Kim Spinner - Director / Owner
Mike Spinner - Owner
Lisa Taylor - Lead Massage Therapist
Danielle Casello- Lead Cosmetologist/Spa Lead
MacKenzie Ferguson - Lead Esthetician
Nichole Krekelberg - Front Desk Manager
MacKenzie graduated from The Aveda Institute in 2004 and has been with Solimar Wellness Spa since 2006. She transitioned from a career in graphic design and has found true fulfillment working as an esthetician. She believes that skin care need not be confusing or complicated and enjoys helping her clients maintain a routine that is not only effective, but doable for their busy lives. Whether it is a chemical peel, microdermabrasion, or a facial you will leave the treatment room with rejuvenated skin and a true renewal of spirit. She also enjoys waxing eyebrows and perming eyelashes very much. Working in this environment with the wonderful Solimar clients has made it a true pleasure to come to work every day. When not working she enjoys walking her dog, riding her retired racehorse, and spending time with family and friends.
Trisha graduated from Scott Lewis in 2008, and joined the Solimar Esthetics team in September 2011. She loves to make people feel good, and look good! Trisha feels so grateful to have found a career she truly loves, and enjoys giving people the experience of being taken care of by someone who enjoys what they do. She likes to help clients achieve their goals, whatever they may be!
Kiah graduated from The Minnesota School of Beauty in 2010. Since then she has continued to take classes on skincare to educate herself and keep up on the latest research and techniques. Waxing is on of Kiah's specialties. She will try to make it as quick and painless as possible. Her perfectionism is sure to leave you with hair free, smooth skin. Kiah also enjoys giving facials, chemical peels, doing microdermabrasion, and is a talented makeup artist. Educating her clients and making them feel good about their skin is one of the many reasons she loves the skincare industry. In her free time Kiah enjoys spending time with her family, reading, running and watching hockey.
Ashley graduated from The Aveda Institute in 2005. Since her graduation she has continued to receive advanced skin care education at The International Dermal Institiute. She finds continued education to be a must in order to keep up on the latest skin care advancements and techniques. Ashley enjoys giving relaxing facials, doing makeup applications, and waxing services. She finds fulfillment in helping clients achieve their skin care goals by educating them and making them feel great! Ashley enjoys spending time with her daughter and 2 dogs when she is not working.
Jamie graduated from Oliver Thein Beauty School 2002. She is also a certified Gel Master through CND. She considers Pedicures to be her specialty service but also does great manicures, gel nails and some nail art. "I am very passionate about helping clients obtain healthy and beautiful hands and feet, which are so often abused and neglected. I also enjoy meeting new people and gaining and sharing knowledge along the way. I believe that everyone we meet along our journey through life is placed there for a reason. I look forward to meeting and pampering you!"
Danielle graduated from The Aveda Institute in 2004. Since then she has made attending advanced training a priority in her career. Staying on top of current trends is important to Danielle and she enjoys sharing that with her guests. Danielle loves working with her guests to create the perfect style and/or haircolor that suits the individual's needs and lifestyle. She especially enjoys working with fine hair to make it feel fuller. Danielle also enjoys pampering guests with a relaxing manicure or pedicure to help them look and feel their best!
Meghan is a cosmetologist specializing in hair color, hair cuts and styles, facials, manicures and pedicures.“I love variety in my work and enjoy pampering my guests in a calm environment. I’m happy to have been working at Solimar since 2005.I’ve been in the salon industry since 2002 and enjoy helping people look and feel their best. I graduated from Glenwood Springs Beauty and Barber Academy, near my hometown of Aspen, Colorado. I began my cosmetology career at the Salon in the St Regis Hotel in Aspen. When the St Regis spa was undergoing renovation to become The Remede Spa, owned by Bliss of New York, I worked at the high end Lather Salon in Aspen. When The Remede Spa opened, I worked there and received 250 hours of additional training by Bliss in their 5-Star world class resort spa, specializing in skin and nails. Since I’ve lived in Minnesota, I have had the pleasure of working at Solimar where I can do what I love – hair, skin and nails. I have had the opportunity to receive ongoing education and training here, which I pass on to my guests to enhance their personal beauty and wellbeing.”
Aleeah graduated from Regency Beauty institute in 2009, and has been at Solimar since April 2012. Since she has been in the industry she has had multiple advanced education training opportunities in product knowledge, hair cutting, and long hairdressing. " Working with all hair types is very enjoyable for me; whether it's cutting, coloring, or styling, it's a masterpiece each time I get to create!" Whether it's a new hairstyle or perfectly polished toes, she loves being able to make someones day better!
Hannah has been in the beauty industry since 2005. Originally practicing from the state of Virginia; she broadened her horizon and did hair and runway in Houston, Texas and Birmingham, Alabama. In Hannah's years of doing hair the sky was the limit in furthering her education! She specializes in color, razor cuts, blowouts, and many other aspects of the industry. Hannah is also an educator and instructs cosmetology in Woodbury. Being attentive to clients' wants and needs drives her ot be a knowledgeable and talented stylist. Hannah's fun loving and outgoing personality draws he rclients to her chair, and her skills keep them coming back.
L. Taylor graduated in 2002 from Lakeside School of Massage Therapy, Milwaukee, WI. At the time, this was the only accredited massage school in the state of Wisconsin. Upon graduation, she immediately obtained her national certification through NCTMB and became a member of AMTA. For the next few years, she worked independently at her own massage practice in Brookfield, WI. Eventually in 2007, she found a home at Solimar. What Taylor loves about massage is the combination of art and science, and more importantly - helping people feel better. Everyone is unique, and their needs can be different for each massage session. There are so many modalities and techniques available, and Taylor is committed to continually learn new things to help her clients receive what is most effective for their needs. She has completed numerous continuing education classes in things such as: treating specific conditions (such as chronic pain or repetitive stress injuries), hot stone massage, prenatal massage, and CranioSacral Therapy. Because she is detail oriented, her favorite massage to give is a 90 minute deep tissue or relaxation massage.
Emily is a 2008 graduate of Everest Institute which is located in Eagan, MN. She is a member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) and obtained national certification through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork in the fall of 2010. She has worked as a therapeutic massage therapist for 3 years within the chiropractic setting, focusing on rehabilitation treatments for individuals who have been in motor vehicle accidents. Having her bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training and a minor in Psychology, Emily believes in a sense of holistic healing and understands how important muscle relaxation is in the healing process as well as the overall health of an individual.
Romelle graduated from the Minneapolis School of Massage and Bodywork in 2006 with an emphasis on Relaxation, Swedish, Deep Tissue and Trigger Point Therapy. She is also trained in Reiki from The Meta Institute. Her interest in bodywork is rooted from her love of dance. She has received her BA in dance from The University of Minnesota and has been teaching dance for more than 12 years. She has deepened her understanding of the body, health and wellness by completing her 200 hour yoga teacher training with Devanadi Yoga in April of 2012, and is currently registered with Yoga Alliance. Romelle loves working with people to help deepen their own understanding of their body, health and wellness.
Elizabeth graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2009 as a Certified Massage Therapist. She has training in Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Trigger Point Massage, as well as Trigger Point Therapy, Palpation, and Cross Fiber Therapy. Elizabeth especially enjoys combining elements of Relaxation and Deep Tissue techniques, and hopes to help each client experience healing through the power of touch.
Andrew is a graduate of The Aveda Institute in Minneapolis. He received his professional certification and began working as a Massage Therapist in 2008. Andrew received training in many massage techniques including: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Reflexology and Pre-Natal. Andrew is focused on the mental, physical and spiritual well being of each client, and truly believes in the many therapeutic benefits of bodywork. He is passionate about incorporating the different massage techniques to give each individual what their body needs.
Said is a native St. Louisan, and 2007 graduate of Missouri College in Maplewood, MO. He is a member of National Association of Massage Therapists (NAMT), and obtained a certificate from the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCTMB) in early fall of 2007. He has been an active integrative health practitioner for 6 years, and has worked in both clinical and spa settings. Said is skilled in Swedish massage technique, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, deep connective tissue therapy, post/prenatal massage, reflexology. Said's offering is a very personalized experience brought to each client. His intuitive technique is that of restorative bodywork. He will quickly learn what is right for each individual, customizing your session time to achieve the desired results. Said strongly believes in the healing power of touch as an energy that is as essential to human existence as oxygen. Said additonally offers his own life essentials to consider as part of your personal wellness regiment: SUNSHINE, good healthy food, music...music...music..warm breezes, film, art, summer rain, poetry, long walks, coffee, ocean waves...some more available than others in Minnesota, but essential nonetheless. Food for the mind, body and soul! Bon apetit!
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Jess graduated from Rasmussen in Eagan with an A.A.S. Degree in Massage Therapy in 2010. Immediately after graduation, she became nationally certified by The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, and also a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP). She is trained in many modalities including: Deep Tissue, Swedish/Relaxation, Pre/Post Natal, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, and Sports Massage. Jess specializes in combining the long lasting effects of Deep Tissue and Trigger Point Therapy with the peaceful serenity of relaxation. She hopes to bring restfulness, body awareness and deep healing to each of her clients by diminishing stress and pain through the powerful benefits of bodywork.