Nice to meet you! Learn more about the talent at Spa on The Avenue. ​

At Spa on The Avenue, we’ve brought together some of the industry’s most sought-after beauty and wellness experts to help you look and feel like your best self. We invite you to schedule an appointment with one of our team members today and start your journey towards total wellness, inside and out. 

HAIR CARE  |  NAIL CARE  |  SKIN CARE  |  MASSAGE THERAPY

 

Michelle Biensach

Platinum Designer & Department Manager

Michelle has been with the Salon by Debbie family for 24 years. She is a Goldwell Master Colorist and a former cosmetology educator. She specializes in blonding processes, perming, precision cutting, color, highlights, and fine hair. Michelle is a third-generation hairstylist and learned the trade from her grandmother who owned her own salon and from her mother, who still does hair at 79! Under promise and over deliver is her motto! She goes above and beyond to make sure her guest's experience is everything they're expecting and more.

Traci Nies

Platinum Designer & Department Manager

Traci has been with the Spa on The Avenue family for over 19 years. Her specialties include but are not limited to highlights, balayage and ombre & extensions. Traci is a Wella Master Color Expert, KMS IQ Cutting trained and a certified Cinderella Hair Extension Artist. In addition to continuing education being paramount to Traci's success, she also focuses on clear and concise consultations and providing superior customer service.

 

Julie Brooks

Platinum Designer

Julie has been in the beauty industry for over 29 years and a member of the Spa on The Avenue team for 6 years. Her specialties include all aspects of hair color, cutting and styling.

 

Scott Figgins

Gold Stylist

Trained at Maryland Beauty Academy, Scott has been in the beauty industry for over 10 years and has been part of the Spa on The Avenue team for 6 years. Scott specializes in color, highlighting, Balayage, Ombre, precision cuts and keratin services. Being creative while listening to what his guests want and need, give Scott the opportunity to customize color, cut and style to fit each of his guests' personality, fashion and lifestyle.  

 

Lindsey Fluke

Gold Stylist

Lindsey has been practicing the art of hairdressing since 2010. In 2014, she joined the Spa on The Avenue family and has been expanding her knowledge and honing her skills ever since. Her specialties include color, precision cutting, color corrections and balayage. In addition to being a Master of Everything and Nothing, Lindsey also holds certifications as a Wella Master Colorist and Wella Master Stylist. Always thirsting to know more, lessons never stop for Lindsey. You can always find her in the salon testing out a new technique or observing her senior stylists at work.

 

Katie Gresdo

Gold Designer

Katie has been in the beauty industry for 14 years and joined the Spa on The Avenue family 2 years ago. Her favorite services to perform are pixie cuts and exploring with fashion colors because they are such an amazing way to express creativity and uniqueness. If you're looking for a dramatic makeover, look no further! Katie is truly passionate about creating huge colorful changes for her clients. 

 

Foula Karelas     

Platinum Designer

Foula received her education at Robert Paul Academy 16 years ago and has been part of the Spa on The Avenue team for 3 years. Her specialties include cuts, color & highlights. Her favorite service to offer is balayage highlighting because of the opportunity it provides to add dimension and brighten your hair.

 

Katelyn Kimmel

Platinum Designer

Katelyn has been with Spa on The Avenue family for the entire 15 years of her career. She attended the Robert Paul Academy and apprenticed with Johanna from our sister salon, Spa in The Valley. Her specialties include all aspects of color, cutting, keratin services and extensions. Making people feel beautiful is why Katelyn loves hair styling!

 

Stephanie Kistner

Platinum Stylist

Practicing the art of hairdressing for the past 13 years, Stephanie has been with the Spa on The Avenue family for the entire length of her career. She specializes in barbering, foil balayage, human hair extensions and multi-dimensional color. Stephanie has spent time in New York being educated by top industry artists and houses of hair design. To deliver a true quality experience, Stephanie always takes her time to understand what her clients are asking for and then delivers what’s best not only for their looks but for the integrity of their hair. The favorite part of the job for Steph is the art behind human interaction. 

 

Lisa Miller

Platinum Stylist

In the industry for over 20 years, Lisa joined the Spa on The Avenue family two years ago. She specializes in color, highlights, Balayage, men’s and women’s cuts.  Trained at Robert Paul Academy, Lisa loves to do color and highlights. She's dedicated to taking her time with each guest, so they get a natural result that truly compliments their features. 

 

Cat Mills

Gold Designer

Cat has been with the Spa on The Avenue team for 4 years. She earned her cosmetology license from the Robert Paul Academy. She offers men's and women's cuts, color, formal styling and keratin services. Her favorite service to perform is balayage highlighting because getting that perfect tone of blonde is super rewarding, for her and the client! Cat's clients leave feeling confident with a smile on their face. 

 

 Brenda Paulshock

Platinum Designer

Having owned her own salon for over 25 years, Spa on The Avenue was happy to welcome Brenda to the team 14 years ago. As a platinum designer, she specializes in cutting, foiling, formal styling and undercut designs. Brenda was trained in Baltimore and New York City and is proud to have travelled the U.S. as a Clairol Color Consultant. Her work has been featured in Baltimore Magazine and has won awards for color, cut and makeup throughout the region. Brenda comes to work every day with one job in mind… make every client in her chair look and feel beautiful. Seeing the smile on her clients face with how happy they are with their results makes her job that much more rewarding.

 

Lynette Sutherland

Platinum Designer

Lynette began her career in beauty over 30 years ago. She joined the Spa on The Avenue team 18 years ago and has been growing her skills set ever since. She has been trained by all the top brands in the biz including Goldwell, KMS, Sebastian and Wella. She has also attended educational events in Paris and New York. Lynette specializes in razor cutting, corrective color, formal styling, and braids.  The secret lesson that Lynette has carried with her over the years is all about consultation and making sure her guests leave with the tools and products needed to achieve for themselves what's been done in the salon. She always says "if you want good health, follow your doctor. If you want good hair, follow your stylist!"

Julie Vogel

Gold Designer

Kimm Markley

Platinum Designer

Jimy

Platinum Designer 

Danielle Long

Gold Designer

Bethany Carpenter

Silver Designer

Kim Dickens

Nail Technician & Department Manager

6 years ago, Kim apprenticed with us in-house to become a Licensed Nail Technician. She performs natural nail manicures, pedicures and gel services. What Kim enjoys most about her job is helping people to relax and get relief from common foot problems. Foot care is under rated and overly important. Monthly pedicures shouldn't be considered an indulgence but a part of your health and wellness routine. During your time with Kim, she makes it her priority to make you feel special and valued while receiving a quality service.

Merci Bachman

Nail Technician

23 years ago Merci began her career in nail artistry. She joined the Spa on The Avenue team over 8 years ago and has been hard at work building her fan base ever since! Her favorite service to perform is a gel manicure but she also offers natural nail manicures as well as pedicures. In addition to nails, Merci is also a makeup artist and has done hair and makeup for several events local and abroad over the years. When having a seat at Merci's table, you will be wowed by work that is clean, precise and creative.

 

Christy Greiner

Nail Technician

Christy has been in the industry for over 27 years. She joined the Salon by Debbie family 8 years ago at Spa on The Boulevard and recently transferred to the Spa on The Avenue team. Christy's passion is doing nails. She enjoys the creative process and individual expression that nail art provides. Christy is a nail design expert and is famous for her perfect flowers! She has been featured in NAILS Magazine and has done nails for a reality tv show. A seat at Christy's table includes lots of pampering that leaves you feeling beautiful with perfect nails. Besides nails, Christy believes the most beautiful thing you can wear is a smile :) 

 

Raisa Ibadov

Nail Technician

Practicing for over 35 years, Raisa has certainly seen the industry blossom over the years. She holds certifications from CND, Gelish and OPI. She performs manicures and gel manicures but her favorite service to offer is a pedicure. She says it’s the best service to make a client happy for a long time plus maintaining foot health is an important part of self -care. When in Raisa's chair, she likes to create a relaxing, quiet and mutually respectful place for her guests to enjoy their time in the spa. She loves to see her clients happy time and time again and loves to help them pick colors and accessories so they can have a little fun!

 

Kelly Wallace

Nail Technician

Kelly has been part of the Spa on The Avenue family for 19 years and counting! All in total she has over 30 years’ experience and goes above and beyond for each and every one of her guests. Kelly specializes in manicures, pedicures, gel polish and acrylic work. She refers to her relationships at work, with guests and coworkers alike, as her second family. Caring about the end result and paying attention to the details are the secret to her success!

 

Ashlyn White

Nail Technician

10 years ago, Ashlyn apprenticed in-house to be a spa-quality nail tech and has been in the department ever since. She has a perfectionist's eye and enjoys working with gel polish. Having grown up around a nail table, Ashlyn has an understanding of polish colors to complement any occasion a guest may have.

Barbara Stender

Esthetician & Department Manager

Barbara has been with Spa on The Avenue since September of 2020. Her specialties include facials and all waxings. She is a certified Dermalogica Expert, as well as Dermaplane and HydraFacial certified. Barbara has a passion for skincare that goes beyond her treatment room. Besides leaving her guests in a pure state of relaxation, they also leave educated on what service to book next along with home care products needed to maintain their glow!

Carol Ercole

Esthetician & Makeup Artist

Carol has been a part of the Baltimore beauty scene for over 30 years. She started her career with our very own Debbie Nazelrod. She joined the Spa on The Avenue team 16 years ago. Carol offers all aspects of skincare including facials, waxing, lash & brow tint and makeup. She is a Dermalogica Expert, HydraFacial certified and an accomplished Eminence Master Level esthetician.  Her makeup artistry has been featured in Baltimore Magazine. Booking a treatment in Carol's room will leave you relaxed and pampered with a renewed sense of balance to your fast-paced life.

 Becky Tognocchi

Esthetician & Nail Technician

Becky has been in the beauty industry for 30 years and with the Salon by Debbie family for 20. Educated at Von Lee International School of Esthetics, Becky specializes in facials, waxing, lash lifts & tint, manicures and pedicures. She is also HydraFacial certified. Becky loves to help people feel better about themselves and believes that our industry isn't just about beauty. It's also about listening, communication, empathy and understanding. 

Naomi Willis

Esthetician & Lash Artist

Ali Salvarola

Esthetician

Amethyst Rhoton

Esthetician

Brienne Mullaney

Esthetician

Shelby Carter

Esthetician

Kim Coco

Massage Therapist & Department Manager

10 years ago Kim joined the Spa on The Avenue family and established her career in Massage Therapy. She specializes in Swedish, Myofascial, Hot Stone and Pregnancy massage as well as Raindrop Therapy. Her favorite service to perform is the Aveda Stress Fix massage because it incorporates a little bit of everything needed to get her clients into a deeply relaxed state. Kim received her training from CCBC Essex Massage Therapy program and has been awarded Baltimore's Best Massage by Baltimore Magazine. A session with Kim has been called magical by many of her regulars because she seems to be able to connect to all the right areas that need attention without them having to say a word! When she's not here in her treatment room, her two young sons love when she works her magic on them.

 

Katie Kline

Massage Therapist

Katie has been practicing the art of massage therapy for the last 7 years. She is a graduate of Baltimore School of Massage and her specialties include Deep Tissue massage and Chinese Cupping Therapy. Katie is known among her regular client base for her foot work. Make an appointment for an Ultimate Foot Massage with Katie...you'll be amazed! Katie's number one priority in the treatment room is to make sure her guests are comfortable, warm and secure in what can be a very vulnerable state.

 

Danielle Williams

Massage Therapist

Danielle joined the Spa on The Avenue family 18 years ago in our Shampoo department. Nine years ago,she graduated from the CCBC Essex Massage Therapy program and joined our team of Massage Therapists. Danielle offers a wide array of massage services and also Cupping. Her favorite service to perform is the Lemongrass and Ginger Massage because it smells soooo amazing! The power of touch is an amazing gift that Danielle has been given. To be able to relieve her guests of aches, pains and stresses is why Danielle loves her job.

Kristin Arikian

Massage Therapist

Kimmone Harry

Massage Therapist

Natalie Lambert

Massage Therapist

Angela Green

Massage Therapist

Burgandy Niles

Massage Therapist