Employee Spotlight: Kimberly Shallcross

New to our spa family is Licensed Aesthetician, Kimberly Shallcross. We are excited to see her enthusiasm for skincare at work here at Austin Springs. Read on to learn more about Kim!

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Q.  How long have you worked at Austin Springs? What was your education before joining us at the spa? A. I have worked for Austin Springs since April 2013. I attended Jenny Lea Academy and worked for a medical spa for a year and a half. I continue my education by doing my own research in skin care, diet, and nutrition.

Q. What led you to a career in this field? A. What led me to this career was the fact that I could no longer work behind a desk. I needed the stimulation of working with the public and constantly learning new things. I wanted a job that didn’t feel like work. I searched for quite a while before I saw a spa advertisement for a facial and knew that was what I wanted to do.

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Q. What are some of your goals in working in this field? A. My goals are to continue to improve my knowledge of proper skin care, most especially with acneic skin. We carry a great product line, but sometimes it takes more than just great product, it takes proper diet, vitamin supplementation, and correct cleansing. I also want to obtain my massage license.

Q. What is your favorite service to perform and why? A. My favorite service is the Blemish and Age Treatment, because I like working with problematic skin. I like seeing the change in my clients’ skin, but I love seeing the change in my clients’ confidence and self-esteem.

Q. Beyond your work at Austin Springs Spa, are there any special hobbies you have? What do you do to have fun? A. My hobbies/goals at the moment are acquiring a larger client base and learning to apply Xtreme Lashes as fast as possible. After I master all of the above, I will move onto obtaining my massage license.

Q. Relaxation is a major factor in a happy, healthy life. What do you do to relax? A. My life is busy now, so just hanging out with Esme, family, and friends (in that order) and letting my mind rest is good.

We are running a special this month on our full and mini set of Xtreme Lashes, so if you’re interested in booking this service with Kim, don’t delay! She looks forward to working with you.

 

Nailed It!

We are excited to share that our lead Nail Technician Frances Pentland has been featured in NAILPRO magazine!

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Frances is one of our most popular service providers and rightfully so! She has a passion for nail care and enjoys learning about new mediums to create beautiful art! NAILPRO features the work of technicians nationwide, so we were thrilled to see nails by Frances in their publication. We also couldn’t help but share the oh-so cute strawberry manicure she had given our spa director this week.

What can we say, she’s on a roll. She nailed it!

Employee Spotlight: Danielle Smith

Danielle is a long-time employee of Austin Springs and an integral part of our nail team. She’s our right-hand gal in the nail department. She is here with us, indulging our clients, more often than not. Take a look below, and read about Danielle and her work here as a nail technician.

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Q. How long have you worked at Austin Springs? What was your education before joining us at the spa? A. I earned my cosmetology license through high school courses.

Q. What led you to a career in this field? A. I’ve always wanted to do nails since I was a little girl. I used to beg to paint the nails of everyone I came in contact with.

Q. What are some of your goals in working as a nail technician? A. I love working with my clientele, and I hope to establish a relationship with even more guests.

Q. What is your favorite service to perform and why? A. I enjoy performing the signature pedicure, because it is the ultimate, relaxing treat.

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Q. What is one of your favorite memories from working in the spa? A. Some of my favorite memories come from the spa galas we host. I know well all enjoy them, and the guests as well, so it’s a fun event.

Q. Beyond your work at Austin Springs Spa, are there any special hobbies you have? What do you do to have fun? A. I like to scrapbook in my spare time. My version of fun is hanging out with my friends. It’s always a good experience when surrounded by the right people.

Q. Relaxation is a major factor in a happy, healthy life. What do you do to relax? A. I relax in the same way our guests do: I come in for an appointment. I book services in all departments, but what I enjoy most of all is getting a pedicure.

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Are you interested in booking with Danielle? Stop by our front desk or call us at 423-979-6403 to schedule a customized gel manicure or our noteworthy signature pedicure with her soon!

Employee Spotlight: Gianina Pezzimenti

This month we are excited to feature one of wonderful stylists, Gianina Pezzimenti. She has become a client-favorite and always offers exceptional service to new and returning guests.

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Q. How long have you worked at Austin Springs? What was your education before joining us at the spa? A. I’ve worked in Austin Springs Spa’s salon for more than two years. Prior to that, I studied at Jenny Lea Academy and earned my license in 2008.

Q. What led you to a career in this field? A. I was interested in the beauty and fashion industry. I was interested in makeup and hair, so that led to my stylist career.

Q. What are some of your goals in working in this field? A. My dream is to be a platform artist, and travel around with hair shows to showcase new color techniques and teach others. My goal with each client is for them to feel more confident when they leave, than how they felt when they came into the salon. I want them to feel relaxed and assured when they are in my care.

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Q. What have you learned from your clients? A. Everyone is so different, that’s the fun part of the job. I get to work with all different types of people, and I learn something from all of them.

Q. What has been one of your favorite moments working at Austin Springs? A. I love my coworkers, and I appreciate them so much. Also, each day is a special and unique, because of the clients. Once you build that client/stylist relationship, it makes coming to work enjoyable.

Q. Beyond your work at Austin Springs Spa, are there any special hobbies you have? What do you do to have fun? A. I love a variety of things. I enjoy being outdoors and sports, but I also love crafts and learning new makeup techniques.

Q. Relaxation is a major factor in a happy, healthy life. What do you do to relax? A. When I run, it’s my alone to relax and do what I want to, how I want to do it. I create a new playlist and just enjoy my solitary time.

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Are you interested in booking with Gianina? She would love to help you achieve that new look, whether it’s a fresh new color or cut. Call 423-979-6403 to set up an appointment with Gianina!