The Retreat

Meet The Retreat

Since The Retreat opened its doors in 2010, it has looked to bring the area a retreat away from the stresses of everyday life....a unique overall environment that set a new standard for the spa experience where your beauty needs could be met. We offer a comprehensive menu of services in one convenient location away from the fast paced lifestyle that so many of us have become accustomed to. We believe our highly trained staff, serene setting, and exceptional guest service will lead to highly satisfied clients and lasting relationships for many years to come!

Certified MassageTherapists

Kelly Suttenberg

Kelly Suttenberg

It's important to me that when you leave a massage session that you feel like I took care of you, that I listened and did what you needed during our session. Whether you come in to zone out and relax or you have specific tension that needs to be worked on, I will do that for you. I graduated in 1995 from the CT Center for Massage Therapy. I had my own full time practice until 2003 when my husband, baby girl and I relocated to Michigan. Since moving here I was mainly focused on raising my family, only working part time and slowly building up my practice again. Since 2012, I have been back at it full time. I love bodywork and helping people one person at a time. My modalities include: Therapeutic Massage-Trigger Point, Myofascial Release, Relaxation and Deep tissue; Reiki, Reflexology, Pregnancy Massage, Hot Stone massages and of course… I always have essential oils available for use!

Hair Artists

Amy Allwelt

Amy Allwelt

Hi, I'm Amy, and I look forward to helping you look as beautiful as you feel! I began my career at Douglas J. Aveda Institute,and today I work with numerous clients combining knowledge with experience and skill. Hairstyle is such an individual thing...one of the ways women and men alike make a statement wherever they go. I am inspired by the individuality of each of my clients. I truly enjoy what I do because everyday at The Retreat Salon & Skin Spa, I get to help my clients explore exciting ways to express their inner beauty through their hairstyle. It is rewarding to see the smile that always follows the perfect transformation. I use cutting edge techniques and the latest and most luxurious hair care products. I am one of only a few stylists in Michigan who is certified in both platinum seamless hair extensions and Brazilian Blowouts.

Katy Deering

Katy Deering

I graduated from Douglas J Aveda Institute and have been in the hair industry for over 5 years. Upon graduation, I apprenticed under a Pravana educator for 2 years, and later became a Pravana color certified stylist. My favorite thing about my line of work is the ability to give someone a completely new look or help maintain their current style. I love educating my guests on at home care and always make it a priority to keep the integrity of the hair happy and healthy while in the salon!

Kellie Deick

Kellie Deick

Hi, I’m Kellie! I’m a young stylist who focuses on keeping up with the latest and best trends and styles! I love challenging myself to become one of the best in the industry by learning new techniques to ensure I can give my clients exactly what they are looking for every time they sit in my chair. I specialize in balayage, blondes, women’s cuts, and am also Brazilian Blowout certified. I absolutely love this industry and am looking forward to many more years of making women feel beautiful!

Morgen Figueroa

Morgen Figueroa

Hello, my name is Morgen! The thing I love most about my career is making my clients look and feel their best! I specialize in coloring and cutting both men and women's hair! I excel at cutting and styling curly hair. I am also certified in Brazilan blowouts. I have been a licensed cosmetologist for over 6 years and I look forward to many more years to come! 

Tonya Gardener

Tonya Gardener

My name is Tonya, and I have been a Hair Stylist for 14 years. My career is my passion, and I love all aspects of the industry. I specialize in cuts from long layers to short, sassy styles, as well as men's barbering. I bring years of education and knowledge when it comes to services such as color, highlights, updos, and perms. I am certified in the Global Keratin taming system, and also offer Brazilian blowouts. I understand the importance of client service and insist on creating an excellent experience for every guest!
Amy Green

Amy Green

I’ve been doing hair since 2012, and specialize in highlights, color and balayage! In that time, I also became certified in Brazilian Blowouts and Global Keratin treatments. I love building relationships with my clients through hair artistry! In addition, I also offer and specialize in Extreme Lash extensions and airbrush spray tanning. I take pride in my work, and in all of the services I offer and thoroughly enjoy the variety of work that this industry has provided me.

Davina Hancock

Davina Hancock

Nicole Leonard

Nicole Leonard

Hi, my name is Nicole! I have 8 years of experience as a cosmetologist. I specialize in color, women's and men's cuts, and Brazilian Blowouts. I love working with healthy hair types, and I also enjoy mixing funky and fun colors for my guests looking for something different!

Melissa Spauding

Melissa Spauding

Hi, my name is Melissa! I I attended Wayne Starr Hair Academy and I’ve been a licensed cosmetologist for almost 20 years. I am certified in Brazilian Blowouts and I specialize in highlights, as well as men’s cuts! In addition, I love creating updos for all occasions! Come sit in my chair and together, we can redefine your look!

Kristen Steele

Kristen Steele

Owner/Paul Mitchell Color Specialist

I have over 10 years of experience in hair artistry. I find my job very rewarding and enjoy making my clients feel better about themselves! Though I enjoy mixing custom color for blondes, brunettes and redheads, I truly specialize in creating and perfecting beautiful blonde shades. I am committed to maintaining the integrity and health of your hair, while also achieving fabulous color. I am also a Master Certified Spray Tanning Technician. Using the Norvell Tanning System, I can give you a beautiful bronzed glow that will look like you've just walked off the beach, without UV rays and their harmful effects.

Jessica Trombley

Jessica Trombley

I have been in the industry since 2012. I have a creative eye for color and the ability to complement it with the right cut for any hair type. Staying up to date with the latest trends and my passion for hair allows me to stretch and grow when it comes to creativity in hair design. I specialize in balayage, color, cuts, Brazilian Blowouts and Natural Beaded Row Extensions. I’m lucky to wake up every day and go to a creative job in a fun atmosphere that doesn’t feel like “work”!

Samira Whitting

Samira Whitting

Melainie Williams

Melainie Williams

I attended the Douglas J. Aveda Institute of East Lansing in 2007, and have been a licensed cosmetologist since 2008. I specialize in hair cuts and coloring and styling services, as well as event and wedding updos! In addition, I offer the Brazilian Blowout professional smoothing treatment.

Lash Specialistss

Lauren Hughes

Lauren Hughes

Lauren was certified and welcomed to the lash family in 2012. Originally, she worked with Extreme lashes and then decided to get re-certified with Nova Lash in 2015. For the last 5 years, she has perfected her art, and does a beautiful job of making her clients’ lashes look natural and realistic. Time and again, she leaves friends of her guests at The Retreat left to wonder if their lashes are extensions or lashes of their own. Lauren loves the opportunity to enhance features through her lash work, and ultimately, make women feel beautiful.

Jessica Kelly

Jessica Kelly

After completing cosmetology school in 2013, Jessica quickly discovered that lash extensions were her passion and she quickly began pursuing her art! Solely specializing in lash extensions affords Jessica the opportunity to dedicate herself fully to perfecting lash artistry, and ultimately to providing her guests a high level of satisfaction. She takes her work very seriously and wants nothing more than for her guests to look and feel their best when they leave her treatment room.

Medical Estheticians

Cortney Gwaltney

Cortney Gwaltney

I have been in the medical field for over 15 years, specifically in the field of medical esthetics for 10 years, and owner of The Retreat since 2010. During that time, I have worked to perfect the skin spa experience as a whole, and to bring the very best in skin care to our area. Bridging the gap between the spa experience and clinical skin care has been the foundation with which I’ve worked from since day 1. This means from the initial consultation to customized programs and achieved results, I am committed to walking the journey with you over the years in a relaxing, comfortable environment. I am also committed to cutting edge services and a wide array of menu offerings to treat any of your skin care concerns. I have a true passion for facial esthetic enhancement and for helping you feel and look your best…I look forward to helping you maintain that fountain of youth and helping you achieve your best skin ever!

Amy McCoy

Amy McCoy

Amy has been an Esthetician and Spa Manager in the industry for several years. Her specialties include waxing services, facials and body treatments. She enjoys helping clients with all of their skin care needs and most importantly, making them feel BEAUTIFUL! Her relaxing attitude and happy disposition will shine through during every treatment you have with her. She prides herself on ensuring her clients are not only comfortable, but satisfied with each and every service she performs. Without a doubt, you will leave feeling more beautiful and relaxed than you did upon arrival. Expect excellent service and a pampering experience that will leave you refreshed and rejuvenated.

Nicole Russo

Nicole Russo

Nicole has over 15 years of experience in the nursing field and more than 5 years in the esthetics field, both as an injector and as a licensed esthetician. As the esthetic nurse at The Retreat, Nicole specializes as an injector of neurotoxins and fillers, as well as Vitamin B 12 injections. Other advanced and beneficial skin care treatments she provides include laser treatments, microdermabrasion, chemical peels and micro-needling. Although her focus is in medical esthetics, she also enjoys providing custom facials related to your concerns.

Nail Technicians

Lorrie Caskey

Lorrie Caskey

Hi, I am a nail specialist with close to 30 years of experience! I offer personalized services with premium products. My passion is people and providing a complete experience for you!

Erin Howells

Erin Howells

I’ve been working as a nail technician for over 5 years! Making my clients feel pampered and relaxed while providing a quality service is why I first got into this industry. I specialize in nail art, and I would love to create a unique design together with you!

Erin Sheren

Erin Sheren

Hi, my name is Erin Sheren and I have been a nail technician for over 5 years. I specialize in natural nail techniques and offer services including manicures, Shellac manicures and three different pedicure options. I really enjoy getting to know my clients and giving them a luxurious, relaxing and enjoyable experience.