Our exhālō Spa #dreamteam

Our certified RMT's, Reflexologist and Aestheticians are masters of their craft.  We've combed the city to find true talent and wellness expertise living within those with a deep passion for life and zest for their professional, along with killer customer service.  Experience the healing power of loving hands, the joy of colourful toes and organic skincare you'll truly want to eat up.  How does that sound?  Pretty amazing we know!

We are SO proud of this incredible #dreamteam!  Simply exhale... we've got you.

exhālō Aesthet​icians & Wellness Providers 

Barrhaven Aesthetician

Sarah McLaren

Senior Aesthetician

Sarah (aka Liz) is a certified Aesthetician at exhālō with over 15 years of hands on beauty & wellness experience. Delivering top notch aesthetic services and treatments with expert professionalism will keep you wanting more from this beauty.  

She is personable, energetic and has a very infectious laugh!  Sarah is also passionate about food and family and loves to build long standing relationships with her clients. 

Exciting news!  Sarah is currently planning her upcoming nuptials this fall.  Congratulations!

Come visit Sarah for a spa treatment and you’ll leave "feeling like a million dollars!"

 Simply exhale… we’ve got you.

Aesthetician Barrhaven

Elise Harding

Aesthetician & 

Gel Nail Artist

I'm Elise, a 10 year veteran in Aesthetics and I specialize in Biosculpture Gel Nails and Nail Art.  As a former cake decorator, I have a passion for details and design, and I absolutely love the creativity that nail art allows me to bring to my clients lives!  

At home, I'm Mamma to a 12 year old fur baby; Penny who is a Lhasa mix.  I also enjoy crochet and quilting in my spare time.   I truly  LOVE what I do daily, and enjoy bringing a smile to my clients faces as they leave with gorgeous gel nails and a sense of deep relaxation. One of the best parts of my job is chatting with each of my clients, and getting to know them a little better.   I couldn't be more thrilled to be a part of the experienced Aesthetics #dreamteam at Exhalo.

I'm looking forward to getting to know you!

Shelley Ford

Aesthetician & Makeup

Shelley's passion for the beauty industry started at an early age. She has been transforming people and making their day for over 20 years! Her expertise ranges from creating the perfect eyebrow to relaxing the mind and soul with her massage techniques. Shelley is a customer service guru, with a heart of gold and magical hands. Skilled in all aspects of aesthetics, she particularly enjoys Jane Iredale makeup applications and foot care health; addressing such issues as ingrown toenails and diabetic patients.

"The connection and unique relationship I create with each individual, along with the feeling I get from satisfying them is why I do what I do daily." 

Anna Sokol

Aesthetician & Makeup

Anna is a customer service rock star with an incredible sense of humour! You'll LOVE her highly experienced, strong and loving hands during your aesthetic, beauty & wellness treatments. 

Anna is fluent in Czech, and a happily married, loving mother with 2 young, energy-filled girls who always manages to balance her work life and do things just right. She specializes in Eminence Organic Facials, natural nail treatments, relaxation massages, and excels at bridal & special occasion makeup applications with our coveted Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup line.  Anna is offers clients a range of natural sugaring hair removal services.

"I can't wait to see some of my former Aesthetics clients and meet many fantastic new ones at exhālō, the spa that feeds your soul."

Barrhaven Spa Aesthetician

Sanjna Kaushal

Aesthetician & Threading

Sanjna had been studying & practicing Aesthetics in India before pursuing her beauty career here in Canada the last few years, and she brings a fresh new International take on a wellness to our #dreamteam. She is warm and friendly, has a gentle touch, and specializes in offering outstanding Threading hair removal services, Henna, Spa Pedicures, Manicures, Relaxation Massages and more. Sanjna also loves building strong relationships with her clients!

When she is not at work, Sanjna enjoys spending time with her family and likes to try new types of cuisine. She loves Indian food! She and her husband are from Punjab, India and love living in Canada.  Sanjna is fluent in both Hindi and Punjabi. 

 Sanjna is very excited for you to visit her at exhālō, the spa that feeds your soul.

Barrhaven spa, waxing, pedicure, Ottawa west spa, Awara Hasan, Barrhaven Aesthetician

Awara Hasan


Awara recently moved to Ottawa, and is a certified esthetician who has been in the industry for numerous years now - most of her time has been spent perfecting her Manicure & Pedicure skills and training and working with Eminence Organic Skincare. Her favourite spa services are manicure, pedicure and waxing services, including Brazilians. She loves to complete her work with fine detailing and to absolute perfection! 

 Awara is a friendly, down to earth person who enjoys meeting new people all the time. She is a gym fanatic and loves to spend time with friends and family in her spare time when she isn’t enjoying her position at Exhālō Spa.

Maureen Duncan Kelly, Barrhaven Spa, Barrhaven  Aesthetician, Esthetician Ottawa spa

Maureen Kelly

Aesthetician & Makeup

With her ten years of Aesthetics expertise and experience, Maureen has mastered the art of true relaxation with her gentle, yet strong hands, for providing the most luxurious massages in all her services. This talent, along with her knowledge of skin care and years of working with Eminence products, has given her a passion for all skin concerns and the most efficient ways to treat them. Maureen may be a newer additione to our Aesthetics dept., but as a mother to two young toddlers, she has acquired an endless level of compassion and understanding, making her customer service skills just as impeccable as all of her coworkers in our #dreamteam

She basically has loving, magical hands... what can we say?

Thu Le Ton

 Nail Tech & RAC Certified Reflexologist

Thu completed her education at the Ottawa Academy of Hairstyling Esthetics and Beauty and in 2001 graduated as a certified Manicurist, Pedicurist, and Biosculpture Gel Nail Technician. Later on in 2014 Thu also attended the School Of Complementary Therapies where she graduated and completed her additional certification as a Reflexologist, and she is now RAC certified and can provide insurance receipts for those with coverage.  She is a single mom and has 3 beautiful grown children who she vacations with regularly. Thu is also an avid reader and enjoys going for her daily walks. After 17 years, she has never stopped loving every minute of her work and you can feel her true passion during each relaxing treatment she provides! Thu believes that life is full of love and that we should live in the present moment as each is so beautiful.

Tanya Farlinger

Oncology Aesthetician & Director

With over two decades spent cultivating cosmetic, spa & health businesses,  this field is my passion!  I’m thrilled to finally open my own venture; exhālō, and intend to raise the level of each client's experience as we all enjoy increased abundance and joy within our exhālō space and atmosphere.  As a cancer survivor, I have a personal and driving passion for complementary methods of self-care along with community initiatives, and I'm proud to lead our  #dreamteam.  I am pleased to offer the insight, skills and knowledge to meet the highest of standards offered at exhālō . As an oncology certified Aesthetician and a Makeup Artist, I invite you all to experience total wellness at exhālō, the spa that feeds your soul.  "Simply exhale… we’ve got you."

Registered Massage Therapist Barrhaven

Clarence Crawford

Registered Massage Therapist & Reiki Master

Clarence graduated from CCMH in 2007 and is also a former Massage Therapy Instructor.  He was also selected to be on the 2015 PanAm Games Medical Therapist team.  Clarence's interests, training and clinical experience are diverse.

Clarence has numerous additional certifications including: Sports Massage, Cranio Sacral therapy, Thai Yoga Massage (Studied Thai Massage in Thailand 2009), Pregnancy Massage (Tri-Mesters Certified).  Clarence has treated professional athletes from such teams as the NHL Thrashers, Rangers and CFL Tiger Cats, Redblacks, and a Canadian Olympic Skater.

When not working with patients, Clarence fulfills his time by caring for his family/children, and frequenting the gym 5 days a week.  

Yoga, Nutrition and Energy Healer Ottawa

Kylie Delfino

 Wellness & Energy Work

As a passionate yoga teacher, nutrition educator and devoted meditator,  Kylie has spent over a decade creating and delivering self nourishment programs. Her career has spanned both ends of the scientific and spiritual spectrum.  In 2015, Kylie was struck by a rare, neuromuscular disease which greatly affected her physically mobility, and her ability to see, speak and swallow. It was after a brush with death in ICU one night when Kylie’s understanding and perception of healing moved from the physical application of whole food and lifestyles strategies to the area of attitudinal, spiritual and emotional healing, which has assisted her achieving a full recovery.   Kylie now shares the power of attitudinal healing which transitions individuals to a deeper awakening into soul consciousness, where radiant energy, inner peace, and absolute self love is a natural state of being.   

Barrhaven Reflexologist

Wendy Greene

 RAC Certified 


Wendy is one of the best in her field and has been providing Reflexology services since 2008 when she graduated with honors from the School of Complementary Therapies Holistic Foot Reflexology Ottawa program. Practicing led to sharing, and Wendy's next step was to train with SCT to become a certified Reflexology Instructor. She graduated 2011 and has been teaching Holistic Foot Reflexology in Ottawa regularly since.   Many of her clients have experienced amazing health benefits, and her clientele continue to see her on a regular basis to maintain health and wellness. Wendy is a guider, a teacher and a mentor. We invite you to experience Wendy's healing touch, while you enjoy her relaxing Treatments offered both in our private treatment rooms, at our comfortable Pedicure stations, and even when requested, inside our therapeutic Salt Room.

Our exhālō Hair #dreamteam

Our licensed professionals create walking works of art, based on your unique style preferences, face shape and skin tone.  We've combed the city to find true talent and those with a deep passion for their craft along with stellar customer service, and we've armed them with powerful, yet quiet Dyson Pro Blow-dryers to keep a mindful ambiance. Want to be on trend, or simply and truly be heard and have your natural beauty enhanced?  Well, yes of course you do!  #dreamteam.  Simply exhale... we've got you.

exhālō Experienced Hairstylists 

Natasha Chery

Artistic Hairstylist

 I am happily married with a few fuzzy fur babies. Totally geeky undercover, and a zest for all hair types!

I have recently completed my Master Color course for the 2nd  time in 11 years. You can never be overly educated! I am expertly trained in razor cutting, if applicable to your hair type. I also specialize in hair blowouts that last for days.

I don't believe in over product use. Using the right product and techniques will make you fall in love with home care products that you can take with you.

My passion has not ceased over the years. If anything, my love for hair has grown more. I am honest, opinionated and the least bit shy.

"Be honest with me and you will live your beauty through your hair."

Bonita Deslaurier

Artistic Hairstylist & Makeup Artist

I enjoy the creative elements of hair design and love to help someone feel good about themselves by creating a new look. To do this I use the skills from the advanced cut & colour program at AVEDA Academy.  I specialize in customized highlights, balayage, colour and haircuts that suit each individuals needs. Whether your looking for a subtle change to enhance your natural beauty or a complete makeover, I can achieve the look you want.

I'm also passionate about the beauty industry and am certified in makeup artistry, so I can complete your look for special events with makeup along with a stunning up-do.

I enjoy giving back to the community by doing "haircuts for the homeless" as well as volunteer work for CHEO's runway for hope, as I believe that when your hair looks good, you feel good! 

Barrhaven Hairstylist

Kirsten Murdoch

Artistic Hairstylist

I see the natural beauty in everyone!  I love to see what skillful a haircut or colour service can do to complete my client's outer beauty, and to see the confidence grow with a fresh new look!

I've been in the industry for over 13  years now, with various professional training acquired in several colour lines, and I absolutely love that there is always something new to learn and master.

When I'm not at work, I'm busy with my two wonderful and funny boys who always keep me laughing!  I enjoy long nature walks with my dog any chance I get, and  love the outdoors.  I'm looking forward to seeing some familiar local clients, as well as welcoming new ones into exhalo, the spa that feeds your soul.

Christina Bellefeuille, Barrhaven Hairstylist

Christina Bellefeuille

Artistic Hairstylist

Please join us in welcoming Christina to our exhālō #DreamTeam!

Christina has been a licensed Hair Stylist for 20 years, and specializes exclusively in razor cutting for all hair types. Her unique training and skill set ensure a gorgeous cut along with outstanding colour technical services. 

Christina is also a mom to 3 active boys who certainly keep her on her toes!

Bookings are now available 10am-4pm on Sundays and 10am-8pm Mondays through Wednesdays with our newest #dreamteam Stylist, Christina.

Simply exhale, we’ve got you.

Call 613-825-2226 or reserve online now!  Christina looks forward to seeing some familiar local clients, as well as welcoming new ones into exhalo, the spa that feeds your soul.

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