SW Skin Care & Cosmetics, Inc. was formed by Sherry Wieszchowski, L.E. to provide the best possible skin care and make-up services in the region. This commitment to excellence has attracted clients from all over New York, as well as from Massachusetts, Vermont, Virginia, Florida and Canada.
Sherry is a licensed esthetician with more than 25 years professional experience in the skin care industry. An honor graduate of the Aesthetic Science Institute in Latham New York, Sherry has extensive training in skin typing and analysis, as well as in developing personalized skin care programs. Specialized classes have given Sherry knowledge and expertise in many areas including skin biology and chemical peels; microdermabrasion; treatments for problem, aging, ethnic and acneic skin types; and advanced skin care techniques.
Sherry also has extensive experience as a make-up artist and has used her talents to enhance the beauty of dozens of brides and their wedding parties. She has performed countless make-overs throughout her career and has been involved in hundreds of training hours in advanced make-up artistry techniques. Sherry was honored by Clinique in 1999 as one of only twenty-two people from the U.S. and Canada selected for the prestigious "Stars to New York" Award, a week-long event where she trained under the leading experts at Estee Lauder, Inc.
Sherry is also the New York Area Trainer for Lamprobe, the leading treatment device for the removal of skin tags, cherry angiomas, fibromas, cholesterol deposits and other skin irregularities.
Sherry takes a teaching approach to treatment and believes good skin care starts with client education and proper home care. She works with her clients to give them an understanding of why certain procedures are performed and why specific products are used. Sherry feels everyone deserves healthy skin and will develop a personalized skin care program to help you get there.
Barbara Bovee, LE is a 2006 Graduate of the Aesthetic Science Institute, has been trained as a paramedical esthetician and is certified as a Master Pedicurist through the North American School of Podology. She has more than 30 years experience in the field of cosmetics, having spent more than a decade as a trainer and manager for Estee Lauder. As an esthetician and nail technician she performs facials, waxing, make-up artistry and other skin treatments. In addition, she is available for manicures and pedicures.
Holly, Mittan, LE began her esthetics career in 2004 after graduating from the Aveda Institute in Albuquerque, NM. Holly also comes to us from a major Latham spa and decided to join our team because she wanted to get more involved in skin care treatments that truly made a difference. She is highly trained in topics such as advanced exfoliation and regularly adds to her knowledge base through continuing education. While working in Latham, Holly was the make-up artist for the models in the Times Union's Healthy Life magazine.
Crystal "CJ" Taber, LE graduated the Aesthetic Science Institute in 2013 and since has been additionally certified for paramedical esthetics, laser treatments, and eye lash extensions. She worked in a few Albany/Saratoga area spas as an esthetician and laser technician before finding a home here and we couldn't be more pleased. We are very excited to offer new services, such as lash extensions, as a result of the skills CJ brings.
Free Karma Ryan, LMT is a licensed Massage Therapist with nearly 15 years experience. A graduate of the Finger Lakes School of Massage, Free Karma is trained in Swedish, Shiatsu, Hot Stone, Pregnancy, Deep Tissue and Elder massage techniques. She is also skilled in aquatic bodywork, hands-on energy and the healing arts. Additionally, she has an Associates Degree from the Adirondack Community College in Humanities & Social Sciences, Anatomy & Physiology.
Angela Kewley, LMT, a resident of Gloversville, graduated from the Center of Natural Wellness in 2007, and has been licensed as a Massage Therapist for five years. She has a nursing background, which gives her even greater insight into the human body and how to handle various conditions. Angela recently worked at the NY Giants training camp performing massage therapy for many of the athletes. As a licensed massage therapist she offers various massage services to include the traditional Swedish Massage, as well as Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Medical, Pregnancy and Sports Massages. She can perform Massage Cupping and has an Inversion Chair available for use.
Claire Dittmer, LMT is a Licensed Massage Therapist with 15 years experience. Claire worked at Complextions Day Spa in Albany for three years before joining the SW team and her massage expertise includes Swedish Therapeutic/Deep Tissue, Hot Stone Thai Hot Poultice, Body Wraps, Hydrotherapy and Neuromuscular Massage. Additionally, Claire is certified in Prenatal Massage.