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.
I’m Vanessa Montejo, originally from Riverside California, but as the wife of a former military member I now call the beautiful central coast home. Before cosmetology, I worked in real estate & banking business. They were good jobs but felt like “just jobs” to me. What drives me in this career field is that I am passionate & excited about what I do. I love to make people feel good about themselves. No two days are the same with new styles and trends, classic hairdos & both familiar and new faces. I attended the Institue of Beauty Culture and had training with Aveda. I have experience in hair cutting, styling, makeup, makeovers & nails. I take pride in staying up to date with the new direction of the industry as well as the products that are available through us. I offer all my talent here at InSPArations & look forward to serving all of your cosmetic needs.
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.
Paige Maxwell
Paige MaxwellStylist/Makeup Artist
Paige is a graduate of Santa Barbara City College Cosmotology Academy and has been doing hair for 3 years. She specializes in Men’s cuts, Women’s cuts, and highlights. She also enjoys special occasion styles and up-do’s.

Spa Team

AJ Ovendale
AJ OvendaleManicurist
A.J. has been a licensed manicurist for 1 year. She is up-to-date on the latest nail trends and creates amazing nail art on hand and toes. Manicures, pedicures, and Gel polish are her specialties, especially gel/shellac. She is now debuting Bio Seaweed Gel as well as Zoya polish which feature healthier ingredients. Both are “big 5″ free products. So come in and experience healthier nails and a healthy are you!
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.
Sherri Buvick
Sherri BuvickMassage Therapist
Sherri Buvick has been a massage therapist since 1992. She gives an integrative style massage using various techniques, depending on the clients needs. She’s certified in:
Sports massage, Deep tissue, Trigger Point therapy, Structural bodywork, Hot stone, Oncology massage, Reiki, and Esalen massage. When she’s not working she enjoys long distance running and crossfit, both have helped her realize the importance of massage and the aid in recovery that massage offers..
Katie Porter
Katie PorterMassage Therapist
Katie Porter has been a massage therapist for 12 years. Originally, she graduated from The Healing Arts Institute in Citrus Heights, California in 2003, and then continuing her education at the California Holistic Institute in San Luis Obispo in 2015. Katie has been certified in Swedish, Reike, Mayofascial Release, Sports Massage, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue, Relexology and Muscle Testing.  Wanting to spread compassion and healing through her hands, Katie integrates different Modalities to create individual treatment plans.
Emilio Espinoza
Emilio EspinozaMassage Therapist
Hello my name is Emilio Espinoza I graduated from the prestigious, “National Holistic Institute” in San Francisco in 1999. From the moment I started studying the art of massage I knew that I had found my life’s passion – my initial training was a combination of many different types of different body work modalities. Ranging from Deep tissue, Shiatsu, Sports, Swedish, Acupressure, Medical, Prenatal, Geriatrics, Craniosacral, Hot stone, Lymph system, Reflexology and many others. I stay very up to date with any new techniques that are introduced into my field. Over the years I have worked in all kinds of body wellness situations including, Health spas, Gyms, doctor’s office’s, chiropractors, Four and Five-star hotel and spa’s, as well as the entertainment industry. My ultimate goal is to provide the best massage experience possible for complete satisfaction to all of my clients. My clients over the years have been from the medical field including doctors, chiropractors, and dentist. I have also had clients from the entertainment and music industry including rock stars, actors, musicians, and many others. Give me the opportunity to provide for you an out of body experience that you will remember for the rest of your life. Thank you, best regards Emilio.