Nicholas has been in the hair industry for 37 years and is comfortable in many artistic arenas, specializing in precision hair cutting. Nicholas believes education to be a lifelong endeavor. Opening his first facility in 1987, where he would spend time after hours training his team one on one, a time well spent! Today, the team members who he trained in the early days are still working aside of him, training others, putting out some of the most amazing work; that he considers them to be some of the best in the industry. Nicholas has had the opportunity to be educated by some of the industry’s best, including Vidal Sassoon London, New York, Santa Monica California, Jacque Distance Paris, New York, Bumble & Bumble New York, and Jingles International. Nicholas sends his team all over the country, evaluating and implementing if applicable, incorporating these skills into the facility. Our team has grown, now with families of their own. Nicholas brings educators into the spa that allows each team member to participate without taking time away from their families. That is important to him and his strong family values.
Michael began his career in the industry in the ‘70s, opening his first facility, Michael’s Hair Loft / Worcester, MA immediately out of school. It’s interesting how he and Nicholas have very similar histories; from grade school through junior high, they both attended the same school. Years later when they were introduced again, both with similar paths and a passion for the industry, the rest is history! Recognizing the need for a full-service upscale facility in Metro West, these friends and now business partners combined their two businesses with their ideals and business philosophies, and Nicholas Michaels was born. Michael spent time training with the some of the industry’s best, including Vidal Sassoon London, Jacque Desange Paris, New York, Bumble & Bumble New York, and Jingles International New York and London.
Deniz has been with the Nicholas Michaels family for 30 years and counting. Throughout her career, she has enthusiastically pursued the education in all aspects of her craft. She is passionate about hairdressing and blends experience and artistic vision with innovative and modern techniques to create a customized look to suit her clients’ personalities and lifestyles. She says: “I love this industry, the balance of creativity and technicality, and what could be better than making someone feel beautiful! As a team leader of the hair department, it's a pleasure to work with some of the most talented and creative people in an industry that we love. Nicholas and Michael have a knack for bringing in nice people. I couldn't imagine doing anything else. We have this opportunity of touching so many lives, which we would not have otherwise been able to do - lives that we bond with forever.”
Growing up in the fashion and beauty industry, it was only natural for Jared to follow the suit. His extensive work behind the scenes for fashion shows and photo shoots has lent him a keen eye to what's current and fresh. After the past 13 years in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, and Palm Beach, he now joins the other talented stylists and colorists at Nicholas Michaels.
Heather has been a stylist and colorist for 30 years, having been with Nicholas and Michael for 28 of them! She has studied her art abroad in England, Italy, and Mexico, to name a few. Heather is a strong team member who has worked with Nicholas since the early years, training under him. Heather has also trained some of the best in the industry, including Bumble and Bumble, Vidal Sassoon, and Goldwell to name just a few. Specializing in precision cuts and natural, energetic color with minimal styling time, she will let your natural or enhanced texture is the star of your style.
Elizabeth has been a professional hairstylist and colorist for 24 years. She is proud to have been a part of the creative and talented Nicholas Michaels Team for the past 21 years. She has always loved everything about the hair industry. Trends, styles, and techniques are always evolving and Elizabeth has been committed to staying up-to-date through ongoing education from industry leaders, including Jacques Dressage N.Y., Bumble and Bumble N.Y., Redken, and Goldwell U.S.A. Elizabeth specializes in precision haircutting for women, men, and children. Her talent is creating multidimensional color and foil techniques that enhance her haircutting designs. She is also available for special occasion and formal styles in the salon or on location. Her goal is to give each client a relaxing salon experience while making them feel refreshed, beautiful, and confident.
Joanna has been part of the Nicholas Michaels Spa family since 2008. She is deeply committed to her evolving passion for creative and advanced hair color, hair cutting, formal styles, and finish work. With extensive training over the last decade, she is very good at understanding her clients and making sure they have all the tools and knowledge they need to recreate their look at home.
Tina is a highly educated stylist and colorist with over 23 years of experience in the beauty industry. She has completed advanced training in Goldwell, Redken, L'oreal, Bumble, and Vidal Sassoon, traveling to their training academies and international shows. She worked in Boston in the Newbury St for 5 years before joining the Nicholas and Michael's team in 2000. Her innovative skills are always keeping her artistic techniques in custom hair coloring, cutting, and formal styling. Her range of loyal clientele consists of the young and trendy to the fashion-forward man / woman. So, whether you're looking for a classic style or something a little trendier, your personal consultation will be the start of creating the look you desire while building a trust and professional relationship that becomes more personal. "I truly love what I do. I am so grateful and humbled to be part of something so great."
Jen always knew she wanted to pursue a career as a stylist for as long as she can remember. Growing up, she often found herself cutting and styling her friends’ hair in the bathroom with kitchen scissors! After over 17 years of experience and 12 of which she has worked with Nicholas & Michael and their great team, Jen continues to test her strengths and talents and always brings new ideas to her clients. She considers all her clients to be family and enjoys spending time with each of them.
“Growing up, I watched my father cut and style hair on his clients and the rapport with his clients and how happy they were. My father inspired me to become a hairstylist. I decided to move to Boston and worked on Newbury Street for 12 years. I worked with so many talented hairstylists and learned so much. 24 years later, having had extensive training and experience, I still love what I do. I aspire to be a true artist and professional as my father was with his clients. I look forward to servicing you.”
Christine has been with Nicholas Michaels Spa for 20 years as a master stylist. Christine has gained education from top educators throughout the country which include Goldwell Germany, Goldwell Baltimore, Goldwell New York, Redken, and Bumble & Bumble, just to name a few. Her use of diverse cutting techniques, good listening skills, and having a trained eye will guide any woman, man or child to a stylish look. Her coloring skills will leave hair looking beautiful and natural.
Nikki has been in the hair industry for 10 years. Nikki attended Blackstone Valley Tech where she studied cosmetology. Nikki strives to make sure each client receives the attention they need and deserve. “It's important that everyone is happy, it's important to me that they come back. The best part of my job is helping people look and feel their very best. My salon offerings include coloring, styling, and long layered cuts and clipper cuts, I love being creative, learning new techniques, and my attention to detail is a gift I have always had that I now apply to the hair industry."
Emily is new to Nicholas Michaels Spa but not new to the industry. As a Master stylist and colorist, Emily's work of excellence and persition cutting is spot on. Her cutting techniques, combined with great people skills, Emily could follow through with her clients' wishes, but sit in her chair and tell her to be creative you will not be disappointed.
Nicole has been a hairstylist and makeup artist for over 4 years. She has the passion for cosmetology. With her passion, she strives to make every client feel their best. She specializes in modern color techniques such as balayge, highlights, and ombré. She has had the advanced color education by Goldwell & Paul Mitchell. Nicole has a creative eye for precision cutting. Her wide range clientele gives her the opportunity to work with many hair types and styles such as advance clipper work, long waylayers, curly styles, kids’ cuts, and short layered styles. She also is certified in Brazilian Blowout and Copolla Keratin for all your hair smoothing needs. Staying up-to-date and having continuing education means a lot to Nicole. She is constantly eager to try new and exciting styles and trends.
Marjana has been in the hair industry for over 5 years. She has worked at Nicholas Michaels Spa for the past five years. Marjana was trained under the direction of Nicholas & Michael, attending many in-house and offsite workshops at the Goldwell Academy, Redken, Kudus, and Keratin hair straightening system, Keratin express, and Kerastase and L’Oreal advance training. She is proud to be a team member at Nicholas Michaels Spa’s hair department.
Upon obtaining my Esthetics License in 2007, I am also a licensed Nail Artist. Since then, I have attended many advanced classes in skin care that has allowed me to give back to my guests here at the Spa. Todayâ€™s advancements in the esthetic field are forever changing, it is important to stay current and open to all that is available in the skin care arena, taking from it what works best for the many different skin types. I feel blessed to be able to make a difference in peoples lives by helping them to look and feel their very best. What's most fulfilling to me is the connection that I make with each client that establishes a level of comfort and trust allowing me to service them. When I am not at work I am at home being a mother which I love. My family is very important to me as well as remaining happy and always counting my blessings. Nicholas Michaels Spa is purely a wonderful place to be an esthetician and indulge with the many talented team members in an industry that I simply adore.
Jodi has not only been a licensed esthetician for 19 years but also been here at Nicholas Michaels Spa since the start of her career. She is originally trained at Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics and has also gone on to obtain her Cosmetology license as well as her Type 6 Esthetic license. Jodi will skillfully take care of any of your skin care, waxing, or makeup needs. Jodi has continued her education throughout her career. She has attended training conferences in Miami, New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Toronto. In Massachusetts, Jodi was able to train under Debra Macki and work with her makeup team backstage. She specializes in age management and can work with you to develop a treatment plan that can give you your desired results. Over the years, Jodi has given back with Nicholas Michaels Spa volunteering her time for our HAIRraising events that benefit BCH and also Abbe’s house right here in Worcester County.
As a master nail technician & Aesthetician with 28 years of experience in manicures and pedicures. Terri has been with Nicholas Michaels Spa for 19 years. Terri loves to soothe and pamper clients in a spa environment. Her special training gives her an edge as she relieves everyday stresses from her clients. She continues to grow and learn as the times and years pass.
Liz graduated from Worcester State College in 1975 with a B.S. degree in Communication Disorders (Speech Therapist). In 1980, she graduated from Mary Angelis School of Electrology. In 1986, she graduated from the Rob Roy Academy in Aesthetics. Liz joined Nicholas Michaels Spa’s team in April 1991, and since then enjoys having such loyal and dedicated clients. Liz’s expertise in this field is waxing, electrology, and facials for acne-prone skin. Liz has participated in several Boston Children’s HAIRraising events at Nicholas Michaels Spa, which has played an integral role in her desire to give back to the community.
Mindy was born and raised in Bellingham and currently lives in Upton with her husband, 2 sons, dog, cat and tortoise. She has been a licensed massage therapist for 7 years and a licensed aethstician for 3. She went to Cortiva Institute in Watertown for massage and Cosmix School of Beauty Sciences in Marlborough for aesthetics. Before she became a massage therapist Mindy received her B.A. degree from Franklin Pierce University in Theatre Arts with a Dance Concentration. Mindy has taken advanced training classes in Prenatal Massage and is also a Certified Infant Massage Instructor. She has also attended amany Environ Trainings and has even gotten to meet Dr. Des Ferdandes. When not working with clients Mindy enjoys taking karate with her husband and sons, as well as running and gardening.
Jessica backround in nursing and passion for detail gives her guests an excepotional spa expereieence. specializing in Manicure, Pedicures, Gel nails. If you have not been intreoduced to dazzlle dry nail system you need to make an apopintment you will love the dazzle results not to mentioin how it lasts up to two weeks.
A Licensed Nail Technician and Aesthetician, I love being able to help our guests look and feel the best in an environment that lends itself to beauty and relaxation. Specializing in facials, waxing service, gel nails, manicures, and pedicures, I am so happy I went to beauty school. I have a career I am proud of and a job that I love. Its true when they say if you love your job, youl never work a single day in your life, thats me. As one of the newest technicians here at the Spa, I look forward to helping you look and feel your the best.
As a licensed Asthetician, waxing specialist, Barishma brings six plus years of wealth and knowledge in all the areas of skin care and waxing. I believe that your face is your canvas and with a good skin care regiment that fits your own individual needs "It's easier to prevent than repair!” I enjoy spending time with my family and friends that gives me a perfect balance.
Dawn is a licensed, certified massage therapist with 15 years of experience. She is a graduate of THE Bancroft School of Massage Therapy and a member of the AMTA. Dawn provides clients with compassionate professional care with a level of expertise that enables her to understand each client as an individual resulting in an optimal client experience. She is certified, but more importantly, enjoys working with different massage techniques that provide the most effective response to each individual client. She is also certified in pregnancy and postpartum massage and is honored to support women through the changes that go hand-in-hand with becoming a mother. She welcomes the opportunity to meet you and provide you with a relaxing massage experience.
I spent many years working in the fields of science and law. Having gone through many well-treaded roads and less-traveled paths, he has found his true calling working as a massage therapist. He believes that a relaxed body brings peaceful mind, which leads to happiness and harmony. He also believes when giving positive energy to people, he gets to heal himself at the same time. To him, the most rewarding part of his work is the client's smile at the end of each session. I am very grateful to have the chance to work with such a talented and experienced team of professionals in such a beautiful environment at Nicholas Michaels Spa. Through his years of extensive training and practice, Yiping offers various modalities of massage therapy and treatment, including deep tissue, sports massage, myofascial release, prenatal and postnatal massages, healing stone therapy, aromatherapy, and, of course, the very relaxing Nicholas Michaels Spa’s signature massage.
Massage therapy is more than just a one hour of relaxation but a vital aid for improving body function. Sarah strives to live as an example of health to others in sharing her story of how her personal weight loss, nutrition, self-care, and massage sessions have improved her overall well-being. She has worked on Professional Body Builders and in the spring of 2013 had the opportunity of working on several Celebrity clients, while contracting her service at a Spa in Worcester for David O. Russell’s feature film, "American Hustle." Her favorite thing about her career is the wide range of people it allows her to meet every day and the improvement she sees in them by the end of each session. Her specialties include Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone massage, sports massage, and pregnancy massage.
Gina loves working in the salon and spa industry and has done so for over 10 years. She joined our team in 2005 and has made a major impact with her professionalism and experience. She serves as one of our front desk spa coordinators but also as an assistant to the directors. She has an outgoing personality and has great communication skills. She enjoys getting to know our clients while providing the highest level of customer service. She has attended managerial workshops, product knowledge classes, and business management courses to ensure every client’s experience is a pleasurable one. Outside of work, Gina enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children who keep her busy.
I have worked at Nicholas Michaels Spa for 16 years; coming to work is always great. I am very enthusiast about my job and I love the people I work with. We are all one big family. I have made great relationships that will last me a lifetime, not only with other employees but clients too. This job is a part of me and I couldn’t think of a better place to work as a front desk coordinator.
I am Carmella and I love my job at Nicholas Michaels Spa as a front desk coordinator. This job has allowed me to connect with our customers and create lifelong friendships. Coming to the salon is one of my favorite times every week; everybody is so friendly and the staff really connects well with the public and everybody has a great time. I always know that while we are working, everyone has fun and enjoys each other. Working here is something I look forward to every week, and I could not be more grateful for a better job.
Tony's approach to hairdressing is realistic and honest. His work is modern with a sophisticated look. Tony Specializes in haircutting and soft natural looking highlights. Tony has been in the industry for ten years, and he has had the privileged to apprentice at Newbury Streets top salons, trained in Los Angeles at the Vidal Sassoon academy he has honed in on his craft with top companies such as Kerastase, Oribe, Phyto, and Wella brand. I am so happy to be back with the Nicholas Michaels Spa’s team, returning after 6 plus years. I look forward to the new clients that I have the privilege of servicing here at the Spa.