Rachel Deschamps graduated from Spa Tech Institute’s Aesthetics Program just this summer. Today, I was lucky enough to visit her at her very own spa, Radiant U Esthetics, located right in beautiful downtown Newburyport. She has been open for just about 5 weeks, however, within minutes I found myself waiting for her to finish a call from a new client booking a facial from a referral.
Graduate Name: Jace Avery Business/Employer name: Viselli Salon Business/Employer location: 297 Newbury st, Boston, MA 02115
What were you doing before coming to STI?I was working as a waitress and cook after attending college for Environmental Science, when I realized it was time to make a change and follow my dream of doing hair!
“My overall experience at Spa Tech Institute was great! I am a huge believer that the work you put in will pay off in the end! My favorite classes were the color classes and styling! I loved when the teacher would give us the freedom to try something new on our mannequin, it really helped me feel comfortable trying a new technique out on a client! My favorite part about school was being on the clinic floor, I wouldn’t be able to do what I do now without all of the practice I got!”
“If you are thinking about it, just do it. If you are drawn to it there is a reason. Take a leap of faith and invest in your future! This is my year!” ~Elyse Wilkinson
Elyse Wilkinson fell in love with Massage work and felt good about pursuing a trade after spending 3 years studying Biology and working as a supervisor at a shoe store.
“My favorite aspect of being a self-employed polarity therapist is undoubtedly the safe space created and shared with clients, as well as the feedback from them about the resulting change in their lives that my sessions have helped assist them with. The intuitive flexibility in my work allows for creativity and helps maintain a level of fun that I often missed when working outside of the bodywork profession. I feel like I can be myself and truly connect with clients.”~ Crystal Brown, Polarity Therapy, Westbrook Campus
Molly Merrifield came to Spa Tech Institute Westbrook Campus with a love of the beauty industry and graduated from the 1500 Hour Cosmetology program in December of 2017. Cosmetology Education Director, Charlotte Hanna says “Molly is a hard worker and very dedicated to the industry. She was always eager to learn new things and I knew very early on in her program that she would achieve her goals and be successful.”
Caitlyn Brasier’s grandmother was instrumental in shaping her future in the health and wellness industry. At the age of twelve, her grandmother started taking her to Balance Spa in Tewksbury to get facials. They always felt great and she knew as she entered high school she wanted to make people feel as good as she had during her spa treatments.
“The best part of being involved in a healing profession is the gratitude expressed by clients who have tried everything and finally got results from polarity and massage.” -Ellie Fowler
Christabeth Ingold knew at a very young age she wanted to help heal people. “It has always been clear to me, my soul was meant to heal.” She grew up in West Springfield, Massachusetts and attended Leslie University in Boston, studying art therapy, which is a creative modality for self-expression through art. She received her bachelors in 2005.