Serenity Spa

A Facial and Waxing Studio

Serenity Spa is here to make relaxation attainable for anyone who needs it. Get pampered by a veteran Aesthetician & Waxing specialist, Tonya Atkinson. From facials to herbal body wraps, we want to relax your arms and legs, not make you pay with them! Serenity spa creates personalized treatments based on what you need. you will leave feeling rejuvenated and uplifted.  Located in Traverse City, MI. Serenity Spa is also passionate about supporting ministries such as the Swensen family. They are a missionary family, part of a church plant that focuses on the un-churched or de-churched people in North Muskegon, MI. 

Congratulations! You have just discovered TC’s best kept spa secret!

Who we are

We are a tiny, three room studio with ample Free parking and a Quiet, Personal, Private environment. Once in a while, you might run into another client coming or going, but generally, you are the only one here. Even on Fridays (when Bell and Tonya are both here) it is quiet and serene. We do not have a “waiting room” or a receptionist, so we ask that others do not accompany you to your appointment. If you need to “stop by” for something, please call ahead or go online to book a “Product Pick Up” appointment, to be sure we are available to help you. We are both meticulous! We specialize in Personal Waxing. We take your privacy seriously. And we DO NOT book every 15 minutes, like Waxing Only places. We schedule enough time for a complete and thorough service. Every time. Punctuality, cleanliness and privacy are all important to us. We believe our calm atmosphere - intentionally created for our Anti Aging Facial clients, gives us an edge over ‘waxing only’ places. Although they have an “energy” about them with upbeat music and such, our intention here is the opposite. Calm and Serene is always our goal! Just ask any of our Facial clients. Since we are in a one story building, there is no noise coming from upstairs or downstairs that you need to listen to. Often our Facial clients describe “drifting off” during their service. Not quite asleep, but not fully awake. :) We love hearing that!!

Who we are not

We are not a place in town to see and be seen. We are not a place for spa parties or couples massage. We do not have a massage therapist, in house. We are, at present, not open on weekends. Instead we offer late, after work appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We are also not perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. It’s how we handle them, that matters. :)

Tonya Atkinson, Licensed Cosmetologist at Serenity Spa in Traverse City, MI.

Tonya Atkinson, Licensed Cosmetologist!

Aesthetician & Waxing Specialist

I have been a licensed Cosmetologist since 1987. After attempting to become a hairdresser for many years, I was blessed to be introduced to Carol Lewis of Carol Lewis Skin Care in Birmingham, MI. She invested her time and talent to apprentice me. I am honored to have learned "old school" skin care techniques that are still vitally relevant today. At the International Dermal Institute in Chicago, IL, I furthered my post graduate education in all things skin. I continue my education on a regular basis with Bioelements Skin Care. Given the choice to use any skincare line in my spa, I chose Bioelements because it delivers results! They use the most effective ingredients available, are paraben-free and use no synthetic fragrances. What more could a girl want?

As Bell And I rarely work at the same time....this is not the place for Spa Parties. We see one client at a time, only. 

Bell Allen, Licensed Cosmetologist at Serenity Spa in Traverse City, MI.

Bell Allen, Licensed Aesthetician!

Aesthetician & Waxing Specialist

I apprenticed under the wonderful Tonya Atkinson (Waxing Queen) in 2001. Since, I have furthered education in Bioelements skincare products, facial and waxing techniques, as well as in the Social Work field.

I have a passion for learning about the tremendous value of essential oils, naturopathy and eating for health. I love to work with guests to meet their skin care goals by providing excellent external skin care service and educating guests on internal needs for great healthy skin.

From waxing services to facials, it is my goal to provide a relaxing, pampering and professional experience for each guest I see. I look forward to meeting you!

Bell offers Waxing, Facials, Lash and Brow Tinting and Herbal Body Exfoliation Wraps! 

Wednesdays 4pm-9pm and Fridays 10am-4pm. 

Please contact Bell directly at 231-620-0483.