Miia Pilbacka • Aesthetician
Miia graduated from Modern College of Hairstyling and Esthetics and has been in the industry for over 6 years both on the floor as an esthetician and behind the scenes as well. Her specialties include problem solving, client care and gentle services. Miia has been intrigued by the spa industry for a long time and enjoys both working in the industry and indulging in the industry during vacations. She believes that taking time for yourself to relax or do a beauty routine is so important. The inner happiness that comes from those moments can make you look and feel radiant. In a total change of pace, Miia is a part of Sudbury’s roller derby league; Nickel City Roller Derby. She never goes a day without sunglasses, tea and a blanket and in her spare time she loves gardening, reading and spending time with her family and friends.
When asked what she loves about her career Miia said “It’s a wonderful industry to be a part of. You get to meet people, both clients and co-workers, which you may not have otherwise met and are able to build cherished relationships with them. It is also nice to be the person who helps someone else take a few minutes for themselves.”
Natalie Beach • Aesthetician
Natalie trained at Esthetics by Carole and has been in the industry for more than 14 years. Her specialties include brow maintenance and facials – she especially enjoys working with clients towards long term solutions for skin care concerns. She believes that true beauty comes from within and strives to create relaxation and overall wellbeing throughout each treatment. Natalie never goes a day without coffee, meditation or laughter and when she isn’t spoiling her clients you can find her camping, riding ATV’s or just exploring the outdoors with her husband and son.
When asked what she loves about her career Natalie said “I enjoy the healing and relaxing aspect of treating clients. We all deserve a moment to breath and relax in a soothing environment.”
Camille Fortin • Aesthetician
Camille studied esthetics at Modern College of Hairstyling and Esthetics. She has been enjoying exploring the esthetic industry for the last 2 years and has taken further training from the Misencil Academy as an Eyelash Technician. Her specialties include pedicures, facials, and proper skin care routines. She believes that beauty is all about what makes you feel good and confident. Whether it is a bit of blush or a good polish colour, the small things make a difference. Camille is adventurous and ambitious and doesn’t go a day without lipstick, music and sunscreen.
When asked what she loves about her career Camille said “I love making people feel better and relaxed. I truly enjoy meeting new people and learning new things along the way.”
Natalie Gilbert • Aesthetician
Natalie studied at Sudbury Hairdressing School and Glamorous You Academy. She has taken additional training over the years for Misencil Eyelash Extensions and BioSculpture Gel Application. Nat has been in the industry for over 17 years and her specialties include eyelash extensions, waxing and BioSculpture Gel nails. She loves all of her clients whom she has grown close relationships with and enjoys socializing with them and making them feel good. She never goes a day without coffee, glasses, lipgloss and Netflix and when she isn’t spoiling her clients you can find her spending time with her husband, daughters and fur babies.
When asked what she loves about her career Nat said “Being an esthetician allows me the opportunity to focus all of my attention on my clients in a warm and relaxing environment while offering multiple services suited to their individual needs. I am surrounded by an amazing team at the Beauty Studio and each and every one of us makes the atmosphere inviting.”
Charlee Gosselin • Aesthetician
Charlee graduated from Modern College of Hairstyling and Esthetics. She has since furthered her skill set with training in Ayurvedic Massage. She has enjoyed getting to know the esthetics industry over the last year. Her specialties include nail care and Ayurvedic Massages. Charlee believes that beauty should be about enhancing natural features and that sometimes less is more. In her spare time you can find her cooking, crafting or hanging out with her cats; Mable and Tess.
When asked what she loves most about her career Charlee said “I like making people feel good and ensuring that they have a great experience.”
Hailey Holub • Aesthetician
Hailey graduated from the Esthetics program at Georgian College and has enjoyed growing as an Esthetician over the last year. Her favourite services include manicures and pedicures. She believes that beauty is all about boosting confidence and helping clients look and feel their best. She never goes a day without Chai tea and snacks and in her spare time Hailey enjoys doing DIY projects and cooking.
When asked what she loves most about her new career Hailey said “There is no better feeling than making others look and feel beautiful. I am so fortunate to be part of such an awesome team!”
Aaron Labelle • Aesthetician
Aaron studied at the Academy of Esthetics and has also expanded her skill set by becoming an Eyelash Technician with the Misencil Academy. She has been in esthetics for over 20 years. Her specialties include BioSculpture Gel Application, pedicures and Hydradermie facials. She had grown close to her clients over the years and loves to pamper them. She strives to make sure they look and feel their best and hopes that they always leave feeling special and confident.
When asked what she loves about her career Aaron said “I love my clients! I also enjoy making the Beauty Studio a fun, relaxed and friendly place to come. I love my work family and we all do our best to make our clients feel at home.”
Jennifer Latour • Aesthetician
Jennifer graduated from the Esthetics program at Sheridan College. Jennifer has been in the esthetics industry for over 17 years. Her specialties include nail care and facials – especially the Hydrafacial. She loves giving her clients 100% and sharing her knowledge and experience to help clients achieve their beauty goals. When she isn’t pampering her clients she is spending time with her 10 year old daughter, camping and spending as much time outdoors as possible. Her daily essentials include morning workouts, hugs from her daughter and her FitBit.
When asked what she loves about her career Jennifer said “My clients are the main reason, also I love meeting new people. The spa atmosphere is a relaxing place to work.”
Catherine Lavoie • Aesthetician
Catherine graduated from Versailles Academy of Aesthetics and has since expanded her skill set with the Misencil Academy as an Eyelash Technician. She has been in the industry for over 9 years. Her specialties are waxing, brow maintenance and addressing oily skin and acne concerns. Cat loves meeting new people and making friends along the way. She believes everyone should have time to put themselves first and enjoys helping clients feel good and addressing their concerns. She never goes a day without running shoes, mascara, staying active or her dog.
When asked what she loves most about her career Cat said “We are a great team at the Beauty Studio. We do our best to make the atmosphere fun and enjoyable.”
Angela Macleod • Aesthetician
Angela graduated from the Academy of Esthetics and has since broadened her skill set with BioSculpture Gel Nail training and Ayurvedic Massage training. She has been in the esthetics industry for over 17 years. Her specialties include pedicures and facials— she especially loves the Hydrafacial. Ang loves chatting with all of her clients whether they are regulars or new to the spa and thrives off creating the best experience possible. She never goes a day without coffee and laughter and loves spending time with her family and friends.
When asked what she loves about her career Angela said, “Honestly, my career does not feel like a job. I work in a beautiful environment with amazing co-workers and amazing clients.”
Amanda Peloso • Aesthetician
Amanda graduated from Modern College of Hairstyling and Esthetics and has been in the esthetics industry for over 10 years. She specializes in facials and Brazilian waxing. She is passionate about skin care and understanding the science behind how the right products make a world of difference. She enjoys creating a welcoming atmosphere for all of her clients. Amanda enjoys spending time outside, horseback riding , and spending time with her friends and family. Her daily essentials include sunscreen, mascara and a good lip colour.
When asked what she loves about her career Amanda said “Being and esthetician allows me the opportunity to help people in a relaxing environment while offering a variety of different services.”
Ashley Reid • Aesthetician
Ashley graduated from Modern College of Hairstyling and Esthetics and has been in the industry for over 8 years. She has since taken further training with the Misencil Academy for the application of eyelash extensions and Biosculpture Gel nail training. Her specialties include Brazilian waxing, brow maintenance and pedicures. Ashley loves that she can help her clients feel confident and happy and that she is given the opportunity to meet new people every day. In her spare time she loves camping, fishing and spending time with her family and friends. Her daily essentials include coffee and snacks.
When asked what she loves about her career Ashley said “Being part of the La Renaissance team and working with the lovely ladies at the studio is what makes my job so special!”
Felicia Silva • Aesthetician
Felicia studied at the modern college of Hairstyling and Esthetics and has loved getting to know the industry over the last year. Her specialties include manicures and pedicures. Felicia takes pride in helping clients look and feel their best. When she isn’t caring for her clients she can be found going on adventures, learning new things and travelling to new places. She doesn’t go a day without her dogs, snacks or mascara and believes that everyone deserves some “me” time.
When asked what she loves about her new career Felicia said “Everyone deserves to treat themselves and I love to be the one to help them do that!”
Samantha Toner • Aesthetician
Samantha studied at Modern College of Hairstyling and Esthetics and has enjoyed diving into the industry over the past year. Since graduating she has expanded her knowledge with Ayurvedic Massage training. Her specialties include manicures, pedicures and Indian Head Massage. Sam fell in love with painting her nails at a young age and feels lucky that she gets to continue that passion and creativity as and esthetician. She believes in a healthy balance between work and relaxation and encourages everyone to pamper themselves! She never goes a day without lemon water, TV and a good skincare routine. When she isn’t pampering her clients you can find her at the lake, swimming and kayaking with her friends and family.
When asked what she loves about her career Sam said “I can be creative and have fun while at work. I enjoy making people feel good about themselves.”
Registered Massage Therapists
Lenard Kameka • RMT
Lenard has been a Registered Massage Therapist for over 5 years. Prior to becoming an RMT he spent 15 years within the healthcare profession doing anything from hospice work to personal support work. His specialty is relaxation massages with a clinical twist. When he isn’t treating he enjoys sketching, painting and walking his dog.
When asked what he loves about his career Lenard said “I get a great sense of purpose from bringing ease and a sense of freedom through treatments of client’s individual needs. So whether it is a profound sense of relaxation or relief from pain and discomfort, I am here to help.”
Michelle Rympel • RMT
Michelle graduated with honors from the Massage Therapy program at Georgian College and has been a Registered Massage Therapist for over 2 years. Her specialties include Pre-Natal Massage, Relaxation Massage and Aromatherapy Massage. She is excited to start additional education in Craniosacral Therapy in the fall. Michelle loves to see her clients leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated and believes that in order to take care of others you must first take care of yourself. When she isn’t treating, she can be found exploring the outdoors, travelling or relaxing at the cottage with her 9 year old daughter.
When asked what she loves about her career Michelle said “I love how rewarding it feels to be able to help others ease their pain, whether it is physical or emotional. I enjoy helping my clients with their overall wellness.”
Kari has been working at La Renaissance as the Spa Coordinator for over 11 years. She takes care of everything from booking appointments and greeting our wonderful clients, to ordering retail and keeping our boutique stocked and beautiful. When she isn’t keeping us all organized she can be found enjoying some R&R or volunteering for a local animal rescue.
When asked why she loves her career Kari said “I have enjoyed getting to know clients and their families over the years and I love to see people take time for themselves.”
Brittney studied Advanced Aesthetics and Medical Aesthetics at the Rinaldi College of Aesthetics. She has enjoyed using her knowledge and growing her skills in the industry over the last 3 years. She recently transitioned into a front end coordinator and is enjoying exploring that side of the industry as well. Brittney believes that true beauty comes from within and beauty is really about being the best version of yourself. She never goes a day without lip balm, moisturizer or time outdoors.
When asked what she loves about her career Brittney said “Everyone should take time for themselves and wake up feeling beautiful every day. To help clients feel that way is rewarding.”