Sheila Gibilisco

Sheila Gibilisco

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.

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Pauline Halop

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.

Hair Team

Sandy Green
Sandy GreenStylist
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 Haskell
Jen HaskellStylist
Jen has been a hair stylist in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties for 15 years. She specializes in coloring and highlighting.
Cheyenne Wilber
Cheyenne WilberStylist
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 Hererra
Michele HererraStylist
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 Asaro
Liz AsaroStylist/Makeup Artist
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 Gates
Virginia GatesStylist/Nail Technician/Makeup Artist
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.

Spa Team

Melissa Baray
Melissa BarayManicurist
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 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.
Elena Rucobo
Elena RucoboEsthetician
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.
Kimberly Hobbs
Kimberly HobbsMassage Therapist
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.
Maki Karp
Maki KarpMassage Therapist
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 Reeves
Laura ReevesMassage Therapist
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.
Melanie Stokes
Melanie StokesMassage Therapist
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 Lane
Sandi LaneMassage Therapist
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.