Hayes (2015 CMA Awards), Kacey Musgraves (2014 Billboard Music Awards), and Daniel Bradberry (“Danielle Bradberry” album art), among others. Through this, and her volunteer work at the Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Oncology Unit, she realized her true passion of bridging esthetics and wellness. After long contemplation and a few serendipitous life moments, she decided to enroll at the Institute of Skin Science in Stratham, NH. She then graduated with a certificate in Esthetics and was simultaneously trained at Smoothskin in Londonderry, NH in medical aesthetics. Mackenzie is elated to begin her esthetics career at The Skin and Body Spa and can’t wait to meet all the wonderful clients and visitors of the spa. Her mission is to inspire and heal confidence through the art and science of esthetics. She is passionate about her client’s well being, success, happiness, and building relationships with them. She offers facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, waxing, brow shaping, brow/lash tinting, lash lifting, personalized skincare plans, and makeup.
Ginger Ouellete, Esthetician & Makeup Artist
Ginger is a proud graduate from Michaels School of Hair Design and Esthetics and has always possessed a strong interest in skin care. Her goal is to help each client achieve and maintain healthy skin. Her ongoing training, dedication and skill, along with her friendly personality, provide clients with an artistically versatile experience. Ginger’s interest in skin care is driven by a desire to help people feel good inside and out, as well as, look their best. Her passion for knowledge in the dynamic, ever-changing skincare/beauty industry ensures that she stays informed with the latest technologies and cutting edge ingredients in skin care. Working successfully with all skin types Ginger seeks to educate others about proper skin care, appropriate product selection, and customized regimens. She truly enjoys client interaction and is thrilled to provide professional advice on the best skin care treatment best suited for each individual client.
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.
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.
Donna Tonks, Massage Therapist
Donna graduated from The New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Art in 2014. She is certified in Integrative Manual Therapy and Orthopedic Massage, Trigger Pointing, Cupping Massage, Thai Massage, Injury Assessment, Sports Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy and Swedish Massage. She will soon be certified in Singing Bowl Vibrational Sound Therapy as well. Donna believes that integrative manual therapy can help facilitate the body for self healing. From the start of your session, she carefully listens and evaluates any unique issues you might be facing, and if necessary may adjust the massage to meet your individual needs. She has a thirst for figuring out what is happening in the body and musculature and then finds the best methods to address the problem. Her clients have reported increased range of motion, pain reduction, increased level of comfort, and improvements in level of sleep. As a professional, Donna is caring, intuitive and can help with a variety of injuries.
She is constantly expanding her skill set and education and is a Hot Yoga instructor as well. Family is her passion. She and her husband are currently empty-nester’s to four dynamic children. She loves nature, hiking, bicycling, sailing, photography and Zentangle.
Lana Loyko, Massage Therapist
Lana is a graduate of Nashua Community College of Massage Therapy. She has learned in her experience that each client is very unique, so each therapy session should be unique as well. Lana believes in a holistic approach that nourishes the mind, body and spirit’s (SOMA) well being.
She enjoys working with clients to try to figure out where there is tension in the body, and then finds the best way to customize each treatment. Lana provides a balance to meet each client’s needs for relaxation, stress relief, or pain management. She does this by utilizing different therapeutic techniques such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sport Massage or Trigger points. She is certified in Myofascial Release, Cupping, Gua Sha, Hot Stone Massage, Himalayan Salt Stones Massage, Marble Cold Stones Massage, Reiki, Aromatherapy, and Lymphatic Drainage Massage.
She has a commitment to continuing education in her field and attends many educational classes regularly to learn new techniques and with them, has obtained numerous certifications.
Lana loves being outdoors in nature, bicycling or hiking. In 2014, she completed the NH 48 4,000 footer list! She also has a passion for dance and is a Zumba Certified Instructor as well. She is invested in a Healthy Nutrition lifestyle. Lana has been a vegetarian for 8 years and understands the importance of homemade, organic style foods.
Nicole Nigro, Massage Therapist
Nicole has over six years of experience specializing in Massage Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy and Reiki. After graduating from The Massage School in 2011, she gained professional experience in both Colorado and California before coming to New Hampshire. Her national exposure has created a unique style that she brings to each session.
Nicole enjoys working with clients to discover their individual needs, including stress reduction, pain relief, and mobility. She can then work to enhance their bodies’ own healing abilities and promote overall well-being of body and mind through her techniques. She has recently begun a journey into nursing in order to further her ability to facilitate healing and promote optimal health.
Cindy Cote, Lead Nail Technician
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.
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 Martello has been in the beauty industry for almost 20yrs. 12 of those as a nail tech! She feels that your experience is just as important as the service you receive. When you are in her chair expect impeccable nails and great conversation! As a Certified CND Shellac expert she is going to be just as concerned about your nail health as she is with the shape and color your choose!
Shelley Ruotolo, Nail Technician
Shelley received her Spa Nail certification from Laird Institute of Spa Therapy in 2016. She originally received her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from the University of Maine in 1995. After working in the fitness industry for many years she decided to pursue a career in both the beauty and spa industries as a Nail Technician. Shelley has a passion for gel and acrylic enhancements. She holds a certification in the Bio Sculpture Gel system. Shelley believes that nails are more than just an accessory. “Your nails are an extension of you; let’s keep them strong, healthy, and beautiful!”
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