Joy - Hairstylist

Joy made the journey from Florida (where she was born and raised) to Alaska in the summer of 2016. She has spent the majority of her career working for Aveda salons and when her and her significant other decided to move to Alaska, it was important to her to continue her career with a product and color line that encourages stylists to learn and grow.


Michaela - Hairstylist and Lash Artist

Michaela was born and raised in Alaska and graduated from Seward High, she then went on to pursue Hairdressing at MetrOasis in Anchorage. That is where she discovered her love for Lashes and attended a Minky’s lash extension class. After getting licensed in 2016, she came back to Seward to live and start a family.


Lisa - Massage Therapist

Lisa was raised in Seward and had been gone for 30 years, but recently returned home.  She got a degree in Recreation and Leisure Management at Seattle Pacific University- she then went to San Diego to go to a massage school at the Academy of Professional Careers, where she got her Wellness Practitioner certifications in 2004.  Not satisfied with her achievments, she decided to continue her education to also get a Holistic Health Practitioner certification.  She is currently getting a masters at Maharishi University in Integrative Medicine.


Crista - Esthetician

Crista has made Seward her home for over 20 years.  She came to work for a summer and never left this incredible beautiful place she now calls home.  She has had her esthetician license since 2008 and is always continuing her education to improve and learn new techniques in her field.  Her goal is to make you feel pampered and cared for while spending time at The Retreat.


Bethany - Tattoo Artist

Bethany grew up in Seward.  She did her tattoo apprenticeship in Anchorage, some permanent cosmetic and medical tattoo training in Hawaii and has been licensed artist since 2008.  Bethany has moved back to Seward and is joining the team at The Retreat to offer a clean, comfortable, and relaxed atmosphere to practice her art.  Her goal is to give you the best experience possible and send you on your way with a work of art that you are proud of and enjoy for the rest of your life.


Emily - Front Desk Support

Emily is originally from Fort Worth Texas, moved to Alaska and has been here for 16 years. She is dependable and dedicated to what she puts her mind too. She loves traveling and meeting all the new and interesting people that come through the salon!