Meaghan - Owner
Certified Advanced Esthetician, Educator & Certified Permanent Makeup Artist (Microblading and Ombre Powder Brows)

Since the age of 12 years old I struggled with severe acne. I spent years making trips to the dermatologist, applying prescription creams and taking oral antibiotics to try and heal my skin. Nothing was working; still day after day I would wake up and cake as much makeup as I could on my skin to try and hide the blemishes.

I actually grew to love the makeup. Even though it started as a security blanket, I was also a competitive dancer, so I got to play with stage makeup every weekend and turn it into something fun.

After high school I took a year off to pursue dance as a career, but right before my first paid gig I ended up in the hospital with appendicitis. The recovery process was enough to get me dropped from the company and set me back far enough in my training that after one more audition, (which I actually got – look for me in the K-OS “Sunday Morning” music video – my claim to fame) I decided I needed to find something a little more stable. I took a job at GoodLife Fitness as a Customer Service Representative and a Group Exercise Instructor. The hours weren’t great and the work wasn’t fun… I needed something that I could enjoy as much as I enjoyed dancing.

In 2007 my best friend told me she was going to hair school in the fall. I was never interested in hair, but I loved makeup and she told me that there was an Esthetics school in the same building. As I read through the brochure I realized there was a long list of classes in the “Skin Care” section and suddenly it occurred to me that I had never been taught about quality cosmetics or how to properly take care of my skin. I knew this was it! I could learn how to clear my skin, and then I could help others do the same! I could help people gain their self-esteem back.

One year later I graduated with Honours from Elegance School of Esthetics. I spent the first 6.5 years of my career working at well-established spas around Guelph. I gained a wealth of knowledge and experience and developed a positive reputation in the community. In 2014 I was inspired to open my doors as Skin Studio Spa where I could focus on the things I love most – radiant, healthy skin, and enhancing a woman’s natural beauty with cosmetics to truly help them look and feel beautiful in their own skin.

Molly - Spa Manager
Certified Advanced Esthetician - Specializes in Facials and Airbrush Tanning

Growing up, I matured very quickly. By the time I was in second grade, I began to get pimples on my face. By the time the sixth grade rolled around, and everyone else just started to get breakouts mine were very bad, so I turned to makeup. I became very good at using it at a very young age.

As I got older my acne concerns grew smaller, but I still loved getting dolled up. In high school I wouldn't leave the house without makeup on. Getting ready to go to parties or events with my friends was always something I enjoyed because a lot of them would ask me to do their makeup for them, even my older sister wanted her makeup done by me! It has always been something I have enjoyed doing, but I never considered making a career out of it.

When I was finished grade twelve I went directly into school for Broadcast Journalism. I enjoyed it and learned a lot, but about half way through my third year at school I realized "This isn't something I will enjoy doing as a career for the rest of my life."

I then began to look into going to school for hair and esthetics, but with student loans hanging over my head, it was not a realistic dream for me to have.

For the year following my completion of school, I worked as a server and then as a residential cleaner. They were okay jobs, but neither were what I wanted as a career - they were just filler jobs to me. I began to feel very fed up with working - not because I don't want to work, I just want to love what I'm doing and enjoy going to work every day.

When I saw the ad posting about a receptionist job at Skin Studio Spa, I immediately jumped at the opportunity. It was something I thought I would do well at, and love to do, and I wasn't wrong.

Since starting here I have learned so much about makeup and about the importance of skin care, and I am still learning new things every day, and loving it! I love the atmosphere, the clients and the job itself and look forward to growing with the spa.

Amanada - Esthetician
Certified Advanced Esthetician - Specializes in Lashes and Brows

I became interested in the beauty industry at a very young age. My family always knew I would end up in this field, so when I began a co-op placement at a local salon in grade 11 and 12 they were thrilled to see me pursuing my passion. I furthered my education in hair when I enrolled at Voila Institute of Hair Design and graduated with honours in 2016. I then officially began my career in the beauty industry and continued with hair for 2 more years.

During my time as a hairstylist, I would find myself especially interested in my clients' concerns surrounding their skin, nutrition, etc. I quickly realized that although I loved the beauty industry and wanted to excel within it, hair wasn't my true calling. I enrolled in the medical aesthetics program at Gina's College of Advanced Aesthetics in May 2018; I knew their quality of education was highly regarded and their hands-on program was essential in perfecting practical skills and preparing for a lifelong career as a knowledgeable aesthetician. As soon as the program started I knew I was in the right place, and that I was chasing the right career.

I graduated my program in December 2018, and I am beyond excited to continue learning all aspects of the aesthetic world. Going into my program, I knew working with the team at Skin Studio Spa was my end goal, so when I saw they were hiring, I jumped at the opportunity! I have already learned so much more than school can teach since joining Meaghan and her team, and I'm so happy to be a part of Skin Studio Spa!

Stephanie - Esthetician
Certified Advanced Esthetician - Specializes in Facials and Lashes

Before I discovered my passion for skin and all things esthetics I was pursuing a career in psychology at the University of Guelph. Towards the end of my education I was receiving a lot of push back and obstacles from those in the field. It was around this time I started to see an aromatherapist to address the stress I was harbouring in my body. Through her, I began to explore holistic therapies, natural skin care and the world of esthetics. I kept receiving signs to further dive into the beauty industry so I decided to take the leap and join the Esthetics & Spa Therapies program at Seneca College in Toronto (where I am originally from). I quickly fell in love with the industry, enjoying the continuous learning opportunities, but also the ability to help people feel great about themselves. I had been watching Skin Studio Spa grow into an amazing 5-star location since it’s conception and I knew it was where I wanted to be. So, when the opportunity arose to apply I immediately took the chance. I am beyond ecstatic to be a part of Skin Studio Spa and I cannot thank Meaghan, her team and Skin Studio’s amazing clients enough for welcoming me with open arms. I look forward to growing into an amazing esthetician and helping clients fall in love with themselves.

Danielle C. - Esthetician
Certified Advanced Esthetician & Certified Nutritionist - Specializes in Facials and Brazilian Sugaring

From a young age I was interested in beauty. I can remember my grandmother painting my nails when I was very young, as well as giving my mom pretend manicures and pedicures. In high school I enjoyed spending time experimenting with makeup. However, it wasn't until I was halfway through my University degree in Anthropology that realized Aesthetics was something I could pursue as a career.

I enrolled in Rinaldi College of Aesthetics where I discovered my passion for skin care. Along with our other aesthetics courses, we were given a brief course on nutrition and how it played a role in skin care. It was then that I began to link some of the my own skin issues with some of my nutrition and lifestyle choices. I learned that what we put into our bodies can be just as important as the products we use on it.

Recently, I decided to expand my knowledge in nutrition. I completed a Nutrition Diploma and am currently working on completing my Advanced Nutrition Diploma through Shaw Academy. I hope to be able to better treat client's concerns as well as educate them in the use of homecare products in combination with nutrition in order to maximize the results achieved in their treatments.

I am happy to be able to work with Meaghan and her team at Skin Studio Spa and look forward to growing with the business.

Danielle D. - Guest Services

As an entrepreneur I have always known the importance of a professional image. Looking our best for our clients, and always representing our brand means taking the time to take care of ourselves. I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to work along side these fabulous ladies who have helped educate me in various elements of skin and body care.
Active in the wedding industry, I spend a lot of my time assisting couples achieve their wedding dreams. Skin and body care is an important part of looking and feeling your best on this very important day, and I love that I am now able to help clients achieve their beauty goals too!