Sheila Gibilisco Owner

Sheila Gibilisco

Owner, Esthetician and Massage Therapist

Sheila has spent over 20 years in the Salon Spa Industry and has advanced training from experts in the fields of Cosmetology.

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After working in the banking industry for over 10 years, Sheila decided to make a change in her career and take classes in massage therapy. She always had a desire to help people and thought of going into nursing but also enjoyed massage work. Sheila later fell in love with the beauty industry after receiving her massage therapy license at the Touch Therapy Institute where she studied esthetics at the Lu Ross Academy. She worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment and Tri Star Studio’s, working on movie locations as a massage therapist.  In addition to the movie industry, Sheila also worked at a day spa were she learned more about the beauty industry and esthetics. After studying ethetics, she went on to be certified in permanent make up and trained with Susan Church at the International Institute of Permanent Cosmetics.

Sheila’s Advance training courses and Certificates:

  • Permanent Make up (eyeliner, lip liner, powder eyebrows, eyebrow hair simulation, corrective pigment camouflage and scalp hair simulation, lash enhancement, areola re-pigmentation)
  • Collagen Induction Therapy
  • Eyelash Extensions
  • Peter Thomas Roth  (the Aging, Sun Damaged Skin)
  • Jan Marini Advance chemical peels
  • Visual Changes TCA, Jessner peels, fade & firm peels
  • Vascular Blemish and skin tag removal
  • Medical Microdermabrasion
  • Jane Iredale makeup classes
  • Yonka of Paris advanced courses
  • The Wax Queen classes for Brazilian waxing

Hair Team

Michele Picarelli
Michele PicarelliStylist
Michele has been a Cosmetologist since 1989, specializing in haircutting, highlights, lowlights, Keratin Treatments, and gray coverage. She uses the color line Matrix, Redken, and Schwarzkopf for her color applications. Michele is also a licensed massage therapist and has been practicing different modalities in bodywork since 1995. As a licensed Cosmetologist, she’s also been a working and successful Esthetician since 2008. She recently relocated to the central coast and has made her salon home, here, at InSPArations full service salon. She truly loves what she does and has a passion for helping people look, feel and be their best!
Paige Maxwell Trego
Paige Maxwell TregoStylist
Paige is a graduate of Santa Barbara City College Cosmotology Academy and has been doing hair for 5 years. She specializes in Men’s cuts, Women’s cuts, and highlights. She also enjoys special occasion styles and up-do’s.
Jen Haskell
Jen HaskellStylist
Jen has been a licensed Stylist/Colorist on the central coast for almost 20 years. She specializes in both men’s and women’s custom cuts and has extensive experience in various coloring techniques.
Xo Gallo
Xo GalloStylist
Xo has been a stylist since 2012 and studied cosmetology at the Institute of Beauty Culture. Since then she has continued her education; taking color classes with Redken, Matrix, and Pravana. As well as updo and styling classes with Sexy Hair. Xo’s hobbies include yoga, belly dancing and crocheting beanies!

Spa Team

Renee Waddle
Renee WaddleEsthetician
Renee became a licensed esthetician in 2003 and has been working at InSPArations since 2005. She enjoys providing services that include, anti-aging treatment, mineral make-up application, and waxing.
Kayla Gardener
Kayla GardenerEsthetician
Hello! My name is Kayla Gardener and I am a licensed esthetician. I attended the Esthetician Program at the Santa Barbara City College Cosmetology Academy and have also taken classes at the International Dermal Institute. My focus is holistic skin care that works with the body to prevent issues and balance the skin. I also do some waxing and makeup. I am passionate about well-maintained brows, which can make a huge difference in the overall look of your face. I can’t wait to help you on your way to better skin!
Maki Karp
Maki KarpMassage Therapist
Makiko was first certified as a massage therapist in 2003, first getting her certification in Japan and then again in San Luis Obispo at the California Holistic Institute. She is certified in aromatherapy massage, pregnancy massage, reflexology, deep tissue massage, lymphatic massage, reiki, stone therapy, cranial sacral therapy and Swedish massage. She has taken many professional development classes, including being trained by world renowned trainer, Brandon Raynor. She is also proudly certified by the California Massage Therapy Council.
Celeste Valladarez
Celeste ValladarezMassage Therapist
Celeste has thoroughly enjoyed being a Massage Therapist for the past 14 years. She graduated from New Life Institute of Massage Therapy.  There are several modalities that she specializes in such as: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Prenatal, Myofascial, Lymphatic Drainage, and Reflexology.
RJ Anderson
RJ AndersonNail Technician
RJ Anderson is a native Californian who has returned after living in Sedona, Arizona for the past 13 years. She brings 35 years of licensed experience in all aspects of nail care to InSPArations. RJ is an artist who lends her painting skills to her hand painted nail art. She is a specialist in pedicure and ingrown toenail care.

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