OWNER / ESTHETICIAN
Leslie Palmieri joined Sacred Willow Spa in January 2013 after graduating Summa Cum Laude in December 2012 from an intense esthetician program study at MillerMotte College-Wilmington. Her studies included bacteriology, sanitation, disinfections, skin structure, diseases and disorders, facials, aromatherapy, body treatments, microbrasions, waxing, and more. She thoroughly enjoys all aspects of the services she offers to her clients: analysis, diagnosis, hands on experience and product recommendation. Leslie’s knowledge and desire to provide clientele with the best skin care consultations and services is enhanced through the International Dermal Institute hands-on training courses and continuing education opportunities. She is also taking Reiki and Reflexology courses to broaden her skills to benefit her clients who are interested in these service enhancements.
Jenny relocated to Calabash from the Winston-Salem area in 2014. She completed Brunswick Community College’s esthetics program with honors and received extensive training on the Dermalogica product line and the incorporation of essential oils into skin therapy. Jenny joined the Sacred Willow staff in November 2016. Her passion is educating clients on optimal skin health from spa treatments to an at home regimen. Jenny enjoys every aspect of helping all her clients feel beautiful.
Whitney joined the staff of Sacred Willow Spa in May 2016. She received her Esthetics License in 2011 from Brunswick Community College where she was thoroughly trained in facial waxing, microdermabrasion, eyebrow & eyelash tinting, sanitation, customized facials, and face lifting massages. The enjoyment Whitney receives from bringing her clients to a relaxed state of mind is a reward in itself. She believes one’s skin and overall well-being can be greatly affected by a stressful lifestyle and escaping it, if only for an hour, can restore your mind and body. Whitney stays current on new techniques and networks with others in the holistic field in order to provide the best service possible to each of her clients.
Rita and her family came to Calabash from the Northeast region of the country 10 years ago and are happy to call Brunswick County “home”. When Rita first arrived in Calabash, she began a search to find a spa that provided massage and skin therapy services, but to her dismay, she found she had to travel to Myrtle Beach or Wilmington to indulge in those services. This prompted her to begin a study in esthetics in 2008 and found a school that incorporated the Dermalogica product line, having used their products herself for over 10 years. Now, a decade later, Rita calls Sacred Willow Spa her tome to provide esthetic services and has continued to use Dermalogica products for over 20 years because she truly believes in the results they deliver while being cost effective at the same time. Rita loves to educate clients about their skin health and how they can incorporate Dermalogica products into their at home skin care regimen of optimal results.