Main Story: September summer specials
Robyn Banfield and Eli (EH-lee) Segura make a pretty dynamic team at Studio V, the only salon in The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.
Robyn has over a decade’s experience in the hair styling industry, and Eli creates magic with her makeup skills. Together, they got our models ready for this month’s cover shoot, with simple, yet effective up-dos, and light makeup application.
Robyn expertly arranged the models’ hair off their faces and Eli used an airbrush makeup system to get that flawless effect.
Born: Grand Cayman
Hobbies: Singing, dancing, helping youths, playing the guitar
Favorite spa treatment: Manicure and pedicure
You may recognize the lovely Anika Conolly from when she was a contestant in the Miss Cayman Islands pageant earlier this year.
Anika has also been an advisor for the 2014/2015 Junior Achievement Program through her employer, CUC, and entered the pageant in the hope of being a role model in her community.
“[We should] teach girls how to grow into young women of grace, intelligence, and confidence,” she says in her pageant interview, “that even though a situation is not ideal, you can still rise to the top.”
la prairie spa
The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
The la prairie spa is an extraordinary facility with large lounges, multiple amenities, an indulgent menu of body and beauty treatments, and features the exemplary service for which The Ritz-Carlton is famously known.
Take a dip in the Jacuzzi, or melt the stress away in the steam room and sauna before you put yourself in the expert hands of the spa’s professional staff.
Visiting the la prairie spa has always been a treat, and with amazing summer specials, you can treat yourself more often. Choose between a massage, facial, mineral body treatment or manicure/pedicure; although at these prices, you can create a bespoke package for yourself and spend the day relaxing.
Born: New York (grew up in Grand Cayman)
Hobbies: Film/theatre, literature, traveling
Favorite spa treatment: Swedish massage
Maia Muttoo has always been an outgoing person, and that’s probably due to the fact that she grew up in a family that is very involved in the local arts and theater. Her father and mother – Henry and Marcia Muttoo – have been with the Cayman National Cultural Foundation, which includes the Harquail Theatre, for many years.
She is presently the events coordinator at Dart Realty.
Born: Miami, FL
Hobbies: Running, reading, stand-up paddleboarding
Favorite spa treatment: Exfoliating scrub
Hannah Reid may have been born in the United States, but her roots are firmly Caymanian. She got her Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies and Journalism at Emery University in Atlanta, followed by her Master’s at University College London.
She is passionate about the environment and counts Little Cayman as one of her favorite places to visit.
She is now back working in the Cayman Islands.