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.

  • Dustin Jones
  • Massage Therapist

Dustin grew up on the Big Island of Hawaii, soaking up the sweet vibes from the wonderful people and the shocking raw natural beauty of the island. As a child he was a gymnast and really loved the internal challenge of nailing techniques and pushing his body into new and interesting ways. This is one of the reasons why he was drawn to yoga at a young age. His admiration and respect for the human body guided him to Massage Therapy. In 2014 Dustin graduated from the National Holistic Institute a prestigious college that has been named Massage Therapy School of the Year in 2012. Dustin is passioned about the massage therapy and continues to pursue education in new, and old massage systems. Over the years he has gained extensive experience from Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinics to high end 5 star spas. Through his diverse experience and education Dustin designed a variety of unique treatments for Forest Spa Boutique’s guests. Starting with an exceptional Eastern Stress Relief massage. Experience a relaxing blend of Thai and Shiatsu combined with a hint of therapeutic Chinese cupping.

  • Zahia Short
  • Skincare Consultant/Esthetician
  • Makeup Artist

Zahia Short received her California Stateboard Esthetician License in 2008, and started her esthetic career as an esthetician at the Four Season. During this position Zahia gained extensive experience in relax therapy, chemical peels and enzyme peels. After serving the hotel industry for multiple years she decided to extend her hair removal knowledge and accepted a position at a local wax studio where she gained extensive experience in full body hair removal, brazilian waxing and brow design. Zahia’s meticulous brow work, and speed waxing technique is much appreciated by many of our clients. Eager to learn new European technique’s Zahia accepted her position as an esthetician at Forest Spa Boutique in Spring 2017. Zahia finished our in house European training program in Skincare, European Facial Massage and Waxing quickly. She is fluent in Spanish, French, Wolf (Senegalese), Arabic and English. If your skin requires a customized homecare regime Zahia can help you find a routine that fits your busy lifestyle.

  • Aubrey Williams
  • Skincare Consultant/Esthetician

Our Esthetician and skin care consultant Aubrey Williams received her California Stateboard Esthetician License in 2017. Aubrey has several years of experience in the spa industry as a production assistant. Over the last several years she has worked alongside experienced estheticians, and skin care developers to fine tune her skin care ingredient knowledge. Aubrey finished our in house European training program in Skincare, European Facial Massage and Waxing quickly. To extend her waxing skills she attended the brazilian waxing class including male brazilians, and brow waxing at EVA’S Esthetics, a prominent leader in the spa industry. She is an ardent believer in the power of botanical ingredients, and results driven holistic treatments, so if you like to restore your youthful, vibrant appearance place yourself in Aubrey's caring hands. She will prescribe a treatment plan and homecare regime that will fit your busy Bay Area lifestyle.

  • Crystal Ko
  • Receptionist/Esthetician Intern
  • Makeup Artist

Our esthetician and receptionist 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 skin care, waxing, and makeup artistry. Crystal received a 6 weeks hands-on European wax training including Brazilian waxing by our owner and we were impressed 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 hands. Currently, Crystal is finishing up her facial training and will soon will be available for all our other services. If you are interested in being one of her facial models, please send us an email. All Crystal's facial services are 50% off during her internship.

  • Christina Williams
  • Frontdesk Manager
  • Makeup Artist

As our Front Desk Manager, Christina can answer all your questions regarding our private events and other spa services. Before Christina accepted her position as our Front Desk Manager she worked for over a decade as a successful cosmetologist in Southern California. She has extensive experience as a makeup artist and her expertise goes from a glamorous look to an age-appropriate teen makeup. If you are interested in booking a private or corporate spa event with Forest Spa Boutique, Christina can help you organize your party.