Forest Spa Boutique

Meet the team

  • Bianca de Jong - Owner
  • Senior Skin Care Consultant
  • Senior Esthetician/Massage Therapist

Bianca de Jong is the owner of Forest Spa Boutique in Palo Alto. She is a highly skilled and European trained esthetician that has been in the spa industry since 1995. Bianca immediately received her California license after arriving in the US in 2006. She owned a successful high-end spa boutique in the Netherlands for over 10 years. To keep her knowledge up to date Bianca travels through Europe and the US to bring the newest facial treatments to Forest Spa Boutique. Her esthetic work has been featured in a 2014 issue of Caviar Affair Magazine, an international travel magazine, and on CBS for best places to visit for facials in the South Bay. Not only will she transform your skin, she will coach you in creating a healthier skincare routine. If you prefer completely personalized facial treatments, put yourself in Bianca's hands. Due to high demand Bianca is only accepting new advanced facial therapy clients. All technicians at Forest Spa Boutique undergo a hands-on European training program in Skincare, Massage and Waxing led by Bianca. Bianca is fluent in Dutch and English.

  • Crystal Ko
  • Esthetician/Skincare Consultant

Our esthetician and Makeup Artist Crystal Ko received her cosmetology license in 2017 and is fluent in English and Chinese. During her training as cosmetologist, she realized that her real passion is actually aesthetics. Crystal started her career with Forest Spa Boutique behind our front desk but quickly transferred to esthetics. When Forest Spa Boutique recognizes talent we do not let it go to waste! Crystal received a 6 weeks hands-on European wax training including Brazilian waxing by our owner and we were impressed by how quickly she developed her speed waxing skills. Her cosmetology background and eye for detail make her an amazing true brow artist! Whether your brows are in need of some grooming, tweezing or filling in, put yourself in Crystal's hands. She spends every free available moment reading about skin care ingredients, peels, and nutrition, and implements this knowledge during her facial therapy. In an impressively short amount of time, Crystal developed herself into an all-rounded passionate esthetician. Whether you have dry dehydrated skin, battle with acne or like to fight the signs of aging you are in excellent hands with Crystal.

  • Erica Mateo
  • Esthetician/Skincare Consultant

Erica received her California barber and cosmetology license in 2014 and worked for several years as a cosmetologist. During her time as a cosmetologist she realized she was eager to learn more about skincare which made her decide to broaden her horizon in 2017. After receiving her California state board esthetician license she immediately started her career as an esthetician with Forest Spa Boutique. During her 6 weeks in-house training we spotted her talent, passion for skincare, and fast waxing skills from miles away. Erica’s cosmetology background and eye for detail make her a fantastic brow artist. Eager to learn new techniques and gain skincare knowledge you can find Erica studying about the newest skin care ingredients available. As a full time working mom she understands as no other that simplifying skincare routines saves that extra time you need to do other things. Erica can help you find a skincare routine that will fit your busy Bay Area lifestyle. Whether you like to address your first signs of aging, battle with acne, or like to improve your dehydrated skin you are in excellent hands with Erica. Erica is fluent in Spanish and English.

  • Molly Thomson
  • Esthetician/Skincare Consultant

Molly got introduced to the world of esthetics in New York where she attended a body painting class by Victoria’s Secret Runway body painters. Even though she loves the makeup industry it taught her mostly about herself that skincare was her way to go. As she states: “beautiful and smooth makeup starts with clear skin”. Molly received her California Stateboard Esthetician License in 2018. Eager to learn new European techniques Molly accepted an internship with Forest Spa Boutique that quickly transferred into an esthetic position. Molly also holds a pharmacy technician license which has been very helpful to her with product ingredients knowledge and also has been highly appreciated by our clients. During our in-house training she showed us not to be only an excellent skincare expert but also a fabulous wax specialist that delivers meticulous brow work. She frequently attends product knowledge classes by Skin Inc. Magazine or hands-on seminars given by our skincare distributors. If you are looking for an esthetician who is precise, passionate, and believes in high performance spa treatments you can’t go wrong with Molly.

  • Christina Williams
  • Spa Manager

Our Spa Manager, Christina Williams, received her cosmetology license in 2001 and has worked for more than 15 years as a successful hair stylist and make-up artist in Southern California. After moving to the Bay Area she decided to use her extensive customer service experience and accept our front desk manager position, which quickly grew into a more leading role to our passionate team of estheticians. Christina handles daily all our esthetician bookings, organizes private events for our VIP Bay Area guests, can answer all your skincare related questions, and is responsible for overseeing all other aspects of our spa operation. Christina works closely with Bianca to oversee all managing aspects of our facility to hiring new staff and interns.