J Jukuri Salon and Spa

Meet The J. Jukuri Team

Here at J. Jukuri Spa & Salon, we offer wellness and beauty services tailored for your individual needs, infused with plant-based products and 100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oils. Choose from therapeutic massage therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, CFT, spa treatments, wellness therapies, Body Talk, Emotional Healing; skincare – facials, hair removal, select body waxing; haircare- cutting, coloring, styling; Far Infrared Sauna Therapy, custom spa packages and more! We are an AVEDA Concept Salon.

Jessica Jukuri

Owner

Christine Tacoma

Licensed Massage Therapist

Monnie Bigelow

Licensed Cosmetologist

Karyn Ruohonen-Rudak

Aves Practitioner

Kelly Kitti

MASSAGE THERAPIST​

JULIANA JOHNSON

MASSAGE THERAPIST

MACKENZIE POYHONEN

COSMETOLOGIST

JENNA SULISZ

LICENSED ESTHETICIAN

TAYLOR

Receptionist

EVVIE

RECEPTIONIST​

Jessica Jukuri

Owner

Owner, Licensed Massage Therapist, Licensed Cosmetologist, Certified Oola Life Coach. Jessica is a graduate of the Institute of Natural Therapies and Northern Michigan University, Continued education through C.A.R.E. Clinic, Aveda, Body Talk System, CFT Global Team, and Oola Life Coach Certification Program.

 

Jessica specializes in Craniosacral Fascial Therapy for Adults, Children and Infants. Body Talk, The Raindrop Technique® using Young Living essential oils and Vitaflex, Emotional Release Technique, and Healing Reiki. Through 18 years of hands-on work, Jessica found her passion for challenging body conditions, recovering past and present injuries, physical and emotional pain management. Blending her experiences and knowledge, Jessica has stepped further into whole body wellness by offering life coaching services for clients looking to find balance and grow in all areas of life. Jessica’s interests include self-research/education on whole body wellness, essential oils, the outdoors and traveling. Jessica enjoys time with her family – husband David and three sweet and spicy kids.

Christine Tacoma

Massage Therapist

Licensed Massage Therapist. Christine is a graduate of the Institute of Natural Therapies and is offering Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point and Aromatherapy Massage at the Spa. She Especially enjoys helping clients find relief from head, neck, and shoulder pain, as well as headache issues. Christine is fascinated by the peaceful and inviting environment present at J. Jukuri Spa and Salon and the healthy sense of well-being in each contractor. Working with the Spa and Salon encourages her to enhance her own life with the products and services offered and to enlighten others with the promising results of Aveda and Young Living Essential Oils. Her interests include playing piano, drawing, and spending time outside.

Monnie Bigelow

Cosmetologist

Monnie is a graduate of Houghton Lake Institute of Cosmetology. She has been in the beauty industry for 16 years. Making people look and feel good about themselves is the most rewarding part of her job. She enjoys a good challenge whether it’s a great haircut or a fabulous hair color makeover. The best compliment is someone else complimenting her work. She has attended hair shows in Las Vegas and Chicago to ensure that she stays current with the latest trends. When Monnie isn’t at the salon you can find her boating, golfing, and spending time with her family. She looks forward to making you feel amazing!

Kelly Kitti

MASSAGE THERAPIST​

Licensed Massage Therapist. Kelly is a 2023 graduate of Five Elements Integrative Therapy Academy and a 2004 graduate of the Inland Massage Institute of Spokane, WA. She offers Swedish, Deep Tissue, Craniosacral Fascial Therapy and the Unwind method. Her services will expand as she completes more continuing education courses this summer and fall.

Kelly prefers a light to moderate touch (but can use a deeper touch if necessary). Hands & feet are probably her favorite area to work on because they’re often overworked & neglected.

She grew up local, spent many years away as a military spouse, and has settled back into her roots here. She enjoys her grandchildren, her dogs, arts & crafts, hiking, kayaking, and being where the water meats the shore.

Karyn Ruohonen-Rudak

Avesa Practitioner, Reiki Master & Teacher

Karyn is available for appointments by request in the summer months – June through August. Certified Avesa Practitioner, Reiki Master & Teacher, Integrated Listening System Practitioner, Certified Provider Bone Conduction-The Listening Program. Karyn has received training from The C.A.R.E. Institute on Emotional Clearing with Young Living Essential Oils, the Raindrop Technique®, and VitaFlex. Karyn has also taken classes in Intuitive Kinesiology and Emotional Release. One of her passions is emotional health, and she has a Bachelor’s Degree in English/Psychology and a Master’s Degree in School Counseling. Another passion is to teach others about Young Living Essential Oils, wellness and emotional wellness. Karyn provides Reiki, Avesa Balancing, Emotional Wellness Sessions, VitaFlex Sessions, Neuroauricular Technique Sessions, Zyto And ITovi Scans. Her interests include photography, reading, being outdoors, self improvement, and spending family time with her husband and two kids.

Juliana Johnson

Massage Therapist

Juliana Johnson is a 2002 graduate of The Institute of Natural Therapies. She has been working as a licensed Massage Therapist the past 20 years.
She specializes in Swedish massage, Deep Tissue massage, and incorporates essential oils into her work. She is very much looking forward to being a part of the wellness crew at J Jukuri Spa. Juliana enjoys spending time with her family, the great outdoors, boating, yoga and painting.

Mackenzie Poyhonen

COSMETOLOGIST

Mackenzie is a graduate of the Main Street School of Cosmetology. She has been in the beauty industry for 7 years. Her favorite part of working behind the chair is making simple, but big changes in someone’s hair when it comes to the cut and color! Mackenzie enjoys going to hair shows and taking continued education classes to stay up to date with all things hair and beauty. When she is not at the salon, she enjoys spending time with her family, outdoors, taking trips and vacations, and doing fun DIY projects! 

Evvie

RECEPTIONIST​

Evvie started working for J.Jukuri in this last summer as a receptionist. Growing up in the rainy state of Washington, she moved to the Copper Country 4 years ago. Evvie attends Hancock high school as a junior and enjoys reading, yoga, swimming, and spending time outside. Working at J.Jukuri Spa & Salon is allowing her to pursue her interest in wellness and skincare, as well as learning about massage therapy and its many benefits.

JENNA SULISZ

Licensed Esthetician

Jenna was born and raised in the Copper Country, a graduate of Houghton High School. She attended the State College of Beauty Culture in Wausau, Wisconsin and holds Esthetics Licenses in both Michigan and Wisconsin. Jenna has been in the customer service industry for several years and is enthusiastic about joining the J. Jukuri Spa & Salon team as an Esthetician. It is her goal to provide her clients with personalized skincare services to enhance their natural beauty. When not working, Jenna enjoys playing guitar, and spending quality time with her family and friends.
 

Taylor

RECEPTIONIST​​

Taylor recently started working at J.Jukuri this summer as a receptionist. She currently attends UPVA as a senior in high school. Taylor enjoys spending time with friends and family, being outdoors, DIY projects, and photography. Working at J. Jukuri is helping her explore careers in health and wellness while also gaining knowledge on the many services and products the spa and salon has to offer.
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