Vanessa Torres – Certified Makeup Artist, Lash Stylist, Airbrush Tan, Waxing
Vanessa has more than 10 years of experience in the makeup industry and is accomplished in all aspects of bridal makeup, media makeup, fashion, video and print. She is a graduate of The Westmore Academy of Cosmetic Arts in Burbank, California. She has advanced training in jane iredale™, The Skin Care Makeup®. Vanessa also has more than 5 years of experience as an Xtreme Lashes® eyelash stylist. She is licensed in waxing and specializes in eyebrow shaping. Vanessa is certified in airbrush tanning, which provides a natural looking tan. Her training and education provides her clients with detail-oriented, flawless looks. Her innate artistry results in beautiful skin tones, no matter the gender or ethnicity of her client.
Amanda Filli – Certified Makeup Artist, Lash Stylist, Airbrush Tan, Waxing, Bridal Hair
Amanda is highly trained with over 15 years of experience as a makeup artist and specializes in bridal makeup and hair. She is a certified Xtreme Eyelash stylist for over 7 years. She is licensed in waxing and is certified in Airbrush Tanning. Amanda's training and certification will enhance your beauty no matter your skin tone or type, as she understands the concept of color theory. She can match your exact skin tone and completely conceal any blemish, age spot, dark circle, discoloration or redness on your face. Amanda can ensure that your look will be completely transformed.
Ruth Trinchillo – Esthetician
Ruth brings more than 16 years of experience to Spa One. Ruth is Vodder certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage for the face and neck. She has extensive training and experience in all areas of esthetics, including but not limited to: laser treatments, advanced chemical peels, pre and post operative care, lymphatic drainage and adolescent and adult onset acne treatments. She was recognized two years in a row by The Times Union "Best Of" for her facials and waxing skills. She received her license from Atelier Esthetique Institute of Esthetics in New York City. Since being licensed, she has continued her post-grad studies to remain informed in all areas of esthetics and new medical and technological advancements.
Marika Papa – Esthetician
Marika is a passionate and dedicated esthetician with over 10 years of experience. She is highly skilled in facial therapies like microdermabrasion and medical-grade chemical peels, as well as laser hair removal and pre- and post-operative skin care treatments. Marika excelled in numerous post-graduate skin care classes at The Dermal Institute of Manhattan. She has extensive experience treating many different types of skin problems, including acne, rosacea, and menopausal-related conditions. Developing effective skin care regimens for women and men is another of Marika's talents.
Christine Hendricks – Esthetician
Christine has more than 7 years of experience working for busy, urban spas. She received her esthetic training from the Aesthetic Science Institute. She is also trained in various skin care lines and is certified in PCA Peels. She specializes in safely and effectively treating all skin types, with advanced training in PCA Peels, microdermabrasion, and laser hair removal. Christine regularly attends esthetic educational seminars to keep current with the most recent medical knowledge and training.
Brittney Couture – Esthetician
Brittney comes to Spa One with over 10 years of experience in the beauty industry. As one of the first attendees of the National Laser Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona, Brittney put that experience to good use at luxury resort spas and medical spas, including the Pinehurst Golf Resort and Spa in North Carolina. She studies up on the latest trends at national skincare seminars and laser institutes, as well. Her varied background enables her to offer medical-grade treatments while still delivering the luxury experience that makes Spa One so enjoyable for patients. Her favorite spa services are microneedling and laser hair removal.
Joni Messineo-Wade – Licensed Massage Therapist
Joni has over 25 years of experience in the sports/fitness field with a focus on helping clients reach their health and nutrition goals. She is able to provide a wide range of massage modalities, from sports therapy to pregnancy massage. She is passionate about helping clients reach their individual goals while also assessing tissue condition, muscle and range of motion to recommend best therapy for clients.
Alex LaPietra – Spa Coordinator
Alex has more than 10 years of client service experience in working in various roles in the spa business. She has natural interpersonal and communication abilities that give her a solid reputation for creating a warm confidential environment. She provides support to the spa clients and staff that will guarantee you a first class experience at Spa One. Alex has a Bachelor of Arts from SUNY Albany.