SALON MENTORS

John Aquilina – Owner & Founder

John began his career in hairdressing in 1999 and as he evolved as a talented artist, he quickly discovered a deep-rooted passion for growing individuals both personally and professionally. He has proudly created a brand and business along-side a team of passionate professionals that have become like family. John strives to create a warm and welcoming environment for his guests and team to enjoy while operating an innovative business driven by bespoke beauty trends, exclusive brands, and exceptional service.

“It is hard to fail but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”- Theodore Roosevelt

Mark Noland – Creative Director/Salon Mentor

With over a decade of industry experience, Mark’s passion for cutting and styling has inspired a new level of artistry and education within our salon. His love for hair and bringing out the natural beauty in every guest reflects in his daily craftsmanship. Mark continues to educate himself through international courses to further expand his artistry, and to lead our team of New Talent artists through advanced trainings.

“Strive for continuous improvement instead of perfection.”

Lisa Conforti – Salon Mentor

Lisa is one of our senior colourists, and has been transforming hair for over twenty years. Her experience, knowledge, artistry, and talent shines through her work daily. As an internationally trained artist, Lisa continues to bring new and fresh trends, as well as creating classic, timeless looks for guests of all ages and stages.

“You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life.” – Coco Chanel

Melissa Lunde – Salon Mentor

Melissa brings over 12 years of experience to her craft, specializing in blondes, bobs and pixie cuts. With a passion for both cutting and colouring, Melissa thrives on creativity and the mechanics of hairdressing, as well as being able to make her guests look and feel beautiful from the inside-out.

“Art is what you can get away with.” – Andy Warhol

Heidi Seiffert – Salon Mentor

Heidi has been creatively working with hair for over 10 years, with a passion for hair colouring and retexturizing. She loves learning new techniques and forms of artistry, whether it’s through local and international education, or through creative ventures with photoshoots. Her guests can look forward to a tailored experience with every visit, leaving with beautiful, radiant colour.

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you! – Oprah Winfrey”

SALON ARTISANS

Angel Mochulla – Salon Artisan

Angel has been in the industry for over 8 years with a genuine love for making people look and feel beautiful. As a well-rounded artist, Angel specializes in all areas of hairdressing, from colour, cutting, styling, hair extensions and up-styles. She loves to leave her creative mark with every service.

“Butterflies can’t see their wings. They can’t see how truly beautiful they are, but everyone else can. People are like that.”

Jola Buczkowska – Salon Artisan

As one of our in-house educators, Jola has a great passion for learning, sharing, and continuously evolving. As a highly skilled precision cutter, Jola loves to create the perfect shape and form for every guest. From educating her team and clients on product knowledge and haircare, to her meticulous approach to cutting and colouring, Jola’s love hairdressing shines through in everything she does.

“Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do long after the mood you said it in has left you.”

Boianna-Kathleen Vovko – Salon Artisan

Boianna brings over ten years of experience to her craft, and specializes in all things blonde and beautiful! With a love for fashion, wellness and people, Boianna thrives on change and creativity, and strives to make her clients feel amazing about themselves.

“I‘ve learned that people will forget what you saidpeople will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou 

Gia Gurpreet – Salon Artisan

With over a decade of experience, Gia is still as passionate and excited about the art of hair as she was from day one. She loves to explore different interests and challenge herself to grow both personally and professionally. Gia specializes in all areas of cut and colour and loves making hair beautiful, trendy, and healthy.

“Seems like a good day to shine.”

SALON STYLISTS

Jessica Wyatt – Salon Stylist

Jessica’s love for hairdressing shows in all that she does, from colouring, cutting, and styling. Seeing the change is her guests and the love they have for their new hair  is very rewarding for her.  As a Stylist Jessica is continuously evolving as an artist and loves to share her knowledge with her teammates and salon guests.

“Do it with passion, or don’t do it all.”

Kate Johnston – Salon Stylist

When it comes to stepping out of the box, Kate loves to experiment with colour and style. Her creative edge shows in everything she creates, from colour and cut to up-styles. She especially loves to work with short, textured and curly hair types, creating ready-to-wear looks that are fun and versatile.

“If your hair is done properly and you’re wearing good shoes, you can get away with anything.”

SALON PROTÉGÉS

Angela Melo – New Talent

With a passion for art, photography and travel, it’s no wonder Angela’s curiosity and thirst for creativity led her to the world of hairdressing. As a growing artist, Angela brings a fresh approach to her craft, continuously learning to be provide the best cut and colour services for her clients.

“Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.” – Leondardo da Vinci

NEW TALENT

Michelle Rozak – Assistant

Michelle brings and enthusiastic energy and thirst for learning as she explores all elements of hairdressing. With a genuine love for all aspects of hair, Michelle works along-side our entire team of artists, building her skill-set as a professional hairdresser while helping to make each guest experience a pleasurable one.

“I want to make people feel beautiful, so I became a hairstylist.”

Danielle Beeton – Assistant

Danielle’s love for hairdressing comes from the rewarding feeling of making people look and feel beautiful. Being new to the industry and eager to learn, Danielle enjoys working along-side her teammates, building her artisanal skills and growing creatively.

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” – Marilyn Monroe

ASSISTANTS

Nicole Mazanik

Nicole loves all things hair and is passionate about cutting, colouring, and up-styling. She is dedicated to growing and evolving as an artist and is involved in various trainings to elevate her skillset.

“Hairdresser; An artist whose work is always on display.”

Sheenya Baillie

As a growing artist, Sheenya’s ambitious and dedicated mindset has led her to successfully achieve top of her class. Through continuous education, Sheenya is bringing new and fresh elements of hairdressing to her craft, fueling her passion for cutting and colouring hair.

“Get comfortable being outside of your comfort zone because that’s the only way to grow.”

Kaitlyn Cruise

Kaitlyn has always had an eye for detail and a love for creativity which has fuelled her artisanal skills. Although she loves all aspects of hairdressing, she is most passionate about intricate work such as balayage, colour-melts, short cuts, and barbering. Kaitlyn is continuously evolving as an artist through ongoing education.

“It’s no use going back to yesterday because I was a different person back then.”

Lydia McHale

As an up-and-coming artist, Lydia loves being able to use her creativity to create different looks and styles that put a smile on her client’s face. Much like her love for gardening, Lydia is enjoying the “blooming” process of becoming a multi-passionate hairstylist.

“There is no shame in making mistakes while trying to figure things out. The goal is to live a fulfilling life, not a perfect one. – Rob Hill

AESTHETICIANS

Nadia Rampertab

Nadia brings a decade of experience to her craft, specializing in waxing, threading, makeup, facials, and relaxation massage. Her favourite “B” words are brows and brazilians. Nadia is a passionate aesthetician and educator who loves to enhance the natural beauty of her clients while providing a comfortable and professional atmosphere.

“When I make my clients smile, that’s real success.”

CUSTOMER SERVICE TEAM

Jen Wisdom – Salon & Spa Manager

Jen has an undeniable love for fashion, hair, makeup, and people. From behind the scenes to behind the front desk, Jen looks after every detail with a fine-tooth comb. With over thirteen years of experience, her love for salon management and customer relations shows in everything she does and is completely committed to providing our guests with the optimum concierge experience.

“Good shoes take you good places.”

Julie Bruene- Customer Service Representative

With an exceptional background in marketing and publishing, Julie brings a wealth of experience to our customer service team. Whether she is helping with events, coordinating daily appointments, or working one on one with guests, Julie prides herself on her attention to detail and delivering happiness through superior customer service.

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss

Danielle Limcaco – Customer Service Representative

Danielle loves helping to create the optimum beauty experience for each of our guests and seeing them leave happy, refreshed and relaxed. With an eye for detail and organization, Danielle enjoys coordinating salon events, participating in team ventures, and assisting guests in our beauty boutique.

“Be stubborn about your goals, but flexible in your methods.”

Rayne – Customer Service Representative

With a natural love for hair and skincare, Rayne enjoys making every guest experience a pleasurable one. She loves seeing the transformations from start to finish, and helping guests select the best products possible to maintain their look at home.

“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.”