Meet the W Spa Family

The best thing about The W Spa is the people who work here. We are proud of our team and support them as they continue to grow their skills and further their education. Meet the amazing family of people who will take care of you!


 

 

 

 

The W Spa was founded in 2006 by Andrea Veres and Christina Yeates. Friends and graduates of Clarence High School, they have created a unique working environment where they employ the key foundations of trust, honesty and friendship.

“Any guest of The W Spa will tell you that we are unlike any other local spa in the industry. We provide a superior service with professional and gentle care, satisfying over 14,000 clients since our doors opened. We rely on the best advertisement: word of mouth!”

We take great pride in keeping our state of the art spa clean & earth friendly. It will never smell of harsh chemicals, and we always choose biodegradable products and energy-efficient machines. 

Thanks for visiting us!


Brianna, Receptionist I graduated from Clarence High School in 2012 and am currently attending D’Youville in the School of Pharmacy. I love Buffalo when the weather is nice and I can enjoy it with a refreshing run outdoors.  I have a great time with my friends downtown trying new restaurants and shopping at anyone of the malls.  Sometimes I also like to stay in and cook something delicious with my mom.  At home we have two sweet Dobermans named Lucie and Kaiser. My favorite products at TWS are anything by Whish in the almond scent.  I also started using Rapid Lash and I can’t believe how fast my eyelashes are becoming long and beautiful!

Brianna, Receptionist

I graduated from Clarence High School in 2012 and am currently attending D’Youville in the School of Pharmacy.

I love Buffalo when the weather is nice and I can enjoy it with a refreshing run outdoors.  I have a great time with my friends downtown trying new restaurants and shopping at anyone of the malls.  Sometimes I also like to stay in and cook something delicious with my mom.  At home we have two sweet Dobermans named Lucie and Kaiser.

My favorite products at TWS are anything by Whish in the almond scent.  I also started using Rapid Lash and I can’t believe how fast my eyelashes are becoming long and beautiful!

Juliana, Spa Coordinator I graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Buffalo.  After college, I took some time to travel and pursue my interests. I try to be outdoors as much as possible. I am an acrobatics teacher, performer, and organizer with The Bird's Nest Circus Arts, a community space dedicated to creative play, movement, and connection. At The W Spa, I have the best co-workers I can imagine!  Working in this kind of atmosphere feels like being part of a family, and I am always happy to come in.  My favorite service is the Luxury Facial. Nothing could be more relaxing, and my skin feels amazing afterwards! My favorite product is the mascara by Blinc.  No matter how active you are, it stays put and makes your lashes look awesome all day long.  It makes me happy to know that our clients leave The W Spa looking and feeling their best. I would love to meet you!

Juliana, Spa Coordinator

I graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Buffalo.  After college, I took some time to travel and pursue my interests. I try to be outdoors as much as possible. I am an acrobatics teacher, performer, and organizer with The Bird's Nest Circus Arts, a community space dedicated to creative play, movement, and connection.

At The W Spa, I have the best co-workers I can imagine!  Working in this kind of atmosphere feels like being part of a family, and I am always happy to come in.  My favorite service is the Luxury Facial. Nothing could be more relaxing, and my skin feels amazing afterwards! My favorite product is the mascara by Blinc.  No matter how active you are, it stays put and makes your lashes look awesome all day long. 

It makes me happy to know that our clients leave The W Spa looking and feeling their best. I would love to meet you!

Julie, Receptionist I joined TWS in 2016,after working many years in a medical office and taking a few years off to spend time at home with my young children. I love coming to work each day in such a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere, with great colleagues and clients! I grew up and still live in Amherst, with my wonderful husband,son and daughter. In my free time I enjoy dinner and drinks with friends,long walks in the neighborhood with my goldendoodle, and watching my kids play sports. My favorite service at TWS is the Ultimate Facial, and I love using the ilike Lemon Cleansing Milk at home!

Julie, Receptionist

I joined TWS in 2016,after working many years in a medical office and taking a few years off to spend time at home with my young children. I love coming to work each day in such a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere, with great colleagues and clients!

I grew up and still live in Amherst, with my wonderful husband,son and daughter. In my free time I enjoy dinner and drinks with friends,long walks in the neighborhood with my goldendoodle, and watching my kids play sports.

My favorite service at TWS is the Ultimate Facial, and I love using the ilike Lemon Cleansing Milk at home!

Alexandra, Receptionist After graduating from Kenmore West High School in 2012, I began as a student at Buffalo State pursuing a degree in social work. I live with my boyfriend and two kitties, Stella and Ember, and in my free time I like to take photographs, play rugby, spend time with my family and hike some of the beautiful parks we have locally. My favorite thing about living in Buffalo is the beautiful architecture and the amazing food!! I’m really lucky to work at TWS, I get to work alongside such accomplished and talented women! My favorite TWS service would have to be the lash extensions, they keep me feeling effortlessly beautiful for weeks and my favorite products available here are the Blinc Amplified Mascara as well as the Lemon Cleansing Milk by ilike organic skin care.

Alexandra, Receptionist

After graduating from Kenmore West High School in 2012, I began as a student at Buffalo State pursuing a degree in social work. I live with my boyfriend and two kitties, Stella and Ember, and in my free time I like to take photographs, play rugby, spend time with my family and hike some of the beautiful parks we have locally. My favorite thing about living in Buffalo is the beautiful architecture and the amazing food!!

I’m really lucky to work at TWS, I get to work alongside such accomplished and talented women! My favorite TWS service would have to be the lash extensions, they keep me feeling effortlessly beautiful for weeks and my favorite products available here are the Blinc Amplified Mascara as well as the Lemon Cleansing Milk by ilike organic skin care.

Mary Kate, Esthetician/Product Coordinator I have been a part of the TWS family since February 2015.  I started as a Front Desk Receptionist and when I graduated from my program at The New York Institute of Esthetics, I began practicing as a Licensed Esthetician here at the spa.  I am so thrilled to have found this place to call a second home to flourish my career.  I have such a passion for natural skincare and am so happy I finally pursued my dream of becoming an Esthetician.   Besides the wonderful people I work with, my favorite part about The W Spa is the ilike skincare line that we use. My personal favorite product is the Carotene Essentials Rich Moisturizer.  It has made such a difference for hydrating my skin. I am a big sports fan especially hockey so I love going to Sabres games.  I enjoy being active outside as much as possible by riding bikes, kayaking, swimming, or going to concerts.  My boyfriend and I spend a lot of time with our family and friends. I am a firm believer that what we put out in the universe is what we will receive back and timing is everything so I always try to make one thing better about myself than the day before.

Mary Kate, Esthetician/Product Coordinator

I have been a part of the TWS family since February 2015.  I started as a Front Desk Receptionist and when I graduated from my program at The New York Institute of Esthetics, I began practicing as a Licensed Esthetician here at the spa.  I am so thrilled to have found this place to call a second home to flourish my career.  I have such a passion for natural skincare and am so happy I finally pursued my dream of becoming an Esthetician.  

Besides the wonderful people I work with, my favorite part about The W Spa is the ilike skincare line that we use. My personal favorite product is the Carotene Essentials Rich Moisturizer.  It has made such a difference for hydrating my skin.

I am a big sports fan especially hockey so I love going to Sabres games.  I enjoy being active outside as much as possible by riding bikes, kayaking, swimming, or going to concerts.  My boyfriend and I spend a lot of time with our family and friends. I am a firm believer that what we put out in the universe is what we will receive back and timing is everything so I always try to make one thing better about myself than the day before.

Tina, Waxing Specialist After owning my own business for 27 years, the ease of coming to work each day is more than a pleasure. The atmosphere and camaraderie among peers at The W Spa is second to none. As a leading specialist in the area of female Australians, Brazilians and advanced body waxing techniques, my guests at The W Spa travel from Syracuse, Erie, PA and Canada. The most important things to me are my three children, grandchildren, family, and friends. They are the light and loves of my life. “The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes that she wears, the figure she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.” -Audrey Hepburn, a favorite quote from a favorite actress.

Tina, Waxing Specialist

After owning my own business for 27 years, the ease of coming to work each day is more than a pleasure. The atmosphere and camaraderie among peers at The W Spa is second to none.

As a leading specialist in the area of female Australians, Brazilians and advanced body waxing techniques, my guests at The W Spa travel from Syracuse, Erie, PA and Canada.

The most important things to me are my three children, grandchildren, family, and friends. They are the light and loves of my life.

“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes that she wears, the figure she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.” -Audrey Hepburn, a favorite quote from a favorite actress.

Lori Ann, Esthetician I have an Esthetics degree from Continental School and have been a skin care specialist for over 15 years. My work experience includes L’Oreal Cosmetics, Monte’il Cosmetics and The Framed Brow Waxing Studio. I am going on my 7th year at The W Spa. I want to thank all my loyal guests, and my new ones too! I love to cook and enjoy spending time with my husband Sam. We love vacationing in the Finger Lakes and visiting Niagara Falls. Most of all, we just love to be home and enjoy our beautiful backyard with out cat, Skunky. My specialties are relaxing European Facials and Eyebrow Artistry. My favorite product at The W Spa is the ilike organic Rose Petal Cleansing Milk. It smells great and works wonders on dehydrated skin!

Lori Ann, Esthetician

I have an Esthetics degree from Continental School and have been a skin care specialist for over 15 years. My work experience includes L’Oreal Cosmetics, Monte’il Cosmetics and The Framed Brow Waxing Studio. I am going on my 7th year at The W Spa. I want to thank all my loyal guests, and my new ones too!

I love to cook and enjoy spending time with my husband Sam. We love vacationing in the Finger Lakes and visiting Niagara Falls. Most of all, we just love to be home and enjoy our beautiful backyard with out cat, Skunky.

My specialties are relaxing European Facials and Eyebrow Artistry. My favorite product at The W Spa is the ilike organic Rose Petal Cleansing Milk. It smells great and works wonders on dehydrated skin!

Brittany, Massage Therapist/Esthetician/Eyelash Artist I am a graduate of Williamsville South High School and Erie Community College. I later attended Continental School of Beauty where I graduated with a degree in Esthetics. In my free time I like to stay active. After a good sweaty work out, I feel just right! Practicing yoga has helped me realize I can do so much more than I think I can. I also love to hang out in the city. My favorite restaurants are Black Rock Kitchen and Kunis for a good sushi roll and some sake! My cat Jacamoe is my baby. He is a Turkish van cat! They are known in Turkey as wild cats that tend to jump in open water. He loves water and playing in it and has such a big personality!  My favorite Spa Service at TWS is the Luxury Facial! Not only are they extremely relaxing but your skin feels so rejuvenating after a facial. My favorite product is the Mineral Exfoliating Wash: it is gentle to the skin but really helps control those unwanted breakouts. I also like the Stonecrop Mask: whether it’s winter or summer this mask will give your skin what it needs!

Brittany, Massage Therapist/Esthetician/Eyelash Artist

I am a graduate of Williamsville South High School and Erie Community College. I later attended Continental School of Beauty where I graduated with a degree in Esthetics.

In my free time I like to stay active. After a good sweaty work out, I feel just right! Practicing yoga has helped me realize I can do so much more than I think I can. I also love to hang out in the city. My favorite restaurants are Black Rock Kitchen and Kunis for a good sushi roll and some sake! My cat Jacamoe is my baby. He is a Turkish van cat! They are known in Turkey as wild cats that tend to jump in open water. He loves water and playing in it and has such a big personality! 

My favorite Spa Service at TWS is the Luxury Facial! Not only are they extremely relaxing but your skin feels so rejuvenating after a facial. My favorite product is the Mineral Exfoliating Wash: it is gentle to the skin but really helps control those unwanted breakouts. I also like the Stonecrop Mask: whether it’s winter or summer this mask will give your skin what it needs!

Lisa Jo, Massage Therapist/Waxing Specialist I graduated from Buffalo State College and worked in Human Services as a counselor for homeless single parent families and teenagers for many years. During this time I developed an ability to understand many sources of pain, both physical and emotional. Wanting to continue my quest to heal, my focus has now taken a different path, I reinvented myself, took a risk, and changed careers. I have now graduated from the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage and The Continental School of Beauty in Rochester for Waxing. Personally, my family is extremely important and amazing. I am the happiest when I am with my daughter and grandson doing the simple things. My favorite hang out is Merge on Delaware for healthy food and great local musicians. I also enjoy coffee at Café Aroma and Bidwell Park’s Farmer’s Market. The minute I walked into The W Spa I knew it was a special up-to-the-minute Spa. The environment here is warm, welcoming and the standards are high. There is not one thing I don’t love about The W Spa. Favorite Quote: “When you love, whatever you do is because you want to do it. It becomes a pleasure, it’s like a game, and you have fun with it. When you love, you don’t expect something to happen; whatever happens is okay, and hardly anything disappoints you.” -Don Miguel Ruiz

Lisa Jo, Massage Therapist/Waxing Specialist

I graduated from Buffalo State College and worked in Human Services as a counselor for homeless single parent families and teenagers for many years. During this time I developed an ability to understand many sources of pain, both physical and emotional. Wanting to continue my quest to heal, my focus has now taken a different path, I reinvented myself, took a risk, and changed careers. I have now graduated from the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage and The Continental School of Beauty in Rochester for Waxing.

Personally, my family is extremely important and amazing. I am the happiest when I am with my daughter and grandson doing the simple things. My favorite hang out is Merge on Delaware for healthy food and great local musicians. I also enjoy coffee at Café Aroma and Bidwell Park’s Farmer’s Market. The minute I walked into The W Spa I knew it was a special up-to-the-minute Spa. The environment here is warm, welcoming and the standards are high. There is not one thing I don’t love about The W Spa.

Favorite Quote:

“When you love, whatever you do is because you want to do it. It becomes a pleasure, it’s like a game, and you have fun with it. When you love, you don’t expect something to happen; whatever happens is okay, and hardly anything disappoints you.” -Don Miguel Ruiz

Kim, Esthetician/Eyelash Artist I am a graduate of Niagara Wheatfield, class off 2010. Soon after graduation, my interest was sparked when I started teaching myself different styles of makeup, I would often get my inspirations from fashion magazines and create my own look based off of that. I became more involved and educated in the beauty industry, and after attending a Cosmetology program at BOCES, I knew that I wanted to expand my education. Since graduating Esthetics I have completed multiple certifications and classes to expand my education in eyelash enhancement such as extensions and lifting/tinting, makeup artistry, and microblading.  I love making people feel relaxed, beautiful and confident! Whether it is guiding clients to choose the right products for their skin, or recreating their brow shape. I absolutely love what I do. It allows to express myself artistically and create friendships and connections with my clients along the way! In my spare time I love spending time with my family and friends. I also have two beautiful cats, Olivia & Oliver and two crazy dogs Layla (Beagle) and Bailey (Husky). I have recently been devoting more time to taking care of my body, mind and spirit through meditation. I believe you can do anything you put your mind to, there are no limits on what you can do.

Kim, Esthetician/Eyelash Artist

I am a graduate of Niagara Wheatfield, class off 2010. Soon after graduation, my interest was sparked when I started teaching myself different styles of makeup, I would often get my inspirations from fashion magazines and create my own look based off of that. I became more involved and educated in the beauty industry, and after attending a Cosmetology program at BOCES, I knew that I wanted to expand my education. Since graduating Esthetics I have completed multiple certifications and classes to expand my education in eyelash enhancement such as extensions and lifting/tinting, makeup artistry, and microblading.  I love making people feel relaxed, beautiful and confident! Whether it is guiding clients to choose the right products for their skin, or recreating their brow shape. I absolutely love what I do. It allows to express myself artistically and create friendships and connections with my clients along the way!

In my spare time I love spending time with my family and friends. I also have two beautiful cats, Olivia & Oliver and two crazy dogs Layla (Beagle) and Bailey (Husky). I have recently been devoting more time to taking care of my body, mind and spirit through meditation. I believe you can do anything you put your mind to, there are no limits on what you can do.

Kim, Receptionist/ Reiki Master  

Kim, Receptionist/ Reiki Master

 

Angelica, Massage Therapist  

Angelica, Massage Therapist