Spa Bios

Here at LIV Aveda, we are a team of professionals and we feel that getting to know us is important. Click on any profile image to view a larger slide-show.

 

AaprilEmilyAshley BMichelleBrendaSaraGinaAshley Srp.AngieHannaCrystal R.Danielle JAshley L.

Aapril

Years in Industry: 15
Years at LIV Aveda: 14
Title: Certified Massage Therapist & Spa Lead
School Name: Sister Rosalind Gefre
Graduated In: Massage Therapy
Services: Deep Tissue Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Fusion Stone Massage, Reflexology, Chakra Massage, Relaxation Massage, Body Wraps/Body Exfoliation, Foot Detox, Ear Candling, and Air Brush Tanning.
About Aapril:  I love what I do and I want my guests to have the best experience when visiting our Spa.That is why I believe in customizing your massage to fit your needs, whether it’s relaxation, or deep tissue massage. My intention is to help you feel your best and to give you knowledge as to how you can maintain that feeling at home. As my guest your time with me is all about you. My education and experience consist of volunteering at Mankato’s Women Show, I participate in continuing education with Aveda and I was Employee of the Year in 2006 at LIV Aveda.

Emily

Years in Industry: 14
Years at LIV Aveda: 14
Title: Certified Massage Therapist
School Name: Sister Rosalind Gefre
Graduated In: Massage Therapy
Services: Deep Tissue Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Fusion Stone Massage, Relaxation Massage, Body Wraps/Body Exfoliation, Ear Candling and Air Brush Tanning.
About Emily: I really enjoy helping people, whether they are having pain or if they just want to relax. I want guests leaving feeling great and feeling like their goals for their massage were reached.  Emily likes especially working with guests who are experiencing migranes, TMJ and neck problems, and also recommending at home care so they can feel good between massages, because a great treatment requires both the therapist and the clients participation. Emily also enjoys helping guests experience our Chakra Massage, which helps guests become more in-tune with their bodies and quiets their minds. Emily has volunteered at the Mankato Women’s Show. She has continued education through different Aveda classes.

Ashley B

Years in Industry: 13
Years at LIV Aveda: 13
Title: Esthetician
School Name: Aveda Institute Minneapolis
Graduated In: Esthetics’s
Services: Facials of all types, Body Waxing, Body Wraps/Body Exfoliation’s, Makeup Applications, Makeup Lessons, and Air Brush Tanning.
About Ashley: Ashley likes helping guests that have skin issues and want to improve the look and feel of their skin or they just simply want to relax. Ashley has volunteered at the Mankato Women’s Show, Vikings Training Camp, and CADA House. She has continued education through different Aveda classes.

Michelle

Years in Industry: 13
Years at LIV Aveda: 12
Title: Esthetician
School Name: Scott Lewis & Aveda Institute Minneapolis
Graduated In: Esthetics’s
Services: Facials of all types, Body Waxing, Body Wraps/Body Exfoliation, Makeup Applications, Ear Candling, Makeup Lessons, and Lash, Brow Tinting, and Air Brush Tanning.
About Michelle: Michelle really enjoys customizing facials to meet her guest’s needs. Michelle has volunteered at the Mankato Women’s Show. She has continued her education through different Aveda classes.

Brenda

Years in Industry: 26
Years at LIV Aveda: 11
Title: Esthetician
School Name: International School of Cosmetology in Los Angeles, CA
Graduated In: Esthetics’s
Services: Facials of all types, Body Waxing, Body Wraps/Body Exfoliation, Makeup Applications, Makeup Lessons, and Lash and Brow Tinting.
About Brenda: Brenda enjoys doing facials on guests and brow waxing. Brenda has volunteered at the Mankato Women’s Show. She has continued education through different Aveda classes.

Sara

Years in Industry: 13
Years at LIV Aveda: 10
Title: Esthetician
School Name: Je Boutique International Dermatology Institute in San Diego, CA
Graduated In: Esthetics’s
Services: Facials of all types, Body Waxing, Body Wraps/Body Exfoliation’s, Ear Candling, Makeup Applications, Makeup Lessons, and Air Brush Tanning.
About Sara: Sara enjoys performing facials on guests that have challenges with acne, guests who look for help with different makeup techniques and application processes, as well as doing Brazilians on guests, and also Air Brush Tanning Sara has volunteered at the Mankato Women’s Show and has continued her education by attending the Aveda New York Academy, Makeup Class with Rudy Miles, has taken many classes at the Makeup Institute in San Diego, CA, and taken classes for Acne Solutions at the International Dermal Institute.

Gina

Years in Industry: 13
Years at LIV Aveda: 7
Title: Certified Massage Therapist
School Name: Northwestern Health Sciences University
Graduated In: Massage Therapy
Services: Deep Tissue Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Fusion Stone Massage, Chakra Massage, Relaxation Massage, Body Wraps/Body Exfoliation, Ear Candling, and Air Brush Tanning.
About Gina: Gina has a lot of expertise working on guests that have chronic neck and back pain, using trigger point therapy and/or deep tissue massage. She is determined to find the core of the pain and bring relief to the guest. Gina also enjoys performing Pregnancy Massage. She shows that massage during pregnancy provides relief from muscle cramps, spasms, and myofascial pain, especially in the lower back, neck, hips, and legs. It also helps increase in blood and lymph circulation, which can reduce swelling..

Ashley Srp.

Years in Industry: 6
Years at LIV Aveda: 6
Title: Esthetician
School Name: Aveda Institute
Graduated In: Esthetics’s
Services: Facials of all types, Body Waxing, Body Wraps/Body Exfoliation, Makeup Applications, Makeup Lessons, Lash and Eye Brow Tinting, and Air Brush Tanning
About Ashley D.: Ashley strives to make each and every guest feel more beautiful in their own skin; whether it’s by customizing a facial to benefit each distinctive skin type, applying makeup to complement any occasion, creating an at-ease waxing environment, or simply talking with guests about how to care for their skin with product and lifestyle choices. Her approach is to give a treatment the way she would want to receive one- with purpose and with heart.

Angie

Years in Industry: 13
Years at LIV Aveda: 4
Title: Certified Massage Therapist
School Name: South Dakota School of Massage Therapy
Graduated In: Massage Therapy
Services: Deep Tissue Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Fusion Stone Massage, Reflexology, Chakra Massage, Relaxation Massage, Body Wraps/Body Exfoliation.
About Angie:  I enjoy giving Fusion Stone and Chakra Massages and working with Pregnant Women. My education and experience consist of volunteering at the Domestic Abuse Shelter giving massages, I participate in continuing education including Reiki I and II.

Hanna

Years in Industry: 6
Years at LIV Aveda: 4
Title: Esthetician
School Name: The Original La James
Graduated In: Cosmetology and Esthetics
Services: Facials of all types, Body Waxing, Body Wraps/Body Exfoliation, Makeup Applications, Makeup Lessons, and Lash and Brow Tinting.
About Hanna:  I enjoy the variety of services I perform, I really enjoy giving customized facials and helping guests choose products to achieve their skincare goals. I also enjoy expressing creativity through makeup, enhancing each guests beauty and giving them makeup tips and tricks. I have worked at the Women’s show, and continued my education through classes in Agemanagement, acne, exfoliation, aroma therapy and a Bridal Makeup class with makeup artist Kevin Mendelson.

Crystal R.

Years in Industry: 4
Years at LIV Aveda: 3
Title: Certified Massage Therapist and Esthetician
School Name: Minnesota School of Business and Aveda Institute
Graduated In: Massage Therapy and Esthetics
Services: Elemental Nature Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Fusion Stone Massage, , Foot Reflexology, Chair Massage, Body Wraps/Body Exfoliation, Body Waxing, Facial Treatments, Lash and Brow Tints and Eco-Fin, Hand and Foot Treatment.
About Crystal: Crystal enjoys doing deep tissues massages, relaxing brow waxing, lash and brow tinting and facials and body treatments. She has volunteered her time doing chair massages at golf tournaments. She has continued her education through various Aveda Classes as well as Nufree with tips and tricks to using the product.

Danielle J

Years in Industry: 9
Years at LIV Aveda: 2
Title: Certified Massage Therapist
School Name: Northwestern Health SCiences University (NWHSU)
Graduated In: Massage Therapy
Services: Deep Tissue Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Fusion Stone Massage, Reflexology, Chakra Massage, Relaxation Massage, Swedish Massage Body Wraps/Body Exfoliation, Ear Candling, and Air Brush Tanning.
About Danielle:  Danielle enjoys giving massages whether to alleviate chronic pain or to simply relax. She inevitably find areas you never know needed fixing or where sore to being with.  Her true joy is having her guests leave feeling better than when they came in and knowing that all of their goals for the session have been met.

Ashley L.

Years in Industry: 1
Years at LIV Aveda: 1
Title: Esthetician
School Name: Aveda Institute
Graduated In: Esthetics’s
Services: Facials of all types, Body Waxing, Body Wraps/Body Exfoliation’s, Makeup Applications and Makeup Lessons.
About Ashley:  Ashley loves communicating with guests to provide the best customized experience to fit their wants and needs, as well as making sure they are as comfortable as possible with every waxing service. Ashley continues her education through different Aveda Classes.