SALON MASTERS


SPA MASTERS


Reception

Beauty from the core

Nidhi Ghai

Esthetician/Threader

Nidhi started out in the beauty/esthetics industry learning from her Mom, who has her own Spa in India. Nidhi has been working in her career since approximately 2014. She is very eager to learn new services and also improve on current ones. She keeps up with new beauty trends and has completed several online courses. Nidhi's life philosophy is to live each day to it's fullest - Try new things! Do not fear failure - only fear not trying! Her favorite thing to do is facial threading, which she has a huge following for. It offers instant results and Nidhi loves to see those smiles! Nidhi says her parents are her real hereos. They have sacrificed a lot to ensure that Nidhi has everything she needs to be successful in life. Her goal is to work hard, keep learning, and continue on in her passion to care for people and try to make their day just a little bit brighter - thus making her parents proud! She cherishes the referrals and kind words from clients. For example: One particular client referred Nidhi on facebook noting that she is the BEST threader around and is also a "beautiful lady both inside and out!" This is the fuel that keeps Nidhi and all of us in the beauty industry going! She is hoping to meet you soon! :)

Andrea Sport

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!  :)

Dani Boysen

Senior Hair Stylist/Barber

Bio Coming Soon!

ROWENA CORBIN

Hair Stylist / Makeup Artist

**Currently on Maternity Leave - As of September 2020**

 

Since 2012 Rowena has counted it a joy to be working in the Salon Industry. After completing her Stylist diploma at Vancouver Island University (VIU), she moved to Drayton Valley Alberta, and has worked full time as Hair Stylist ever since. Rowena has come to LOVE doing updo’s/formal styling. She loves this opportunity to personalize her creativity. Spending time with her family is a priority for Rowena — they’re the most important people in her life. She’s outgoing, bubbly and very pleasant to be around. “Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about” (Marilyn Monroe) – this is Rowena’s philosophy as well. She admires kind hearted, caring people like Ellen Degeneres, and others like her, who give so much to needy people. Having clients jump for joy and give her big squeezing hugs for the service she provides to them – this is what makes her LOVE what she does! Hopefully you’ll have the opportunity to meet her!

LEXIE BLAKE

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. :)

LAURIE GILL

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!

CELIA JAMES

Esthetician / Nail Tech / Microblading Tech / Lash Tech

Celia is a very well rounded gal who will try to do almost anything. She looks at everything as a challenge and attempts to accomplish as much as possible. She started in cosmetics in 2005 and from there completed training in make-up, esthetics and nail technology. Celia has an attention to detail because of her artistic background – which she attributes to her Grandmother. She enjoys being creative with nails, and particularly enjoys having people recognize and request her from previous services. This is her desire and goal that she works toward. Her philosophy is “everything happens for a reason”. When things are meant to be, it all falls into place. And we are so happy that it fell into place in having Celia as part of our Core team.

LISA BLAKE

Owner and General Manager

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 – Dave, Devon and Lexie – like camping (and shopping with Lexie). Her next big goal is to bring “Nick Arrojo” to Prince George, because he is Core’s Hair Hero.

LEEANN BRENT

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. 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 two dogs Gemma and Bailey. Her time with them is fulfilling and relaxing. She has a positive, easygoing personality. Her motto is “Everything happens for a reason”.

TASIA ROSE

Esthetician / CMP - Certified Master Pedicurist

Laid back and easy going, Tasia believes in enjoying life to it’s fullest. She started in esthetics in 2010 and is proud to say that she feels it is a great accomplishment to thoroughly enjoy where she works, and her time with her clients. 

She likes the ability to be creative with eyebrows and is very pleased to give each client a great shaped brow. She has great feedback from clients for her brows and massages. Tasia particularly recalls one client commenting, “You have the ‘magic touch’.“ This is what she loves! 

She says she wishes she was Wonder Woman so she could be great at EVERYTHING. 

When she’s not working, you’ll probably find her camping or fishing (or both) – things she has enjoyed since she was a child.

Jordan Anderson

Front Desk Coordinator/Admin Assistant

Jordan has been in the service industry since approximately 2015. She has filled a variety of roles from management to inventory control to financial services clerk, among others. Over-all Jordan functions well in Customer service, problem solving and coordinating tasks. We have come to appreciate and value her immensely here at Core. She has developed relationships with our faithful clients and provides assurance to them all, that she is here to arrange all their beauty service needs. When Jordan is not at work you can find her providing the same loving care and attention to detail to her boyfriend and children. Core staff and clients are fortunate to have her!

Ana Bacon

Assistant 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! ;)