TANYA: Lead Stylist + Makeup Artist
Meet Tanya Layton - the BossBabe owner of Wabi Sabi. She's been in the industry for almost 20 years and lives for making her clients feel, own and celebrate their beauty. Tanya is a mom of five (yep, five!), a wife and has a three-year-old granddaughter. She's currently obsessed with charcuterie and cheeses, Game of Thrones and of course, coffee.
When she was a child, she moved around with her family quite a bit. She was born on the beautiful island of Newfoundland where both of her parents are from. When she was about 10, she and her four siblings moved to London with their parents where they stayed for a few years. In the late ‘80s, they went back to the island and planted roots there. It was a charming place to grow up and she wouldn't change it for the world.
When she returned to London in 1998, she went on to Marvel Beauty School and continues to update her skills through Advanced AVEDA Academy courses. Tanya is an honours graduate of Make up Artistry from London’s Elegance Esthetics. Tanya is also a certified eyelash technician and sugar hair removal technician. We may sound biased, but we're positive you’ll love her down-to-earth personality, her charm and her wit.
This is Andrea. She's been a stylist for almost 15 years and knocking the socks off our clients for almost 10 of them. Although Andrea is great at everything she does with scissors and colour, she specializes in short hair. She's a crazy-talented cake designer, but we'll leave that for another day!
Andrea's family knew from the time she was a toddler that hair was her calling. Back in those days, she practised on the family cat, but these days she prefers a more traditional method of learning the latest colour trends, cutting techniques and the newest AVEDA products.
When she's not making magic with scissors, she's hanging out with her hubby Lionel, their son Rui and their dog and cat.
We haven't met a single soul who doesn't love her infectious upbeat vibe. She's a gem!
MELISSA: Stylist, Makeup Artist, Lash Technician
This lovely girl was Wabi Sabi's first hire! Melissa has been with us for a decade, having finished her apprenticeship under Tanya Layton's guidance after graduating from Devog Hair Academy.
She's a licensed Makeup Artist, is a certified Lash Technician and continues to stay on top of every season's uber trends.
Melissa's calm and compassionate nature combined with her natural flair for styling is the reason her clients have stayed with her for years. On her days off, she spends most of her time with her daughter, her hubby, their energetic Great Dane and their new Boxer Capone.
ALYNN: Stylist & Makeup Artist
Alynn has been a hairstylist for almost a decade and truly loves everything about the industry. She's a wiz with both mens and womens styling and colouring. She's also a wicked esthetician and makeup artist, and has a naturally warm and easygoing personality.
On her days away from the salon, Alynn's hanging out with her kids, Olivia and Owen and their two dogs. She's an avid reader, cook, dancer, photographer and nature lover.
After welcoming her baby girl Leanna into the world, our lovely Suzanna took some off to embrace mommyhood. Now she’s back and taking clients at @sugarspa only on Saturdays for the month of August. But don’t fret, she’ll be back full-time again in September!
Suzanna is a licensed Esthetician and has been sugaring for more than a decade and she’s the very best in London. Not to mention her hot stone massages...
She's crazy about skincare, manicures and pedicures, sugaring and body treatments. She's also crazy about cooking, baking, her hubby Said and her baby girl.
Say hello to Brittney. She's been styling coifs since 2005 and has advanced training from AVEDA, Vidal Sassoon and Revlon. She's insanely educated in hair colouring and also specializes in Great Lengths hair extensions.
This gal, a Huron country native, is not only a crazy-talented Esthetician, Makeup Artist, Massage Therapist and Lash Technician, she's all about ensuring her clients leave the spa feeling refreshed, renewed and relaxed.
Jessica spends a lot of time in the great outdoors with her Chocolate Lab, chilling at the beach and checking out music festivals.
RACHAEL: Apprentice Stylist
This is Rachael, AKA Rae. She just came on board with us as an apprentice hairstylist. She's a recently graduated from the London Beauty Academy and is nuts about colour. She is planning to become a Master Colourist specializing in blondes.
But she’s not just London's “next top stylist,” she’s also a killer makeup artist. Just a couple of years ago, she graduated from CMU College of Makeup Art & Design where she also studied special effects makeup.
Rachael has two pet rabbits and a cat, is currently nuts about Kill Bill, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World and Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and is so Harry Potter obsessed that she has a tattoo dedicated to it.
We love Rae and we know you’ll love her too.