Kim’s Skincare Routine & Massage Tips

Sydney Davis Spa Notes, Technician Bio

This week, I got to talk to one of the most knowledgeable people I know regarding massage and esthetics, Kim!!  Kim is our Senior Esthetician and Massage Therapist at Sanctuary Spa. We talked a bit about her Cidesco certification, (which is super amazing!!) what she does in her free time, and, of course her skincare routine, including what her fave products are right now.  Can’t wait for you guys to hear more about Kim!

Kim's Skincare RoutineSydney: So I know you have your Cidesco certification– which is kind of a big deal!! Can you tell me more about it and when/how you received it?   READ MORE >

Jill’s 3 Vital Steps of At-Home Skincare

Sabrina Spa Notes, Technician Bio
Hey lovely humans, one of my favorite parts of owning Sanctuary SpaJill Pickett is being able to learn from all of our amazing therapists. This week, I set some time aside to chat with Jill. I love her passion for esthetics and her story about how she entered into this field. Of course, I always soak up every drop of knowledge about which Rhonda Allison products I should be using at home! I’m so excited to share her story with you, so y’all can learn more about her!

Sabrina: Hi Jill! Thanks again for taking some time to share with our spa friends! When we decided to create a Rhonda Allison sale of 25% off all products, I knew I had to chat with you to get the best tips! However, let’s start with where you started – where did your passion for skin care begin? 

Jill: I’ve struggled with acne and other skin issues for most of my life which lead me to start researching skincare products. In time, I also studied ingredients and how they affect the skin. I’ve always loved trying new products and new services in the esthetics arena which is what really drives my passion. There are always new ingredients and treatments on the horizon so there is always something new to learn and experience.   READ MORE >

Fun with Tamara

Sydney Davis Spa Notes, Technician Bio

I recently got to speak with Tamara, who’s absolutely the sweetest person ever, and is also an esthetician here at Sanctuary Spa! I learned so much about her in our chat. I’m excited to share with you guys. We talked about Tam’s favorite things. From working in this industry to what she does in her free time and her Knesko Skin product recommendations.

1. What’s your favorite part about working in this industry?

My favorite part is seeing guests’ confidence rise. When a guest and I find solutions and build regimens together. The result is not just youthful skin, but building their confidence and self esteem. I love helping people look and feel their best.   READ MORE >

Brow Goals, Tips from Courtney

Annie Neilson Service Spotlight, Spa Stories, Technician Bio

I, Annie, was excited to team up with our in house Brow Goddess herself, Courtney, to get her perspective on all things brows & JKC. With the quarantine still in effect for many, & brow goals waiting to happen, let’s get the flowing with Court!

Quick background about you, how did you get to become such a brow slayer, Brow Confidant?! I’ve always been obsessed with my own brows, specifically giving myself that high arch that everyone loved. Before I became an esthetician, I would always go to nail salons to try to get the perfectly sculpted brow and no one could ever achieve it. When I enrolled in school 11 years ago, that was one of my biggest focuses. From then on, I was the only person who ever sculpted my own brows and I was able to achieve what I wanted. My brows and I have been through a lot. With my own personal experience in mind, I always wanted to give my guests the same experience when they were entrusting me with their brows. I became obsessed with listening to their goals and working on making it happen for them! With doing cosmetic tattooing- I am able to make their brow dream a reality!   READ MORE >

Celebrating the Power of Women All Month Long at Sanctuary Spa!

Sarah Spa Notes, Spa Stories, Technician Bio

March is officially known as Women’s History Month — dedicated to recognizing the success of women and their incredible contributions to society. At Sanctuary Spa, we believe women should feel empowered to lift each other up and celebrate ever day, not just the big wins, but also the small acts of courage that help define and shape our gender. In honor of this and our 35th anniversary coming up, we’d also like to announce that 3% of our sales in the month of March will be donated to Dress for Success Houston.   READ MORE >

Kim Bady’s Journey to the Houston Marathon

Sabrina Spa Notes, Spa Stories, Technician Bio

The Chevron Houston Marathon is a big deal! Since 1972, this run has been inspiring Houstonians to take on new challenges and bring awareness to causes that matter to them. I admire all of the great athletes (33,000 of them!) that train for months leading up to the marathon to finish this great race.

This year, our very own Kim Bady has trained extensively to participate in the 2019 Chevron Houston Half Marathon. Not only is she running, but she’s running for a reason. The Run for a Reason Charity Program works with 64 nonprofit organizations. Last year, they raised over $1.8M! We are so proud of her. I sat down with Kim to ask her a few questions about her journey and understand which charity she is supporting.   READ MORE >

The “Master” Brea Gratia Returns to Sanctuary Spa for 3-Day Training Course

Sabrina Spa Notes, Technician Bio ,
Brea Gratia joined us in Houston for Training.

Sanctuary Spa founder, Brea Gratia, was back in Houston last week to share her unique holistic approach to skin, body and hydrotherapy care with our team of estheticians and massage therapists.

Acting as a mentor and coach, Brea led our technicians through the journey of her remarkable 40 years in the spa industry and empowered them to create the most relaxing, beneficial spa experience imaginable.

The training began with a hands-on demonstration of Brea’s masterful facial techniques, treating our very own therapist, Ana, with a fabulous restorative facial.   READ MORE >