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Our exhālō Spa #dreamteam

Our certified RMT, Reflexologist, Aestheticians and Hairstylists 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.  ALL of our staff must possess a minimum of 10 years industry experience to join our Dream Team.  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

Barrhaven & Kanata

Sarah (aka Liz) is a certified Aesthetician at exhālō with over 18 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, yet soft spoken and has a very infectious laugh!  Sarah is also passionate about food & dining, her family and she loves to build long standing relationships with her clients.  

She is detailed, methodical, incredibly caring with her clients and a bit of a perfectionist - which is not a bad thing!  Come visit Sarah for any spa treatment and you’ll leave "feeling like a million dollars!"

Shelley Ford

Aesthetician & Makeup

Barrhaven & Kanata

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 amazing (and magical!) massage techniques. Shelley is a customer service guru, with a heart of gold and skilled, loving hands.  She love to chat!  Highly experienced 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, Sugaring & Makeup


Anna is a customer service rock star with an incredible sense of humour! You'll LOVE her high energy, and experienced, strong and loving hands during your aesthetic, beauty & wellness treatments.  Anna is fluent in Czech, and a married, loving mother with 2 young, energy-filled girls who always manages to balance her work life and do things just right. After over ten years of services, she specializes in Brazilian Sugaring, Eminence Organic Facials, natural nail art treatments, and excels at bridal & special occasion makeup applications with our coveted Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup line.  Anna also offers clients a full range of natural sugaring hair removal services.

"I can't wait to meet many fantastic new clients at exhālō, the spa that feeds your soul."

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

Awara Hasan

Aesthetician & Lash Extentions


Awara is a certified esthetician who has been in the industry for a decade 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, exhalo spa Barrhaven,  Aesthetician, Esthetician Ottawa spa

Maureen Kelly

Aesthetician & Reflexology 

Barrhaven & Kanata

With her 12 years of Aesthetics expertise and experience, Maureen has mastered the art of true relaxation and provides the most luxurious massages in her services.  She has also completed certification and provides Cupping Massage and Reflexology Treatments.  These talents, 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, as a mother to two young toddlers, 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?

Barrhaven spa, exhalo Spa, Genevieve Duguay

Madona Khachan

Aesthetician & Makeup


You’ll feel well taken care of with Madona’s professionalism and experience! Carrying over 14 years of experience as an Aesthetician, she has a great attention to detail when it comes to her work. Madona listens to he clients needs, and enjoys delivering exceptional manicures and pedicures. She also specializes in Brazilian waxing, sugaring and eye brow shaping.  Madona also enjoys delivering relaxing facials with our coveted Eminence Organic skin line as well as Jane Iredale makeup applications.  When she’s not at work providing stellar services, Madona loves being happily married, and spending time with her four children and two wonderful grand kids.

Barrhaven spa, Heidi Morrison, Brazilian sugaring

Heidi Morrison

Aesthetician & Sugaring

Barrhaven & Kanata

You'll love Heidi's highly experienced, strong and loving hands during your aesthetic, beauty & wellness treatments!   She specializes in Brazilian Sugaring, Eminence Organic Facials, natural & gel Nail treatments and gorgeous bridal & special occasion makeup applications with our coveted Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup line.  Heidi is a happily married, loving mother with 2 young busy children who somehow manages to balance her work & family life.  She has over 17 years Aesthetics experience and also offers clients a full range of natural Sugaring hair removal services (yes including Brazilians!), and enjoys providing her clients with skin & nail care education and valuable take-home tips.  Simply exhale, Heidi's got you covered.

Sasha Katsova, Barrhaven Aesthetician, exhalo spa staff

Sasha Katsova


~Currently On Maternity Leave~

What Sasha loves most about her  job as a certified Aesthetician is the ability to truly make people happy and beautiful.  It is pure  magic for her to see each client transformation take place and be a part of it..

Her absolute favorite services are facials and relaxation massages.  Sasha is passionate about her craft and can spend hours  talking about makeup, fashion and style as she was previously in the fashion industry for few years.  She loves  to cook and gather with friends, family and her beautiful girls. When having fun they are dancing.  Dance is is a true love because it keeps Sasha feeling young and happy, and her  second passion is yoga.

It is very grounding and relaxing moments for me and my soul.. I also love to read and spend time in the nature or near the water.

Barrhaven exhalo Spa Aesthetician, Threading, Henna

Sanjna Kaushal


Threading & Henna Art


Sanjna had been studying & practicing Aesthetics in India before pursuing her beauty career further here in Canada the last few years, and she brings a fresh new International take on a wellness to our #dreamteam. She is soft spoken, warm and friendly, has a gentle touch, and specializes in offering outstanding Threading hair removal services, Henna body art, Spa Pedicures, Manicures, Relaxation Massages and more. Sanjna also loves building strong relationships with her clients!  When she is not at work, Sanjna is now enrolled in Hair School.  She also enjoys spending time with her family and likes to try new types of cuisine.  She and her husband are from Punjab, India and love living in Canada.  Sanjna is also fluent in both Hindi and Punjabi. 

Tanya Farlinger

Oncology Aesthetician

exhālō Director

With over two decades spent cultivating cosmetic, spa & health businesses,  this field is Tanya's passion!  It was a dream come true to finally open her own venture; exhālō, and Tanya intends to raise the level of each client's experience as we all enjoy increased abundance and joy within our calming exhālō atmosphere.  As a cancer survivor, she has a personal and driving passion for complementary methods of self-care along with giving back through community initiatives.  Tanya is proud to lead the #dreamteam and offers the insight and skills to meet the highest of standards offered at exhālō . She is an Oncology Certified Aesthetician and also a former Makeup Artist.  Tanya invites you all to experience total wellness at exhālō, the spa that feeds your soul.  "Simply exhale… we’ve got you."

Soni Mann, Barrhaven exhalo Spa Aesthetician

Sonie Mann



Sonie is a certified Aesthetician and interestingly enough, previously practiced electrical work in India before pursuing her beauty career further here in Canada.   She is soft spoken, friendly, and has a wonderfully soft touch!  Sonie is fluent in Punjabi and Hindi as well as English and she specializes in Pedicures, Manicures, Shellac applications, Swedish Relaxation Massages and more.  Sonie loves building strong relationships with her clients, and is one of the most genuine people you'll ever meet.  For some true time relaxing and for the utmost in TLC, visit Sonie at exhalo, the spa that feeds your soul. 

Csilla Surman, Aesthetician exhalo Spa, oncology esthetician

Csilla Surman

Oncology Aesthetician


As a child, growing up in Eastern Europe, Csilla (pronounced Chilla) enjoyed going to the beauty salons with her mother where the alluring scents mesmerized her. She pursued her dream in the aesthetic field finishing her studies in Budapest, Paris, & Germany and continuing to take the newest courses available. Arriving later in Vancouver, she become renowned for her bespoke treatments and was regularly sought by dignitaries, celebrities, and professional athletes. Csilla is now an internationally trained medical & oncology Aesthetician, Reflexologist and former Massage Therapist with over 30 years of experience in the industry. She has also been working exclusively with Eminence Organics for over 15 years now, as a Beauty Therapist and their Hungarian Educator.

Registered Massage Therapist, RMT

Brandi Donnelly

Registered Massage Therapist, RMT, Barrhaven

Brandi has been a Registered Massage Therapist for over 15 years now, and she is a true master at her craft.

Brandi enjoys providing deep tissue and therapeutic massage, along with prenatal massage care and hot stone relaxation massages. Along with her part-time hours at exhalo, Brandi is also a full time RN on the orthopedic unit, dealing with pre-operative, post-operative and non-operative muscular and skeletal injury, fractures, bone cancer and amputation. This additional education and medical experience allows her extra incite into the body and healing techniques. You’ll absolutely love Brandi’s incredible knowledge of the body as well as her healing touch through massage.

RMT insurance receipts are also provided.

Carol Anne Wooster, kanata rmt, Registered Massage Therapist, RMT kanata

Carol Anne Wooster

Registered Massage Therapist, RMT, Kanata

Carol has been an Registered Massage Therapist for six years and specializes in head neck and shoulder treatments, with additional training in craniosacral therapy, indie head massage and acupressure. She loves to help clients get back to feeling their best and being able to function and live a pain free life. Carol also has a passion for prenatal massage and has taken additional training as a labour support doula. While she is generally more of a deep pressure kind of therapist, she also enjoys RMT relaxation massage and finds that that can be just as effective as any other treatment.

Simply exhale, Carol's got you.

Tiffany Davidson

Aesthetician, Makeup & 

Lash Extensions 


Tiffany graduated from Concepts School of Cosmetology in Halifax in 2007. She is very detailed oriented and puts her heart into everything she does! Tiffany is passionate about great skin care and enhancing your own natural beauty with makeup and eyelash extensions. She is trained with Alexandra Sugar, and also specializes in Brazilian waxing.

Originally from Nova Scotia, in her down time she loves exploring the great outdoors and being on the water.

"I can't wait to welcome you to exhālō and provide you with the R&R you all deserve!"

Rosie Labrecque, Aesthetician, kanata esthetician

Rosie Labrecque



Rosie entered the world of aesthetics straight after highschool as it felt like her true calling. Now, after over 13 years in the business, she still loves the satisfaction of seeing the before and after of a pedicure, waxing service and pretty much any aesthetic treatment! Her favorite service to perform is eyebrow waxing as it creates an instant brighter, open-eyed look to the face. Rosie also excels brow and lash tinting, waxing and all nail services. She has a very gentle and precise touch (especially on sensitive toes). Rosie is compassionate and an excellent listener who takes great pride in her work. When not working Rosie finds joy in baking delicious cakes, cake decorating and eating those cakes! She is also very environmentally conscious and cares deeply about reducing her carbon footprint. Driving her electric car makes her feel great!

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.  ALL of our Stylists possess a minimum of 10 years experience to be part of our coveted Dream Team.  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 15 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 Barrhaven

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.

I'm so passionate about the beauty industry and am also a  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 15 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.

Mary Hamdan, Samher Hamdan, Barrhaven Hairstylist

Mary Hamdan

Artistic Hairstylist

Barrhaven & Kanata

After 13 years as an experienced licensed Hairstylist I still feel so lucky to be able to do what I love for a living!  I specialize in advanced colour techniques, men's & women's haircuts, blowouts and formal up-do looks.  I'm also constantly looking to learn new things and keep up with the latest styles!  I truly love to see the smile on my clients' face after a successful visit, and I thrive on your repeat visits and client referrals.

I'm happily married with two wonderful grown daughters and cats who I love to death. When I'm not at work at exhalo Spa, I enjoy spending time with family and being outdoors.

"Blessed are the hairstylists, for they bring out the beauty in others." ~ Mary

Lana Maystruck, Barrhaven hairstylist, exhalo hair

Lana Maystruk

Artistic Hairstylist


I've dreamed of being a Hairstylist since I was 6 years old. I'e always enjoyed making people feel beautiful and seeing them truly happy.

As a graduate from Hairstylist school in 1995, my dream has come true.

I have more than 20 years of experience (both in the Ukraine and Canada), and I absolutely love what I do! As a professional Stylist, I love to share my honest opinion and work with my clients to create the best looks for them - both based on personal style, hair texture, face shape and more.

When I’m not enjoying my work at exhalo Spa - I'm a daughter, I’m a mother, I’m a wife. My family means everything to me.

Sarah Neale, Barrhaven hairstylist, exhalo hair

Sarah Neale

Artistic Hairstylist


I have been a Hairstylist and Barber for the past 10 years. Being a professional Stylist fit right into my passion for creativity and my love of working with my hands. I specialize in both natural looking Highlights & Colour applications, as well as advanced Balayage. In addition to technical colour & women's cuts, I also have years of experience with military regulation men’s cuts & more as a Barber.

Born and raised in Ottawa, but you’ll always find me out enjoying the countryside at my family cottage and working on creative projects. My favorite thing about being in this industry is that when you look good, you feel good, and I get to do that for you. “My clients are the highlights of my life”.

Sonia Poliquin, barrhaven Hairstylist, exhalo dream team

Sonia Poliquin

Artistic Hairstylist


With her years of experience and positive energy, Sonia is truly part of our exhālō Dream Team.  Sonia is as colourful in life as she is in her trade!

Her specialty is providing organic haircuts, which means working with the hairs growth pattern and flow to make a very effortless, natural style that’s all yours.   Sonia is also a Master colorist. 

This local Mom is also raising a super sweet boy, and she enjoys weight lifting and training in her spare time. She's also very crafty and creative! Originally from Sherbrooke, Sonia is also fully bilingual.  You'll love this tiny powerhouse woman!

Mel Lebel, Melanie Lebel, Kanata Hairstylist

Mel Lebel

Artistic Hairstylist


Mel graduated in 1998 in Montréal where she completed her Master Color course with Wella Professional.

Mel just recently finished a balayage class and 2 advanced cutting classes, and sh'es highly experienced with perms as well.

She is bilingual and highly fluent in French.  Mel also has the BEST laugh ever - get ready to smile!

She loves to create meaningful relationships with her clients and to make them feel as beautiful as they deserve to feel.  

Mel loves the cottage life, her sweet 9 yr old boy, husband and of course her big fur baby too.

Simply exhale, Mel’s got you.

Melanie Patience, Kanata Hairstylist, exhalo hairstylist

Melanie Patience

Artistic Hairstylist


Melanie is a highly sought after, licensed Hairstylist specializing in colour & highlights, and she has numerous cutting courses under her experienced belt as well.  This lovely absolutely excels with short haircuts, blonding and balayage, and truly loves to connect with her clients and make them feel wonderful! 

Melanie is a pretty simple girl who's SO easy to like. She loves dogs, enjoy being out in nature, going to the cottage, staying active and keeping a healthy lifestyle. 

 Simply exhale, Melanie’s got you.

Erin Richardson, Kanata Hairstylist, exhalo hairstylist

Erin Richardson

Artistic Hairstylist


Erin has been in the hair industry for over 10 years and has ventured into many avenues with it, some of which include competitions, stage artistry, photo-shoots, film and television, and education. She has a passion for art and being creative when it comes to hair. Whether its a bridal up-do, a flashy colour or full head of extensions she will create a masterpiece with every strand. Erin's hair and braiding techniques started at a young age with horses, learning and practicing how to braid their mane and tail for competition. She has a big love for animals, and one day would love to have a hobby farm. Erin is an energetic, artistic, passionate, and caring person who strives for perfection with every client. Simply exhale, Erin’s got you.

Carly Heney, Kanata Hairstylist, exhalo hairstylist

Carly Henry

Artistic Hairstylist


With over eleven years of experience and plenty of education along the way, Carly believes it is important to keep learning and evolving as a hairstylist. Listening to what you have to say, honoring the integrity of the hair, and using a gentle hand are her secrets to creating magic from behind the chair.

Precision and creative haircuts are Carly's absolute favorite. A big change, a new shape, or simply creating a little more space within the hair so that it can dance. She also loves pairing natural hilites or bold colour with your desired cut. They go together like wine and cheese!

When Carly is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her loved ones. She lives with her partner and our two cats, and they celebrate life with great music and delicious food. She plays the flute, loves a good bike ride, lives for a belly-laugh, and enjoys a hot soak at the end of a busy day.

Is this YOU??

Dream Team member