Built on a foundation of faith and a belief that all people are valuable and to be honored, U Spa, Salon & More opened it’s doors in February of 2008. In January, 2015 our dream to expand and create a full service salon and spa focused on tranquility, restoration and positivity became a reality as we moved to our new location situated alongside the river. 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 and welcoming atmosphere.
“My awesome clients and my desire to help people to relax and 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 practicing massage at U Spa for the last four years. He has received the “Greatest of the Great Lakes Bay – Massage Therapist”. Aaron’s sense of humor keeps his co-workers laughing! In the summer, he can often be found attached to his motorcycle.
“Beautiful skin requires commitment, not a miracle.” – Erno Laszlo
Licensed in Estheology since 2000, Angela is passionate about her profession. She is an Advanced Certified Novalash Eyelash Extensionist having trained under world-renowned lash guru, Sophia Navarro, extensionist to the stars! Angela has been trained by Skinceuticals specialists in their advanced medical techniques and is certified in Brazilian waxing by Clean & Easy. As a makeup artist, she has done numerous photo shoots, both here and abroad, and is very well known for her expertise in eyebrow shaping. Angela has been voted “Greatest of the Great Lakes Bay – Facialist & Waxing Specialist”.
When not at work, Angela loves to spend time with her family and dogs, cooking and relaxing at home. She also enjoys photography. (Thank you Angela for our wonderful pictures!)
“Helping people feel beautiful and confident is what inspires me.”
20 years have passed since graduating from MJ Murphy in Midland, but Ann’s training did not end there. She has received extensive training in color, cutting, product knowledge and make-up through the Aveda Institute, Redken Exchange in New York with Dennis Gebhart, and the Minardis through the Symposium of New York and Las Vegas. Ann has received special training with Sam Villa, Chris Barron, and with Kelly Cardenas of Paul Mitchell. Ann has her certification through LOX Extensions. She specializes in color – “Greatest of the Great Lakes -Best Color”, LOX Extensions, cutting, 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”.
Apryll began her career in nail services in 1999, training at Wayne Starr in Davison, Michigan. Since then, she has been specialized in nail care and creative nail art.
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 is for my clients to feel confident!”
Trained at Douglas J. Aveda Institute in East Lansing, Carly has been enjoying the industry for seven years. 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 friends, at a local gym working hard to stay fit, or decorating her new home.
“I love all my awesome co-workers and all of the clients I get to meet.”
A recent graduate of In Session Arts of Cosmetology School, Hayley is excited to apply her learned skills by assisting hair stylists and learning even more from them. 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, step-son and baby girl listening to country music.
“Seeing bad hair motivates me to create a better total all around look for clients.”
Jaymee started her 18 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 creating soft, natural hues. When not creating the perfect blow out or great hair cut & style, Jaymee can be found with a self-help book in hand or decorating with her daughter.
“I’m compassionate, I love to help people and make them happy.”
Kristin is originally from Pennsylvania, and has her Specialist Degree in School Psychology. When not working with school students, she enjoys assisting clients at the desk as it allows her to be a part of the fun atmosphere at the U. Her co-workers have become part of her Michigan family. An outdoor lover, Kristin likes to write poetry and enjoys a good movie when weather is too bad to be outside.
Playing a part in making our clients look and feel beautiful, and helping them to feel confident is what makes my job enjoyable.”
A member of the team since 2010, Natalie enjoys the U family. Before joining U, Natalie managed her own business and has over six years of management experience. She is currently apprenticing in Esthetology and looks forward to pampering clients soon! When not at work she, husband, and son share a part of a world wide volunteer organization. Natalie also loves cooking, traveling, shopping, event planning, antique cars and baseball games with her two favorite guys.
“As an artist, my goal is to provide trendy yet timeless styles 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 has attended 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, Nick 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. She received 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.”
Taryn studied at Douglas J. Aveda Institute in East Lansing and invested three years into her craft. Short hair is her forte and 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 the creation of every haircut, color design and spa experience should take 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 and use discretion.
Please leave your valuables at home, including pets. 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 will 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 client specialists 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, we do not allow children in the spa, unless the child is 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 offsite (travel) service. Price is determined upon consultation. A travel fee will be added to all offsite services. A signed contract and 50% deposit is required prior to booking wedding day appointments. A three week cancellation is required for a full refund on your deposit.