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, 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.  Sarah also recently got married the fall of 2017.  Congratulations!

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!"

Aesthetician Barrhaven

Elise Harding

Aesthetician & 

Gel Nail Artist

Elise is a 10+ year veteran in Aesthetics and specializes in Butterfly Lash Extensions, Biosculpture Gel Nails and Nail Art.  As a former cake decorator, she has a passion for details and design, and absolutely loves the creativity that nail art allows her to bring to clients.  

At home, she is Mamma to a 12 year old fur baby; Penny who is a Lhasa mix.  Elise also enjoys crochet and quilting in her spare time.   She truly  LOVES this industry and enjoys bringing smiles to her clients faces as they leave with gorgeous new look and a sense of deep relaxation. Elise 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 all!"

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 amazing (and magical!) massage techniques. Shelley is a customer service guru, with a heart of gold and skilled, loving hands. 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 & 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 Brazillian Sugaring, 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 also offers clients a full 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."

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Awara Hasan

Aesthetician 

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.

Barrhaven exhalo Spa Aesthetician, Threading, Henna

Sanjna Kaushal

Aesthetician & Threading

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 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. 

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Maureen Kelly

Aesthetician & Makeup

With her ten years of Aesthetics expertise and experience, Maureen has mastered the art of true relaxation and provides the most luxurious massages in 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?

Barrhaven spa, Heidi Morrison, Brazilian sugaring

Heidi Morrison

Aesthetician & Sugaring

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 15 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.

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.   Join Kylie for our monthly Crystal Bowl Meditation classes.

Billie Lynn Hillis, Yoga and Meditation, Ottawa Salt Room

Billie Lynn Hillis

Yoga & Meditation Work

Billie  is a Certified Yoga Instructor who has been teaching for 12+ years, trained in Kundalini Yoga, Hatha and Yin Yoga as well as Yoga for Addictions. She is passionate about Yoga, Mindfulness & Energy Healing and is a certified Reiki Therapist and Meditation Coach.  As the Founder & Director of Gaia Wellness Retreat, Billie has a vision to create an environment that can support and inspire guests on their journey towards personal freedom. Billie is known for her authentic, non-judgmental teaching style and compassion-centered philosophy.   She encourages growth of the physical and spiritual self, citing the interconnectedness to each other, to the world and to the universe at large.  Billie hosts our Guided Meditation & Yoga classes, along with Reiki healing and Yoga therapy inside our healing Himalayan Salt Therapy Room. 

Barrhaven Reflexologist

Wendy Greene

 RAC Certified 

Reflexologist

Wendy is one of the top 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.

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, skills and knowledge 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."

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.

Mary Hamdan, Samher Hamdan, Barrhaven Hairstylist

Mary Hamdan

Artistic Hairstylist

After 11 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

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