Tanya: lead stylist + makeup artist
Meet Tanya Layton. She's 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 1997, 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 certified sugar hair removal technician.
We may sound biased, but we're sure 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 cut.
We haven't met a single soul who doesn't love her infectious upbeat vibe. She's a gem!
MELISSA: STYLIST + Makeup artist
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 and their energetic Great Dane.
Alynn has been a licensed Hairstylist since 2009, She enjoys all aspects of the hair industry. She specializes in both men and women’s styling and colouring, But it doesn’t end there Alynn Also performs manicures, pedicures, waxing, ear piercing and make-up services as well, She truly believes everyone is beautiful and enjoys making everyone feel beautiful! Her warm and easy going demeanour will make anyone feel at ease. Alynn has completed many Aveda cut, colour, styling and make-up seminars. When Alynn is not at the salon, She can be found spending time with her 2 children Olivia and Owen and their 2 dogs. Alynn also enjoys reading, cooking classes, dancing, photography and being outdoors.
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.
Cara Lee is the epitome of artist. She's been styling since 2004 and is certified in colour correction. She has a crazy knack for pairing colour and cut with a client's skin tone, eye colour and facial structure.
Cara's personal goal is to give her clients more than what they expect, to pay attention to what they envision and to give them a look they can achieve at home.
In her free time, she's usually with her three girls or singing, writing songs and producing music with her husband.
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 and her hubby Matt spend a lot of time in the great outdoors with their Chocolate Lab, chilling at the beach and checking out music festivals.
Sarah: stylist + esthetician
The Wabi Sabi team are delighted to introduce our talented new member, Sarah. Sarah is such an asset to our family as she is trained in both aesthetics and hairstyling. Upon receiving her aesthetic diploma from Fanshawe College in 2013, she directly moved to Kingston to attend hairstyling at St. Lawrence College.
This gal can do just about any service in the beauty industry! She is available full time and is very flexible to accommodate most any clientele. She continues to train and expand her knowledge in the cosmetic field and her services will soon be in high demand. Her sweet demeanour, and willingness to please will make this Miss Congeniality a favourite of guests here at Wabi Sabi and Sugar Mama Spa!
After living in Toronto studying and working in the Fashion industry for ten years, Leah realized her love and passion for the hair industry.
As a recent Beauty Academy graduate, Leah has found the pleasure of styling hair for editorial, fashion shows and weddings. In addition to styling, Leah's main focus is utilizing colour techniques to create looks for clients that will enhance and compliment their individual style.
Leah is definitely passionate about all aspects of fashion and hair, and loves sharing ideas to captivate a unique look for her clients through colour, and that perfect cut.
This is Rachael, AKA Rae. She just came on board with us as an apprentice hairstylist. She's currently studying at the London Beauty Academy and is graduating in September. She’s nuts about colour and 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 too.