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!

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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!

 

 

 


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.

KIM M. Spa Coordinator, Receptionist, Reiki Master A long-time client of The W Spa, I came to work here after a 10 year career at Ingram Micro, a worldwide technology distributor. There I met my husband Mike, whom I sat next to while working on the same team. We live in Amherst with our son Ian. I love working on a part-time basis so I can spend time with him. As he begins Kindergarten, I am looking forward to starting a new chapter in my career. I love time in my back yard. It is regularly filled with the love of family and dear friends. You’ll hear laughing, talking, and an abundance of goofy clowning around. You will find numerous children swimming, blowing bubbles, launching rockets, or sandboxing. While the kids play, the moms chat away. In the summer I love to try new outdoor patio restaurants and the many great festivals and popular outside locations in WNY. My job as Spa Coordinator at The W Spa is to ensure your time with us is a relaxing and enjoyable experience. Please ask for me if there is anything we can do to make your time here even better! You may also see me at the front desk working as a Receptionist, and I also offer Reiki services. Reiki is a Japanese technique for relaxation that goes wonderfully with any Massage or Facial. I look forward to meeting you and helping you have a wonderful experience at The W Spa!

KIM M. Spa Coordinator, Receptionist, Reiki Master

A long-time client of The W Spa, I came to work here after a 10 year career at Ingram Micro, a worldwide technology distributor. There I met my husband Mike, whom I sat next to while working on the same team. We live in Amherst with our son Ian. I love working on a part-time basis so I can spend time with him. As he begins Kindergarten, I am looking forward to starting a new chapter in my career.

I love time in my back yard. It is regularly filled with the love of family and dear friends. You’ll hear laughing, talking, and an abundance of goofy clowning around. You will find numerous children swimming, blowing bubbles, launching rockets, or sandboxing. While the kids play, the moms chat away. In the summer I love to try new outdoor patio restaurants and the many great festivals and popular outside locations in WNY.

My job as Spa Coordinator at The W Spa is to ensure your time with us is a relaxing and enjoyable experience. Please ask for me if there is anything we can do to make your time here even better! You may also see me at the front desk working as a Receptionist, and I also offer Reiki services. Reiki is a Japanese technique for relaxation that goes wonderfully with any Massage or Facial. I look forward to meeting you and helping you have a wonderful experience at The W Spa!

JULIANA Marketing 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 Marketing 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!

ALEXANDRA Administrative Coordinator, 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 Administrative Coordinator, 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.

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!

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!

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 20 years. My work experience includes L’Oreal Cosmetics, Monteil Cosmetics and The Framed Brow Waxing Studio. I have been a member of The W Spa family since 2007. I feel very blessed for the great clients I have and the people I work with! Most of all, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my husband Sam. We love vacationing in the Finger Lakes region.  My specialties are relaxing European Facials, Body Waxing, and Eyebrow Artistry. My favorite products at The W Spa are the ilike organic skin care Rose Petal Cleansing Milk, Yogurt Power Peel, and Carotene Essentials Rich Mask as a regime for dry skin. I always use COOLA Organic Sun Care for UV protection. 

LORI ANN Esthetician

I have an Esthetics degree from Continental School and have been a skin care specialist for over 20 years. My work experience includes L’Oreal Cosmetics, Monteil Cosmetics and The Framed Brow Waxing Studio. I have been a member of The W Spa family since 2007. I feel very blessed for the great clients I have and the people I work with!

Most of all, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my husband Sam. We love vacationing in the Finger Lakes region. 

My specialties are relaxing European Facials, Body Waxing, and Eyebrow Artistry. My favorite products at The W Spa are the ilike organic skin care Rose Petal Cleansing Milk, Yogurt Power Peel, and Carotene Essentials Rich Mask as a regime for dry skin. I always use COOLA Organic Sun Care for UV protection.