— Team —
meet our junkies
If you are wondering “who chose this awesome 80’s playlist?!” while you’re getting a brow wax, that’s Ashlee! She enjoys conversations about cats and art, over large cups of coffee. Having a fashion retail background, she is up-to-date with the latest trends and will always compliment a nice outfit (especially the shoes!). Eager to combine her 6 years of customer service with her quirky personality, Ashlee is excited to be a part of the Spa Junkie team!
A teenage beauty product junkie, Anne’s interest in beauty led her to study esthetics in depth, graduating with honours in both regular and medical esthetics programs from Versailles Academy. When it comes to the products and treatments available here at Spa Junkie, there are none that Anne hasn’t tried herself and she is always happy to share her own experience with clients. Her favourite services include brow shaping, facials and microdermabrasion because of that instant uplift which leaves her clients fresh faced and glowing.
You may already know her! She’s the first and last face you see at Spa Junkie. As the Manager, Alex makes sure that your spa experience runs seamlessly. Taking care of you is her top priority and with 18 years in customer service, she is well-equipped to do so. Alex is at the heart of our work. We couldn’t do what we do without a strong, organizational hand at the helm. If you enjoy our boutique you should know Alex is the creative force behind our beautiful showcases. She shops for much of what you see on display.
Our lovely Diana initially entered the beauty industry at a young age in her family’s own salon. After working in and studying esthetics for many years, Diana left salon life only to return to her passion for beauty. Diana is known for her soft, gentle touch in waxing and sugaring, and is equally adept at meticulously shaping brows for her devoted clientele. A big fan of the Age Smart Line from Dermologica, this second generation beauty professional relies on her over fifteen years of experience to provide expert, efficient service. Diana loves what she does, and it shows.
Our resident specialist in microblading, shaping eyebrows is her favourite service; a semi-permanent shaping and filling in of the brow that is the latest trend in esthetic services. Happiness for her is giving her clients brows that suit their face shape and personal style, all the while enhancing their natural beauty. She can also help you in French and English – she’s that awesome! Her faves from Dermalogica: Pre-Cleanse, Clearing Face Wash and the Overnight Clearing Gel, and she doesn’t leave the house without her Elta (clear) Sun Protection.
Over 15 years, Linda has worked as a freelance beauty consultant with Holt Renfrew and other stores, and as acting manager for one of the busiest Spa/Day retreats in the City. She studied the art of gentle hair removal at the acclaimed Sugar Moon in Toronto and is committed to making hair removal as painless as possible by mastering the art of “the gentle release.” Now partner at Spa Junkie, she is happy to be able to realize her vision of providing efficient, fast service in an elegant surrounding. She loves that at Spa Junkie you can get in and out quickly, but if you want to stay all day, you can!
Originally from Toronto, Maria feels esthetics is an art that allows her to “bring out the best and most beautiful side of myself and everyone around me.” Her love of painting is revealed in her clients’ makeup application as she recreates the landscapes she’s been exposed to on her travels. Working with Yonka is especially enjoyable as for her as she appreciates the light, natural fragrances and the fresh glow and feeling it leaves on the skin. Maria is always looking for beauty, in art and in life. She is eager to learn more and remain constantly creative.
Originally from Edmonton, Jennifer has been an esthetics professional for over twenty years providing services such as facials and sugaring. She is always keen to learn and do more for her clients. One of her favourite aspects of the job is witnessing the positive transformations she is able to create, using products like GM Collin — one of her most loved products. When she is not working or spending time with family she is often practicing hot yoga, skiing or walking her dog.
Meet Nina! There is a new face on the floor at Spa Junkie. We are delighted to introduce Nina. Nina hails from the Ukraine and began her career in esthetics on arrival to Canada eleven years ago. Originally a nail technician, Nina expanded on her skills by taking courses in waxing, sugaring and skin care. She has since become a specialist in the art of the Brazilian and the product that she most likes to recommend to her clients is the GM Collin GF Serum. We invite you to come in and meet Nina, our newest professional at Spa Junkie.
New to Spa Junkie, Amy is an Ottawa native. For a lady so young, she has already been in the industry an impressive amount of time. Amy says that “she fell in love with making people feel good.” Ten years later, she still feels that love and we are very happy that the clients she will be making feel good are here at Spa Junkie. Her favourite service is sugaring with make-up application running a close second. Amy’s preferred products include Bota Peptide eye contour and the Jane Iredale pressed powder. In her free time you’ll find Amy enjoying her family and listening to music.
— what our junkies say —
— fanatic facts —
Our team are all spa junkies in their own right. We’re passionate about what we do,
which is why we spend our waking hours honing our craft – it’s a beautiful thing.
That’s how we know you’ll love your visit to Ottawa’s Best Spa.
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