Owner / Salon Manager / Master Stylist
Leeann started training as a stylist in 1996. Since that time, she has worked at many Salons and has also been an instructor and has worked on movie sets and photography sessions. She has managed two salons prior to becoming an owner of Core Salon and Spa in 2011. As a "Red Seal" Master Stylist, Education is a priority for Leeann, thus she has travelled to many training seminars in the USA for upgrading, as well as attending huge stage shows for inspiration on the latest looks and trends. She has met several celebrities in the industry including Ken Paves, Robert Cromeans, Nick Arrojo, Kim Vo and others. Leeann loves her craft and is devoted to all her clients, ensuring a “wow” everytime. One of her favorite memories in her career was when she did such a beautiful style on a mature bride, that the bride was in tears. This is why she loves what she does. But, her heart belongs to her fiance Corey, and their three dogs Gemma, Bailey and Hank. Her time with them is fulfilling and relaxing. She has a positive, easygoing personality. Her motto is “Everything happens for a reason”.
Master Hair Stylist
Hairstyling has been a big part of Laurie’s life. With over 20 years experience, she still gets a high from seeing her finished product. She takes a huge amount of pride in what she does. For her, hair is an Art. It may take a few minutes to learn something, but a life-time devoted to master it. Laurie feels the initial seed of passion really began to flourish after attending International Hair Shows for education classes and stage shows. This is when she realized just what an amazing career she was part of. She has been all over the USA for these Hair Shows and Expos. Laurie really listens to her clients. She loves the challenge and opportunity to be creative when it comes to coloring. One of her most memorable clients came to Laurie with a color she was displeased with. Laurie sat and consulted with the client and quickly realized the color was wrong in several ways for this client – due to skin color and tone. Many variables have to be considered when coloring hair. Laurie changed it up and completed a color correction. The client was amazed and completely blown away. This is what Laurie loves about her job! Family is vitally important to Laurie as well. She says spending time with Dennis, Kody and Brady keeps her grounded. But when she needs a good laugh – that would be with her two nutty sisters!
Senior Hair Stylist
Lexie has always loved the beauty industry and has a creative flair and natural ability in it. She completed her apprenticeship (started in 2015) here at Core under Red Seal Stylist - Leeann (Auntie). She is thoroughly enjoying branching out into growing her own clientele. She consistently researches new products/services/techniques - to keep up to date with the latest beauty trends. Lexie has acquired "blonde specialist" title here at Core bcuz she loves her blonde clients and she is just so good at it. When Lexie is not at work you can find her enjoying nature doing things like fishing, camping, or quadding/mudding with her hubbie Richard. Her favorite "being" is her baby cat - Roo. 🙂
Senior Hair Stylist
Andrea is a Red Seal Hair Stylist, who has been working in her passion since 2005. She loves to play with color! Give her some freedom with your color and she will be in her glee! Building lasting relationships with her clients, and being there throughout their life stages and experiences is one of the things she loves about her career. When she's not behind the chair, she is "doing life" with fiance and her doggy - going on as many adventures as possible! Andrea is a fun loving, bubbly personality who will ensure your visit with her is enjoyable. Her fondest memories that stand out in her career, is having troubled clients literally cry in her chair after a caring service from Andrea. Hugs and smiles are sure to follow your service with Andrea! 🙂
Master Hair Stylist
Gabriele has been performing “hair magic” since 1976! Wow! Talk about committed! We, along with all her clients, have come to adore Gabi. She is the most positive and joy-filled person! She started her training in Austria and from there to Canada she has studied, trained and gained years of valuable experience – owning her own salon at the young age of 23 and loving every minute of it! Gabi loves the social aspect, and having the ability and freedom to express her creativity. Her favorite thing to do is precision hair cutting and it shows! She is so good at it! When Gabi isn’t behind the chair, she likes to garden, do yoga, and loves to learn new languages. One of Gabi’s favorite career experiences is a time when she restyled a wig for a client who had alopecia. The client was overjoyed and it really touched Gabi bcuz her own Mom suffered with Alopecia. We love having Gabi around and she says she’ll “retire when I expire” 😊
Senior Hair Stylist
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Senior Hair Stylist
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Esthetician / Laser Technician
Maria is a beautiful gentle soul who will calm you just by being in her presence! She began her journey in the Beauty Industry in 2012. Since then she has serviced many many clients, working in several spas across BC. Maria's desire is to continue to grow her career and has been upgrading her knowledge and skills since 2012. We can assure you that, you won't be sorry if you book a relaxing service with Maria.
Shyloh started her career in the Beauty Industry in 2008, even though it could be said that she “grew up in it”. Her family owned a beauty school and therefore she’s had exposure for many years. She is pretty easy going and chill. She believes that accepting life events for what they are and just dealing with them – “It is what it is” – causes less stress. But also, Shyloh loves to make your day better with her fav services -an awesome massage or pedicure – because she loves to see the instant gratification from you! She loves to paint in her free time, and cause a few groans with her “dad jokes” 😉 She once had an elderly client in hospice where she was “volunteering”. The gentleman was so appreciative, and gave Shyloh his vintage implements (which were very costly). She in turn donated them. Come enjoy your day with a service from Shyloh.
Natasha first started taking individual beauty courses in 2017. Since then she has continued to add to her services list. She loves to be able to "bless others" (her words) - it brings joy back to her. So it's a win-win. Natasha is one of our threaders here at Core and we have gotten fabulous feedback from her clients as to her "meticulous" service on brows. She also provides the unique service of "Hot Stone Mani's, Hot Stone Pedi's, and Hot Stone Facials". Watching her Mom's devotion to the beauty industry and "caring for others" has been a true inspiration to Natasha, and she calls her Mom her "hero". We love Natasha's joyful, hard working, chill personality and we just know that you will too!!
Working in the beauty industry since 2003 has given Leidy more and more drive to continue to grow and enhance her skills. She continues her education and training to grow her portfolio of services. Moving from Colombia to Canada has been a challenge - but also a real joy! Leidy is thrilled to be able to continue to work in the beauty industry - knowing she has the opportunity to positively effect her clients each and every day. She takes this opportunity to heart and tries to be her best with each interaction. Leidy loves outdoor activities. Enjoying nature with her family creates very special times. Her children are her heroes. Watching them overcome challenges and strive to get ahead is a real motivation to her. She says "each and every client is valued!" She would love to meet you and care for your esthetic needs.
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Lead Front Desk Co-ordinator
Ana has been in the customer service industry since approximately 2015. We were very happy to have her join the Core Family in January 2021. She is such a joyful, positive, pleasant soul. Ana thoroughly enjoys the customer service industry. Talking with clients, assisting with their salon/spa needs, establishing a relationship with them, is a joy for her. Ana has a motto - "don't stress about things you can't fix" - and we can see this come through in Ana each day. We get a kick out of her excitement over new stock arriving - "it's like Christmas!" she says! 🙂 Ana enjoys being creative with painting, and also relaxing watching a good movie with her boyfriend - or a girls' night! Ana has said she would be excited to meet Jennifer Lawrence. Something about her seems "cool". Jennifer is said to have an entrepreneurial and progressive personality. Ever-striving, heading for the top, ambitious and determined to do things well, and an unyielding dedication to her plan until the goal is achieved. We clearly see why Ana would identify with Jennifer Lawrence! 😉
Assistant Front Desk Co-ordinator
Serena started in the customer service industry in 2016. She gained valuable skills and knowledge, working herself up to a management position. She prides herself on the valuable people skills she learned. Serena is a true joy! She loves to engage with people, encouraging a positive environment. Once you meet her, you will understand. 🙂 Serena attributes her positivity and valuable life lessons to her Mom - whom she calls her "hero". Often starting the day with "Have fun. Be safe. I love you". Serena has perceived the value of hard work, selfless giving, and caring heart. We agree that this is "priceless". During the last few days at her previous employer, she was more present in the face of her customers than usual. One of them expressed their joy in seeing her and commented that she always made their day. This is Serena's goal. And we believe she is doing great at it!
Owner and General Manager / Laser Technician
Lisa is so very pleased to be an owner of Core Salon and Spa. Prior to making her dream come true in 2011, she worked for RBC for 15 years. Lisa always had an interest in the beauty industry, and hoped to someday make it part of her career. The financial background is a great asset to now owning her own business. There are many challenges, but she feels they are all worth it when it’s what you love to do. She has always enjoyed working with the public and is thrilled to be able to provide something to a client that will make them feel better that day. Lisa believes in mutual respect between all people and tries to encourage this in her daily living. Her motto is “if you wouldn’t write it down and sign it, then don’t say it!” Positivity and encouragement makes the day and the world so much better. Lisa enjoys music and singing. She also loves to do things with her family - camping, boating, BBQ'ing.