Carpentersville
314 W. Main St.
(Huntley Rd.)
Carpentersville, IL 60110

(847) 551-1220

   Algonquin
1543 S. Randall Rd.
(Algonquin Galleria)
Algonquin, IL 60102

(224) 241-8489

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Our Team 2018-07-21T17:10:18+00:00

MEET OUR TEAM

Julie Bevel – Level 5 – Owner/Operator

Massage Therapist, Nationally Certified Educator
Years in the industry: 18
Hometown: Naperville, IL
JulieB (as they call her around the Spa) is the fun and energetic owner of Fox River Spa & Salon. Returning to the Chicago suburbs after 9 years with the 5 Diamond Bellagio Spa in Las Vegas as their Lead Therapist & Nationally Certified Educator, she has returned home with her family to fulfill her entrepreneurship dream locally. With 15 years of bodywork experience that started at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA, Julie hopes to share her passion for massage and all things Spa in this gorgeous space built in 2007 by Chicago Bear Marcus Robinson. She specializes in Sports and Thai Massage, helping her guests increase range of motion and flexibility in a therapeutic and relaxing blend of techniques. She is licensed to perform lymphatic drainage, prenatal, and myofascial massage as well. With her resort leadership background and commitment to excellence, Julie is bringing the 5 Star experience and top level of service with her to Fox River Spa & Salon. Besides building her business, Julie loves spending time with her 4 daughters, making music, golfing, and volunteering with Dollars For Scholars 501©3.

Lyndsey – Lvl 3

Lead Massage Therapist
Years in the industry: 7
Hometown: Algonquin, IL
Lyndsey is a Licensed Massage Therapist who graduated from Cortiva Institute School of Massage Therapy in 2012. She was valedictorian of her class and graduated from the program with honors and academic excellence. She was asked to return back to Cortiva in February 2014 to become a part-time instructor so she could share her amazing talent, skill and knowledge with massage students. Because the instructing position is part-time, it allows Lyndsey to continue with her career, working in the rewarding spa industry. Lyndsey is very client-focused and is passionate about providing her clients with unconditional positive regard, a healing and therapeutic atmosphere, and the best massage experience every time. Lyndsey is trained in many modalities of massage, though, she excels in Swedish and deep tissue relaxation techniques where she lures her clients into a deep relaxation which encourages relaxation and healing of the body, mind, and spirit. Lyndsey loves her career here at the Fox River Spa & Salon and she can’t wait to meet you!

Specialties – Aromatherapy, Warm Stone, Pregnancy, Athlete’s Revival

Schedule – Tues & Thurs 10a – 3p, Sat 9a – 2p

Carole – Lead Stylist – Lvl 2 – AMBASSADOR AWARD 2017

Hairdresser
Years in the industry: 25
Hometown: Carpentersville, IL
Carole is one of Fox River Spa & Salon’s core team members. She’s an experienced and skilled craftswoman who owned her own home-based salon, Studio C, while raising her kids. Now that they’re grown, Carole is rocking out her career here and knows the ins and outs of just about every type of hair out there. She prides herself in forming friendships with her clients, and is known to pour a cup of coffee and have a visit while their color is processing. Covering tough greys, working with kids and families as their hair (and style preferences!) evolve, Carole gives her clients a whole experience of positive beauty and hair care.

Specialties – All types of cuts and colors, foiling fast and precise, in-depth consultations, long-term hair goals, and sincerely caring about her clients

Schedule – Tues & Wed 1p-9p, Thurs 10a-5p, Fri 9a-3p, Sat 9a-6p

Lisa – Lvl 2 – EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR 2017

Lead Aesthetician & Makeup Artist
Years in the industry: 5
Hometown: Elgin, IL
Lisa is a graduate of Cosmetology & Spa Academy and has been PCASKIN certified since 2014. As the Lead Aesthetician, Lisa sets the customer service standard and is dedicated to the skincare success of her clients. She has a “never done learning” attitude and is constantly educating herself on the latest trends in the industry. Expect her to incorporate different modalities and advanced techniques into her treatments whenever possible. Lisa also recognizes the importance of a comfortable & soothing environment and seamlessly integrates relaxation into all of her services. Even a simple brow wax can feel like a retreat! As a senior member of the Fox River Spa & Salon team, she has formed strong bonds with her regulars and strives to create trusting relationships with every new client that walks through the door. Count on Lisa to be your quick & efficient waxer, skillful skincare specialist and makeup guru on your wedding day!

Specialties – PCA Skin Certified Chemical Peels, Lash Lift & Tint, Microdermabrasion, Ultrasonic Facials, Speed Waxing, Bridal Makeup

Schedule – Mon 11a-7p, Wed 9a-6p, Thurs 12p-9p, Fri 10a-6p, Sat 9a-6p

Fina ~ Level 1

Cosmetologist & Bridal Specialist, Lash Extensionist
Years in the industry: 5
Hometown: Elgin, IL
As a former small business owner, Fina knows what the true meaning of customer service is, and she takes great pride in treating all of her clients like gold. Specializing in Bridal services, with a dream to open a Bridal Salon in Mexico one day, Fina creates beautiful updo’s out of anyone’s hair. Trust her with your Moms, Maids, and Brides – she’s simply fantastic. As an experienced Cosmetologist, men’s cuts and fades are another specialty. She also loves helping women with cuts and color, and loves to be creative with ombres and balayage colors. Fina is a true artist and hair is her canvas. She also speaks Spanish and can make anyone feel comfortable and beautiful in her chair!

Specialties – Lash Extensions, Lash Lift & Tint, Bridal Hair & Makeup, Men’s Cuts, Women’s Cuts & Color, Creative Color, Spanish speaker

Schedule – 5p-9p Tues, Fri & Sat 9a-6p

Cat ~ Lvl 1 ~ INTERNET SENSATION AWARD 2017

Cosmetologist
Years in the industry: 4
Hometown: Algonquin, IL
Cathy joined the beauty industry after years of “corporate life” working for large companies in customer service and management. Bringing her expertise in communication and service to her “behind the chair” career, she is able to figure out exactly what clients want and need during consultation, and create a look and color they both love and can maintain. She is extremely well rounded and certified to perform a majority of Salon services, including facials, waxing, manicures, and pedicures on top of her haircuts and colors. Request her today for all of your beauty and self-care needs!

Specialties – Women’s Haircuts & Colors, Creative Color, Full Makeover Spa Days, great conversations, Facials, Lash Lift & Tint

Schedule – Mon 4p-9p, Thurs 12p-9p, Fri 9a-8p, Sat 9a-6p, Sun 9a-5p

Cinde ~ Lvl 1

Massage Therapist & Cosmetologist
Years in the Industry: 25
Hometown: Planet Earth
Cinde is one of our most diversely talented and amazing team members. She has a passion for health, wellness and beauty and believes they are all an integral part of our well-being. She is bodywork therapist with 25 years in the massage industry, and licensed since 1987 in hair and skin care. She believes beauty is the style of wellness, creating looks that are uniquely yours by integrating style and spirit. Cinde always knew she was a healer and bodywork therapist, in 1990 she began that journey and traveled worldwide to learn and diversify her massage skills and healing techniques. Her work is both clinical and esoteric. Sheworks with myo-fascial, orthopedic, Cranial-sacral, Thai massage, Cupping, Qi-gong, Reiki, and more. Her work is defined as healing, soothing, direct and deep. She is also Yoga, Pilates and a group fitness instructor, with a degree in Health and wellness management as well as a wellness coach. We feel honored to have such a talent as she on our team and hope you give her a try for your next service!

Specialties – Face & Body Combo’s, Cupping, Rocktape, Advanced Therapeutic Healing, Energy work

Schedule – Mon, Tues, Wed,  Thurs & Sat @ Algonquin

Paula ~ Lvl 1

Massage Therapist
Years in the industry: 4
Hometown: Algonquin, IL
Paula is an amazing, well rounded therapist, with thumbs of steel. She not only has taken advanced Reiki energy classes, but comes from a clinical chiropractic massage background, so is able to assess the body and make educated recommendations for self-care. Paula enjoys forming long lasting therapeutic relationships with her clients, and is known for documenting and remembering patterns of holding she’s noticed throughout her sessions. With this clinical approach to massage therapy, Paula is truly a partner in health and wellness for her clients, and looks forward to helping even more people at Fox River Spa.

Specialties – Prenatal, Deep Tissue, Energy Work, Quiet Meditative Sessions, able to customize

Schedule –

Wed 9:30 am-5:00 pm  Thurs 10:00 am-4:00 pm Friday 9:30 am-5:00 pm  Saturday 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Jill ~ Level 1

Massage Therapist, Cupping & Pregnancy Massage Certified
Years in the industry: 9
Hometown: West Dundee, IL
Jill brings her clinical background in massage therapy to the Fox River Spa team and assesses the body for imbalances and tension. She is also certified in cupping, a method that can help with circulation, detoxification, and opening up stagnant areas of tissue. Jill loves helping her clients come up with a treatment plan for self-care to go along with her bodywork and works on a lot of athletes. Weekend warriors and runners are some of her favorite people, as they appreciate her knowledge of how everything is connected through fascia and how her work can help release it. Keeping people fluid and moving is her goal. Plus she’s compassionate and quiet – which her clients also love her for! Fox River Spa considers themselves lucky she’s chosen to work with us here!

Vicky ~ Level 1

Massage Therapist
Year in Industry: 3
Hometown: Elgin, IL
Vicky is Fox River Spa’s relaxation specialist. Even the way she speaks is soothing. If you’re stressed out and just need some nurturing peace and quiet, she will create a massage sanctuary for the weary that is completely rejuvenating and healing. Available on Sundays only, be sure to book in advance for your stress management session today!

Sara ~ Level 1

Licensed Massage Therapist, Prenatal Specialist
Years in the Industry: 1
Hometown: Elgin, IL

Sara is a Licensed Massage Therapist who graduated from Elgin Community College’s Massage Therapy program in 2016, with honors. Coming in with a deep respect for deep tissue, Sara may be small but can accommodate your firm pressure needs. She specializes in deep tissue massage, and is certified in prenatal, warm stone, and aromatherapy as well. Finding your exact problem areas and giving you the individualized massage session is one of her many skills she takes pride in. Relieving pain and reducing stress is always her goal. Easy-going and dedicated, Sara guarantees your time with her will be effective and relaxing. She looks forward to building her career with Fox River Spa and hopes to meet you soon!

Bailey ~ Level 1 ~ RISING STAR AWARD 2017

Cosmetologist
Years in the Industry: 2
Hometown: Elgin, IL

Bailey is our up and coming talent at Fox River Spa & Salon! Done apprenticing under Carole, she has hit the ground running in her new career. Currently certified to perform cuts and colors, manicures & pedicures, special occasion styling and waxing, she is a well rounded Cosmetologist who loves to help women feel amazing. Bailey takes pride in helping clients enjoy their time with us, and can always be relied upon for a good laugh. As a mother of 2, she loves to connect with people about their family as well as their hair and nail goals. She loves being a full-time Stylist here at Fox River, and looks forward to taking care of you soon!

Justin, AMBASSADOR AWARD 2017

Licensed Massage Therapist
Years in the Industry: 1
Hometown: Carpentersville, IL

Justin is one of the opening Fox River Algonquin Spa family. A graduate of Cortiva Institute of Massage Therapy he is very passionate about the benefits of massage & bodywork. Skilled in Swedish, deep tissue, and trigger point work, Justin loves creating a relaxing and healing session where all your troubles, aches and worries just melt away. He has taken advanced training at the world renowned Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA for chronic lower back/hip pain and obtained certification in Cupping as well. He looks forward to taking care of you with a customized session for your needs and preferences.

Specialties: Deep Bodywork, Cupping, Aromatherapy, Warm Stones, Swedish

Schedule: Wed 12-9, Thurs 12-9, every other Friday/Saturday @ Algonquin

Marie, Level 2

Cosmetologist & Lash Artist
Years in the Industry: 10
Hometown: Algonquin, IL

Marie has been a licensed in Cosmetology for almost a decade. During her continued passion for learning and mastering new trends she fell in love with eyelash extensions. Marie will help you decide the best look for you whether it’s an emphasized natural look or a more dramatic style to fit your daily routine. She’s been a lash stylist for a few years so she’s knowledgeable and effective at getting you the look you desire.

Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday evenings, Sundays @ Algonquin

Claire ~ Level 1 ~ ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 2017

Esthetician & Lash Artist
Years in the Industry: 5
Hometown: Algonquin, IL

Claire is part of the opening team here at the Algonquin location. She has been working in the spa industry for five years now. Although skincare has been her passion ever since she went to her first dermatologist to help with her own problem skin.  Being able to help people transform their skin into something they can love is her goal with every client she meets.  Extracting acne and blackheads is Claire’s favorite service to perform because you can see an instant change in your skin.

Claire is also obsessed with anything Halloween and horror, she has been working at haunted houses for about seven years now doing makeup and acting.  She is self-taught in special effects makeup and continues to learn all the time. She grew up here in the area and plans on staying here to further herself in this wonderful industry.

Specialties: Brazilian Waxing, PCA Skin Certified Chemical Peels, Farmhouse Fresh vegan product line, Acne & Aging

Schedule:

Monday 9:00 am-4:00 pm Tuesday 9:00 am-4:00 pm Wednesday 9:00 am-4:00 pm Thursday 3:00 pm-9:00 pm Friday 9:00 am-3:00 pm Sunday 9:00 am-5:00

Dani ~ Level 1

Licensed Massage Therapist
Years in the Industry: 10
Hometown: Algonquin, IL

Danielle, better known as Dani, found her career path in 2006 and hasn’t looked for another field since. She graduated Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 2007 and has enjoyed everyday she gets to help others enhance their own lives! While her truest passion is animals, she definitely found a knack with people!

Estrella – Level 1

Massage Therapist
Years in the Industry: 3
Hometown: Algonquin, IL

Estrella (Star) wanted to share some insight about what she does and who she is! She started out in the massage industry at the age of 26 with her first job being at Massage Green Spa until its unexpected closing in June of 2017. Being in this industry for 2 years (almost 3) has been such an astonishing journey for her, with its ups, downs and all a-rounds, learning new things from different and amazing people. Developing the craft that has brought people back to spa doors has taken patience, knowledge, communication, steadfast listening and experience throughout her time massaging. Each modality Estrella brings into the massage room is a blend of deep tissue, trigger point and a relaxing touch at the end of the session. Everyday she’s thankful to God for the life He has given her and brought to her too. Estrella’s hope is to meet you one day to help you with your aches and pain.

Rebecca – Level 1

Massage Therapist
Years in the Industry: 1
Hometown: Crystal Lake, IL

Rebecca is a Licensed Massage Therapist who recently graduated from Cortiva Institute in 2017. She has a desire to make others feel renewed and rejuvenated during your sessions with her. She loves to help people relax or work out those tensions from everyday life stress with custom work to your body’s needs. Self care is very important to Rebecca and she will always give you the best to her knowledge of some stretches for self care at home or at work. Rebecca is looking forward to learning more about prenatal and sports massage. She can’t wait to build her clientele here at Fox River Spa.

Specialties – Deep Tissue, Swedish, Aromatherapy, Warm Stones

Schedule – Algonquin Full Time

Kim – Level 1

Massage Therapist & Esthetician
Years in the Industry: 20
Hometown: Crystal Lake, IL

Kim joins Fox River Spa Algonquin as a previous employee of the former business. She is dual licensed in Massage Therapy and Esthetics and loves helping people both look and feel amazing. Kim’s style is clinical and technical, and she loves sharing observations about people’s bodies with them. She also is an avid chef and foodie who will share a recipe just as quick as she’ll share a recommended stretch or product for your skin.

Specialties – Face-Body Combo’s, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Aromatherapy

Schedule – Algonquin Full Time

Maria – Level 1

Massage Therapist
Years in the Industry: 5
Hometown: Carpentersville, IL

Maria has been with Fox River Spa for over a year now and loves helping people get out of pain. She is a deeper style therapist who enjoys working with athletes and people of all levels of health. Maria also takes great pride in professionalism and consultation, making sure she understands exactly what your goals are for each session, and is able to make everyone comfortable and relaxed on her table.

Specialties – Cupping, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Swedish, Aromatherapy. Spanish Speaker

Schedule – Daytime at Algonquin or Carpentersville

Susie – Level 1

Cosmetologist
Years in the Industry: 13
Hometown: Carpentersville, IL

Susie has been in the industry for 13 years. She can accommodate all of  your hair care needs.  Her specialty is hair color. Additionally, she can provide facials and your facial waxing needs.

She loves to build relationships with her clients, helping her to understand their lifestyles, hair care needs and making them feel comfortable.

Being creative and giving each client their own unique beautiful look and making them feel good about themselves is her goal.

She has a passion for hair and is always looking to improve and stay updated through continuing education.

Charlie – Level 1

Cosmetologist
Years in the Industry: 2
Hometown: Cary, IL
Charlie has been a licensed cosmetologist since 2016 and is absolutely in love with the beauty industry and all it has to offer. She enjoys learning anything and everything she can about new trends and techniques. Charlie tends to have a more laid back personality and is a great listener! She takes pride on hair cuts with detailed perfection and loves giving our clients a beautiful natural look with highlights or a “lived-in” look with a balayage. When she’s not working, she enjoy cooking, going on nature walks, or snuggling up on the couch with my cat.

Jessica – Level 1

Licensed Massage Therapist
Years in the Industry: 7
Hometown: Marengo, IL

Jessica graduated in the top of her class from Cortiva institute in 2011. She has a versatile style and is able to customize each session to adjust to your specific needs. She brings experience in Swedish relaxation, deep tissues, sports massage and stretching, reflexology, and myofacial techniques. She has detailed knowledge with essential oils and can help you find the best aromatherapy. Her hobbies include hiking, traveling, and training her dog as a therapy dog.

Kayla – Level 1

Esthetician, Lash Master, and Makeup Artist
Years in the Industry: 1
Hometown: Marengo, IL

Kayla is a Lash Artist with tons of experience creating custom sets for people who needs to write her bio!