Owner\Esthetician Nicole received her license in Esthetics in 2016 while apprenticing under Sandra Donovan. She provides numerous skin care and anti-aging services including make-up application, microdermabrasion, LED, acne treatments, Deep Pore Cleanse, customized facials, full body waxing, body scrubs, and chemical resurfacing. Being the facilitator for the TOUCH OF BEAUTY program with FRIENDS TOGETHER, Nicole is able to assist cancer patients and survivors on make-up application and skin care. She has earned advanced certificates with PCA and Ceripil and continues her education and career to serve the community and provide top quality care and service.

Owner\Esthetician

Nicole received her license in Esthetics in 2016 while apprenticing under Sandra Donovan. She provides numerous skin care and anti-aging services including make-up application, microdermabrasion, LED, acne treatments, Deep Pore Cleanse, customized facials, full body waxing, body scrubs, and chemical resurfacing. Being the facilitator for the TOUCH OF BEAUTY program with FRIENDS TOGETHER, Nicole is able to assist cancer patients and survivors on make-up application and skin care. She has earned advanced certificates with PCA and Ceripil and continues her education and career to serve the community and provide top quality care and service.

Cosmetologist Cara is a licensed cosmetologist, who achieved her cosmetologist license in 2005 from the Alpena Hollywood School of Beauty during her senior year of high school. Since then, Cara has taken numerous opportunities to advance her education. She has been certified as an Advanced Nail Technician since February of 2016, and has been a Certified Master Pedicurist since October 2015. She has taken numerous infection control and workplace safety courses, and participated in a Reflexology class in August of 2010 from the International Dermal Institute in Chicago. She has also gone to numerous hair shows to increase her education and to stay updated on the latest styles, trends, and products available for her clients, and she takes online courses to help with this as well. She currently lives in Hubbard Lake with a dog, two cats, and her daughter Brooklyn and stepdaughter Mya. In her free time she enjoys kayaking, horseback riding, and camping. September of 2017 marks her nine year anniversary for working at Donovan’s. She loves working at Donovan’s because of their variety of services, her fellow co-workers, and the relaxing and inviting atmosphere.

Cosmetologist

Cara is a licensed cosmetologist, who achieved her cosmetologist license in 2005 from the Alpena Hollywood School of Beauty during her senior year of high school. Since then, Cara has taken numerous opportunities to advance her education. She has been certified as an Advanced Nail Technician since February of 2016, and has been a Certified Master Pedicurist since October 2015. She has taken numerous infection control and workplace safety courses, and participated in a Reflexology class in August of 2010 from the International Dermal Institute in Chicago. She has also gone to numerous hair shows to increase her education and to stay updated on the latest styles, trends, and products available for her clients, and she takes online courses to help with this as well. She currently lives in Hubbard Lake with a dog, two cats, and her daughter Brooklyn and stepdaughter Mya. In her free time she enjoys kayaking, horseback riding, and camping. September of 2017 marks her nine year anniversary for working at Donovan’s. She loves working at Donovan’s because of their variety of services, her fellow co-workers, and the relaxing and inviting atmosphere.

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Massage Therapist

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Cosmetologist

 

Courtney Kruse has been a licensed Cosmetologist since 2011, where she graduated from Alpena Hollywood School of Beauty.  She started working at Donovan’s Spa right out of beauty school, where she apprenticed under Sandra Donovan.  While apprenticing and learning her craft, she attended yearly the Chicago Hair Show and numerous educational classes. Courtney specializes in bridal hair here at Donovan’s Spa, where she loves making the wedding party and the bride feel and look amazing on the bride’s big day. Courtney also works with our Friends Together (Friends Helping Friends Touched by Cancer) Program.  She works directly with Cancer patients as well as those who have survived Cancer. She has a one on one consultation with them personally and gets to know their situation. She brings comfort and confidence to them by helping them choose a wig that is best suited and customizes it to fit so they can still feel self-assurance.  Courtney continues to take educational classes and training to stay advanced in her field.

 

Massage Therapist Ciera has lived in Alpena all of her life. She graduated from the nursing program at Alpena Community College in 2015 and attained her nursing license to be a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). She will be graduating this summer of 2017 from Great Lakes Massage Academy located in St. Ignace to become a Licensed Massage Therapist. Great Lakes Massage Academy focuses on using massage for injury rehab and all-around wellness and holistic care. It is her goal to focus on holistic care; she wishes to focus on treating the person as a whole as well as the injury or pain. It is Ciera’s hope to help others by combining her nursing background in healthcare with her massage education and technique. She hopes to provide each and every one of her clients the absolute best care she can. Ciera is looking forward to starting her career as a massage therapist as part of the Donovan’s team and growing along with them.

Massage Therapist

Ciera has lived in Alpena all of her life. She graduated from the nursing program at Alpena Community College in 2015 and attained her nursing license to be a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). She will be graduating this summer of 2017 from Great Lakes Massage Academy located in St. Ignace to become a Licensed Massage Therapist. Great Lakes Massage Academy focuses on using massage for injury rehab and all-around wellness and holistic care. It is her goal to focus on holistic care; she wishes to focus on treating the person as a whole as well as the injury or pain. It is Ciera’s hope to help others by combining her nursing background in healthcare with her massage education and technique. She hopes to provide each and every one of her clients the absolute best care she can. Ciera is looking forward to starting her career as a massage therapist as part of the Donovan’s team and growing along with them.

Cosmetologist Paige studied Cosmetology at Alpena's Hollywood School of Beauty & graduated in October 2016. She specialized in highlighting, hair techniques, styles & manicures. She is making a point to stay up on current trends. Paige participated in "Salons Unite", where she donated her services to those less fortunate. Paige is a kind soul who loves to give & help others. She enjoys making others feel more confident in themselves. She has lived in Alpena her entire life and likes taking road trips & fishing. She has a 7 year old sister, who she considers her best friend. They go to the park & Arzo's Amusement Park often. Paige looks forward to meeting you! Please wish her well!

Cosmetologist

Paige studied Cosmetology at Alpena's Hollywood School of Beauty & graduated in October 2016. She specialized in highlighting, hair techniques, styles & manicures. She is making a point to stay up on current trends. Paige participated in "Salons Unite", where she donated her services to those less fortunate.

Paige is a kind soul who loves to give & help others. She enjoys making others feel more confident in themselves. She has lived in Alpena her entire life and likes taking road trips & fishing. She has a 7 year old sister, who she considers her best friend. They go to the park & Arzo's Amusement Park often.

Paige looks forward to meeting you! Please wish her well!