What is a spa without talented people? A beautiful building. We are super proud of the wonderful, talented, caring people who work at Life Essentials Spa. Remember to vote BEST of the Boat this week! Voting ends on August 29. Click here to vote.
Meet Cassandra-Spa Owner/Hairstylist
Nominated for Best Hairstylist
Cassandra Marinez (Cass) grew up in Southern California riding horses, competing, playing club volleyball, and competitive cheerleading. Cass then moved to Oklahoma where she received her Cosmetology & Master Instructors License. She was the assistant instructor at Pontotoc Technology Center in Ada Oklahoma and also studied psychology with a concentration in services to the deaf and rehabilitation at East Central University. Finally heading back to California and receiving her diploma in film & television, print, and special effects makeup at Makeup Designory in Burbank California. Cass stayed in California working in LA and Las Vegas in the hair and makeup industry before finally making her way to Steamboat Springs!
Cass became a member of Steamboat Dance Theatre finding friends who are now considered family. Cass helped create a Polynesian Dance group called Hokunani Hula who performs all over Steamboat during the summertime. Most of her free time is spent with her family at kid’s hockey games, horse shows and you can also find her dancing with the Hokunani Hula group,
Meet Brianna-Massage Therapist
She found Life Essentials because every time she asked for opinions about a spa, Life Essentials came up. Originally from Grand Junction, she popped around a few mountain towns before landing in Steamboat Springs.
She has a bachelor of science in integrative medicine and massage therapy is her license to touch. She approaches each massage with complete openness, appreciation, and respect for the person allowing her to work on their body. She listens and feels to try her best to let the client’s body guide her work.
On her off days, you can find her in her kitchen cooking up delicious food or on her yoga mat finding her inner peace.
She loves playing outdoors whether that be snowboarding in the winters or camping in the summers.
Coral comes to Steamboat from Chicago where she grew up and went to The Theatre School at Depaul University. She studied costume design and wig making which eventually took her to New York to make hats in Harlem for a number of years.
When she returned to Chicago, she and her business partner opened a salon where they began making wigs for local theater and working as hairstylists! Coral later began training to become a birth doula and she is completing her postpartum doula training this summer.
Since moving to Steamboat she has found a new love for hiking with her dog, Bruce Springsteen. Fun Fact, Coral’s full name is Coral Gable. She was named after Coral Gables, FL because her mother figured nobody would ever forget her name.
Email her to book hairstyling at info@ValleyBeautyCo.com
Meet Heather-Spa Manger
Heather started working for Life Essentials Day Spa two years ago. She has always loved working in the spa/salon industry and has been in management for several years.
She loves that both her coworkers, and the clientele here are all wonderful people, and helping clients find their peace, relaxation, and relief from pain is something she is passionate about.
She loves to travel and see live music almost as much as her daughter Senceray, son-in-law, Trystin, and 7-year-old grandbaby, Jaiden. We love Heather and know you will too! Stop by and say hi to her at the front desk!
A Big Thank you to the wonderful staff and clients!
Best Hair Salon
Best Work Place
Best Hairstylist- Cassandra Martinez
Best Massage Therapist- Bri Hoskins