Meet The Team

Michael and Karen Sileck
Owners, Le Spa

Karen and Mike Sileck“As the new owners of Le Spa, we look forward to building on the extraordinary success Le Spa has enjoyed over the last 20 years. Our goal is to provide our loyal clients with the highest level of service from our nationally recognized professional staff. We want to offer our clients the latest in Spa services including newly developed facial and massage techniques. We are embracing new technology so that our clients, whether local regulars or once-a-year visitors, can access our services conveniently and efficiently through our new and improved website’s on-line appointment option.”

Michael is an accomplished Business Executive with over 25 years of experience operating a variety of media and technology companies. He looks forward to bringing this experience to Le Spa. Karen is an organizational expert, and health and beauty enthusiast, with extensive experience in Spa and Salon services. Her attention to detail and high standards will enhance Le Spa’s operations. “We are thrilled to work with our outstanding staff and will work tirelessly to make Le Spa of Sea Pines ‘the Spa’ on Hilton Head Island.”

 

David Reid, MD
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

8a51f3fb-4eec-4e70-92e0-3fa84298c00dDr. Reid offers minimally invasive wrinkle reduction and filler treatments, such as Botox Cosmetic, Xeomin, Juvederm, and Voluma, as well as complimentary cosmetic surgery consultations.

“I’m pleased to partner with Le Spa in providing the newest technology and finest personalized care while creating beautiful, natural results that turn dreams into reality,” Dr. Reid said.

 

 

 

Lourri Norris
Manager

Lourri Norris

Lourri certainly learned her way around Le Spa before becoming its manager. She’s been with Le Spa for 16 years, working first as a nail technician for 11 years, then as receptionist. With a background in bookkeeping and office management combined with organizational skills and a love of working with people, she had the skills, as well as experience for management. Lourri says, “Making a client feel welcome and comfortable is the most important thing in my work.” Lourri is also a fan of the Eufora hair products. They make your hair feel and look great!

 

Linda Young
Hair Stylist, Cosmetologist

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Linda enjoys creating hairstyles, and specializes in hair coloring and highlighting. “I listen to what my clients want, and I make their experiences comfortable and relaxing,” she said. She owned her own salon in Thomson, GA before moving to Hilton Head and joining Le Spa for 19 years. She obviously knew what she wanted to do at an early age: she began training at Louis Hair Salon from the time she was in the ninth grade and continued until she graduated and went to Augusta College in Georgia.

 

 

Patty Dicicco
Nail Technician

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Patty has 29 years experience as a nail technician, including her 3 years with Le Spa. She spent many of those years working in Michigan before moving to Hilton Head Island. She attended Carnegie Institute, and worked as a Medical Assistant for 10 years. She also attended Katria College of Beauty. She said, “This is my best job ever!” Patty loves sharing stories with her clients and learning from them. She also loves dining out, cooking, baking, shopping — and the facials, massages, and the Dermalogica products at Le Spa. “I love it all.”

 

Kirstin Powers
Esthetician, CIDESCO Diplomat

Kristin Powers

Kirstin has been with Le Spa for seven years. She has extensive training from The London School of Beauty and Make-up, where she achieved the world-renowned CIDESCO (Comité International et de Cosmétologie) qualification, and from the Guerlain Institute on the Champs Elysée in Paris. She graduated from the CIBTAC (Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology). She also studied at the University of Greenwich, London. She has worked at Harrods, London, and as a make-up artist for M.A.C. and Bobbi Brown. She has worked with a number of celebrities and high-profile clients. Kirstin’s expertise includes Nouveau Lash, dermaplaning, Brazilian waxing, make-up artisty, facial peels, and microdermabrasion. “I thoroughly enjoy working with my clients to achieve their skincare and beauty goals,” she said. “I strive for excellence in all that I do. Client confidentiality is my utmost priority.”

 

Linda Test
Esthetician

Linda, a licensed esthetician, has been with Le Spa for one year. She has more than 25 years of experience in professional settings and client services, including her work as a certified optician who helped clients look their best with fashion forward eyewear. Now, she provides skin care and make-up, helping clients on a more personal level. Linda specializes in microdermabrasion, chemical peels, advanced facials, skin tightening techniques, and Dermalogica products. Her favorite service is microdermabrasion, because clients see immediate results. She studied at the Marinello School of Beauty and the International Spa Institute. Linda is bilingual, in Spanish and English.

 

Christy Konitzer
Esthetician, Massage Therapist

Christy KonitzerChristy has been working in the spa industry for sixteen years. She is a licensed esthetician and licensed massage therapist, as well as a Nationally Board Certified Massage Practitioner and Associate Skin Care Professional. Christy is also a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and certified in CPR. She received her education from the International Spa Institute, Technical College of the Low Country, Boulder College of Massage Therapy and Appalachian State University. Christy has been employed with Le Spa for more than five years. She enjoys living on Hilton Head because of its healthy lifestyle and tranquil beaches. Christy loves music, cooking, working out and spending time with friends and family.

 

Carey North
Licensed Massage Therapist,
Neuromuscular Massage Therapist

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Originally from Virginia, Carey has lived on the island since 1998 and has worked as a massage therapist for the last ten years. He graduated from The Dove Star Institute on Hilton Head Island, which taught the art of Kriya Massage. Kriya Massage is often referred to as a “bodywork dance” in which the practitioner creates “artistic movement” and a massage style unique to each client. During this dance, many different modalities are incorporated into a session, including Swedish, neuromuscular, trigger point, acupressure, and yoga and myofacial manipulations. He believes that massage therapy is a necessary way to not only relieve stress, but to maximize the benefits of any personalized health and wellness experience.

 

Gordana Zaric Downs
Nationally Certified Massage Therapist/Neuromuscular Therapist

Gordana DownsGordana has 18 years of extensive experience in integrative bodywork techniques. Her expertise includes: deep tissue massage myofacial release, neuromuscular therapy, reflexology and Swedish massage, which she provides in combinations based on each client’s needs. She was a Music Major at Belgrade Music University. She was employed for over 17 years with the US Army in Frankfurt, Germany. In conjunction with a chiropractor, she offered massage therapy for eight years in Augusta, GA. Owned and operated her own massage business for seven years, also in Augusta, GA. She is a certified microbiotic chef and instructor with Kushi Institute. She said, “I use my integrative talent to actively benefit chronically stressed clients, aging baby boomers and others who seek increased mobility and pain relief.”

 

Giovanna Encarnacio
Manicurist

Giovanna is a recent graduate of Beaufort Jasper Academy for Career Excellence. She enjoys interacting with clients and pampering them. Her favorite product is Shellac Manicures. Giovanna is also trained in CPR. 

 

 

 

Rebekah Bianchi
Hair Stylist

0521151722a-1Rebekah recently moved to Hilton Head Island from upstate New York. Her 20 years of salon experience ranges from creativity behind the chair to business behind the scenes. In the last15 years, she owned three salons, including a barber shop for FLETC/Department of Homeland Security in Charleston, SC. Rebekah particularly enjoys creating elegant, formal styles and customized precision cuts; she also specializes in Goldwell color. She is passionate about her work, knowledgeable in the latest techniques, and strives for perfection with every customer.

 

 

Amanda Fratangeli
Massage Therapist

Amanda completed coursework and training at International Spa Institute in Bluffton, SC. Her approach to massage is focused and effective, with a clear therapeutic intent. She specializes in myofascial release techniques and deep tissue work, but always tailors her massage to fit individual client needs. Amanda, who donates massage for charity events, also plays saxophone and reeds for the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.

 

 

Deiyonna Speaks
Massage Therapist

deiyonnaDeiyonna Speaks, a native of Orlando, FL, has lived in Estill, SC since 2002. Her achievements in the healthcare field include a diploma in Massage Therapy at the Technical College of the Lowcountry and becoming a Certified Medical Massage Practitioner at the LMT Success Group in Orlando. Deiyonna is very compassionate and dedicated to providing exceptional service to residents of Hilton Head Island and surrounding areas.

 

 

Pat Bell
Assistant Spa Manager

patbellPat brings 30 years of experience in management and customer service. She spent many years working at Gap Kids, as well as in golf pro shops. She excels in listening to clients, making them comfortable, and fulfilling their needs. Pat has an outgoing personality and attention to detail. In her free time, she enjoys playing golf and tennis, and volunteering for Habitat for Humanity.

 

 

Shanti Bringas
Esthetician

shantibringasShanti is a lifelong resident of Hilton Head Island with over 18 years of experience in a variety of health, beauty, and service roles. She was the founder and owner of Pure Natural Market, which offered organic food and natural skin care products.  A South Carolina state board licensed esthetician who trained at the International Spa Institute, Shanti specializes in dermablading, facials, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels. She said, “My goal is to help you live your healthiest and most beautiful life.” She believes that proper diet and skin care regimens are vital in achieving great skin.

 

Jess Wakeman
Nail Artist

Jess has spent years gaining and enhancing her expertise in nails. Her experience includes 8 years in luxury spas, including 6 at a top-rated destination spa, and she owned a nail boutique for 3 years. Jess takes pride in her work and is meticulous in her craft. She’s certified in the luxury nail line, Bio-Sculpture, and is trained in CND shellac and Temptu airbrush. “I truly love meeting new people,” she said. “When my clients are with me, I want to help them relax and feel pampered.”

 

 

Laurel Berkey
Licensed Massage Therapist

Laurel has a passion for holistic healing, and makes sure each massage is tailored to each client’s specific needs. She’s certified in Reiki, and is experienced in many types of massage therapy. And her friendly, attentive nature and resourcefulness help her clients feel at ease.

 

 

 

Kiersten Maranino
Hairstylist

Le Spa Hairstylist Kiersten Maranino

Kiersten, a native New Yorker, recently moved to Hilton Head Island. Before becoming a salon stylist, she worked in the motion picture industry alongside academy award-winning makeup artists and hair stylists. After her apprenticeship with a world-renowned hairstylist, she dove into the art of creating gorgeous hair. In 2015, she taught at a Schwarzkopf seminar in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she showcased their 2016 fall trends using her innovative color and cutting techniques. She is a ‘healthy hair concept’ stylist and uses a unique, eco-friendly technique to maintain the integrity of hair while creating natural, professional results. Kiersten is a graduate of The School of Make-up Design and Parisian Beauty Academy.