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

Kat has been a Stylist since 2010, but has always had a passion for the beauty Industry. She is a Goldwell Color Specialist and really enjoys balayage and creating natural, seamless lived in color. Kat also has a natural knack for formal styling and makeup. She has experience working for Chanel Cosmetics and Jane Iredale, including airbrush makeup. Kat believes the consultation is the most important part of any appointment to fully understand what the guest’s expectations are and how she can achieve them.
Notable Continued Education includes:
Bumble & Bumble Razor Bob and long layered razor cuts. Aveda 8 Hour cutting class with John Reyman. Chanel Makeup training, Jane Iredale training and Airbrush make-up certified. Oribe editorial training with Oribe himself. Attended Behind the Chair Chicago event with world renowned Celebrity Stylists. Educated in Kerastase and Davines. She is also Olaplex obsessed.
• Goldwell Color Specialist
• Certified in Keratin Treatments
• Certified in Brazilian Blowout
“Hairdressers are a wonderful breed. You work one-on-one with another human being and the object is to make them feel so much better and to look at themselves with a twinkle in their eye.” – Vidal Sassoon.

Colette

Stylist / Master Colorist

Colette has been in the Beauty Industry since 2005. After a few years as a Spa Manager, and working with amazing stylists, she decided that she wanted to be behind the chair expressing her creativity as well. She is very passionate about education and staying current with all the new fashions and trends. She loves taking what she learns and passing it on to her clients so that they can achieve the same look she creates for them in the salon at home. She is a certified Goldwell Master Colorist and has been to many cutting and color courses including KMS, Goldwell, Amika, Bumble & Bumble, Kerastase, Davines, Aveda, Brazilian Blowout, and Paul Mitchel. She attended a color class with Celebrity Colorist Tracey Cunningham at the Redken Exchange, a world-renowned education center in New York City.

Colette is also a certified Master Spray Tan Operator through Aviva Labs giving clients a custom, natural tan. She has been trained in Laser Hair Removal and even sometimes does Nails. Her Favorite specialities include all aspects of blonding, creative coloring, Brazilian Blowouts, and Nail Stamping.

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.

John

Licensed Massage Therapist & Esthetician

John Robert Bowers is a licensed Esthetician and Massage Therapist with over 20 years experience. John’s educational background began with training at Educating Hands in Miami, Florida. John developed a unique passion for his work and specialized in Lomi-Lomi. Always anxious to expand his talents, John continued his education from the Finger Lakes School of Massage to the Center of Natural Wellness in Albany, New York.
John offers a wide range of techniques ranging from his world renowned deep tissue to a lighter, non-invasive style, cranial sacral, that is seemingly subtle yet provides profound and transformational effects.
A most unique aspect of John’s massage options is the VIP treatment. This incorporates three distinct techniques into a single massage experience and customizes your massage to meet your specific needs. John also takes great pride in his Amazing Wellington Facials along with Microdermabrasion. Skin care is also a passion of John’s. He specializes in face and body waxing as well.
Always with an emphasis on enhanced breathing, John creates an idiosyncratic approach to treatment. Perhaps the most important of all is the amazing positive energy and persona that John brings to his work. The psychodynamic between the client and the Technician is what makes the experience complete.

Melissa

Licensed Nail Specialist

Melissa has over twelve years experience as a nail technician. She began her career and training at Austin School of Spa Technology and has continued to grow through many years of continued education. She is also trained in Extreme Eyelash Extensions.
Melissa is well known in the Capital District for her excellence in nail service. The best part of her job is how rewarding it feels to transform a clients hands/feet. Safety and Sanitation is very important to her, she takes pride in maintaining clean and sterilized equipment for use on all clients to ensure their safety.  She works in a lovely area, designed specifically for the comfort of the clients. Melissa is pleasant, soft spoken and has a soft touch and warm smile.
She Specializes in Natural Nail care using Essie and Footlogix product lines. She enjoys performing relaxing, long wear regular and gel manicures and soothing pedicures. Her Schedule is flexible to accommodate all.