Meet the Retreat

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!

Hair Artists

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
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

Amy Phillips Amy Phillips

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 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.

Aleaha Plew Aleaha Plew

Hi, my name is Aleaha and I've been a Hairstylist for 9 years! I began my education at Fenton Academy of Cosmetology in 2003 and never looked back! Hair is my passion! My goal when you sit in my chair, is to give you an unforgettable experience and change the way that you feel about yourself. Whether its the perfect cut, a fun new color, or a complete texture change, from the Consultation to the finished product, you will feel pampered and will walk away feeling like a million bucks! I offer all types of color services, as well as the very popular Brazillian Blowout Smoothing Treatment. I love catering my services to my individual clients' needs, it's what makes my job so much fun! Come in and say Hi! 

Kristen Steele Kristen Steele

Owner/Paul Mitchell Color Specialist

I have 8 years 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.

Melanie Williams Melanie 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.

Morgen Williams Morgen Williams

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 4 years and I look forward to many more years to come! 

Medical Aestheticians

Cortney Gwaltney Cortney Gwaltney


I am dedicated to your skin....and am committed to the overall skin spa experience, from unique cutting edge services, to Botox and Juvederm injections, to a relaxing environment, to results! I enjoy walking the journey with you to achieve your skin care goals whether it be resolving acne issues or finding a more beautiful, youthful skin. As a skin care expert, my goal is to determine which skin care services best suit your needs! Through established goals based on consultation and thorough analysis, we can ensure treatment plans are customized specifically for you. This process of customizing ensures fantastic results, and includes the entire scope of a healthy skin care routine, from in office treatments to at home regimens using appropriate skin care products, and make up.

I also specialize in eyebrow waxing and shaping resulting in the perfect brow. I am passionate about helping you look and feel your best!

Nicole Russo Nicole Russo

      I received my nursing degree from Michigan State University in 2001 and am also a licensed esthetician.  My interest and transition into skin care began after many years of seeing a dermatologist for my own skin issues.  I quickly realized that I could be more pro-active and help others in taking care of their skin concerns/issues. Not only does this provide many long-term benefits, itcan prevent unwanted outcomes. As the Aesthetic Nurse at The Retreat, I specialize as an injector of Botox and Juvederm andadminister all of the Vitamin B12/MICB12 injections. Other advanced and beneficial skin care treatments I provide includemicrodermabrasions and chemical peels (superficial and deep).  Although my focus is in medical aesthetics, I also enjoy providing custom facials designed to meet your specific issues/goals, facial & body waxing, and makeup applications.

Nail Technicians

Lorrie Caskey Lorrie Caskey

My name is Lorrie Caskey. I am a nail specialist with 25 years of experience . I offer personalized services with premium products including Creative Nail, OPI, Nailtiques and Keyano Aromatics. My passion is people and providing a complete experience for 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!
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