Skin Studio Spa opened it’s doors in 2014 in northern Guelph, Ontario. After being a working Esthetician for 6 years, it was born out of a desire to focus on more of what I was passionate about, and help other women in beauty do the same - turn the things that we loved about the industry into successful careers! I wanted to build closer relationships with my clients and create a space and a culture where people felt welcomed, relaxed and cared for, where I could support them through their skincare and self care journeys and see their transformations! As our team grew, the business evolved and I have been blessed to come to know so many huge-hearted women who share my passions and take care of our beloved spa clients everyday.

In 2020, during the pandemic, the studio saw many changes and began to grow in many new and exciting ways. Temporarily closing our doors to services inspired the birth of our e-commerce business with our online boutique and virtual offerings. We also endured a vehicle accident that devastated our store as we knew it, but inspired the re-designing and growth of our brick & mortar boutique, and finally our rebranding to Skin Studio Beauty Co. in early 2021. 2022 brought the introduction of our online courses for beauty professionals, and allowed us to finally step into our new identity as a well-rounded beauty company - not "just" a spa.

I am so grateful for the growth and evolution that Skin Studio has seen over the years, and excited for what’s to come! Thanks for visiting, and supporting my small business and amazing team!

Meaghan - Owner
Certified Advanced Esthetician & Industry Mentor

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 Beauty Co 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.

Danielle - Spa Assistant
with Skin Studio since 2017

After 4.5 years in guest services at Skin Studio, I made the switch to a behind the scenes support role. I love creating and maintaining systems that help the spa run smoothly and ultimately contribute to the overall client experience.
Customer service has always been a passion of mine and coming from a family of entrepreneurs (and running my own business for almost 15 years), I thrive on providing solutions and keeping everything organized.
I absolutely love the opportunities this role provides and that I get to support Meaghan and her wonderful team every day. It not only challenges me to learn new things but allows me to use the skills and knowledge from my previous roles.

Kate - Guest Services Representative
with Skin Studio since 2023

I’ve always been conscious about what I put in, and what I do with my body, but my interest and excitement for beauty started several years ago when I started picking apart the ingredient lists in my skin care and cosmetics and - ick. To my (what shouldn’t have been a) surprise, when I use clean, quality products on my skin, I feel and look better! This was a vital realization that has enhanced and transformed my self-care and wellness routines over the last few years, and I can’t wait to explore this further at Skin Studio Beauty Co!

I have an education in merchandising and visual arts, and a long career in sales, but my professional passion is customer service and helping people find the best solutions for them. I love that I’m encouraged and empowered to use my creativity in the studio and on social media, and I love that I’m able to have meaningful and impactful conversations about wellness with our team and amazing clients.

I feel so supported and inspired in this environment, and I’m so excited to experience this journey with everyone here!

Nadia - Guest Services Representative
with Skin Studio since 2023

The beauty industry has intrigued me for as long as I can remember. As a young girl, I would read all sorts of magazines and wonder how I could emulate the beauty of their cover stars. It wasn’t until I got older and my skin started changing that I realized self care was their secret.

Developing acne and eczema in my teens led me to embark on a quest to find effective solutions that would target all of my skin concerns without overly sensitizing my skin. This quest for knowledge quickly evolved into a genuine passion for skincare. My knowledge has helped transform my skin and has aided my friends and family in finding the best solutions for them. Through my skin journey, I discovered the profound link between self-care and self-confidence. In my heart, I genuinely believe that when you look good, you feel good, and you do good unto the world.

I’m so appreciative to be a part of the Guest Services team at Skin Studio Beauty Co. as it truly melds my love for the beauty industry with my love for helping others. Getting to connect with and welcome each individual who enters the studio is so meaningful to me because it sets the precedent for the rest of their experience with us. Working alongside such intelligent, funny, and empowering women every day is just the icing on the cake.

Danielle - Esthetician - with Skin Studio since 2017
Certified Esthetician - specializes in Facials and Brazilian Sugaring

For as long as I can remember I’ve been interested in all things beauty. As a little girl I loved having my nails done and can remember painting my mother’s and my grandmother’s nails. Going to school for esthetics was always in the back of my mind but I felt pressure to attend university. I studied anthropology and sociology at the University of Guelph for a few years before pulling the trigger and enrolling in Rinaldi College of Aesthetics. I was immediately drawn to skincare and hoped that I could one day find a job where I could focus on facials and skincare.

After a few jobs in other spas that had left me feeling unsatisfied, I finally found Skin Studio. During my time with Meaghan and the Skin Squad I have been able to dive into my passion of holistic skincare. As I grew and evolved I realized I have a great love for alternative holistic healing modalities. I have been able to take a number of courses over the years on techniques like Gua Sha, cupping, breathwork, intentional cold exposure, nutrition and advanced facial massage. I love being able to incorporate different modalities into my work to create a holistic experience and be able to treat my clients as whole. I believe with all my heart that healing begins from the inside out and that holistic aesthetics has a place in everyone’s healing journey.

Stephanie - Esthetician - with Skin Studio since 2019
Certified Medical 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 Beauty Co 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 Beauty Co 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.

Faroza - Esthetician - with Skin Studio since 2022
Certified Medical Esthetician

My love for hair, makeup, and cosmetics started when I was very young. As a teenager I knew I wanted my field of study to be beauty related. I tried to explore different things, however a career in the Aesthetics field seemed like something I’d be passionate about. I slowly became more and more curious about products and treatments. I one day began researching various skin care brands, and products. I learned that skin care is much more than just applying masks or serums. My desire to learn more persisted, and I started to look into finding the right program or courses that would help me learn more.
Driven by the desire to understand my skin and gain more knowledge about Aesthetic services and treatments, I began a Medical Aesthetics program at the International Beauty Institute in Toronto. This program helped me get an in depth understanding of body treatments, makeup- application, waxing, and so forth. It really helped me gain skills that are beneficial in the Aesthetics field.

I graduated with honours in 2021, and received my Medical Aesthetics diploma. My relationship with skin and skin care changed. I knew I wanted to help people make a difference in their own skin and overall well being. I started looking for opportunities to start working as an Esthetician as soon as I graduated.

Skin Studio Beauty Co. had an open position for an Esthetician, and I took the opportunity to apply. It has been an honour to be able to work with Meaghan and her team. They are so welcoming, supportive and helpful. I continue to learn so much every day and work with amazing clients. While doing what I love most, I look forward to growing both professionally as an Esthetician, and contributing to the growth of the business as a whole.

Hannah - Esthetician - with Skin Studio since 2022
Certified Medical Esthetician

As a little girl, I was always fascinated and inspired by all things beauty. I would stay up late on school nights and do my makeup all night, perfecting my techniques. As I got older, I started falling in love with skin care. I started educating myself, my friends, and my family, and I saw how much of an impact a good skincare routine could have on someone’s skin and their overall confidence. I knew this was the career I wanted to pursue.
In 2021, I moved to Kitchener, Ontario, where I went to school at Conestoga College to become a certified aesthetician. This program exceeded my knowledge in skin care, body treatments, ingredients, manicures, and waxing. I was so lucky to have my co op selected for me to be at Skin Studio Beauty Co. Since I started with the skin squad I quickly became apart of the family and have been learning so much. Meaghan and Molly have proved how much they care not only about the business but about the learning culture of the spa. I felt like I finally found a place I belong and thrive in. I am passionate and have a love for all things beauty but also enjoy skiing at blue mountain, watching sunsets, and being with friends and family. I am so excited for all of you to get to know me but mostly excited for me get to know all of you!

Jordyn - Esthetician - with Skin Studio since 2023
Certified Medical Esthetician

In high school I loved experimenting with makeup and was heavily interested in the beauty community. From there stemmed my passion for skincare. I loved watching YouTube videos of people trying different facials, and reviewing skin care products, and was always that person who loved to watch pimple popping videos. After taking a year off of highschool I decided to start my learning journey at Humber College in the Spa Management/ Esthetician program. Upon completion, I graduated with honours and was ranked in the top 15 for my program. Humber offered an amazing program that taught me a wide variety of services and the business aspect of owning a spa as well. The teachers there really want you to succeed and grow, making my 2 years there a very memorable experience. My love and passion for the spa industry grew throughout school with facials and medical treatments being my favourite. My favourite part about being an esthetician is connecting with my clients and providing them with a space to relax. I’m very grateful to be at Skin Studio Beauty Co and have another amazing environment where I can learn, grow, and build lasting friendships. I have already met so many wonderful staff members and clients, making me proud to be apart of the Skin Squad.