Allison (Owner/Esthetician/Make-Up Artist)
After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Theater from the University of Albany, Allison went on to study esthetics. In January of 2003, she graduated from the Institute of Aesthetic Arts and Sciences in Connecticut. In addition to teaching specialty esthetics courses at the post-graduate level, Allison continues to further her own esthetics education. Over the years, she has had the opportunity to train under some of the most well-recognized and respected names in the industry. Allison has studied make-up under famed make-up artist Linda Meredith of Linda Meredith Beauty Clinic in London, England. Additionally, she has studied aromatherapy under aromatherapist and doctor of homeopathy Trish Green. More recently, Allison has spent time studying the Traditional Chinese Medicine technique of Gua Sha for Facial and Neck Rejuvenation with renowned doctor of Oriental Medicine Ping Zhang. Allison is also a Registered Yoga Teacher. Currently, she holds post-graduate certificates in:
- Facial Lymphatic Drainage
- Reflexology and the Skin
- Peel Treatments and Techniques
- Aromatherapy for Oncology
- Understanding Menopause
- Gua Sha for Facial and Neck Rejuvenation
- Aromatherapy Blending for Mind, Body and Spirit
- Facial Cupping
- Reiki I
Allison believes firmly in practicing “old-world esthetics”; her hands-on style of skin care follows an entirely natural approach. Over the years she has been afforded the opportunity to work with amazing people from all walks of life. Currently, Allison’s clients hail from six continents; they range from professionals to homemakers to professional athletes to models and international celebrities.
Nazmie (Esthetician/Make-Up Artist)
A graduate of the prestigious NYC-based ‘Christine Valmy International School for Esthetics’, Nazmie has been practicing esthetics since 1999. Over the years, she has continued to further her education; she has trained extensively under Master Esthetician Boldijarre Koronczay of Hungary. More recently she has spent time studying essential oil blends and Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage. Additionally, Nazmie holds post-graduate certificates in Face Mapping as well as Gua Sha for Facial and Neck Rejuvenation. Her work in the field of organic facials has been widely recognized. In 2004 she was a Best of Westchester recipient for Excellence in Esthetics. Having spent many years working as a lead esthetician in top spas, Nazmie has a wide range of clients, including international celebrities. Born in Kosove, she is fluent in both Albanian and English.
Danielle (Spa Administrator)
Although she is only here on a part-time basis, Danielle plays an integral role in helping Balance Day Spa to function. Her multifaceted role at Balance Day Spa includes everything from client relations, to data entry, to maintenance of the spa’s immaculate appearance. An educator by profession, Danielle holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Delaware and a Master of Science Degree in Literacy from Lehman College.
Lana (Client Services Specialist)
Lana plays an important part at Balance Day Spa. As our client services specialist, she is here to enhance your spa experience from the moment that you schedule with us until the time that you arrange your next visit! Originally from Brooklyn, Lana was raised between New York City and Rockland County; she is fluent in both Albanian and English. Lana holds an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Rockland Community College and is currently planning the pursuit of her Bachelor’s Degree. When she isn’t at Balance Day Spa, Lana can be found working as a para-professional in the NYC public school system. She is an accomplished cook specializing in healthy and organic cuisine.