Staff

Whitney

Spa Director & Master Stylist

Whitney has been a distinguished stylist for over 14 years. She is known for her extensive work on blondes, brunettes as well as color corrections.

Whitney has built her clientele with innate talent, trust, and honesty. She has the ability to emotionally connect with her clientele, which enables her to understand their desired vision. Her technical skills allow her to bring out each clients natural individual beauty.  Her style is simple yet glamorous.  Whitney specializes in Blondes, Brunettes, Highlights, Balayage, Hair Stiletto extensions, Free form painting, and all other colors and corrections.  Whitney is known for her meticulous layered blended cuts, followed by voluminous smooth blowouts. She is also an expert in edgy and clean men’s cuts.

She changes wavy and extremely curly hair by using treatments to smooth and rebuild unruly hair. She specializes in damage repair using therapies such as Olaplex, Brazilian Blowout, and Keratin treatments.  She is extremely versed in Kerastase Luxury hair treatments and products that transform the hair into the best it’s ever been.

Whitney plays an active role in Spa Wellington’s education program and values mentoring future generations of Spa Wellington stylists. She believes, participates and mentors in education to ensure continued evolution. Notable continued education includes:  Bumble and Bumble University  –  NYC Design Color/Balayage, Bumble and Bumble Voice and Vision – Chicago, Goldwell Academy – NYC Free Form Painting, Kerastase Cutting  – Boston, Aveda Advanced Cutting, Aveda Men’s Start to Finish, Celebrity Stylist Class with Orlando Pita, Mane addicts class with Celebrity Stylist JEN Atkins and Henry Josh, Mane addicts class with Celebrity Colorist Tracy Cunningham, Razor cutting class with Nick Arrojo, Behind the Chair tour in Chicago, and Styling class with Oribe.

Certifications:

  • Goldwell Color Specialist
  • Certified in Keratin Treatments
  • Certified in Brazilian Blowouts
  • Hair Stiletto Extensions

Regardless of your hair type or gender – straight, fine, curly, thick, Whitney has the creative talent and skill level to transform even the most challenging hair.

Emma

Master Stylist

Emma was inspired to get to be behind the chair at age 19 when she attended Orlo Beauty school. After receiving her cosmetology license, she began assisting under senior talented stylists while attending every additional certification class she could find. After a year she was promoted to stylist and continued her 10 year journey to becoming the Master Stylist she is today. Emma is trained in keratin smoothing treatments, razor and scissor cutting techniques for any hair length, deva curl, Goldwell coloring and balayage services. She especially enjoys styling formal hair for proms, weddings and events. She continues to expand her skills with continued training with Goldwell NY, Kerastase and Davines.

“I realized that the thing I enjoy the most is getting to know my clients and building relationships. Understanding my client’s personality and lifestyle helps to create the best look for each individual.” – Emma

Melanie

Master Stylist

Melanie has always had a passion for hair. She wanted to be a stylist from a very young age. After high school she attended the Orlo School of Hair Design in Albany, NY. Melanie has been a stylist since 2008. After school she worked at Jean Paul salon and spa where she started as an assistant and worked her way up to a senior stylist. Melanie has attended advanced training courses in the newest coloring and cutting techniques.

Melanie loves getting to be creative with color and cutting equally. From short to long and every length in between, she will make you feel beautiful inside and out!

“I always do my best to listen to my clients needs and wants. It makes for a great day when I have made someone feel great about themselves. I love meeting new people and being able to provide exceptional service.”

Kat

Stylist

Colette

Stylist / Master Colorist

Julie

Licensed Massage Therapist

Julie Ann Hladik is a New York State licensed massage therapist who specializes in Ashiastu oriental bar therapy and therapeutic cupping technique. Trained at the Center for Natural Wellness in Albany, NY, Julie has continued her education in prenatal & postpartum massage, hospice care, chakra balancing, cupping, medical massage, and her favorite, Ashiastu. She has done massage volunteer work for sporting events, hospice, and multiple organizations in the capital district, including the Damien Center. When she’s not working, Julie likes to hike, hang with her dogs, and volunteer for Orangutan Foundation International in Indonesia.

Ellis

Licensed Massage Therapist

Ellis developed a deep appreciation and understanding of the human anatomy from spending hours in studio drawing courses while achieving his Bachelor of Fine Arts from MICA. This experience led directly to his interest in body work as a career path.

After certification and extensive training with The Center for Natural Wellness in New York, Ellis has flourished building a clientele over the past 8 years. Though he excels at deep tissue massage, which can offer more immediate and measurable results, he has grown to deeply respect modalities like Shiatsu and Reiki. Changes in the body and mind from such Eastern traditions can be profound, whether subtle or pronounced.

“It has been my good fortune to love what I do, and I now consider it my permanent career and ongoing education.” – Ellis

Chelsea

Esthetician

Chelsea first began her passion in Esthetics at the Aesthetics Science Institute in 2013. Throughout her career she has been gifted with many opportunities to grow and hone her craft as a client centered skin professional. She is constantly learning and updating methods of treatment with continued training and use of cutting edge products and techniques. She specializes in result-oriented skincare, full body waxing and spray tan.

In her free time, Chelsea enjoys hiking in the Adirondacks, portrait photography, and travel with her lab mix pup.

Sara

Certified Master Pedicurist and Manicurist

Sara comes to Spa Wellington with over 12 years of experience in the nail industry. She studied at the Aesthetic Science Institute where she earned her nail license. She later went on to become certified from the North American School of Podology as a CMP (Certified Master Pedicurist) and has a natural knack for customized nail designs.

Sara takes a special interest in clients with specific needs such as Diabetes, post procedure, accidents and any other medical concerns that could be troubling your feet.

In addition to being a Nail Technician CMP, Sara was a Dental Assistant and knows the importance of a clean, sterile work environment.

“Nails are the period at the end of a sentence. They complete the look.” -Prabal Gurung