Brittani Bass Pitre
Esthetician / Lash Artist / Owner
Brittani Pitre has been in the industry for 10 years. She was born and raised in Shreveport, LA. Soon after graduating from LSU with a degree in Business/Marketing and moving to Lafayette, she was introduced to Intraceuticals Oxygen Facial Treatments. The love for this specialized treatment began here... but the root of her passion for skin care began at a very young age. As a child she spent many hours playing in her mom's products painting lotions and potions all over her skin. This product playtime blossomed into a passion!
At the age of 25, after a year of being a "spa on wheels" and working out of her home, Brittani decided in was time to find a spot to open up and share what she and her clients were loving. She found the perfect spot in Lafayette's Oil Center with just enough space and a whole lot of character! In the summer of 2014, O2 relocated to River Ranch and has grown into a full day spa and gift boutique offering a wide variety of services and products with a team that has grown to over 10 people.
If Brittani doesn't have her hands on someone or handling the business side of O2, you will find her loving on her family... her husband, Jean, their busy toddler, Shea, and their sweet golden retriever, Lilly.
Cosmetologist / Lash Artist
Lanee has been in the industry since 2010. Born and raised in Church Point, LA, she has a cajun accent and sweet southern charm. She is friendly and her personality shines through her work. She has a passion for what she does and it definitely shows. As much as she enjoys her work, Lanee equally loves spending time with her family and friends.
Melissa Rabalais has been in the industry for 15 years. She started off as a massage therapist but quickly discovered her passion for skin care. After acquiring her license in esthetics, she worked in her hometown of Houma at a popular spa for over four years. After meeting her husband, they moved to Lafayette where she worked at Ashero Spa for 8 years. Melissa joined our team in 2014 when O2 moved to River Ranch and had it's grand opening. Melissa has been married for over 10 years and has an eight year old daughter.
Esthetician / Lash Artist
Caroline graduated from McNeese State University in 2012. In 2013 she earned her Esthetician license at Aveda Institute. Her first job was at a medical spa, La Bonne Vie. After moving to Lafayette, she began working at O2 Face and Body Spa. Caroline has been working at O2 since 2014 where she specializes in eyelash extensions. She loves the relaxed setting at O2 and feels that each one of her clients are very special.
Holly Foreman Cormier
Licensed Massage Therapist
Holly was born in Lafayette and raised in Church Point. After graduating from Church Point High School, she married Kevin Louis Cormier. They have four children; Madison, Tucker, Kimberly and Brian. After her kids were born, Holly decided to go to school under the advisement of her mother. She sat in on a few classes at Blue Cliff College and "was hooked!" She began classes in 2003 and graduated with the highest marks in her class. She started working at Ashero Spa in 2004 and stayed 10 years before leaving to join the O2 Face and Body Spa team. "Brittani is such an inspiring young woman. I knew I had to be a part of the dream she is making a reality."
When Holly isn't following her passion as a LMT, she is following her other passion being a wife to Kevin, mother to her four children and now a grandmother to her newest family member, Rae'Lynn
Mary "Pinky" Perrodin
Licensed Massage Therapist / Reiki Master / Reflexologist
I’m thrilled and honored to be working at 02 face & body. For a little over 5 years, I’ve been having the time of my life, being in service at 02. Not only is the owner Brittani Bass Pitre a business owner, she’s also a wife, mother and a positive, strong young woman.
My story in Reiki, Reflexology and Massage Therapy, unfolded while taking charge of my own health and wellbeing. When I was in my early forties, my body was riddled with pain. After years of pain and doctors, I finally received a diocese of Fibromyalgia. I tried everything to get relief of sleepless nights, flare ups, headaches, irritability, joint stiffness, and tingling feet. The muscle pain was eased with medical steroid shots, anti-depressants and anything that would keep the tenderness at bay. But, I was convinced that the body can heal itself.
I first began studying and practicing Reiki. This form of healing work helped me with anxiety, combating stress and fatigue. Later, I took a half a year Reflexology course in Texas. There I learned the path of releasing painful tender points or trigger points.
Shortly after, I met Brittani and shared my dream to help other people. She encouraged me to pursue a massage license and assured me that she would be supportive after my graduation. True to her word, I began practicing Reiki, Reflexology and Massage Therapy at 02. I’ve been through a lot and I can honestly say that I’m at least 90% pain free, any given day. All this can be accomplished through meditation, energy work and physical manipulation.
My love and passion is helping other people get in touch with their body, mind and spirit. I also enjoy volunteering at the Miles Perret Cancer Services - Wellness Center. Brittany McDade has an in creditable program there.
It’s a good day when releasing stress, even for a little while, getting rid of stress, can and will reset the muscle memory, improve circulation and allow healing in the tissue, nerves and organs. 02 face and body spa, has a beautiful safe space and staff, to do just that! In closing, I am grateful to “The Holy Spirit” for giving me the courage to move forward in love, harmony and peace.
Laynee Jo DeBarge
Esthetician / Lash Artist / Makeup Artist / Front Desk
Laynee, better know as "Jojo" at O2, is a newer face to the spa. Jojo was born and raised in Eunice. In addition to being an Esthetician, Lash Artist, and Makeup Artist she is also a Licensed Cosmetologist. After she started working at O2, she quickly realized that her passion is in the spa side of the industry. She considers working at O2 a blessing and she absolutely loves her job of making people not only look but feel beautiful as well! Jojo's many talents, strong work ethic and sweet spirit are all such assets to the O2 Face and Body Spa Team!
Valerie Laxson Poole
Spa Assistant / Front Desk
Valerie comes to us from New Iberia. Her family was in the retail industry for over 100 years. After working as a gift buyer for 20 plus years, she became a stay at home mom. With her daughter going off to college in the fall, she thought it would be great to get back to work. She is enjoying learning all of the ins and outs of the spa business, and is glad to be a part of the O2 team!!
Dr. Stephen R. Salopek Jr. was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from North Hills High School. He graduated from Penn State University in 1981 with a degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering.
Dr. Salopek arrived in South Louisiana in April, 1981 where he began employment with Marathon Oil Company. He resigned in 1992 to attend medical school at LSU Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. As a senior medical student, he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, and graduated in 1997. He received his internal medicine training at Charity Hospital in New Orleans through LSU Medical Center.
Dr. Salopek, his wife Monica and their 3 children returned to Lafayette in 2000, and has been practicing General Internal Medicine since that time. He is a member of the medical staff at Lafayette General Medical Center, Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital, Park Place Surgical Center and Louisiana Extended Care Hospital. He has been board certified in Internal Medicine since 2000 through the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He is a member of the Louisiana State Medical Society and the Lafayette Parish Medical Society.