after attending columbia college and the art institute-miami for fashion design, i realized life was pushing me in a different direction. i decided to pack up my belongings and take off on the road. a month later, i found myself in venice, california. it was in venice when i realized what i needed to do. i've always had a passion for skin care, mainly because of my own personal struggle with breakouts. after a handful of spas and a medicine cabinet full of useless product, i met an aesthetician who changed my life. she took the time to educate me about my skin condition and how to properly take care of my skin from home. her passion, love, and willingness to help, sparked my desire to do the same. i attended the university of aesthetics in wicker park where i learned the skills needed to become an esthetician. now i get to do the same for my clients everyday.
August 1, 2013 I signed the lease to 1855 west chicago ave. I was ready to start a new adventure on my own. starting with a shell of a store front, i created my dream with the help of my dad and a few friends in four very short months.
Almost everything in here is either picked, refurbished, handed down, or custom made. I'm excited to show everyone what i've created.
Amanda GF Peloquin, Esthetician - Waxer Amanda is one of the leading experts in esthetics for the Chicagoland area. She has been a practicing Licensed Esthetician since 2002 and during that time has been contacted repeatedly for her expertise in skin care. Amanda is warm and kind; her passion is to educate her clients so they can look and feel their best. She loves giving a great facial and helping others maximize their beauty. She recommends lifestyle changes, daily at home regiments and skin care treatments as solutions to her clients needs. Amanda takes the time to listen to their daily routines and offers ways to relieve stress in their hectic life. Stress is often overlooked as a possible contributor to skin problems, skin functions dramatically different once action is taken to change habitual worries and unnecessary angst. "It's amazing how a persons skin looks once they incorporate exercise or a nice walk after dinner into their daily routine," she has said. Amanda is very laid back and never forces any idea, products or education to any client who simply wants to relax and forget about the day.
Honors & Awards InStyle Magazine; quoted; 2012; print. Daily Candy Wellness Guide; 2011; online. Daily Candy Ace of Face; 2009; online. Grade A on Angie's List.
ASHLEY GREGORY, NAIL ARTIST
Ashley Gregory is a gifted, in-demand nail artist, who brings the latest in nail technology and fashion to Spa Social.
Ashley treats nails as the ultimate fashion accessory, lasting through several wardrobe changes, and allowing the wearer to express their individual style and point of view. Nails are the accessory you can’t put down.
Ashley creates custom looks for her clients through collaboration, inspiration, and flawless application. Working as a session manicurist, Ashley also creates nail looks for magazines and commercial clientele, and specializes in freehand painted nail art. Her work has appeared in several publications and on the cover of Nails Magazine in the summer of 2013.
Experienced in all facets of nail care, Ashley is hungry to learn the newest techniques and grounded in tried-and-true methods to maintain the health and beauty of her clients’ nails. Ashley endeavors to make all of her clients feel at ease while she works to bring out the beautiful potential in everyone’s hands.