About the School
Spa Tech Institute was founded in 1976 as Headhunter School of Hair Design. In 2001 the school was purchased by Kris Stecker with the vision to create one of the leading spa, beauty and wellness schools in the world.
By combining the work taught by the Polarity Realization Institute, a leading school of Polarity and Massage Therapy, along with the existing and more mature field of cosmetology, the school represents the future of both fields. With the addition of a unique aesthetics program designed to focus on healthy skin and conscious touch, the school has fulfilled its initial mission.
By expanding the school to include locations in Ipswich, Plymouth and Westboro, Massachusetts as well as the locations in Portland/Westbrook, Maine, the school has become the premier provider of well trained professionals in New England. Employers have come to rely on Spa Tech Institute to provide the skilled professionals needed to run a successful salon, spa, clinic or private practice.
In 2006 Spa Tech Institute completed its reaccreditation with NACCAS with a perfect review in all five locations. The accrediting agency issued a letter and certificate of commendation for the excellence of the school's five locations.
The new goals of the school are to continue to increase the number of graduates with successful practices and continue to pioneer the integration of the RYSE energy work and HumanHaptics in the field of education. Additionally we are expanding our CEU classes to allow graduates of other programs to learn more about the unique work taught at the school.
We look forward to sharing this work with you so you may take it into the world to share with others.
Message from the owner - Kris Stecker
Thank you for visiting our school web site to learn more about who we are.
There are a few simple keys to success in life: Look good, feel good and have a good attitude. The last one is much easier to do if you look and feel your best. And for anyone who has suffered through someone having a bad hair day can testify, nothing goes right when you don't look good.
We are blessed with the best job in the world: We get to teach people in a career that they love at the same time we teach them to look and feel their best.
Our students are a wonderful group whose dedication to helping people is apparent as soon as you meet them. They are warm, friendly and caring people who are excited about the future. It is a treat to work with them and see them grow throughout their program. Their creativity and dedication to acquiring great skills is an important platform for their success.
It is my hope that every student finds their strong points and develops a highly refined sense of wellness and style that will serve them the rest of their lives.
The foundation of any school is the quality of instructors. At Spa Tech Institute we place a very high value on our teachers, both individually and as a team. We pay our teachers more than other schools and give them teacher training provided by Clear Point Education that is unique in the industry. It teaches empowerment, learning styles and teaching techniques based on training adult students since 1976. When you meet our teachers and see them working with the students you will see why our students excel. They are simply an excellent group of teachers.
One of our other goals is to teach our students life skills and communication skills that prepare them for a professional environment that is above the current industry standard. We believe that through teaching the students to handle themselves as mature professionals and conducting themselves with courtesy and confidence, they will influence any salon or spa where they work.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you discover your dreams.