Meet the Team
Owner, Esthetician and Massage Therapist
Sheila has spent over 20 years in the Salon Spa Industry. She has advanced training from experts in the fields of Cosmetology.
After working in the banking industry for over 10 years, I decided to make a change in my career and take classes in massage therapy. I always had a desire to help people and thought of going into nursing but I also enjoyed receiving massages so I felt I could start with that first then approach nursing. I fell in love with the beauty industry and after receiving my massage therapy license at the Touch Therapy Institute
I studied esthetics at the Lu Ross Academy
. I worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment and Tri Star Studio’s, working on movie locations and the studios as a massage therapist. In addition to the movie industry I also worked at a day spa were I learned more about the beauty industry and esthetics. Then, I went on to learn permanent make up and trained with Susan Church at the International Institute of Permanent Cosmetics. 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
Hairdresser, Salon Manager
Pauline has been a member of the InSPArations team for 8 years, and a licensed hairdresser for 27 years. Whether it be color, highlights, haircuts, or styles, she looks forward to all opportunities to provide a great service and comfortable experience.
Since 1987 Sandy has been a licensed hairdresser specializing in short hair styles for men, and women. She attended the Santa Maria Beauty College and is currently available for evening appointments.
Jen has been a hair stylist in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties for 15 years. She specializes in coloring and highlighting.
Cheyenne is a recent graduate of Paul Mitchell the School, Santa Barbara. She finds it imperative that each client leaves her chair feeling better than he or she did before entering. She loves trying new colors, cuts, and styles on each of her guests.
Michele has been in the beauty industry since 1995. Her training credentials are Carlton International Assisting Program, Vidal Sassoon Basic Cutting Course, and Educator for Sebastian International as well as behind the chair. Michele enjoys the art of hair design and continuously developing her knowledge and skills in the ever-changing world of hair design.
Liz has worked as an Esthetician since 2004. She is also a makeup artist and a recent graduate of the Paul Mitchell School for Cosmetology. She enjoys all aspects of the beauty industry. Her passion is to make everyone look and feel good about themselves.
Virginia is a hair stylist who enjoys helping others to look their very best. Whether its men’s classic cuts, newer trendy looks, or women’s short or long styles, she will assist in helping you to achieve the style you desire. She enjoys experimenting with new hair colors to heighten your natural beauty, as well as makeup and nail services to bring color into your look. She’s also a certified Reiki master, and has over 8 years of experience with energetic healing.
Mel has been a licensed Manicurist for two years. She is up-to-date on the latest nail trends and creates amazing nail art on hands and toes. Manicures, Pedicures, and Shellac (Gel polish) are her specialty. So come on in and let those nails shine!
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.
Elena has been a licensed esthetician for ten years. She has post-graduate training in the treatment of different skin types and conditions. She is passionate about finding the perfect treatment for each client and was recently certified in the application of eyelash extensions.
Kim has been at InSPArations for 4 years and is a certified massage therapist. She is passionate of providing relaxing prenatal massages for expectant mothers, and also enjoys Swedish massage.
Makiko has been a certified massage therapist for 12 years, first getting her certification in Japan and then again in San Luis Obispo at the California Holistic institute. She is skilled in aromatherapy massage, pregnancy massage, reflexology, deep tissue massage, lymphatic massage and Swedish massage.
Laura has been a licensed Massage Therapist for 11 years and received her education in East Tennessee at the Cleveland Institute of Massage Therapy. She is certified in Hot Stone Therapy, Swedish, Deep Tissue (neuromuscular), Pre-Natal, Aromatherapy, and Spa Body Treatments. She chose massage therapy as a career after having received her first massage, and realizing at the end of that session exactly what her path in life would be. Laura has a deep passion for her work, and loves helping all her clients feel a renewed sense of self.
Hi, my name is Melanie. I graduated from Hirudaya Holistic Life Center in 2003. I specialize in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Pre-Natal and Salt Glows. I have a passion for taking care of people and healing them through massage. I feel that it’s important for people to relax and take care of themselves. My goal is to have my clients walk out of the salon feeling like they are walking on clouds.
Sandi has been a practicing licensed massage therapist for over 18 years. Her primary focus ~creating an environment to allow for a guest to rest deeply and allow their body to rejuvenate. Her style includes both Esalen and Swedish massage, Cranial Sacral to relieve headaches and neck injuries/scoliosis, Hot Stone, Polarity and Reiki, Chakra Balancing therapies (especially helpful for post surgical or injuries) as well as Acupressure/Reflexology.