Valerie is a Nail Designer at our Mequon location…
How long have you been in the industry?
Valerie: I started in the salon and spa industry in 4 years ago. Back then I was doing hair, but two years ago I transitioned to solely being a nail designer.
What do you love most about doing nails?
Valerie: I love the experience that guest’s receive when they see me for a nail service. My goal is to create a relaxing and calming atmosphere, as they are here to take time for self-care. I love the feeling of being able to be a day-maker.
What is your favorite Neroli nail service to perform?
Valerie: My favorite nail service to perform and receive is the Neroli Spa Pedicure. It’s so relaxing and beneficial, as each guest receives a customized foot masque. The skin care portion of the pedicure aids in the end result of the look– our foot masques can: hydrate, exfoliate, cool, and soothe.
What is your favorite thing to do in Milwaukee? What do you like to do outside of the spa?
Valerie: I really enjoy going out to local restaurants, and just exploring the city.
As far as outside activities, I would say that fitness and yoga have been a big part of my life. I find that it really helps me unwind from the day and show myself some self-care.
Are there any wellness trends that you’re into at the moment?
Valerie: I’ve been really intrigued by the Ayurvedic services that we offer. Everyone who receives one of these services seems to leave with a euphoric sense of relaxation — I can’t wait to try one!
What is your go-to Aveda product?
Valerie: My all time go-to Aveda product has to be Foot Relief. I love how it is able to extend the life of your pedicure, as there’s citric acid in the lotion which helps to naturally exfoliate the skin. I recommend putting it on after you get out of the shower, as it has a refreshing and uplifting minty aroma.