Alchemists

Abby Ruiz

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Abby Ruiz

Boulder Alchemist

Who/what is your biggest inspiration in life?

My parents, they’ve shown me that with self-belief and determination I can do anything.

 

What is something about yourself you are proud of that most people don't know?

I have a dirt bike that I’ll ride in the mountains, that’s something I never thought I would learn to do!

 

Where is your happy place?

Anywhere, as long as I have a healthy/happy mindset.

 

When not in the shop you can find me?

Relaxing outdoors with my partner or watching movies with my little sisters.                            

 

What inspired you to get into the skin industry?  

I loved makeup, but as soon as I started esthetics school I fell in love with skincare!

 

What would we find beside your bedside table?

A book I am currently reading and a candle.

 

What is your favorite service to provide to your clients?

Facials- Crystal Elixir

 

What is your favorite service to receive at Alchemy?

Alchemy Signature Facial

 

What product could you not live without?

My SPF moisturizer!

 

If you could only wear one makeup product what would you choose and why? 

Mascara, it just opens up my eyes.

 

Favorite skin care/ make up tip?

Apply serums on damp skin and then follow with your moisturizers!

Ali Brearley

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Ali Brearley

Hale Face Bar Director

Who/what is your biggest inspiration in life?

My family. They act as my support system and I hope I give them as much inspiration as they do me.

What is something about yourself you are proud of that most people don't know?

I worked in professional kitchens for 7 years and have developed and honed skills that will stay with me for a lifetime. I love cooking and I think I’m pretty good at it. 😏

Where is your happy place?

Wherever the sun is shining. 

When not in the shop you can find me:

With my dogs and boyfriend exploring Colorado. Eating and drinking along the way.

What inspired you to get into the skin industry? 

Empowering myself and other women with the knowledge and genuine care of skincare and all around wellness.

What would we find beside your bedside table?

Glass of water, a book, Himalayan salt rock, avocado lip oil.

What is your favorite service to provide to your clients?

Exceptional customer service and delivering proper knowledge on a desired service for the guest.

What is your favorite service to receive at Alchemy?

Alchemy Signature facial + Brow Wax & Tint

What product could you not live without?

Avocado Lip Hydrator - Sorella.

If you could only wear one makeup product what would you choose and why? 

Brow product! Having my brows done is the equivalent to many women’s mascara. I feel good when they’re done!  

Favorite skin care/ make up tip:

Exfoliate + Replenish. Wash your makeup brushes! Xo

Alyse Coleman

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Alyse Coleman

Hale Alchemist

Who/what is your biggest inspiration in life?

Time. The past is a memory, the future is not certain, so each and every moment should be lived in and enjoyed 

What is something about yourself you are proud of that most people don't know?

I’m ambidextrous! I’ve trained myself to refine this and can do makeup universally with both hands. I play sports with both and can even write with both hands!

Where is your happy place?

By any body of water, but an extra plus if it’s the ocean! My favorite sound in the whole world is a gentle break of ocean waves on the shoreline.

When not in the shop you can find me:

Adventuring with my dog whether it is hiking, long walks, or breweries.

What inspired you to get into the skin industry?

Growing up my grandma followed a skin routine each and every day. I always admired her skin. Even in to her 80’s she didn’t have sun damage and her skin was so soft. Caring for her skin brought her great pride, and I love helping clients find a great relationship with their own skin.

What would we find beside your bedside table?

A glass of water!

What is your favorite service to provide to your clients?

I absolutely love the Alchemy signature facial. Customizing a plant based peel for each and every client is special... and who can say no to crystal massage and a collagen mask?!

What is your favorite service to receive at Alchemy?

Dermaplaning, hands down. My skin feels like butter after and all of my skincare products absorb better

What product could you not live without?

Rosehip Vitamin C&E oil! It reduces redness and plumps up the skin so nicely

If you could only wear one makeup product what would you choose and why?

Mascara. It brings a frame to my eyes and makes me look more awake

Favorite skin care/ make up tip:

Properly hydrated skin will ALWAYS make your makeup look better. Even if you have an oily skin type, hydration is vital for flawless makeup

Amity Maestas

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Amity Maestas

Hale Alchemist

Who/what is your biggest inspiration in life?

My 6 month old baby girl Penelope is my inspiration to always do more and try harder in everything I do.

What is something about yourself you are proud of that most people don't know?

I got married, got my esthetician license, and had a baby all within 1 very busy year. 

Where is your happy place?

Target

When not in the shop you can find me:

Bumming around my neighborhood, Stapleton, with my daughter and/or 3 pups.

What inspired you to get into the skin industry? 

Esthetician’s provide services that always leave you feeling better about yourself than you did before. Whether it’s facials, waxing, make up, or lash extensions. And that was something I knew I wanted to be a part of, making people feel beautiful.

What would we find beside your bedside table?

Orthodontic retainers, Bible, phone charger.

What is your favorite service to provide to your clients?

Brow waxing

What is your favorite service to receive at Alchemy?

Brow waxing

What product could you not live without?

Eminence marine flower peptide serum

If you could only wear one makeup product what would you choose and why? 

Mascara! The eyes are the center focal point of the face. Mascara accentuates the eyes leaving you looking bright eyed and bushy tailed.

Favorite skin care/ make up tip:

Always wash your makeup off before going to bed at night.

Anya Tran

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Anya Tran

Highlands Alchemist + Lash Lead

Who/what is your biggest inspiration in life? Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly with their wit, charm, beauty, grace, and style

What is something about yourself you are proud of that most people don't know? Is eating a 22 ounce prime rib in one sitting considered a talent?

Where is your happy place?

At home underneath a fluffy blanket with soft jazz playing in the background, candles burning and a warm cup of hot tea-I’m a total introvert. 

When not in the shop you can find me: At the mall :-D

What inspired you to get into the skin industry? 

I was obsessed with trying out new products and learning about the beauty industry. 

What would we find beside your bedside table? 

A glass of water, lip balm and my Himalayen salt lamp. 

What is your favorite service to provide to your clients? 

Lash extensions and dermaplanes

What is your favorite service to receive at Alchemy? 

Glow and Go with a collagen mask

What product could you not live without? 

Eminence mangosteen resurfacing serum AND Marine peptide serum

If you could only wear one makeup product what would you choose and why? 

A lip and cheek tint because it just brings more life to the skin and face

Ash C

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Ash C

Hale Alchemist Intern

Who/what is your biggest inspiration in life? 

My mom. She only knows how to put others first and is so incredibly selfless – I hope I make people feel special and loved in the way she does.

 

What is something about yourself you are proud of that most people don't know? 

I love teaching myself new things and I did manage to accomplish some home electrical work on my own (and not die).

 

Where is your happy place? 

On a trip with friends. Exploring new places during the day and cooking family meals together at night – makes my heart so happy.

 

When not in the shop you can find me: 

Odds are good that I am reorganizing/redoing a space in my house (while listening to rap music and drinking a Bud heavy).

 

What inspired you to get into the skin industry? 

I believe everyone should have some element of wellness in their life. After taking stock of what was important in my next chapter, I knew wellness needed to be more than a hobby and be a part of my career path. I wanted to help other people feel good – and Alchemy has always been a place that helped share that message of self-care with people, so I knew that's where I needed to be.

 

What would we find beside your bedside table? 

The latest skincare product I'm trying out... and my rose quartz roller. I like to get my roll on first thing in the morning.

 

What is your favorite service to provide to your clients? 

I love introducing people to dermaplaning. It can seem intimidating if they've never tried it, but it is always a hit when we add it to any facial.

 

What is your favorite service to receive at Alchemy? 

Radiant + Resurfacing! I feel like I leave with a brand new face.

 

What product could you not live without? 

My dry skin couldn't make it without the Stone Crop Cleansing Oil.

 

If you could only wear one makeup product what would you choose and why? 

Do lash extensions count? Because I cannot live without those. 

 

Favorite skincare/ makeup tip:

Listen to your skin. It can tell us so much about our lifestyles and what we need to change both on the inside and out.

Ashley Oddo

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Ashley Oddo

Highlands Alchemist Intern

Who/what is your biggest inspiration in life?

My biggest inspiration in life is my family. They have taught me to work hard and dream big. My dad always says to me “you can do anything you set your mind too.”

What is something about yourself you are proud of that most people don't know?

I am most proud of my desire to nurture and take care of others around me. I strive to make others feel beautiful and important. 

What is your favorite service to receive at Alchemy?

I love the blackberry detox, it smells delicious and my skin truly glows after.

Where is your happy place?

My happy place will forever be in the mountains.

When not in the shop you can find me:

When I’m not in the store you can find me with my friends and family. Or going to a sculpt class.

What inspired you to get into the skin industry? 

I was inspired to get into the skin industry because I’m very into self care and looking and feeling your best.

What would we find beside your bedside table?

On my bedside table you can always find my light stim and a cup of tea.

What product could you not live without?

I couldn’t live without citrus and kale vitamin c serum. 

If you could only wear one makeup product what would you choose and why? 

If I could only wear one makeup product it would be alchemy mineral powder foundation, it covers up all my impurities but is also good for my skin. 

Favorite skin care/ make up tip:

My favorite skin care tip is to always wear a vitamin c serum and spf on top and your skin truly glows, while you're protecting your skin from not aging from any environmental factors, like uv and pollution.

Aubrey Riddle

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Aubrey Riddle

Boulder Alchemist Lead

What would we find beside your bedside table? 7 glasses of half consumed water...later to be houseplant plant water.

Becca Daniel

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Becca Daniel

Hale Alchemist

Who/what is your biggest inspiration in life?

My mom or Stevie Nicks

What is something about yourself you are proud of that most people don't know?

That I am a certified yoga instructor 

Where is your happy place?

On my yoga mat

When not in the shop you can find me:

Outside with friends

What inspired you to get into the skin industry? 

Veganism and learning about what was in my skincare products 

What would we find beside your bedside table?

Books, a journal and a salt lamp

What is your favorite service to provide to your clients?

The alchemy signature facial 

What is your favorite service to receive at Alchemy?

Lash lift and tint 

What product could you not live without?

Moisturizer 

If you could only wear one makeup product what would you choose and why? 

Brow pencil because I love big, bold brows 

Favorite skin care/ make up tip:

Don’t pick at your skin

Bethany Davies

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Bethany Davies

Boulder Assistant Manager

Who/what is your biggest inspiration in life?

I am a creative person so I mostly get inspired by all forms of art. I also am inspired by a variety of people in my life and I thrive off of making connections with others. 

What is something about yourself you are proud of that most people don't know?

I spent four years of my life performing and teaching dance in Europe, Japan and the UK.

What is your favorite service to receive at Alchemy?

It’s a toss up between the blackberry detox facial and an eyelash lift and tint! 

Where is your happy place?

A sweet tiny cottage in Yorkshire, England.

Bre Morris

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Bre Morris

CEO / Founder

Who/what is your biggest inspiration in life? There is not just one specific person but many people in my life. From my mother and sisters, my mentors,  my employees, my daughter, my husband, my father, my brother and my friends. I have been very fortunate in my life to have been surrounded by some of the most incredible souls who have inspired this journey of life.   

What is something about yourself you are proud of that most people don't know? Most people don’t know that I started my company (the natural makeup line) at 21 years old without a penny to my name. I worked at a breakfast restaurant & my previous business partner nannied in order for us to pay for every new shadow color to create or new packaging to bring in. We made zero dollars for the business for about 5 years but loved it so much we couldn’t give up! Alchemy has never been just a business to me. It has been true love, passion and determination to help other people feel beautiful in their own skin.

Where is your happy place?

Being on a Montana lake on a hot summer day! My entire family around me, country music in the background with rosé in hand 

When not in the shop you can find me: Camping with my husband Paul, daughter Piper and pups Finley & Chewy!

What inspired you to get into the skin industry? I’m a 3rd generation spa owner in my family! My mom and grandmother have both owned spas and I’ve always admired them for that. The reason I was attracted to the skin industry is because of the struggles I’ve dealt with from my own skin. Trying to help others feel more confident in their skin inspires me everyday!

What would we find beside your bedside table? Instagram version: flowers, chapstick and water. Reality: chapstick, water, magazines, eyeglasses and diapers 😂

What is your favorite service to provide to your clients? Makeup was my first love and will forever be my service of choice! 

What is your favorite service to receive at Alchemy? Most definitely the blackberry detox facial 

What product could you not live without? The facial recovery oil! 

If you could only wear one makeup product what would you choose and why? Alchemy Powder foundation. It makes my skin look even, hydrated and smooth without making me feel like I’m wearing anything.

Bri Dominowski

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Bri Dominowski

Hale Alchemist

Who/what is your biggest inspiration in life?

The Mr Rogers quote: When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”

That’s always stuck with me. I want to be a helper.

What is something about yourself you are proud of that most people don't know?

At the age of 19 I opened a coffee shop/bakery and bought my first home

Where is your happy place?

Anywhere I can relax with both my dogs

When not in the shop you can find me:

Exercising! Either in my gym, outside running, or in a Pilates class

What inspired you to get into the skin industry?

I started in operations management for a cosmetics company and decided I wanted to dive deeper into working with people 1 on 1 more than a consultation

What would we find beside your bedside table?

My Saint Bernard in his bed staring longingly at mine

What is your favorite service to provide to your clients?

Peels and dermaplaning

What is your favorite service to receive at Alchemy?

I could lay there for the crystal massage all day

What product could you not live without?

Eminence 8 greens serum

If you could only wear one makeup product what would you choose and why?

Brow gel. I can make them more wild or tame it down

Favorite skin care/ make up tip:

Keeping crystal rollers in my freezer to run over puffy eyes in the morning.

Brittany Light

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Brittany Light

Boulder Alchemist

Who/what is your biggest inspiration in life?  I find inspiration all over and in everything around me. It’s not in just one person or one thing. I know that I want to evolve, be kind and leave a positive imprint behind. 

What is something about yourself you are proud of that most people don't know? I’m an urban beekeeper with a small apothecary business. My apothecary is based around being an herbalist and a beekeeper. 

Where is your happy place? Southern Missouri with my family. That’s where I grew up, my childhood is filled with memories next to the lake or floating down the river. I call it the simple life. 

When not in the shop you can find me: With my bees or in the kitchen!  I love to cook and I enjoy spending time in our yard with my honeybees. 

What inspired you to get into the skin industry? The gift of being able to help and educate someone to feel more comfortable and confident in their own skin. I struggled with acne as a young adult and I know how traumatic it can be. Having a good skin regimen and knowing the best products to use for your skin type can go such a long way

What would we find beside your bedside table? A few good books, lip balm and my stone crop body lotion. 

What is your favorite service to provide to your clients? I love a lash lift and our radiant resurfacing facial, both provide instant satisfaction 

What is your favorite service to receive at Alchemy? Lash lift and ANY facial! 

What product could you not live without? Sorella avocado oil lip hydrator 

If you could only wear one makeup product what would you choose and why? If my lashes are lifted and tinted, all I need is my Alchemy Blush in Coral Root 

Caityln Worrel

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Caityln Worrel

Boulder First Impressionist

What is your favorite hobby?

I love cooking - anything and everything! When I'm not working, you'll likely find me jamming out in my kitchen testing out a new idea.

What is your favorite place to travel to?

Italy! I went last year and fell in love with the art and food (of course). I can't wait to go back and travel the coast.

What is your favorite song?

Right now, I'm loving the new Tame Impala album! Lost in Yesterday gives me all the funk vibes.

What excites you most about working at Alchemy Face Bar?

I can't wait to start getting to know the Boulder community and helping them feel confident in their skin! I'm new to the area and so inspired by the beauty of Colorado and all of the creative people here.

Chloe Huebner

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Chloe Huebner

Boulder First Impressionist

What is your favorite hobby?

My favorite hobby is spending time with the people I love and listening to music.

What is your favorite place to travel to?

My favorite place to travel to is my grandparents lake in Northern California.

What is your favorite song?

I do not know what my favorite song is, but my favorite genres of music are rap and 90's/early 00's hip hop.

What excites you most about working at Alchemy Face Bar?

The most exciting thing about working at Alchemy for me is the ability to work around makeup, skin care, and more! I love self care and it is even more amazing that it is all natural and good for the planet. I am also excited about meeting new people and working with a good group of girls!

Derby

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Derby

Human Resources Director

Who/what is your biggest inspiration in life? My hubby.  There are not enough words out there to explain why…

What is something about yourself you are proud of that most people don't know? I played the drums for years and used to have my own drum set (Not sure if my parents loved it)

Where is your happy place? On my porch with a cup of coffee with no distractions.

When not in the shop you can find me: With my family:) I enjoy the simple things in life and try to savor the simple moments.

What inspired you to get into the skin industry? To be in an inviting, inspiring place, full of empowering people who love to make a difference in someone's day! 

What would we find beside your bedside table?

A good lip balm (Eminence Citrus Lip Balm) and a great book.

What is your favorite service to provide to your clients?

Making a genuine connection with each client to show them how much we appreciate them letting us be a part of their day.

What is your favorite service to receive at Alchemy? A facial with an extended facial massage and Collagen Mask.  Heaven!

What product could you not live without? My Eminence Recovery Oil.  It will save your skin in this environment.

If you could only wear one makeup product what would you choose and why? Lipstick...  Have you met me?

Evangalina Ferguson

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Evangalina Ferguson

Highlands Alchemist

Who/what is your biggest inspiration in life? My mom. She has been my biggest inspiration and has always been the most encouraging and supportive person in my life.

Where is your happy place?

My couch, binge watching Netflix 

When not in the shop you can find me: Being a busy mom raising two beautiful daughters! 

What inspired you to get into the skin industry? Having troubled skin as a teen I wanted to learn everything I could to help others feel confident in their skin! 

What would we find beside your bedside table? Avocado oil lip hydrator & hand cream! 

What is your favorite service to provide to your clients? Dermaplane! 

What is your favorite service to receive at Alchemy? A facial of course! 

What product could you not live without? My tropical vanilla day cream! Favorite moisturizer EVER. 

If you could only wear one makeup product what would you choose and why?

Mascara!

Felicia Schmitz

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Felicia Schmitz

Highlands Alchemist Lead

Who/what is your biggest inspiration in life? My family and my husband

What is something about yourself you are proud of that most people don't know? I love my career but I take my days off very serious whether that is lots of naps, day trips to the mountains or a 24 hour flight somewhere. Life is too short to work with no play. 

Where is your happy place?

Japan 

When not in the shop you can find me: At the movies, swimming or cooking at home 

What inspired you to get into the skin industry? My aunt/I love helping people and skincare constantly challenges me 

What would we find beside your bedside table? Hand lotion, chapstick and essential oils 

What is your favorite service to provide to your clients? Radiant  resurfacing facial 

What is your favorite service to receive at Alchemy? Go and glow! 

What product could you not live without? Rosehip vitamin c & e oil 

If you could only wear one makeup product what would you choose and why? Alchemy powder foundation/ it gives the best coverage while feeling like you’re not wearing anything

Fey Alverez

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Fey Alverez

Highlands Alchemist

Who/what is your biggest inspiration in life? My parents 

Where is your happy place?

My bed

When not in the shop you can find me: Spending time with my family 

What inspired you to get into the skin industry? I have always loved makeup and it eventually led me to my love for all things skin.

What would we find beside your bedside table? Lip balm ! 

What is your favorite service to provide to your clients? Blackberry Detox

What is your favorite service to receive at Alchemy? Dermaplane

What product could you not live without? Eminence’s Mangosteen Concentrate

If you could only wear one makeup product what would you choose and why? Brow gel!

Frankie Pellicani

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Frankie Pellicani

Hale Alchemist

Who/what is your biggest inspiration in life?

Nature is my biggest inspiration

 

Where is your happy place?

The beach and the top of the mountain

 

When not in the shop you can find me:

Outdoors doing some sort of fun activity!

 

What inspired you to get into the skin industry? 

My personal skin issues, which gave me the drive to figure out how to change the things I can with my skin

 

What would we find beside your bedside table?

A picture of my cute dog Jack, lip balm, water, and books!

 

What is your favorite service to provide to your clients?

A collagen mask and lashes, because they are both super satisfying!

 

What is your favorite service to receive at Alchemy?

Hydroglow because it makes my skin feel so soft

 

What product could you not live without?

Sunscreen

 

If you could only wear one makeup product what would you choose and why? 

Mascara, so I always have a little pop of sparkle to my eyes.

 

Favorite skin care tip: 

Use mascara or eyeshadow to fill in my brows!

Holly Ryan

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Holly Ryan

Aesthetic Director + Hale Alchemist

What is your biggest inspiration in life? I try to find inspiration in every day + everyone I surround myself with.

What is something about yourself you are proud? I have worked very hard to create a life that I love, an artist of life through passion, education, and connection.

Where is your happy place? Sunshine. Hunting seashells on the beach, hiking amongst wildflowers, swimming in the lake, skiing in the mountains, floating down the river, walking the park, or sitting on my patio.

When not in the shop you can find me: Planning my next adventure with Luke.

What inspired you to get into the skin industry? I have always had a strong need to help others, in any capacity... what better way than to help them feel beautiful & loved.

What would we find beside your bedside table? humidifier, book, lemon water, gua sha stone, citrus lip balm & cuticle oil.

What is your favorite service to provide to your clients? organic facials, the powerful energy of human touch + active botanicals are truly magical.

What is your favorite service to receive at Alchemy? HydroGlow + Dermaplane & Peel

What product could you not live without? Lime Stimulating Mask - re-energizes, firms, and brightens skin.

If you could only wear one makeup product what would you choose and why?

Highlighter - bc I am addicted to the glow.

Favorite skincare tip:

Use a toner/facial mist throughout the day to set makeup, increase hydration, balance oil production + refresh your skin.

Julia Berger

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Julia Berger

Boulder Alchemist Intern

What is your favorite hobby?

Dancing

What is your favorite place to travel to?

Anywhere new

What is your favorite song?

Loving Dermot Kennedy these days

What excites you most about working at Alchemy Face Bar?

It's the beginning of a new chapter for me. I also, am looking forward to learning from everyone

Who/what is your biggest inspiration in life?

A lot of things inspire me. My friends, my family, sometimes even strangers. My daughter also inspires me to work hard and to be a good person.



Where is your happy place?

Where is your happy place?

Driving a boat. 

When not in the shop you can find me:

Hanging with my kiddo, working in the gardens, at the dance studio, at the Silver Canyon Coffee tent at Boulder’s Farmers Market, at a happy hour. 

What inspired you to get into the skin industry? 

I have been in the gardening/landscaping profession for over 15 years. I still love gardening but my body would say otherwise. I also wanted to get out of the sun and into the a/c.

What would we find beside your bedside table?

At this moment there’s a dust ball and The Giving Tree book. 

What is your favorite service to provide to your clients?

Anything that includes relaxation and a short escape from their busy day/life. 

What is your favorite service to receive at Alchemy?

All of them!! 

What product could you not live without?

Blueberry detox firming peel. 

If you could only wear one makeup product what would you choose and why? 

Alchemy Minerals aspen powder foundation because it evens out my skin tone and also provides SPF!

Katie Baker

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Katie Baker

Highlands Alchemist + Makeup Lead

Who/what is your biggest inspiration in life? Traveling to new places & my husband!

What is something about yourself you are proud of that most people don't know? I was a triple major in college

Where is your happy place? In the world, Iceland. Closer to home, Red Rocks!

When not in the shop you can find me: at the yoga studio

What inspired you to get into the skin industry? My love of makeup, beauty, and wellness. 

What would we find beside your bedside table? A plant, a phone charger, and a picture of my husband. 

What is your favorite service to provide to your clients? Anything that results in a transformation. Makeup, Dermaplane, lash lifting.

What is your favorite service to receive at Alchemy? any facial

What product could you not live without? Bright Skin Moisturizer

If you could only wear one makeup product what would you choose and why? color corrector to cover my melasma!

Koko Freeman

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Koko Freeman

Highlands First Impressionist

Who/what is your biggest inspiration in life?

My biggest inspiration in life is my mother. She has shown me what a truly strong and independent woman looks like. I’m inspired to be better everyday because of her

What is your favorite service to receive at Alchemy?

My favorite service to receive at Alchemy is the Alchemy Signature Facial.

Where is your happy place?

My happy place is my home. I feel the most at peace relaxing with my tea; comfy on my couch

Kylie Pressley

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Kylie Pressley

Highlands Alchemist

Who/what is your biggest inspiration in life? My biggest inspiration in life would probably be all of the women who are committed to being better versions of themselves! If that's through self care or not, in the end I think we all just want to be better people and in return makes the world a better place!  

What is something about yourself you are proud of that most people don't know? I once was nominated for a best make-up category at an indie award show. Knowing that months and months of hard work for a single project was recognized by my peers was a huge accomplishment. It was my first lesson in really realizing that doing what you love and working hard does pay off. 

Where is your happy place? New Mexico! There's something about the open desert that is truly magical. The food and people are amazing and it is always a nice getaway from Colorado.

When not in the shop you can find me: Riding my bike around Sloans lake listening to the podcast, This American Life! 

What inspired you to get into the skin industry? They say great makeup starts with great skin. After trying to pursue the makeup artist life, moving into the esthetics world would only expand my knowledge in the industry and would help more women/men feel confident about themselves and their skin!

What would we find beside your bedside table? A salt lamp with a bunch of crystals around it. CBD lip balm, lavender essential oil aaanndd ear plugs. 🤷🏻‍♀️

What is your favorite service to provide to your clients? Facials! The entire process of a facial is just so relaxing and helps clients zen out if even for an hour.

What is your favorite service to receive at Alchemy? Brow waxing! Sometimes tweezers just don't cut it and I need all those little hairs gone! 

What product could you not live without? SPF! Without sunscreen we would all age extremely fast! Nobody wants that. 

If you could only wear one makeup product what would you choose and why? Lipstick! Because color is life! 

Lauren Dowdy

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Lauren Dowdy

Hale First Impressionist

What is your favorite hobby? 

traveling, wine, skincare

What is your favorite place to travel to? 

anywhere with a beach

What is your favorite song? 

anything 90's

What excites you most about working at Alchemy Face Bar? 

the team! Also really excited to learn more about skincare & help the company grow

Lynnae Byers

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Lynnae Byers

Hale Alchemist

Who/what is your biggest inspiration in life? 

Becoming the best version of myself is always the motivation.

 

What is something about yourself you are proud of that most people don't know? 

I've been playing the French Horn for 15 years 

 

Where is your happy place? 

Maui 

 

When not in the shop you can find me: 

Traveling the world!

 

What inspired you to get into the skin industry? 

I love all things beauty and making people feel confident in their own skin.

 

What would we find beside your bedside table? 

My current read, jade roller, some lavender oil, and my favorite crystals. 

 

What is your favorite service to provide to your clients? 

I love doing dermaplanes and hydroglows! Seeing all the dead skin fluff off is SO rewarding and my clients love how their skin looks afterwards.

 

What is your favorite service to receive at Alchemy? 

All the things! 

 

What product could you not live without? 

The Facial Recovery Oil by Eminence is a must in every skincare routine. Especially living in the dry Colorado climate. 

 

If you could only wear one makeup product what would you choose and why? 

Lipgloss! 

 

Favorite skin care/ make up tip: 

Exfoliate, vitamin C, and SUNSCREEN. add a smile

Marlee Smith

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Marlee Smith

Boulder Alchemist Lead

Who/what is your biggest inspiration in life?

My son, Greyson!

What is something about yourself you are proud of that most people don't know?

I am known as the peacemaker!

Where is your happy place?

Sitting by a campfire in the beautiful mountains of Colorado.

When not in the shop you can find me:

Playing outside with my Fiancé, son, and doggy.

What inspired you to get into the skin industry? 

From a young age I was always playing "spa", giving pedicures, styling hair. I knew I wanted to do something that allowed me to work with people and as I became older it was clear the skin care industry was the perfect career for me!

What would we find beside your bedside table?

Sorella Avocado Lip Oil and my diffuser. 

What is your favorite service to provide to your clients?

All of them! BUT if I had to choose one I would say the Alchemy Signature facial. It has all the goodies in it and anyone and everyone can benefit from that facial. 

What is your favorite service to receive at Alchemy?

Lash lift! 

What product could you not live without?

Facial recovery oil from Eminence 

If you could only wear one makeup product what would you choose and why? 

Alchemy Minerals foundation for the protection and the evening of my skin tone. 

Favorite skin care/ make up tip:

Take your time when applying your skin care products, especially with cleansing!

Melanie D'Avis

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Melanie D'Avis

Regional Alchemist Lead

Who/what is your biggest inspiration in life? My Mom. She is the most kind, caring and loving person I know.

What is something about yourself you are proud of that most people don't know? I am a total open book, so I wouldn't say there is too much!

Where is your happy place? Iceland. Anyone who has had a conversation with me for longer than 5 min knows this! I've been lucky enough to visit twice, and cannot wait to go back again. It is a magical and beautiful place.

When not in the shop you can find me: Spenga or at home with my pup. I am such a homebody!

What inspired you to get into the skin industry? 2 things really. My own problematic skin from my teenage years, which included a stint on Accutane when I was 15. I Also worked the beauty counters when I was in my late teens and early twenties. I was thrilled when I found a profession that incorporated both of these passions.

What would we find beside your bedside table? The usual. Water, lip balm, hand cream and usually my phone too, even though I know I shouldn't sleep with it next to me!

What is your favorite service to provide to your clients? My current favorite facial is the HydroGlow 60 min plus a dermaplane. The HydroGlow is such an incredible facial addressing texture, hydration, and overall appearance. Also, if I had my way I would start every facial with a dermaplane to enhance that facial’s benefits by taking away all surface barriers. And who doesn’t like a fuzz-free face!

What is your favorite service to receive at Alchemy? The HydrowGlow

What product could you not live without? Recovery Oil from Eminence. It hydrates, heals and balances the oil production of my skin. It also will heal and cut, scrape, and has even helped with my surgical scars! Its true magic.

If you could only wear one makeup product what would you choose and why? Alchemy mineral foundation. Completely obsessed with the coverage and that it feels like I'm not wearing anything.

Michelle Lovato

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Michelle Lovato

Highlands Alchemist

Who/what is your biggest inspiration in life? I try to surround myself with people who inspire and challenge me everyday.  

What is something about yourself you are proud of that most people don't know? I served 3 years in the US Army.

Where is your happy place? Any place where my hubby and dogs are. 

When not in the shop you can find me: In the mountains, on a beach or just at home.

What inspired you to get into the skin industry? Struggling with acne as a teenager and adult weighed heavy on my self image and so finding the solution helped me delve into the world of skin care. Inspiration keeps coming when you have a client say to you, “my skin never looked better” “or “I love my eyebrows”. Its extremely gratifying to have a clientele that keeps coming back!

What would we find beside your bedside table? Current book I'm reading, Eminence Vanilla Mint Hand Cream, Eminence Citrus Lip Balm, lavender pillow mist, and CBD Salve.

What is your favorite service to provide to your clients? Blackberry Detox Facial! The blueberry detox peel refines, detoxifies, and clears clogged pores while the antioxidant collagen mask hydrates and cools the skin....its a beautiful combination. 

What is your favorite service to receive at Alchemy? I'll take a dermaplane added onto any facial please! 

What product could you not live without? Picking just one product is tough but I would have to say the Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Serum. This serum is a strong antioxidant, reduces fine lines & wrinkles, brightens skin and lightens dark spots and calms inflammation. So many benefits packed into one serum!  

If you could only wear one makeup product what would you choose and why?

Alchemy Loose Mineral Foundation. Its 100% natural, covers my imperfections,  and it leaves my skin with a matte finish.

Sami Winkler

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Sami Winkler

Highlands Alchemist

Who/what is your biggest inspiration in life?

Helping myself and others continue to grow and make a positive impact on those around me 

Where is your happy place?

Forests! Hikes near water 

When not in the shop you can find me:

Reading at home, dancing with friends, painting

What inspired you to get into the skin industry? 

Love for skincare products & I used to pick my skin 

What would we find beside your bedside table?

Tea always! 

What is your favorite service to provide to your clients?

Lash lifts or Alchemy Signature

What is your favorite service to receive at Alchemy?

Blackberry Detox Facial 

What product could you not live without?

Rosehip C & E firming oil 

If you could only wear one makeup product what would you choose and why? 

Mascara because it completely changes a tired baby face 

Favorite skin care/ make up tip:

Massaging your face at least 5 minutes a day with your finishing products helps firm skin and stimulate healing blood flow

Sarah Watson

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Sarah Watson

Boulder Alchemist

Who/what is your biggest inspiration in life?

My two daughters who push me to be the best mama

What is something about yourself you are proud of that most people don't know?

Baby yoda is 100% cuter than baby groot

Where is your happy place?

The beach!

When not in the shop you can find me:

Relaxing at home with the kids or sneaking away for a vacation 🌴

What inspired you to get into the skin industry? 

My best friend who has been in this industry for 16 years!!

What would we find beside your bedside table?

Gallon of water and my gold collagen eye masks!

What is your favorite service to provide to your clients?

I LOVE every service we provide BUT especially facials and lash lifts

What is your favorite service to receive at Alchemy?

Hydroglow 💫

What product could you not live without?

Marine peptide serum!!!!!!!

If you could only wear one makeup product what would you choose and why? 

Mascara, you can’t see my blonde lashes without it 😂

Favorite skin care/ make up tip:

ALWAYS wash your makeup off before bed ALWAYSSSS!

Sarie Bellitt

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Sarie Bellitt

Boulder Alchemist Intern

Who/what is your biggest inspiration in life?

I am inspired everyday by individuals who are dedicated to their happiness, education and doing whatever it may be that interests them. I find these individuals to be the most inspirational when they openly share and teach others what they know.

What is something about yourself you are proud of that most people don't know?

I’m proud of my parents and my grandparents as they have raised me to be a good person, taught me to work hard, and showed me how to be a kind and generous person. They have created a foundation of which to follow for strong, loving, and happy relationships. It’s incredible witnessing true love in real life and all the different forms it takes on. They have shown me what it’s like to be loved and give love and I’m proud to be a part of their family.

Where is your happy place?
On a deck with a good view, listening to music and drinking a dirty martini with Nick talking about our lives, passions, and dreams.

When not in the shop you can find me:
Exploring new hobbies! I am a curious person and I like learning about new things. Primarily, I like doing and creating things with my own hands. I enjoy trying new recipes, crafting, gardening and... well, planning and decorating for any holiday.
You can also find me out on the town; I love dining at good restaurants with good people.

What inspired you to get into the skin industry? 
My own problem skin and obsession with skincare products. I’ve always had an interest in design and branding and anything with cool packaging always catches my eye. When I started shopping for make up, hair products, and skincare, I started narrowing my interested to beauty brands. I found my self fascinated by the vast amount of information regarding ingredients, benefits, and side effects. I want to learn everything I possibly can about what this industry has to offer - so here I am!

What would we find beside your bedside table?
Honestly not much: a glass of water, chapstick, a lamp and my phone... I would like to say there’s a book on my night stand, but it’s not worth it because I fall asleep to quick and don’t ever
remember anything I read.

What is your favorite service to provide to your clients?
I like giving scalp massages because I know how amazing they feel. Yet, dermaplanes are extremely satisfying... I like doing those.

What is your favorite service to receive at Alchemy?

Hydroglow Facial and the Dermaplane and collagen mask that come with it.
Or the Crystal Elixr Facial because I love sensation of the Arctic Berry Peel and Crystal massage.

What product could you not live without?
Moisturizer or facial oil. I absolutely can’t stand the feeling of a dry face - maybe it’s CO thing - and I love a dewy/glow complexion.

If you could only wear one makeup product what would you choose and why? 
Lip Gloss - it’s classy, sassy, and effortless! There’s always one in my purse, car, and by the front door. I never forget it - it completes my look even if it’s the only thing I have on my face 

Favorite skincare tip: SILK - silk pillow cases, masks/eyes, scarves, scrunchies, and hair wraps. Silk keeps your skin healthy, hair healthy, and it looks and feels luxurious. It’s a win, win, win. Also, learning to wash out shampoo and conditioner first, then washing your face; changed my routine and my life haha. Who knew that would be better for your pores!?

Sheila Herrera

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Sheila Herrera

Boulder Alchemist

Who/what is your biggest inspiration in life? 

I have always had to push myself to do things while growing up, I've never had people tell me I could do whatever I put my mind to. I had to figure that out on my own. My fiance is one of the ones that has always had faith in me and seen what I could do and he has never given up on me. He helped mold the woman I am today. He made me get out of my comfort zone more than once. He's always behind me and never let's me doubt myself. I've grown so much in the past years I feel like he inspires me to do my best for myself and my family.

 

What is something about yourself you are proud of that most people don't know? 

I was going to school for my esthetician full time while working full time so 7 days a week while being a mom of 4 and a wife full time.

 

Where is your happy place? 

The beach with my family.

 

When not in the shop you can find me: 

Spending time with my kids vegging out watching movies

 

What inspired you to get into the skin industry?  

I've always wanted to since I was in High School but was afraid I didn't fit the "profile" I've never had enough confidence in myself to pursue my passion. But now I'm ready I've gained enough confidence in myself and I know what I have to offer clients and the company I work for.

 

What would we find beside your bedside table? 

My engagement ring a good inspirational book.

 

What is your favorite service to provide to your clients? 

Facials because I love how relaxed and rejuvenated they look after receiving a service I provide.

 

 

What product could you not live without? 

Vitamin C

 

If you could only wear one makeup product what would you choose and why? 

Lipstick because it just makes you look more awake even if you just have mascara on or nothing done, lips give your face a little glow and brightness.

 

Favorite skin care/ make up tip: 

Always wash yo face! And hydrate inside and out!

Star Garcia

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Star Garcia

Boulder Alchemist

Who/what is your biggest inspiration in life?

My mother

What is something about yourself you are proud of that most people don't know?

I’ve played in many plays/ musicals. I love to sing!

When not in the shop you can find me:

With my family enjoying all things life!

What inspired you to get into the skin industry? 

It truly was an unknown love I never knew I had! A friend recommended esthetics to me, I fell in love right away.

What is your favorite service to provide to your clients?

I love facials! Brow wax/tints

What product could you not live without?

Awe. Tough. I would say my citrus and kale C+E serum

If you could only wear one makeup product what would you choose and why? 

Lip gloss. Can add just enough to a beautiful bare face.

Favorite skin care/ make up tip:

SPF always!

Taylor Kamura

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Taylor Kamura

Senior Team

Who/what is your biggest inspiration in life? My parents, they have worked so hard my whole life, really showing what hard work and dedication can do for yourself and your family!

What is something about yourself you are proud of that most people don't know? that i've been an esthetician since i was 18.

Where is your happy place? The beach :)

When not in the shop you can find me: Enjoying time with Landon and Trevor

What inspired you to get into the skin industry? I struggled with skin and unwanted hair issues growing up and an esthetician was very helpful to get me through those awkward hard times as a teen, I knew from that point on I wanted to be that person for other young women and women!

What would we find beside your bedside table? A water bottle, a book, and my sorella avocado oil lip hydrator

What is your favorite service to provide to your clients? Facials, I love helping to make my clients skin glow and keep them relaxed for the amount of time that i get them on my table

What is your favorite service to receive at Alchemy? A facial with a microderm and peel combo. I have dry troublesome skin and the combination of those two exfoliants makes my skin feel and look its best always!

What product could you not live without? Eminence Facial Recovery Oil

If you could only wear one makeup product what would you choose and why? Under Eye concealer, I have dark circles under my eyes and my skin is so fair that it really stands out under my eyes if I don't have my alchemy concealer on! It's a miracle worker!

Tina M.

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Tina M.

Highlands Face Bar Director / Weddings + Events Coordinator

Who/what is your biggest inspiration in life? My biggest inspiration in life is any strong fierce a** woman.

What is something about yourself you are proud of that most people don't know? That I'm fluent in sign language

Where is your happy place?

Barcelona 

When not in the shop you can find me: Dancing pretty much anywhere

What inspired you to get into the skin industry? I'd always wanted too, but meeting Bre really made me make the leap!

What would we find beside your bedside table? 6 crystals and a book

What is your favorite service to provide to your clients? bridal makeup or even color matching someone with their foundation color

What is your favorite service to receive at Alchemy? Radiant Resurfacing with extractions and collagen mask add on.

What product could you not live without? Tough choice, Alchemy's Candy Tuft Blush or Eminence Recovery Oil, it's calming + healing and leaves my skin beyond smooth.

If you could only wear one makeup product what would you choose and why? Eyebrow powder- they make or break your face baby!

Unique Read

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Unique Read

Hale Alchemist

Who/what is your biggest inspiration in life?

I am so inspired by the earth! It inspires almost all of my art whether it’s sculpture, pottery, or painting! Plus it provides all of the amazing plants that nourish us every day in our food and our skincare!

What is something about yourself you are proud of that most people don't know?

My cooking! I went vegan at 19, and had to teach myself how to cook. Now I’m completely obsessed!

Where is your happy place?

This hill, where I grew up in Oregon, that is covered in daisies every summer and surrounded with huge oak trees.

When not in the shop you can find me:

Probably at home with my partner Sky and my bunny Sophie! :)

What inspired you to get into the skin industry?

I am obsessed with finding the best ethical and effective natural skincare and wanted to learn more and share it with everyone! That was really what led me here.

What would we find beside your bedside table?

Tarot cards, hand lotion, and a little snake plant right now!

What is your favorite service to provide to your clients?

The Clear and balanced facial uses a lot of super cool tools and modalities! It leaves your skin feeling clean, calmed, and moisturized!

What is your favorite service to receive at Alchemy?

The Blackberry Detox stimulates blood in the face, deeply exfoliates, and leaves you so pretty and glowing!

What product could you not live without?

SPF moisturizer always!

If you could only wear one makeup product what would you choose and why?

I always feel put together when I have my brows done!

Favorite skin care/ make up tip:

Absolutely everyone needs to use SPF every day! 90% of aging comes from sun damage so  you can avoid so much damage with just one product!