Our Mission

At Vanilla Sugar, we have put an astounding amount of time into the development of our culture and environment. We are a small boutique spa tucked away in the back of a building in Peoria and we have a lot fun here. Our group of skin care therapists put a lot of attention to education and creating top quality services and products to provide a results driven focus. Our main goal is to give the best possible treatments with outstanding customer service and to give life changing results.

One of the things that you'll be sure to experience with is us is always a friendly smile. You will probably even laugh, more than once. We welcome you to experience our top notch and highly educated professionals in our calm and secluded little place in Peoria.

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Our Team

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Master Esthetician

Liz is the CBO (Chief Beauty Officer) of Vanilla Sugar Face & Body and has a passion to offer her clients something amazing with every visit. She loves to make her clients feel cared for and make them laugh (it is the best medicine after all). Her passion and decades of experience drives results for her clients with reversing damage to the skin with anti-aging treatments, acne clearing & scaring issues in the skin. She is Navy Veteran, published author & mentor to other spa owners across the country. Her goal in running the spa is to provide an amazing & healthy working environment for our guests & our team.

Liz spends her free time volunteering in the community, cooking, gardening, exercising and most of all with her family.

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Licensed Esthetician

Carissa has always loved all things beauty. Right after her senior year of high school, she moved from Texas and returned to her home town in Illinois to be with family and work to get her esthetics license. Carissa graduated from Tricoci University at the top of her class. She takes great pride in her work and loves to make clients feel confident, healthy and looking great. Carissa loves working at Vanilla Sugar because of her passions for waxing and facials. In her free time, Carissa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, or watching movies or makeup tutorials with her cats.

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Licensed Esthetician

Kelsey is a graduate of Tricoci University of beauty culture in Peoria and has been practicing esthetics since 2015. Her love for this industry first stemmed from an interest in makeup artistry and quickly grew into a passion for skin care, waxing, and so much more.

She strives to help each client to feel comfortable and confident in their own skin during each visit and is consistently educating herself to give her clients the best results. She loves meeting new people and is always excited to help you with your beauty needs!

Outside of the spa Kelsey enjoys baking, shopping, spending time with family and friends and loves the company of her furry companions.


 Spa Policies & Etiquette


Please understand that when you forget or cancel your appointment without giving enough notice, we miss the opportunity to fill that appointment time, and clients on our waiting list miss the opportunity to receive services. Our appointments are confirmed 48 hours in advance via text and email because we know how easy it is to forget an appointment you booked months ago. Since the services are reserved for you personally, we reserve the right to apply a Cancellation Fee of 50% of the appointment(s) cost if you choose to keep future appointments with us.

The cancellation policy allows us the time to inform our standby guests of any availability, as well as keeping our Vanilla Sugar team members scheduled filled, thus better serving everyone. Vanilla Sugar Face & Body policies are presented and provided in the best quality and tradition of excellent servicing for our established and future clientele. Thank you for viewing and supporting our policies criteria.


If you NO-SHOW your appointment with us, you will need to pay the full cost of the missed appointment if you would like to schedule another appointment with us.

This is what will happen if you no-show: If you NO SHOW your appointment we will give you a call or text to make sure everything is ok. We know life happens. However, if you no-show we reserve the right to request that you pay the full cost of the missed appointment(s) if you want to schedule another appointment with us.


As a courtesy, we will email & text your service appointments 48 hours prior to your appointment date. We request that you confirm your appointment with us. At 24 hours before your appointment, you'll receive another text and email reminder of your appointment. However, please understand that it is your responsibility to remember your appointment dates and times to avoid late arrivals, missed appointments and the cancellation fee.


  • For your first visit to our Spa, we request that you arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time to allow for your initial consultation.

  • If receiving a lash service, please arrive with CLEAN lashes that are mascara free. If you are wearing make-up, please arrive an extra 10 minute early so that you can remove it so you can enjoy your full appointment.

  • With return visits to our spa, we ask that you arrive about 5 minutes before your appointment time. We absolutely don't like running late for any of our spa guests.