Karine wielock, Licensed Esthetician & Owner
Karine is the owner of C'est la Vie Day Spa and a dual licensed esthetician (CT and NY) with 28 years of skin care experience. After spending 20 of those years working in a large Day Spa, she decided to offer a more exclusive, personalized experience for her clients and in 2014 opened her own Day Spa in Glastonbury Center, CT.
She attends many skin care product knowledge courses and esthetics educational training in the science of the skin and its required care to keep it healthy and happy. She believes the esthetics industry offers an on-going learning experience & keeping up with available knowledge is key to being the best esthetician possible. Her passion for skin care makes her job an enjoyable experience each day. She believes that investing in our skin is an investment that lasts a lifetime. From Facials, Chemical peels, Microdermabrasion, Oxygen to Microcurrent, she takes pride in each treatment she performs. Consulting with a customer about their skin and making their visit at C'est La Vie an enjoyable, relaxing and pleasant experience is something she enjoys and is very important to her.
She is experienced in all aspects of skincare and specializes in anti-aging (both prevention and repair) and have had many years to work in a field that she loves. Karine is also trained in Oncology Esthetics.
Originally from the South of France, you will find reminders of where she is from in the decoration of her spa. She also travels back and forth to Europe to find the latest and greatest new skincare break through to implement at the Spa.
Tess Santoro, Spa Receptionist
Meet C'est La Vie's talented Spa Receptionist Tess!
She is the one you will most likely talk to when calling or texting us. Tess enjoys interacting with our clients and making sure that our day to day operations run smoothly.
Tess has a passion for cruelty free and clean skincare which is very important here at the spa.
In her free time, you can find her with her sweet dog Buddy or volunteering at the CT Draft Horse Rescue.
Erin Widener, Licensed Esthetician
After living in Hawaii for almost 10 years, Erin discovered her passion for skincare. She attended the Aveda Institute Aesthetics Program in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She was able to develop her skills and knowledge as an esthetician. Erin believes that taking care of your skin and yourself is an important part of everyday life.
You will always see Erin with a warm friendly smile, eager to get to know our clients at C'est La Vie, where she takes great interest in understanding the wants and needs of our clients and their skin.
Dr. Amber Cheema, Medical Doctor
After practicing Family Medicine in various areas of Connecticut, Dr Amber Cheema decided to expand her services to include facial cosmetics and aesthetics treatments at the urging of her patients. She joined C'est La Vie Day Spa in 2016 to be able to offer patients a more relaxed environment where they can receive injectables.
Dr Cheema is a graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology and completed her Residency from the University of Connecticut and St Francis Hospital and Medical Center. She holds board certification in Family Medicine. She has been performing skin procedures in her practice for over 10 years and sees patients of all ages and when discussing healthy lifestyle and personal well-being, understands that people want to age gracefully.
Prior to joining C'est La Vie Day Spa, Dr Cheema lived for 2 years in Bervely Hills, California. "I understand the balance of looking natural. The field of aesthetics is an art and the provider has to look at the client through their own lens to see what the best treatment approach is".
Dr Amber Cheema is a certified injector offering the Juvederm line of products along with Restylane, Belotero and Radiesse. She also provides Botox and Dysport.
Renato D. Silva, Licensed Massage Therapist
Since early on, even before becoming a massage therapy practitioner, Renato has always been fascinated and drawn to learn about the human body, and how it reacts and adapts itself, given certain conditions and physical behaviors and lifestyles. As as lifelong practitioner of many sporting modalities, and a graduate of CCMT, Renato's a firm believer of our body's capabilities of healing itself, given proper chance.
With the goal of restoring the body as close as possible to its natural condition prior to any chronic physical disfunction /injury, Renato applies his knowledge in order to customize the massage sessions to your physical needs, ranging from a soft touch, to a more deeper and specific type of bodywork.
"If long working hours, followed by repetitive movements have left you with aches and pains, or even physical restrictions, come and see me. If you are an avid athlete or even a weekend warrior, through massage I can help you reduce recovery time and improve workout performance".
Renato's drug free approach to pain relief and stress management might be just what you need.