Salon Manager, Cosmetologist Years in the industry: 14 Hometown: Bourbonnais, IL
Amanda is Julie’s right hand woman and runs everything hair on the Salon side of the business! She joined the Fox River Spa team in Oct 2014 after a nice stint at Eaglewood Resort in Itasca in order to help create the salon’s Bridal & vivid color menu of services. She started her hair career working on a diverse range of clientele in her hometown of Burbonaisse. A master in creative colors and taking care of even the most high maintenance hair, she loves on both her guests and her team with grace and maturity. If you’ve got a complicated color situation or need your Stylist to help create a new look – Amanda is your girl. Watch out for her sarcastic wit if you catch her before her coffee though!
Lead Massage Therapist Years in the industry: 5 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 is excited to continue her career here at the Fox River Spa & Salon and she can’t wait to meet you!
Hairdresser Years in the industry: 25 Hometown: Carpentersville, IL
Carole is Fox River Spa & Salon’s most recent addition to the team – but she is not new to the industry! Raising her kids and working in her home-based salon, Studio C, Carole 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.
Lead Aesthetician, Lash Extensionist & Makeup Artist Years in the industry: 5 Hometown: Elgin, IL
Lisa began studying Aesthetics at The Cosmetology & Spa Academy in 2012 and achieved her license the following year. She is thoroughly trained in Facials, Waxing, Makeup and Body Treatments as well as more advanced treatments such as Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, and Reflexology Massage. Always looking to further her education, Lisa earned the sought-after PCA SKIN Certification in 2014. She thrives in all aspects of Aesthetics, but her experience and professionalism is unrivaled in her Facial Treatments and Waxing services. In the treatment room, Lisa’s main focus is always on each client’s individual skincare goals and customizing a results-oriented treatment while simultaneously promoting deep relaxation. “Skincare is a partnership. I want my clients to not only look and feel beautiful after each visit, but also gain a deeper understanding of their skin.”
Cosmetologist & Bridal Specialist 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. She also speaks Spanish and can make anyone feel comfortable and beautiful in her chair. Certified in mani/pedi as well, she looks forward to helping you on your next special occasion!
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!
Massage Therapist & Cosmetologist Years in the Industry: 25 Hometown: Planet Earth
Cinde is one of our most diversely talented and amazing team members. She joins us with 25 years in the industry and a gypsy’s journey through life, including time in India and working with celebrities on the west coast. A true master craftswomen, she has honed her skills in hair, massage, skin care and more to help her clients shine from the inside out. Yoga teacher, skin care specialist, and all around beauty and wellness professional, Cinde has committed to planting some roots in the Dundee area to raise her children and take great care of this community. We feel honored to have such a talent as she on our team and hope you give her a try for your next service!
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.
Massage Therapist, Cupping Certified Marketing Assistant 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.
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!
Licensed Massage Therapist Years in the Industry: 7 Hometown: Rock Island, IL
Staci recently moved to the Elgin area in September 2015 from the Quad Cities. She successfully graduated in 2009 from the Massage Therapy Program at Black Hawk College in Moline, IL. Just 5 months after graduation, she picked up and moved to Myrtle Beach, SC for the season of 2010. While there, she began her career as a massage therapist and gained an assistant manager position at a popular hotel resort with an ocean front view. With her strong background in spa, resort, and private practice, Staci can melt away your worries and stress by creating a custom bodywork session to fit the needs of your body type.
Staci is a firm believer in the ability to use bodywork to release what no longer serves you for your greater good. She can help relieve muscle tension that has been building up over time to begin the stages of healing while addressing any pain points you are experiencing. Staci shows her gratitude and pride for working at Fox River Spa & Salon by having it shine through in all of her massages and bodywork sessions.
Licensed Massage Therapist Years in the Industry: 2 Hometown: Carpentersville, IL
Maria is a licensed massage therapist that graduated from Cortiva in 2014. Her focus in this career is to help people with their well being and health. One of her strong suits is therapeutic work, especially for people who work out regularly. An athlete herself, she targets adhesions and really tries to get to the root of the issue. Deep tissue and prenatal are her favorite modalities and she looks forward to building new clientele that she can take great care of at Fox River Spa & Salon. Maria also speaks Spanish.
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!
Esthetician, Makeup Artist, Nail Tech Years in the Industry: 14 Hometown: Algonquin, IL
Yvonne has loved makeup since she was little! After 17 years in the corporate world, great pay but no fulfillment, she re-discovered her love for faces. She LOVES making women look and feel great about themselves – AND that you can’t just apply makeup on someone. First you have to fix and nourish the skin. “Start with a great canvas before painting the picture” says Yvonne. As she reinvented herself from corporate to beauty industry, she learned everything she could in order to educate women on their skin. She takes pride in giving in-depth consultations during facials and makeup applications. Yvonne finds it very rewarding to help women feel their very best, and looks forward to taking great care of you!
Cosmetologist Years in the Industry: 1 Hometown: Elgin, IL
Bailey is the sassy new kid on the block as of Aug 2016! Apprenticing under Amanda & Carole, she has hit the ground running in her new career. Currently certified to perform pedicures, blow-outs, regrowth and waxing, she is always looking for models to cut or color as she goes through our program. 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 makeup. Her goal is to be a full-time Stylist here at Fox River, and looks forward to taking care of you soon!
Receptionist Years in the Industry: 15 Hometown: Joliet, IL
Krystle has been in the beauty industry for a little over 15 years. She started off as a receptionist at the age of 16 in her home town of Joliet. She then helped managed a full-service salon for 5 years before her and her husband moved to Huntley in 2010. Krystle helped managed a salon in Hampshire but then decided to take a couple years off to stay at home with her daughter. This past summer, she decided it was time to get back into the work force and that is how she came across Fox River Spa. Krystle’s main goal is to make sure she does everything to make your experience at our salon the best.