Category Archives: Employee Spotlight

Help Us Congratulate Toody Tolley!

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We are so excited to share that our Nail Tech Toody is a 2015 NAHA Finalist for Nail Professional of the Year. Read more about Toody’s background, and take a look at some of the beautiful work that garnered her this prestigious nomination.

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Nail Technician Toody Tolley earned her cosmetology license from Tri-City Beauty College. Recently, she decided to further her education and is working toward her Instructor’s License through the same institute. Beyond having a dual-license in both hair and nails, she is also certified to instruct Look Good Feel Better classes. LGFB is a public service program that teaches beauty techniques to cancer patients, to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Toody is a great asset to our nail team and enjoys getting to know all of our guests. She especially loves working with clients on their gel manicures, and she specializes in nail art. So much so, it was recently announced that Toody is 2015 Nail Professional of the Year NAHA finalist. The NAHA Awards are considered to be the Oscars of the beauty world, so we are incredibly proud of her accomplishment!

(nail photos courtesy of Nicole Godsey)

 

Employee Spotlight: Alisa Cochran

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Hairstylist Alisa Cochran is a Michigan native that has been studying the art of hair since childhood. Just like several of her family members, Alisa followed her inclination for styling. She received her license from New Dimensions Cosmetology School in Joplin, Missouri, where she also participated in hair shows beyond her required education. She is passionate about making her clients look and feel beautiful. She channels her creative energy in every aspect of her career, and strives every day to learn and grow as a stylist. Also, Alisa loves getting to know everyone that sits down in her chair. When not at Austin Springs, she works with organizations that help survivors of sex trafficking overseas. She utilizes her cosmetology knowledge to teach women hair styling as a trade. Her work is varied, and we are so happy she is a part of our hair team. Alisa looks forward to customizing the perfect color and cut for you!

Are you interested in book an appointment with Alisa? Call us at 423-979-6403 to schedule.

Welcome the newest members of our spa family.

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Stylist Kaitlyn Whitt has explored her passion for hair since grade school. Even as a child, she practiced on friends and still actively pursues new styles. Needless to say, cosmetology has been a constant in her life. Kaitlyn is a Jenny Lea graduate, and has since decided to continue her education there by enrolling in their aesthetics program. She loves finessing a makeup and hair look for brides, as well as exploring other types of formal updos and even pinup styles. She is thrilled to get to know our clients, and Kaitlyn looks forward to working with you!

Licensed Massage Therapist Michelle Ramsaran graduated in 2011 from Reflections of Health School of Massage. She received additional training from the North Carolina School of Advanced Bodywork, where she learned techniques focused on structural balancing of muscle groups to alleviate chronic pain. Before coming to Austin Springs, Michelle spent several years practicing massage therapy in a chiropractic setting. In addition to her therapeutic skills, she also enjoys pampering guests into a state of deep relaxation using a blend of Swedish and Hawaiian Lomi-Lomi styles.

Employee Spotlight: Emily Taylor

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It would be an understatement to say that the beauty industry is in her blood, and paired with her top notch training, Emily’s the whole aesthetics package. Read more about Emily below:

Aesthetician Emily Taylor comes from a line of cosmetologists and barbers, so you could say that the beauty business is in her genes. This calling was made clearer when she began her cosmetology courses in high school. Later on she earned an aesthetics license from Fayetteville Community College, where she was the top of her class. There she excelled in makeup competitions and even earned scholarships to further her education. As a rep for both Estee Lauder and Clinique, she had an inside scoop on the makeup industry. She put into practice what she learned, by creating runway looks for fashion shows. Beyond her career in makeup, Emily is passionate about the treatment and healing of skin, since she has dealt with flare-ups of her own. Our Diamond Microderm Facial is a favorite of hers, and she loves to see the immediate results for clients. Emily looks forward to pampering our spa guests!

Welcome Our New Stylists!

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We are thrilled to have Brooke and Devon on our hair team. For the remainder of November, we are offering an introductory price of 20% off any hair service (except for smoothing treatments) with either stylist! Read more about the newest members of our spa family:

Hairstylist Brooke Burleson is a graduate of Jenny Lea Academy, and she has been crafting beautiful hair for the past several years. She pursued her education further and is a certified hair extension specialist, as well. She is especially skilled at crafting the perfect color & cut combination that best highlights your features. Brooke is excited to join our spa family and looks forward to working with you!

Hairstylist Devon Fresquez is a graduate of the renowned Paul Mitchell School. The Paul Mitchell name is recognized worldwide, and they train and cultivate the best in the field. The pairing of his education and creativity fuel Devon’s ability to customize a new look just for you. He also prides himself on staying on top of new trends and techniques. Additionally, he specializes in cutting and texture services, and he is experienced in working with different hair types. He’s new to the area and already makes for an amazing addition to our hair team. Devon looks forward to working with our clients!

Are you interested in crafting a new look with either Brooke or Devon? Call us at 423-979-6403 to schedule today!