The Team

Management

Valerie Vezeau • Aesthetician

Valerie brings exceptional experience to La Renaissance having worked for the past 15 years as a Coordinator and Instructor for Modern College of Esthetics and Hairstyling. 
Neat facts: Valerie was one of the first estheticians to work at La Renaissance when it first opened!  Valerie enjoys spending time with her family and her favourite hobby is being avid kick boxer!

Aestheticians

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.”

Sabrina Guillet • Aesthetician

Sabrina graduated from the Esthetics program at Algonquin College in 2016. She enjoys being in the esthetics industry as well as being part of the La Renaissance team. Some of her favourite services
include nail care, waxing, relaxation massages and sugar glow treatments. She is very excited to continue growing and learning as an esthetician with great clients and staff by her side.

She believes that as long as you are confident with yourself, nothing else should matter in order to feel beautiful; we are all made uniquely beautiful in our own way.
When asked what she loves about her career Sabrina said: “I love making people feel pure bliss and relaxation when they are here. I genuinely enjoy meeting new people and hearing a little part about each person, and learning new things!”

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.”

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.”

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!”

Danica Whissell • Aesthetician

Danica is a new graduate from Modern College of Hairstyling and Esthetics and has been in the industry since. She loves meeting new people and building a trusting relationship with them. She believes that it is especially important that we all put some time aside for a little pampering and self love. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family and friends, watching movies, baking, going to her cottage and taking care of her indoor plants. She never goes a day without music, her winged eyeliner and coffee.

When asked what she loves most about her career Danica said “I love giving my clients what they deserve best while addressing any needs they may have. Seeing the change of someone’s mood once they leave the spa can be extremely rewarding. Working in a calm and relaxing atmosphere brings peace and tranquility into my life as well as my clients.”

Therapists

Adam Sugrim • RMT

Adam graduated with honours from Humber College in 2017 and has been happily working with his clients towards their healthcare goals ever since.

Adam works within a dynamic range of techniques to meet his clients’ needs, but specializes in rehabilitative, deep tissue, athletic, and trigger-point massages. Whether your main concern is the relief of a sore back and neck, or just to relax at the end of a stressful day, Adam would be happy to help you feel better. When not at La Renaissance, Adam enjoys rock climbing, studying, and generally living an active lifestyle.

Katya Voronova Cooper • RMT

Katya Voronova Cooper is a graduate of York University Fine Arts program and the Sutherland Chan School of Massage Therapy in Toronto.

Katya is dedicated to the principle that massage, touch and human connection is the best method for establishing wellbeing, in the simplest yet most human way and thus offers the best form of therapeutic healing. “Massage is a hug for every muscle, each bone and every heart.”

At Surherland-Chan, Katya trained in all aspects of massage therapy including amelioration of everyday strain and injuries, sports specific impairments, pregnancy treatment and general relaxation. Katya enjoys in particular the restorative potential of massage for clients, such as stroke patients, Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and MS.

Katya is currently an avid alpine skier in the winter, while in the summer she engages in volleyball, tennis, cycling and other sports. Her background in dance and gymnastics has honed her understanding of the body-mind connection and with her knowledge of anatomy and physiology she hopes to foster and nurture the same in her clients.

Robbie Miron • Holistic Practitioner and Makeup Artist

Robbie has been in the spa industry since 2002. From living in cities such as Calgary, Vancouver, and Toronto, he received the opportunity to work in some of the biggest day spas in Canada.

Robbie has a great understanding of daily operations and guest care. He also first gained makeup skills in 2002 and has since been a master at his craft by educating them about new makeup techniques.

He honestly believes wellness is important for everyone, Robbie has had a wonderful opportunity to start providing holistic treatments.  He has taken The Ayurveda Rituals Spa Specialist program located in the heart of Toronto. This course was trained by Andrea Olivera who has over 30 years of Ayurveda experience. 

“Learning Ayurvedic treatments has allowed me to provide a holistic approach to our everyday living.  The courses Andrea teaches are detailed in every way from the product knowledge to room set ups.  You are not just getting a service you are receiving an experience you will remember.  Something I will always remember in my past experiences in spa’s is to remember to Surprise. Delight. Pamper. Repeat each guest so they receive the treatments they deserve”

Client Services

Tina Loyer

Tina graduated with honours from Modern College of Hairstyling and Esthetics and has been in the industry for over 7 years. She also graduated from the Public Relations program at Cambrian College
with an advanced diploma, in which she further grew her knowledge about customer service, social media, and marketing strategies.

As part of her education, Tina learned a lot about photography and has since found her new passion and talent! She takes numerous photos for work and as a hobby.
In her spare time, Tina enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her friends, family and dogs; camp is her happy place!

When asked what she loves about her career Tina said:
“Our team at La Renaissance has become my family and seeing our clients smile after their service makes my day. La Renaissance has also allowed me to grow as a person and as a professional.”