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 3 – 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, & Assistant Manager 
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

Cat ~ Lvl 2 ~ INTERNET SENSATION AWARD 2017

Cosmetologist, Assistant Manager
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 2

Lead 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!

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!

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 2 ~ ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 2017 ~

Lead Esthetician & Lash Artist
Years in the Industry: 6
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: Algonquin Full Time

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

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

Charlie – Level 2

Cosmetologist & Lead Nail Artist
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. A dedicated team member, Charlie is Fox River Salon’s Lead Nail Tech in addition to taking great care of our hair clients. 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 her 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 2

Esthetician, Lead Lash Master, and Makeup Artist
Years in the Industry: 2
Hometown: Island Lake, IL

Kayla is a dedicated Lash Master who loves making people feel and look their best. Creating custom volume lashes and classic lash sets are some of her favorite things! She’s a super positive person who loves to interact and get to know her clients. She is mindful of lifestyle and aftercare instructions and upkeep for her clients with serious skin and lash goals! Makeup is another passion, where her artistry and consultations blend to help women who might not have as much background or education in the beauty industry, to make them feel comfortable and pretty for a big event! A bright ray of sunshine, Kayla is often heard laughing and joking with our guests and team, adding to our culture of hospitality and rejuvenation.

Stormie – Level 1

Licensed Massage Therapist
Years in the Industry: 1
Hometown: Portland, OR

Stormie is a conscientious and careful massage therapist who loves to help people achieve their relaxation and pain relief goals. She uses a variety of techniques including diaphragmatic breathing, myofascial release, swedish and deep tissue based on clients needs. Her favorite part about massage is that it can be tailored to each clients needs and comforts. It is truly rewarding when a client discovers that they have received beneficial work. Stormie has found that her best work is during deep tissue and relaxation massage. She intends on learning many different modalities in the future including Pregnancy massage, cupping, and Watsu.

Hours of availability: Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Fri- 2-9  Sat and Sun 9-closing.

Eva – Level 1

Licensed Massage Therapist
Years in the Industry: 3
Hometown: Elgin, IL

Eva is a Licensed Massage Therapist dedicated to making her clients feel better physically and mentally through massage and bodywork. Attention to detail and listening to her clients are some of her many skills. She brings much of her experience from a chiropractic background, and understands the importance of personalized treatment plans because every-“body” is different. Eva is proficient in the art of Swedish massage, trigger point therapy, deep tissue, and therapeutic massage. She looks forward to meeting new clients and helping them achieve their personal goals as well as enhancing their own sense of well-being.

CoCo – Level 1

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

CoCo is a licensed Cosmetologist who focuses her services on Manicure, Pedicure, Brows & Facials. She has a great eye for detail and loves helping women look and feel amazing. Coco prides herself on sanitation practices and building lasting relationships with her clients. As a mother, wife, daughter and friend, she’s able to relate to people in a positive and helpful way, creating Spa experiences for her clients that are rejuvenating and have beautiful results.

Lisamarie – Level 1 – Algonquin Assistant Manager

Licensed Massage Therapist: Sports, Aromatherapy, Stone, Prenatal Certified
Years in the Industry: 10
Hometown: Bartlett, IL

Lisamarie is a Licensed Massage Therapist who graduated form Cortiva Institue School of Massage in April 2009.  She likes to describe her style as therapeutic, specific, yet relaxing.  Lisamarie has spent most of her years as a therapist working with athletes but finds joy in helping people relax too!  Massage is fascinating because no two are ever the same!  Her favorite service to provide at Fox River Spa is the 2 Hour Bliss.  “You can get a lot of good work done while still being able to relax and experience all the great things Fox River Spa has to offer during your massage!”

Favorite Type of Massage to give: Someone who wants to relax but still feel like they are getting tension/adhesions worked out.

Haven – Level 1

Cosmetologist
Years in the Industry: 7
Hometown: Elgin, IL
Haven has been a Cosmetologist for 8 years, drawn to the industry early because of her love for creativity and for working with people. She took the 3 years off to spend time with her kids, and is happy to be back in the Salon world with Fox River Spa. She loves making people feel relaxed and well taken care of, both visually and through excellence in service. She specializes in hair, waxing, and makeup. She is eager to learn new services & techniques to become a well-rounded Spa provider. Check our “Training” specials in the online booking system for 50% Off deals on services like Mani/Pedi, Facials and more that Haven is still certifying out on!

Full Time @ Carpentersville

Tiffany – Level 1

Massage Therapist
Years in the Industry: 6
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Tiffany is a seasoned massage therapist who took a littlw time off with her baby and is now back and ready to build clientel here at Fox River Spa. She loves helping people decompress, fall asleep, and get deeply into adhesions and “knots” when needed! She prides herself on being warm and professional, able to tune into every clients specific needs and goals for their session. She loves being able to make a difference to her clients.
When not practicing the art of massage, she loves spending time with her little man, listening to and playing music, being outdoors, and dabbling in mixology and creating something tasty to enjoy.

Full Time @ Algonquin

Mckinzie – Level 1

Massage Therapist
Years in the Industry: 2
Hometown: Algonquin, IL

McKinzie is a graduate of Cortiva School of Massage Therapy 2018, she has always had an eye for making the body better to be the best you can be. She goes into a massage with a clinical approach, she will determine the problem area, use trigger point therapy, myofascial release deep tissue and range of motion techniques to make that area feel and move better. She also has a focus on pediatrics ranging from infancy through adulthood. Children need muscle love to grow, find movement, and find ways to deal with emotions and the basic need of life- nurture.
Be the healthiest, best version of yourself and able to get the most out of this active society.

Specializes in Clinical, Deep Tissue, Pediatrics.

Full time @ Algonquin