Built on a foundation of faith and a belief that all people are valuable and to be honored, U Spa, Salon & More opened its door in February of 2008. At its core is a team that provides exceptional service with kindness and compassion.
To provide an environment of hope, health, happiness, humility and honor. We strive to provide you with services that exceed your expectations and increase your confidence, within a positive, welcome atmosphere.
“My awesome clients and my desire to relax people and help them get away from their busy lives for awhile is a rewarding part of this job.”
A graduate of the Flint School of Therapeutic Massage, Aaron has been massaging at the U for the last three years. He also received the Greatest of the Great – Massage Therapist in 2011. His sense of humor keeps his co-workers laughing and can often be found during the summer attached to his motorcycle.
“I love making a difference in people’s lives. My skills allow me to not only improve my clients lives the day I am with them, but the health benefits continue until I see them again.”
Aimee has been a massage therapist for 15 years with a background in Advanced Medical Message Therapy. She relaxes her clients and promotes their good health by using trigger point, detox, deep tissue and facia decrease and removal techniques. When not expending her high energy on clients, she is meditating, enjoying time with her family or reading the latest novel.
“At the U, we care about every client that walks through that door. We want them to feel like they are a member of our family.”
A graduate of Saginaw Valley State University with a degree in Graphic Design and a minor in Business, Alina has been a member of the U family for two years.
Before working here, she learned most about client relations flying the friendly skies as a Flight Attendant for the past seven years. Besides client service, she develops product and specials advertising, keeps our Facebook page, website and any other communication up to date. A thrift store junkie, who loves a great fashion deal find, spends most of her free time with hubby and kids making the most of every moment.
“Helping people feel beautiful and confident is what inspires me.”
Since graduating from MJ Murphy, Midland, 17 years have passed but Ann’s training didn’t end there. She has received training in color, cutting, product knowledge and make-up through several institutions, Aveda Institute, Redken Exchange in New York with Dennis Gebhart, the Minardis through the Symposium of New York and Las Vegas. Also special training with Sam Villa, Chris Barron, and with Kelly Cardenas of Paul Mitchell. She also received her certification through LOX Extensions. Ann specializes in color, (Greatest of the Great -Best Color 2012), LOX Extensions, cutting and special event updos and styling. When not creating the latest up-do, Ann enjoys bird watching, we call her the bird whisperer, photography and nature.
“Making my clients feel good about themselves is what inspires me”.
Making her start at Wayne Starr in Davison, Michigan, Apryll has been specializing in nail services since 1999.
When not enhancing clients hands and toes, she spends time with her family and enjoys capturing the moments through the eye of the lens of her new camera.
“My number one goal for my clients is to feel confident!”
Trained at Douglas J. Aveda Institute in East Lansing and enjoying the industry for six years. Since graduation she has continued her education with workshops in Redken and Pureology. Including attending the Science of Color class in New York taught by celebrity Colorist, Dennis Gebhart, hands on training with Kelly Cardenas, and involvement in career fair learning techniques from Van Michael. Carly specializes in hair color and cutting edge haircuts. On her off days you’ll find her with constant companion, Chandler, hanging out with her roommates or at a local gym working hard to stay fit.
“Making people feel great about themselves motivates me. Nothing makes me happier than to see a big smile!”
While attending high school, Celeste also attended Insession Arts of Cosmetology, of Saginaw, to receive her certification. She now attends Saginaw Valley State University and assists other hair designers in the salon part-time. She enjoys working out, baking gluten free goodies and being with the ones she loves.
“I love all my awesome co-workers and all of the clients I get to meet.”
A recent graduate of Heritage High School, Hayley has been with the U for the last 6 months. She enjoys dabbling in making short films and photography.
“I love being creative with each individual client.”
Since 2001 Jamie has been perfecting her talent for nail care. She specializes in unique nail art to fit the style of each client. As a graduate of Signature Beauty College, in Clare, Michigan, she has a CND Grand Master Certificate. If you like to camp, you might bump into her sometime enjoying her favorite summer past time with husband and baby girl listening to country music.
“Seeing bad hair motivates me to want to create a better look all around for anybody.”
Jaymee started her 17 year career at BayShire Beauty Academy. Since then she has attended many shows and classes, including Redken in New York City, to perfect her use of color with foils to create soft natural hues. When not creating the perfect blow out, Jaymee can be found with a self-help book in hand or decorating with her daughter.
“I love being able to take a blank canvas and create a whole new look, or multiple looks. Who doesn’t enjoy the compliment, ‘Did you get your hair cut?’ It looks great.’”A graduate of In Session Arts of Cosmetology in 2005, Katie has been practicing her passion professionally for 8 years. She specializes in hair color and giving her clients that salon finished style. Katie loves spending time with her family who have always been a huge support. She is looking forward to a new future with her husband on the arrival of their twin boys due this fall.
“I’m compassionate with people, I love to help people, and make people happy.”
Originally from Pennsylvania,with a Specialist Degree in School Psychology, Kristin took a second job working the desk at the U. Kristin likes to be a part of the fun atmosphere at the U and the staff has become part of her Michigan family. An outdoor lover, Kristin likes to write poetry and enjoys a good movie when it’s too bad to be outside.
A member of the team since 2010, Natalie enjoys be part of the U family “having a share in making our clients look beautiful, feel beautiful, and have confidence is what makes my job enjoyable.”
Before joining U, Natalie owned her own business and has over six years of management experience. When not at work she, husband, and son share a part of a world wide volunteer organization. She also loves cooking, traveling, shopping, event planning, and baseball games with her two favorite guys. She absolutely loves antique cars and enjoys spending time with friends and her fun family.
“As an artist of style, my goal is to provide trendy but timeless style for every generation. I make it a priority to stay engaged and educated in my craft so that I am able to provide superior care for each guest”.
As a licensed barber stylist with twelve years of experience, Nick is passionate about fashion hair color for both men
and women. He also has specialized training in men’s clipper haircuts and women’s razor cut styles.
When not styling clients, he enjoys spending time with his three favorite girls exploring the great outdoors. As an active member of his church, he uses his other gifts of music, decor and sound to bless others.
“I love the bond you get between clients and stylists. It makes me feel good to make people look good and feel good.”
Sara has been working in the hair industry for seven years since receiving her Cosmetologist certification from Stanley Harris School of Cosmetology (Holland, MI) with an Associates Degree in Business Management. She specializes in Men’s haircuts and Event Styling. When not at the salon, Sara is spending time with the ones she loves, her husband and baby, their Yorkie Bela!
“Anyone can be certified to be a massage therapist. But true therapy goes beyond training. You have to have a desire to heal and to bring wellness to the mind and body of each client.”
A graduate of FSTM- Flint School Therapeutic Massage since 2005, Tammy has been encouraging wellness with her clients. She uses her special training and experience in Swedish application, chair massage, reflexology, sports massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, INIT and muscle isolation techniques to relax and rejuvenate her clients. Tammy loves taking road trips with her husband and experiencing life through the eyes of her two little ones.
“Doing hair isn’t just about making people beautiful on the outside, it’s also about building their confidence on the inside.”
Our newest stylist to the U, Taryn studied at Douglas J. Aveda Institute in East Lansing and has invested three years into her craft. Short hair is her forte. She loves to work with different angles and textures. When Taryn is not in the salon, she is spending time with her family, playing board games or just hanging out, and having quality play time with puppy Konrad.
"We believe every haircut, color design, and spa experience should be about you...
We believe every haircut and color design and spa experience takes into consideration the unique characteristics and the optimum balance that exists between each client and the art of hair design, color placement, nail care and spa treatments.
Be Courteous to Others
Please turn cell phones to silent while in U. If an emergency call occurs, please remember others can hear your conversation. Please use discretion.
Please leave your valuables at home, including pets, as U is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Be Totally Happy
If you are not fully satisfied with a product, please return it within 14 days and we’ll issue you a U credit for future use.
Planning to give someone a gift? We suggest giving him or her the gift of pampering. Ask one of our friendly guest coordinators or call to purchase a gift certificate. They are available for all services and products offered at U. Gift cards may not be redeemed for cash.
As a family-friendly salon, we welcome children to receive services in the salon. However, to maintain the spa’s peaceful, relaxing nature for all guests, no children are allowed in the spa, unless receiving services. We suggest that you do not bring children if you are receiving a salon or a spa service. Being aware of hot irons, sharp scissors and other hazards that exist in the salon, we ask politely that only children receiving hair services be on the cutting floor and when finished be accompanied by an adult. ”Inside voices” are greatly appreciated. Children under 18 receiving a spa treatment must have a release form signed by a parent.
BRIDAL SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE BOTH IN THE SALON AND AS AN OUTSIDE (TRAVEL) SERVICE. PRICING WILL BE DETERMINED UPON CONSULTATION. A TRAVEL FEE WILL BE ADDED TO ALL TRAVEL OUTSIDE SERVICES. A 50% DEPOSIT AND A CONTRACT IS REQUIRED TO BOOK THE WEDDING DAY APPOINTMENTS . A THREE WEEK CANCELLATION IS REQUIRED FOR A FULL REFUND ON YOUR DEPOSIT.